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If you shoot powerlines, describe your set-up. Do you use a 5# or 10# tank? How long is your pipe and what diameter is the inside? What is the size of your reducer? Do you use fly line and if so, how much?
 

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I have a #5, half inch, reducer to 3/8, longer the pipe the better. Fly-line is the best. Been going out there for four week killing them every day.
Chris
 

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Chris,
Thanks for the info. I use to shoot powerlines with a friend many years back. But it was his rig and he sinced moved out of state. I finally desided to put one together. I'm doing it on old memory, with a little help from Henry's. But, Henry's would offer only so much info. I assume they are afraid of any liability. So, please post any suggestions.

This is what I'm doing for a shooter:
1 1/4 inch inside diameter pipe about 3 feet long connected to a reducer to 3/8 inch connected to the hose of a 10# co2 tank

Powerline setup:
1" diameter weight to 3' light rope to 100' rubber to 20' leader on floats to 200' fly line

Tell me if I got anything wrong.
 

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Looks good to me...
If you are worried about something being wrong stop out at 95th everyone out there helps each other out, its like one big happy family......ok thats enough.
Chris Taglieri
 

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These powerlines are new to me also. Is the line you "shoot" also the one with the hooks? From what i know of the powerlines so far, is it is basically a trot line that gets shot out from shore. Additionally, have any of you ever seen a potato gun? It sounds like this would work just as well as the pressurized air, and then you wouldn't have a tank to bother with. Not sure if any of this makes sense to any of you, just tryin to figure it out myself. I would love some feedback.
 

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These powerlines are new to me also. Is the line you "shoot" also the one with the hooks? From what i know of the powerlines so far, is it is basically a trot line that gets shot out from shore. Additionally, have any of you ever seen a potato gun? It sounds like this would work just as well as the pressurized air, and then you wouldn't have a tank to bother with. Not sure if any of this makes sense to any of you, just tryin to figure it out myself. I would love some feedback.
 
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You don't shoot out the leader with hooks. You shoot out weight attached to 3-4 ft of cord which is attached to 100 ft of rubber band, which you connect to snap swivel at end of spinning rod/reel. Open bail and let her rip. When weight settles, wind in fishing line, unsnap at rubber band and attach to leader. Bait hooks and let rubber pull leader out. Leader is attached to fly line (doesn't tangle).
 

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One other thing I haven't seen mentioned yet is packing.

Cut out some small pieces of foam for packing behind the weight in the pipe. I believe you should wet it first also.

JC
 
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Be SUPER CAREFUL using spud guns (personally you couldn't PAY me to use one) my kid brother got a little overzealous with the accelerant (dipstick switched from hairspray to ETHER!)and had one blow up in his face a few years ago! took a really good plastic surgeon to make him look NOT like the Frankenstein Monster!! Another thing about your extinguisher...there is a brass nipple that defuses the CO² out to the sides...cut that off with a hacksaw so it shoots straight out...you'll get more punch to your shot!


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I thought they were only 8oz? been a long time since I used mine...too much like wooo, wwoorr wwooorrrr Ah screw it, it's too much like manual labor!
 

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Is there somewhere to get a 100' length of rubber band? Or do you just piece something together? All this does seem like a lot of work to not get the pleasure of fighting a fish to shore. Thank you all for the info.
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Go talk to Bob at Henry's Bait Shop. They have everything you need, excluding the shooter. I assume that you are planning on shooting the powerline out, so get 100' of rubber. If you are tossing out the powerline by hand, you are better off just using a rod and reel with a slip bobber. It is a bit more fun and you still limit out when the coho are close to shore. But shooting a powerline is great when the school is too far to reach by casting.

You can contact Martin Mack Fire Safty, if you want to buy a co2 tank ($65 to $85).

Question: I remember using cheese cloth for packing. Does the foam work much better or the same?

Chuck
 
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Don't go polluting MY LAKE with all that foam rubber and crap like that...buy a roll of cheap toilet paper, the kind folks with septic tanks use, wet it & use that for your wad, it pretty much disintegrates when you blast it, and what doesn't will fall apart in the water very quickly! We have enough crap floating around out there as it is, we don't need the powerliners adding to the mess & giving the city yet another reason to be down on fisherman!
 

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I use my dads 10 guage I find it works much better than anything else. the weight fits right in and you can shoot to the break wall at 95th. Does anyone know where I can buy rubber band by the pound. If the fish are not hitting, then you can always do some duck geese hunting plenty of them. Dont ask BoB at henrys ask for Chris I will give you the hook up. Im just kidding. Oh by the way dont use slugs out of the 10 guage very dangerous.
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Yeah, not so sure I really want to get into the powerlining. Being a waterfowl hunter, I have been so tempted to snag a duck or goose while fishing at montrose. I can't imagine the urges I will have if I have something in my power that can shoot a 3/4 pound weight a hundred yards or so. Maybe if i just hook into a few coho I can stop thinking about those geese......
 
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