I think I have made Prowler Planers the best it can get. Like fishing in a barrel with a boat on a rope. They make fishing more fun no matter how you fish. check out www.ProwlerPlaners.com
It has every rigging option you could ever want and can do many things you never thought possible.
Saturday, November 30, 2013
Friday, November 22, 2013
The faster the currents or trolling speed the higher it rides.
If you want to only plane in one direction move the weight to one of the keels. Any time you stop the weight hold that keel down.
Tuesday, November 19, 2013
This is my latest product development breakthrough in making the Prowler Fishing Floats (Planer Boards with directional control). I added a hole that runs through the keels. If you don't want it to flip move the pan head cap screw from the standard position in the far wing to the appropriate keel! It is that simple, the weight put on a keel keeps it from flipping. I made the threads loose enough to easily turn the screw with a thumb nail. There were some times when I didn't want it to flip but it happened by accident. I did have some moments where the screw balanced on top and I had to jiggle it to fall over but only when the lure weight was a bit light for the bobber size. The extra holes means I have 3 positions for the screw. I can move it to go left, to go right or to flip when given a little tug. Unfortunately it can still point up in very fast currents instead of planing the preset direction with the screw so it will have a stabilizing hydrofoil to stick in the slot.
Honestly, I think it generally works great without the foil or moving the screw to a keel but there is always a time and place where men want more control...lol. The pegs have holes that can be used for slip rigging.
Thursday, November 14, 2013
I am wondering if a spring or pegs are preferred. I can make both but wanted comments. The pegs can be used to hold the line in the slot or can be threaded on the line for slip rigging. The foil goes in the slot. There really isn't any need for a slot on the spring type except to add the hydrofoil. There would be 6 loose pieces altogether with the pegs system but maybe only one piece for the spring style if I can make a foil that pivots in and out. The only thing I don't like about the spring style is they kink the line creating a week spot.
Tuesday, November 5, 2013
This Prowler rigging is absolutely the most user friendly and versatile. It uses a Slip Lock system patented by the owner of http://www.clearlyoutdoors.com/slip_lock_bobbers and I am hoping we can work out an agreement. The slip lock system is the most universal user friendly rigging method ever made. I cut the ends off of a slip lock bobber and press fit them in the hole of the Prowler. The slip lock and the prowler are both slotted to put on and take off without breaking the line. The slip lock lever has 2 positions for the line, one allows it to slip and the other holds it in place on the line. I always slip rig with the BAD Beads also made by www.clearlyoutdoors.com/bad_beads. My only other option is to provide pieces of flexible tubing with a slit to get the same functionality but it is not nearly as user friendly as the Slip Lock System made by Clearly Outdoors.