View Full Version : balancers?

02-27-2008, 06:44 PM
so what are these balancers everyone is using, what are they good for does anyone have a picture of one

02-27-2008, 07:05 PM
Kool, here ya go..... Fish Hookers Balancer CNC machined, contact Barry @ Fishhookers.com

http://img245.imageshack.us/img245/8854/img0486jr0.th.jpg (http://img245.imageshack.us/my.php?image=img0486jr0.jpg)

02-27-2008, 07:08 PM
so how does that work, do you need attachment for it or do you balance your pole just on that?

02-27-2008, 07:11 PM
I copied Jethrofsn's design. *Look towards the left of this pic. *BTW I'm reeling in a Sturgeon that tipped the rod down while on the balancer. *
BTW I also made lanyard that's attached via "D" ring on each rod so it wouldn't drop into the drink.


02-27-2008, 07:20 PM
so i still do not understand :-? you just balance your pole in that? what keeps it from falling over in high winds and big boat movement

02-27-2008, 08:01 PM
Hey Jason,
You might want to check out Ron's rod holder.


02-27-2008, 09:09 PM
so i still do not understand :-? you just balance your pole in that? what keeps it from falling over in high winds and big boat movement

You sinker in the water keeps tension on the tip and the pole butt balances it place. *At home, take one of your rod and put a sinker on the end of the line. *Cast out away then place your rod on anything that has and edge (that's your fulcrum like on a "see-saw")...balance the pole on that edge. *Got it?
Now as for the high winds, it becomes a little challanging but do-able *;)

02-28-2008, 07:24 AM
Fish Hookers balancers are the finest to be had in my opinion. They look great, last forever and over the many years Captain Barry has used them he has never lost a rod....In the delta fishing out of a balancer is the way to go for sturgeon and stripers....heck I even use mine while trout fishing with bait.....Cal Kellogg

02-28-2008, 05:21 PM
Bill and myself have been giving these custom ones a trial run. They swivel as well as balance.

02-28-2008, 05:28 PM
That's pretty slick Luke. Did you make those?

02-28-2008, 09:05 PM
*I'm with Tone. I tried out the Redi-set system that Ron has (I wish I would have come up with it) and was pretty impressed with how they indicated "the bite", how they worked in rough water and a very fast "hook-set". Anywho... *I re-rigged both my boats with 'em and my 3 fishing buddies are all in gear with the set-ups.
*And... *Debbie and Ron are fast to get 'em to ya. Good people. *http://buoy33.com/
*Tell 'em, we sent ya...

02-28-2008, 09:34 PM
thanks alot guys, i do like the ones from bouy33 they look like they will better suit my needs.