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I see a few people mention drift socks for trolling and i was with a guide last year that used one. I was wondering if any of you have opionions on which is the easiest and best sock to use. I have a 18' Ranger Aluminum with merc 115 horepower. If I remember correctly the guide threw it over the bow and we back trolled but I honestly dont remember if had splash gaurds on and so I am also wondering if those are a necessary with consule boat. sorry if these questions seem dumb.

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As a rule of thumb you want to buy one size larer than is recomended for your boat. Cabelas makes a good one. These are just desinged to slow you down so you could actually troll forwards if you wanted to.
i use mine sometimes to keep the person in the front of the boat from flying out. It will hold the front end down when back trolling over big waves.

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I have a 19'r and use one or two drift socks quite regularly, especially on the bigger lakes. I find it just adds another element of boat control for the bigger boats. They can can be used a multitude of ways with or without power. I agree with Walleye Pimp that bigger is better. I have two of the Cabela's and are easy to use. Good Fishin!

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Thanks for the info guys. I may ask another question walleypimp, do you do any back trolling with yoru big boat and do you use splash gaurds.

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My rig is a 1900 Pro-V tiller. I mainly back troll unless the waves are too big. I have wave wackers on my boat. They are a must to have to have them because the Pro-V s have a fairly low stern. I still get the occational wave over the splash board that makes my feet wet. Maybe a ranger owner would be of a better help. I haven't noticed splash gaurds on too many Rangers.

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Anybody ever have trouble with the motor over heating. After all it is a DRIFT SOCK, not a trolling sock. I've heard a friend of friend complain of over heating. Just something to be careful about.

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