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Old 05-18-2020, 10:52 PM
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So I've been seeing dredge booms for sale for small boats. Most were pretty expensive $700-$800. Being Quarantined for the past (too many) months I had plenty of time thinking this over. Looking at the few different boom designs I sort of swayed towards the Tigress Dredge Boom design. I am the type of person who sort of keeps things that may come in handy in the future. Thinking over what components I would need to make a boom and having just about all materials needed I committed to try and fabricate one. Back in the 1980's I made a full set of custom trolling rods from 50s all the way to 130lb. For the 130lb rods I had purchased both straight and bent AFTCO Unibutts. Having an extra ferrule and an "old school flocked" foregrip and a 130lb #4 bent butt all I needed was a couple more items. A bud of mine had found and given me a 3/4" solid fiberglass rod that was 10' or so in length. This rod I cut to 7' and installed a sleeve to fit the ferrule with epoxy. I then reamed out the flocked foregrip and installed with epoxy. I then went to EBAY and located 2 blocks(pulleys) one for the tip and one to be used in front of the dredge. There is also a mid point connector to terminate the dredge line and support lanyard that gets fastened towards the bow to relieve the drag of the dredge. One of the buds I fish with fabricated a sleeve with loop ends that fit snug over the rod which I used 5200 to set midway on the blank. So after every thing was assembled I was able to fabricate this for about $85 out of pocket. Since I haven't used the 130lb outfits since the Mud hole days I converted one outfit over for this project. I purchased 600lb. mono and installed around 400 feet on the reel. Line capacity is about half spool to keep the gear ratio as low as possible, near 1.2 to 1 I'm looking to try this creation soon before the edge gets fired up. Keep you all posted on the results!





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billfishnfool,

We offer dredge booms for half the price of of the more recognizable brands. You can buy a pair of BakBar Drdge Booms for a single store brand. We have been using them on our own 26 Regulator in the canyons for a few years and they have been working great. Check out our website. Reach out if you have any questions. Tight lines.

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