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Stainless insulators

Posted: Sun Mar 08, 2015 12:14 pm
by Johnnyt707
hey guys I was down in Half Moon bay Ca. and saw a few trollers with stainless insulators on the ends of the taglines. i doubt they are insulators but they looked nicer than my porcelain ones that are chipped and failing. Anyone have these or know where i can order them?

Re: Stainless insulators

Posted: Sun Mar 08, 2015 2:05 pm
by gumpucky
Got mine at Murray Pacific in Sitka. Be prepared to pay if I remember right around $25 apiece.

Re: Stainless insulators

Posted: Sun Mar 08, 2015 4:23 pm
by Johnnyt707
Thank you. I will give them a call tomorrow.

Re: Stainless insulators

Posted: Sun Mar 08, 2015 5:44 pm
by Scotthmt
Any reason to go for these over the porcelain or the plastic Scotty's?

Re: Stainless insulators

Posted: Sun Mar 08, 2015 7:51 pm
by Lulu
Yea, they short out the wire. They look great and are very durable. I have a set to sell. Went back to the Scotty nylon insulators. I guess that's why they call them "insulators."

Re: Stainless insulators

Posted: Mon Mar 09, 2015 6:32 am
by Johnnyt707
I sent you a PM Lulu

Re: Stainless insulators

Posted: Mon Mar 09, 2015 6:10 pm
by Johnnyt707
I guess you don't want to sell lulu so I ordered from murray pacific really nice people. $30 each if anyone is looking for them. Thanks

Re: Stainless insulators

Posted: Tue Mar 10, 2015 7:36 pm
by Lulu
I've been hauled out for the last 3 weeks. Priority is getting the boat back in the water

Re: Stainless insulators

Posted: Wed Mar 11, 2015 7:22 am
by gumpucky
Wow..they've come up in price...figures! Under the impression that as a nylon ins. wears a groove it has a tendency to hang the wire up and cause the wire to pigtail. guess that wouldn't be an issue if you kept your ins. changed out.

Re: Stainless insulators

Posted: Wed Mar 11, 2015 10:39 pm
by Salty
Guys, I stopped using fair leads about two years ago. I just make a loop of Oregon twine at the depth I want and clip my tag into it. There are a variety of nice SS snaps available. If I snag up the loop breaks and I cast out to retrieve the tag.
Fair leads don't work so well on bow poles and after a while I just started using the loops on the mains as well. It is really ni ce when you run a snap into the fair lead and the block and it doesn't ruin the snap. Also nice not to have to work around the fair lead when hauling or setting gear.
If anyone is interested I can send pics next time I am out.

Re: Stainless insulators

Posted: Thu Mar 12, 2015 8:54 am
by Crawfish
Salty,

Please do as I am interested in seeing your technique.

Re: Stainless insulators

Posted: Thu Mar 12, 2015 9:05 am
by Jackson
Yes, I'd be interested too.

Re: Stainless insulators

Posted: Thu Mar 12, 2015 10:58 am
by curmudgeon
Me too... Heck I'll even contribute to Jon again!

Re: Stainless insulators

Posted: Thu Mar 12, 2015 2:58 pm
by Once and Future
Occurs to me that since the wire wears a groove in the nylon insulators, a stainless insulator might fight right back, and be abrasive on the wire.

Re: Stainless insulators

Posted: Thu Mar 12, 2015 10:20 pm
by Salty
Ok, guys I will take some pics next time out.

Re: Stainless insulators

Posted: Fri Mar 13, 2015 8:59 pm
by Lulu
Always interested in a new way to skin the cat (we have 2 of them). Snooters really tear up the insulators using 65# leads. When ya going fishin" again? No pressure

Re: Stainless insulators

Posted: Sat Mar 14, 2015 2:41 pm
by Salty
When the weather breaks.

Re: Stainless insulators

Posted: Mon Mar 16, 2015 8:19 pm
by Lulu
For the guys interested in the SS insulators, Leroy Reiner makes them. He owns Trimac MFG. (408) 988-0131 He used to fish a boat named Blue Fin. He also makes crab rope cutters which really work. I haven't spoken to Leroy for a couple of years. If he's not working, his son was staged to take over the business.

Re: Stainless insulators

Posted: Fri Mar 20, 2015 2:40 pm
by Salty
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This is a picture of the clip attached to an Oregon twine loop.

Re: Stainless insulators

Posted: Fri Mar 20, 2015 2:42 pm
by Salty
I put the knot next to the wire so it is easy to pull out when I change depths.