Cannon Downriggers 2009 Presentation
By Harald Hoel
The leading brand among controlled-fishing-depths manufacturers are without much doubt Cannon Downriggers. The manufacturer has long experience with producing quality products. There are many reasons to buy the most known brand in the world.
Mechanical control of fishing depths can be compared with an advanced form for drag fishing. Many call this trolling. The line from the fishing rod is attached to a weight, and is lowered down to the desired depth. The depth can be varied by hand or with advanced electronics. When the fish bites, the line releases automatically. The fisherman lifts the rod from the holder, and reels the fish in an ordinary way. The weight is raised manually or with an electric motor. New of the year is that one can operate Cannon Mag 20 deep riggers automatically with Humminbird echo sounders. You can either keep a certain distance to the bottom, or set the downriggers to lower/ raise the lure through a temperature zone, a water layer or a randomly chosen depth interval.
CannonLink Downrigger Control
Serious trolling involves the use of echo sounder and downrigger. Now, one can connect this equipment together, so the boring job is done automatically. The CannonLink system works that one first finds the fishing zones on the Humminbird echo sounder, and then data is sent from the echo sounder to up to six electric Cannon Downriggers. The downriggers is operated with other words automatically with the echo sounder. You can either keep a certain distance constantly to the bottom, or set the downriggers to lower/ raise the lure through a temperature zone, a water layer or a randomly chosen depth interval. Imagine yourself what increased fishing joy one get by interval fishing for trout, salmon and pike. Or by tracking the sea floor for cod and halibut for that matter.
Mag 20 DT/HS And Mag 20 DT/TS
These models have similar specifications, but Mag 20 DT/TS has rod and spool in stainless steel. The spool withstand therefore all types of lines, not only steel wire. Steel wire withholds its original shape regardless of the conditions, while other lines has the tendency to expand. Traditional spools will then crack. Mag 20 is the only one that can be operated by the Cannonlink system.
Mag 10 HS And Mag 10 TS
These models have also similar specifications, but Mag 10 TS has rod and spool in stainless steel. The spool can manage all sorts of cords and lines, not only steel wire. Steel wire holds its original form no matter the conditions, while other cords and lines usually expand resulting the spool to crack.
Uni-Troll 10 And Uni-Troll 10 TS
These models also have similar specifications, but Uni-Troll 10 TS has rod and spool in stainless steel. The spool resist therefore all sorts of cords and lines, not only steel wire. Steel wire holds its original form no matter the conditions, while other cords and lines usually expand resulting the spool to crack. The engine on Uni-Troll provides up to 50% faster reeling with reduced strain. Clutch/ drag system makes easy manoeuvring with only one hand. Pull the wheel easy towards you, and the weight lowers down. Reel a little bit forwards, and the out-spooling stops and locks the wire on desired depth, shown on the counter. The out-spooling occurs controlled to prevent backlash or twisting on the wire. When the fish bites, you can grab the rod with one hand, and at the same time reel the weight up with the other.
Mag 5 HS/ Uni-Troll 5 (60 yards wire)
Highest lifting speed 88 yards/ min. Lifting capacity 20 lbs. Positive ion control(on/off) makes an electric field around the steel wire which attracts fish. “Short-Stop” stops the weight automatically when it reaches the surface. Metric counter with 3 digits. Very robust 24 inches long bar. Water tight cabel-plugs ; IP68. Storage space for the weight, for secure transport. Delivered with rod holder and releaser. 75 yards wire in camouflage colored stainless steel, tested to withstand 155 lbs. Endures saltwater.
Same as Mag 5 and Uni-Troll 5 but the wire length are 45 yards.
Horizontal crank/ drag. Delivered with C-clamp for reil mounting. Counter in `foot. 30 yard steel wire.
Harald Hoel, expert of pike fishing.