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Big Jon Planer Rigger The Big Jon Manual Planer Reel is a great way to add planer board capabilities to your boat without a mast.

Features of this unit include the following:

  • 8" reel with adjustable clutch
  • Heavy duty aluminium base that fits any mast or rail from 7/8" to 1 1/2"
  • Includes 150' of highly visible 135 pound test tow line per reel, with swivel tip
Just ok
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Erie

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Its a plastic reel with a plastic handle.  After the second time reeling in boards both reels has cracks between where the handle mounts to the reel through one of the spool vents.  The handle didn't come off, but is very loose and we have to be very careful and take our time bringing in boards now.  When the boards are deployed we haven't had any problems aside from the reel slipping a turn or two when a bigger wave hits the boards.


Pros: Works as described, clutch holds except in rough conditions

Cons: plastic construction, spool cracks where handle attaches

Best Uses: pulling light boards in calm conditions

Would you recommend this product?  No

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Big Jon Manual Planner Reel
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Verified
Buyer

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none

A reliable, long lasting, planner board reel ,which adapts to many mounting positions on a host of various style boats.  A "reel" keeper! 


Pros: positive clutch and brake system

Cons: none

Best Uses: early spring topwater trolling, summer deep water exotic trolling techniques

Would you recommend this product?  Yes

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Nice reel, I would buy them again
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Sweden

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Avid Fisher
I use them for salmon trolling in lake vanern sweden! Easy to use and functional! Maybe a little fragile in cold weather (plastic).

Pros: Easy To Maintain, Functional, Easy To Use

Cons: none

Best Uses: Fresh Water

Would you recommend this product?  Yes

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