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Chamberlain Stacker Downrigger Release

The Chamberlain Stacker Downrigger Release from Northern Strike features easy to use vertical and horizontal adjustments for precision settings no matter what species your fishing for. Tension is adjustable from 0 to 4.5 lbs. and the use of magnetics on the horizontal adjustment assures a fluid and accurate release. The precision design of the Chamberlain Downrigger Release minimizes false releases and is small fish friendly. The stacker feature allows placement at any point on the downrigger cable.

The Chamberlain Stacker Downrigger Release features quality plastic and stainless steel components.

This release comes one to a package. It is Northern Strike part number 101 and is made in the USA.

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Review Summary
4
( 18 Reviews )
of customers would recommend this product.
83%
Reviewer Profile:  
Pros
Very easy to use (3)
Easy to use (2)
Ease of use (2)
Cons
None (3)
none (2)
Hard to stay firm on the cable (2)
Best Uses
Downrigger stacking (3)
Great for fresh and salt water (2)

Good release
Reviewed:


Verified
Buyer
Washington State

About Me:
none
Great design and works great. I'm a little uneasy using it. I've thought about modifying it to have a backup lanyard just in case it pops off the downrigger cable.

Pros: easily adjustable

Cons: wish it had a safety lanyard as a backip in case it fell off the wire dr cable

Best Uses: troling

Would you recommend this product?  Yes

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works great for stetting the release above the ball
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Buyer
Sacramento, Ca

About Me:
none
I bought these so I could use my downriggers in the Sacramento river for salmon. I bought the stacker model so I could place the release above the ball, in case the ball hits the bottom my lure would still be above the bottom. They lock on nicely and the tension adjustment for the line release is great because I like to load up the rod for hookset when the fish hits.

Pros: none

Cons: none

Best Uses: none

Would you recommend this product?  Yes

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A Coated Downrigger Release Solution
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Verified
Buyer
Lake Michigan

About Me:
none
I was looking for a primary release to be used in conjunction with coated downrigger speed/temp cable that wouldn't disrupt the data between the probe/display & decided to give the a Chamberlain Stacker release a try. So far no data disruption & the release works as advertised. (Please note that I'm using this as a fixed/primary release on manual downriggers with no expectation of moving the release once it is set). I'm still fine tuning the horizontal trigger tension so I'm still a rookie there, but the vertical adjustment really allows me to load my rigger rods. I did make my own tether line that connects the release to the rigger wire in case the release inadvertently falls off.

Pros: Super easy to install

Cons: No retaining tether feature. If the release falls off, it is permanently lost.

Best Uses: none

Would you recommend this product?  Yes

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Allows multiple rigs on a downrigger
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Verified
Buyer
Central Oregon

About Me:
none
Good for any gear and catch.

Pros: Ease of use

Cons: None found

Best Uses: none

Would you recommend this product?  Yes

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Great release but flawed.
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Verified
Buyer
NE Tennessee

About Me:
This is seriously the answer to any downrigger release issues. I can set my rod tension very high and still have a small lake trout trip the release. I had always used Cannon pinch style releases before but it was hard to get enough tension to hold the rod and still have a small fish trip the release. BUT.... I give this a 1 star review for a glaring flaw in the design. If you lean out and aren't careful when arming the release, it can pop off and if you're not fast it will sink to the bottom of the lake. Imagine watching a $19.00 piece of gear fluttering down into 150' of water. The answer that I came up with was to drill a small hole near the bottom of the release. I used some heavy pound test braided line to add a clip to the release. The first thing that I do before attaching the release is clip it to the downrigger cable. It can now pop off and will not be lost. I have replaced the one that fluttered to the bottom of the lake but I give 1 star as I am still peeved that a retaining clip was not part of the design.

Pros: Same as the regular release

Cons: Can be easily lost.

Best Uses:

Would you recommend this product?  Yes

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Great design but poor implementation
Reviewed:


Johnson City, Tn.

About Me:
The stacker release works just as great as the regular Chamberlain release, it just has one design flaw. There is no clip or mechanism to keep it attached to your cable should it get knocked loose. As anyone who runs downriggers knows, downrigger cables aren't inside of the boat. To attach any brand of stacker, you need to pull the cable closer to the boat or lean out to attach it to the cable or to clip your line into it. When you pull on the cable with this design, you run the risk of popping it loose from the cable. When that happens, as it did to me this last weekend, you can only sit back and watch a $19.00 piece of gear flutter to the depths of the lake. I knew that it would happen, I just didn;t think that it would happen so quickly. I do plan on replacing the stacker release that I just lost, but it will be modified with a stainless wire and clip to hold it to the downrigger cable. Or I'll use the metal ring portion off of a Scotty release clip and attach it to the release. This would be a 5 star review if it had a keeper clip on it.

Pros: Works great

Cons: Can pop off and be lost.

