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Offshore Downrigger Releases
and Planer Board Releases

The downrigger line releases have to function flawlessly or expensive downriggers can not do their job properly. The weakest link in a downrigger system is the release. The release not only holds the fishing line in place at depth, but controls the tension that will allow a hook set at the time of the initial strike. If the downrigger releases tension is set too heavy, the angler will not be able to trip the release when a fish is hooked. One downrigger release will not meet all fishing applications. Off Shore Tackle produces three different downrigger style releases. The OR-1 Medium Tension Single Downrigger Release (Black color) is designed for fishing Salmon, Trout and Steelhead. The OR-4 Light Tension Single Downrigger Release (white color) is designed for Walleye and fishing smaller Trout and Salmon. The OR-8 Heavy Tension Single Downrigger Release (red color) is designed for salt water fishing and Musky fishing situations. The tension setting of each of these releases can further be adjusted by how deeply the line is placed between the rubber pads. The rule of thumb is to error on the heavy side when choosing line releases and setting the tension setting. It is also important to note that line releases are designed to function with monofilament line, not super braids or other braided lines. The Off Shore OR-2 and OR-4 downrigger releases are used for stacking. A stacked line is a means of adding a second fishing rod and line to a downrigger, effectively doubling the number of lines that can be fished from each downrigger.
OFFS-OR1Offshore Downrigger Release OR1

Single Medium Tension Release
OFFS-OR2Offshore Downrigger Release OR2

Double Medium Tension Release, Used for stacking multiple lines on a single downrigger cable.
OFFS-OR3Offshore Planer Board Release - OR3

2 per package. Light Tension - This release is ideal for Walleye fishing in choppy water or Brown Trout using 10-25 pound test monofilament.
OFFS-OR4Offshore Downrigger Release OR4

Single Light Tension Release
OFFS-OR7Offshore Downrigger Release OR7

Double Light Tension Release, Used for stacking multiple lines on a single downrigger cable.
OFFS-OR8Offshore Downrigger Release OR8

Single Heavy Tension Release
OFFS-OR10Offshore Planer Board Release - OR10

4 per package. Adjustable Light Tension - This release is ideal for light biting fish such as Walleye or smaller fish using 10-25 pound test monofilament line.
OFFS-OR14Offshore Planer Board Release - OR14

4 per package. Adjustable Medium Tension - This release is ideal for dual and triple planer board trolling for Walleye and Salmon using 10-25 pound test monofilament line.
OFFS-OR16Offshore Snap Weight Release OR16

2 per package, with an extra heavy spring tension. You simply position your fishing line behind the pin that protrudes through the center of the pads to hold your snap weight or planer board securely on the line.
OFFS-OR18Offshore Planer Board Release - OR18

The OR18 is a full size release designed with an adjustable cam action locking arm that can be set to release at a range of tension settings or tightened down to hold even super braid lines and lead core securely.
OFFS-OR19Offshore Planner Board Release OR19

2 per pack, This release comes as standard equipment on the OR12 Side Planer along with the OR31 Side Planer SST and is ideal for Striper, Salmon, Trout, and Muskie using 10-25 pound test monofilament and lead core.

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