TX - 44s
Just use the Sam's Pro on the front and the OR-16 on the back. The Sam's Pro work well with superline backing and trip easy when you have them set correctly.
Never reel in a board that isn't tripped again and fight it over the top of other lines.
On my Off Shores that I run farthest from the boat I use the OR-16 (red with center pin) on the rear. On the front I use the OR-19s (orange, no pin). The OR-16 and OR-19 are the same heavy tension and adjustable. When smaller fish are around I will put a couple of loops of line in the pads of the OR-19 and that makes it easier to trip ie release. When seas are bumpy I don’t use the loops.
The new Off Shore SST Pro Mag Planer comes with the adjustable OR-18 on the front and a OR-16 on the rear. I experimented putting the OR-18 on the rear and the OR-19 on the front. I opted to put the OR-18 on the rear vs the OR-16 because of the size of the magnum boards. It pulled a full core just fine without a false release. This way I can trip my middle board and my outside boards.
Where are you located? Many of us have been using the Ziggy boards and Sam's Pro release for a long time with great results. (Not to be confused with Z Boards)
I personally run them from small Brown Trout and surface Rainbow sets all the way up to 400 copper sets.
I used TX-44's one day and took them off the boat immediately!
I hated my walleye boards sliding down too. What I did was switch out the rear pins with the metal ones. Then I just put a loop in my line around the pin instead of just putting it in there. This seems to hold the board in place well with a fish on. I tried it with the plastic pins but one broke so I swapped them out.
I use the offshore boards with the OR-16 clips in the back. I like to "pop" the board and reel it in, rather than reeling it in fully deployed. Is there a mod for these that would allow this? I am thinking I could just attach an OR-16 somewhere near the aft of the board. The one thing I hate about the walleye boards is having them slide down the line and trying to get them off with a hot fish 7 feet back in the prop wash! That's why I switched in the first place. Has anyone tried this?
I am buying one for a 300 copper.
I just noticed that offshore makes a larger board (SST pro mag) with an OR-16 clip. This looks like a good option. Might have to change out the front release so I can "pop" the board. Anyone try these??