Outrigger Pulleys

Outrigger Pulleys

So, you want to use outriggers to troll more lines in order to catch more fish. There are a few things that you need to learn before you start. Your first task will be to choose the right outrigger for your boat. There are four different outrigger mount types used in smaller boats, like the ones for casual or hobby fishing.

The first of the four is the deck mount. This is probably the most common type of outrigger guide but it has the disadvantage of not being able to support the longest outriggers. However, for smaller boats about 25 feet, the deck mount works fine. There is also a wishbone mount for heavier outriggers and the side mount, which is for small boats between 15 and 25 feet. Remember though, it isn’t just the length of the outrigger – you also need to factor in the weight as well, so even if the outrigger would normally work in a lighter mount, you might need to go to the wishbone for heavier materials. Also, you have a top mount, which works the same as a deck mount.

As for the pulleys themselves, there are many different types, sizes and shapes for you to choose from, but you are going to have to base it up the mount type as described above and the actual outrigger that you are using. Pulley guides, clip pulley and quick drop guides are just a few of the pulley styles available.

Outrigger Pulleys