Best Uses:

Would you recommend this product?  No

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loose
Reviewed:


canada

About Me:
chamberlain release does not hold tight enough the oncable slips upwards on lowering the cable. lock not strong enough

Pros:

Cons: Hard to stay firm on the cable

Best Uses:

Would you recommend this product?  No

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Great Release
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Verified
Buyer

About Me:
Realy liked this release. After struggling with a release that either was hard to get released or released while the down rigger was on the way down, I decided to spend a few $ and try a purported "good release". It worked like a charm, never released early, and once adjusted always released on a lite kokanee hit. The money spent was worth the no frustration.

Pros: Easy to use, Maintained settings

Cons: A little pricey

Best Uses: All kinds of down rigger fishing

Would you recommend this product?  Yes

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Chamberlain Stacker - Great Idea
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Verified
Buyer
fingerlakes N Y

About Me:
none
Have a problem keeping the release staying tight on the Downrigger Wire. You press the white lever on the side of the release down and lift the release up at the same time. It takes me a couple of trys to get the stacker to stay tight on the wire. Broke the end of my thumb nail accomplishing this feat. Short of that problem the release works fine. I have been using Romers for a couple of years and they are difficult to adjust and have problems with them releasing when cranking the tip of the rod down. Chamberlain does not have this problem once the release is tight on the cable.

Pros: Nice line release when fish hits lure

Cons: Hard to stay firm on the cable

Best Uses: none

Would you recommend this product?  Yes

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Anticipation
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Verified
Buyer
Oregon

About Me:
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Purchased but not used yet....if it is anything like it's partner the downrigger release same style...then I will have two more best friends working on my downrigger sets!!!!!


Pros: Very easy to use

Cons: None

Best Uses: Downrigger stacking

Would you recommend this product?  Yes

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Awsome
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Verified
Buyer
Washington

About Me:
none

This is the greatest invention since someone made the first downrigger.  The first time I used it, I fished frome 10  to 60 feet for kokanee.  I didn't have to reasjust, never had a false release, and it released every time a fish struck the bait.  If you use a downrigger, this product should be in your boat.  I orderd it on a Sunday and received it on Tuesday.  I call that excellent service.

 


Pros: Works far better than clip releases.

Cons: None

Best Uses: Works great on small fish.

Would you recommend this product?  Yes

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Best freshwater release.
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Buyer
Australia

About Me:
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Easily the best freshwater release available, easy to set & use.

Magnetic adjustable fish release breaks clean and reliably every time and both fish & rod release trip weight can be set at different weights.


Pros: Many

Cons: None

Best Uses: freshwater trolling

Would you recommend this product?  Yes

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Most outstanding release
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Verified
Buyer
North Carolina

About Me:
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Unbelievable !!! - I used an 8ft med action trolling rod on the downrigger bent double to set the hook on hybrid bass while trolling a small Repala at 20+ft. At the same time the tension on the release was set light enough and would release on the bite a crappie. There is not another release on the market that can do that. Best crappie I've ever eaten.


Pros: Very easy to use, adjustabilty

Cons: No cons

Best Uses: Downrigger stacking, Great for fresh and salt water

Would you recommend this product?  Yes

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Great release
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Verified
Buyer
Maine

About Me:
none

So happy with this release. Very easy to use, with a lite release for smaller fish.


Pros: Ease of use

Cons: none

Best Uses: Great for fresh and salt water

Would you recommend this product?  Yes

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This release works !
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Reviewer
New Hampshire

About Me:
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I wanted a release that would allow me to stack two lines on my riggers and would release when the rigger auto up brought it into the pulley. I didn,t want to have to watch out for the release, I want to be able to clear my lines and fight fish. This release really works! Even to the point where I,m buying two more to replace the other brands I use. Fish fast and often, but remember to "Let One Go"

Pros: none

Cons: none

Best Uses: none

Would you recommend this product?  Yes

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Great Downrigger Stacker Release
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Verified
Buyer
Newberg, Oregon

About Me:
none
Used the stacker while fishing for Kokanee. Fish went deep after the morning bite. I ran two lines on one downrigger. I was told to run a gang troll off the downrigger weight so I used the stacker release above the weight. Worked really well and we even hooked three good sized Lake Trout while fishing for Kokanee. Things that didn't like was the same as the release. You have to reach for the cable and grab the release. Slip the line into the clip and snap it closed. Using a release on an line off the downrigger weight is easier to work with. My Walker Downrigger has a sensor on the cable to stop the electric downrigger when the weight is retrieved. The stacker release would hang on the sensor. I had to make sure the spool would slip when it hits. I later used the release just below the sensor and that worked fine. The sensor is located so the motor stops when the weight is at the top of the water. So it is just over a foot from the weight.

Pros: Clips on and stays on

Cons: none

Best Uses: none



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Great release
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Verified
Buyer
Erie, PA

About Me:
none
Makes running two rods off one rigger easy

Pros: Very easy to use

Cons: none

Best Uses: Downrigger stacking

Would you recommend this product?  Yes

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best i've used
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Verified
Buyer
Milwaukee, WI

About Me:
none
Got tired of dragging 2-4 pound salmon and trout for hours before noticing, so decided to try this thing out, and it works pretty good, i havent tried it on walleye or small fish yet, but so far triggered on every fish. worth the extra $5 or so over cheaper ones

Pros: Easy to use

Cons: none

Best Uses: none

Would you recommend this product?  Yes

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