View Full Version : Trolling sinker releases

06-14-2013, 01:23 PM
So if you are trolling a sinker release with an fbr on the end how long of a leader do you use from the weight to the fbr? Maybe 6ft???

06-14-2013, 03:05 PM
6' is plenty. We use 4' for the guys that are on balls and not DRs

06-15-2013, 08:07 AM
Thanks jb14

07-06-2013, 05:33 PM
yea 6ft is a good length...just connect the flasher (you can run straight bait if you like) directly to the sinker release and then your FBR to the flasher. some diagrams you see have a line from the release to the flasher, but i feel like this allows everything to get twisted easier

Doc Jones
07-08-2013, 03:59 PM
I agree with Reel for most flashers. However some of the bigger ones require a leader from the release or they will hit the ball when they go through the water.


Big Game
07-08-2013, 08:45 PM
6ft (light) leader with a really good ball bearing swivel in the middle or your line will twist. Flashers only on the stern of the boat if you are on a P- B or you will spend all day tangled with your new friends around you.

Tight Lines, BG