Before they came out with the new red Scotty stoppers, when stacking I had to bend the clip some to make it hold tighter on the line. If you bend the center piece that protrudes from the end of the clip out away from the clip (hard to explain) it will pinch more on the line and hold much better. However, now that the new red stoppers (made for using with braided line) are out, I use them to stack. I put one where I want to stack and attach the clip below it so it wont ride up. I have Scotty's too so I also put another stopper a little farther up the line so it will automatically stop the rigger just before the clip hits the boom. That way I don't have to stand there and watch for the clip when it comes out of the water and stop it manually. Can't tell you how many releases I've bounced off by not watching and it comes up and hits the boom. Iknow the surgical tubing worked well wihen I had cable. Never tried it with the Power Pro.Idlechater said:Slabby:
I am also using the PowerPro on my Scotty... One question that I have is have you figured out a way to stop the release from a stacker from sliding up the thinner line, without using a stop. I have been told that you might be able to use surgical tubing on the clip, but have not yet tried it.
I like using the red stoppers to stack dispite the additional stop. The way I look at it 2 of the 3 stops are needed anyway. The 1st one so it stops before the boom knocks the clip off. The 3rd one stops the ball at water level. Yea, there's that additional stop in the middle but I'm standing right there and it's no big deal to just start the rigger up again. Like you, I've always been concerned about crimping one of the sleeves on the braid. I've done it and it never broke but it just looks like it might weaken the line.Idlechater said:Slabby:
I have also thought about using the stopper beads, however that adds two additional stops to the retrieve... This first is when the first bead hits so you can remove your stacked release... The second occurs when the stopper bead used to keep the stacker release hits... The third is when the final stop bead hits... While this is only a minor inconvenience, I would love to figure out a way that I don't have to use a stopper bead... I have been thinking of trying the release stoppers that Scotty makes, but I am a bit worried that they might cut the braided line...
Anyone else with ideas?