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Title: Planer boards
Post by: bugaboo on July 10, 2016, 05:22:12 PM
What's the best planer boards to use on salmon, I have come across different sizes
Title: Re: Planer boards
Post by: JbirdU.P. on July 10, 2016, 07:16:13 PM
Only one opinion, but for my money the Regular size Church Walleye boards will do what most of us need..... I have pulled everything from flat lines to a full core and also 300' copper with no problems.
Title: Re: Planer boards
Post by: always gone on July 10, 2016, 07:56:08 PM
I agree, adjust the weight forward and they really spread out. I'll run 4 a side some days and they easily pull 300 copper with a spoon.
Title: Re: Planer boards
Post by: bugaboo on July 10, 2016, 08:06:24 PM
Thanks
Title: Re: Planer boards
Post by: michiganman on July 10, 2016, 08:19:06 PM
The regular size Church Walleye boards. That's what I use also. I also slide the weights forward some. The most I've pulled with them is 5 colors but they work great for that.
Title: Re: Planer boards
Post by: whiteymalone on July 11, 2016, 09:59:20 AM
Some very good ideas in this link.

http://bloodruntackle.com/inline-planer-board-modifications/
Title: Re: Planer boards
Post by: always gone on July 11, 2016, 10:28:18 PM
That is a great article and I have read it a few times. Very specific and contains all the tricks. Find yourself some brass welding rod to replace the plastic pins and keep some spares in your boat pre-made.
Title: Re: Planer boards
Post by: Yooperdad on July 12, 2016, 10:32:07 PM
Church Walleye boards for me too.  Had a set of the TX44's and got rid of them.  They pull great but too much trouble getting them back to the boat, especially by inexperienced anglers.

A note of caution regarding new TX 44's.  Fished with a friend recently and he had just bought 4 of them.  When setting the line behind the pin while fishing, 3 of the pins popped loose and the springs and retainers were lost.  Never had that happen before.  Don't know if the retainers were defective, or if the slots in the pins were the problem, but very disappointing.