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Our preferred way of getting a worm harness down to the required depth has been to use lead inline weights, either 2 oz or 3 oz depending on the depth of water and where the fish are in the water column.
[We have Tru Trips but are just only starting to use them - That learning exercise is yet to come]

Of course, with 3 oz inlines the amount of line out is significantly less than when using 2 oz.

We are also getting to grips with using Big Planer Boards and this coming weekend will be trying 5 lines out per side for the first time and hoping to avoid tangles.

Although we will be mixing our program, would it matter in shallower water if we used 3 oz instead of our normal 2 oz ?
The shorter leads may decrease the change of a big tangle.
 

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IMO inline weights and big boards makes good recipe for disaster. Clearing or checking outside lines is extremely difficult. Once the outside line is popped out of the release it will fall in the water column at a rapidly until you can reel up the slack. At this point, its too late you have already crossed all the lines between the outside and you. They are not a good idea on big boards.
if your running big boards jets are the way to go. Once a jet is released it will float and swing over top of the inside lines.
Running 5 lines a side with meat could kill a man. That's a lot of foot work if your in junk or on the eyes.
Either stack up a 3 dipsys and a couple of inline boards on each side. OR big boards with jets and a few dipsys.

Just my 2c..
 

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[We are also getting to grips with using Big Planer Boards and this coming weekend will be trying 5 lines out per side for the first time and hoping to avoid tangles.[/QUOTE]

Roy~
Be sure if you are running 10 lines that you have enough bodies on board to cover that many lines. They're watching... especially on Labor Day weekend.:)
 

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Roy~
Be sure if you are running 10 lines that you have enough bodies on board to cover that many lines. They're watching... especially on Labor Day weekend.:)
Actually, this is a days outing for our close friends. We will have 7 with licences on the boat.

And thanks to the other posts about the problems with inline weights on big boards.
Perhaps we have lived a charmed life over last 5/6 weeks, running 4 per side with inline weights. But mostly using 3 oz.

So it seems that we might be pulling out the 40 TT's this weekend :)
 
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