Need to change Downrigger Cable??

3/25/16 @ 11:32 AM
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fishingfestus
fishingfestus
USER since 7/23/10
In going over the boat this early spring, I have come to the conclusion that after 10 years I probably should change out my cable on the downriggers. In checking out several review formats, their seems to be varying opinions on the quality from different manufacturers. Can anyone please give me guidance on particular brands to purchase, and whether to get 150 lb. or 180 lb. test weight. Also, I have always used the standard big snap swivel and cable locks for terminal gear end and am wondering if I should move to other types of terminal end gear when updating. Thanks in advance for everyone's opinion.
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3/25/16 @ 1:12 PM
BigMusky12
BigMusky12
MEMBER since 12/22/04
if you have not had any problems with terminations in 10 years...you are doing something right. I have never heard any discussion on downrigger cable quality - so I suspect it is not a very hot topic. My only guidance would be to consider if you need to go to coated cable for a depth raider or subtroll soon. No sense replacing it twice.

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