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Planer Boards

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Looking to pick up some planer boards to use on Big Stone, anyone have a brand/kind they would recommend?

Thanks

KT

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off shore brand without a doubt..get the flag spring kit also that comes seperate..let's u know if u have a small fish on or weeds on your lure

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Off shore brand is hard to beat and the spring flag is a must as well. Church tackle however, has some boards that are nice as well. I actually picked up two of both brands just for different applications. The Church tackle brand has a nice quick release in the rear and also an easy weight change for precision trolling. I know that the taddle flag is available for this brand as well.

Good luck and happy trolling!!

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I use Church boards...but I wish I had Offshores wink.gif

Hey KTroller, you fishing the B.W. Challenge?

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We'll be out there but aren't in the tourney.

Thanks for the info. Anyone ever use the minis by Church? I heard they can be the ticket in certain applications.

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Off Shore, no doubt.

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The Mini Boards work nice for calm waters, slow speeds and small cranks. If you don't have any boards, I'd buy the big ones before the mini boards.

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I had offshore but switched to Church.

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Boards are overrated!

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Boards are overrated!


Huh?

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You can move this to the Equipment Forum, you'll get more replies.

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I have 4 Offshore boards, if I get 2 more it will be a toss-up between Church and Offshore. They're both good but I think Offshore are better, expecially for your first set or two of boards.

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