Tech Tips




Trolling the Planer Directly

Trolling on a Downrigger with a Release

Trolling with a Hand Line


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The Old Salty Planer is designed to get your line down deep
in the water without heavy weights.
The Old Salty Planer is designed to get your line down deep
in the water without heavy weights.
The planer kit is a simple effective method of trolling a bait
or lure below the surface. The depth below the surface that
the planer kit runs depends on the speed of the boat, the diameter
of the lanyard and the size of the bait being trolled. To use a
planer kit follow the steps described below:
1. Attach the end of the planer's lanyard to a cleat or pad eye on the
stern of your boat.
2. Set out the planer. Once set it will run at approximately a 45 degree
down angle.
3. Set out the bait or lure to be trolled.
Pulsating action of Diving Planer increases the performance
of spoons and plugs and gives life to nylon, feather and other lures.
At fish strike, Release Clip will disconnect Rod Line from
Downrigger/Planer Combo, permitting free play of fish without drag!
4. When you have let out the amount of line that you wish to fish behind
the planer, attach a #64 rubber band to the line.
5. Attach the end of a double swivel to the tag end of the rubber band.
  An alternate way to attach a release. Both ways work well,
it is the fisherman's choice.
6. Atach the other end of the double swivel to the lanyard of the planer.
7. Reduce the reel drag. As the bait pays out, the double swivel connecting
the fishing line to the planer lanyard will cause the bait to travel
down the lanyard.
8. When the double swivel reaches the planer, set the drag to the desired
strike setting.
9. When a fish take the bait, the rubber band will break and the fishing
line will be free of the planer lanyard.
10. To retieve the planer, grasp the lanyard and pull it quickly toward
the boat. When you have retrieved 8 or 10 feet of lanyard quickly release
At fish strike, the Planer will trip and start to surface,
permitting free play of fish without drag!
At fish strike, Release Clip will disconnect Rod Line from
Downrigger/Planer Combo, permitting free play of fish without drag!
it. This should cause the planer to trip.
11. Once tripped, you can quickly retrieve the planer.