The Scotty Laketroller Mini Downrigger 1073 allows fishermen to troll their lures at a specific depth behind their kayak. This enables the fisherman to fight the fish, not the gear when fishing at greater depths. The Scotty Laketroller Mini Downrigger 1073 comes with a Scotty #241 Combination Side/Deck Mount, which permits mounting on a flat deck surface or on the side of a gunnel or transom and allows 360 degrees of rotation. One foot per turn of the spool operates easily with either hand from a sitting position. The Scotty Laketroller Mini Downrigger 1073 includes 100 ft. of 150 lb stainless steel cable and features a 12 in. fixed boom. Downrigger weight sold separately.
Love it. You do get some humming from it, so I changed out my cable from braided stainless to 200 lb braid. Wah lah! No hum and added and extra 100 feet. You don't need a line counter...each turn of the wheel is equivalent to 1 foot...pretty simple stuff. Make sure you purchase the ball as it doesn't come with it. Best also to use a backer plate. Mine was made custom, but I ordered the Scotty for my girlfriends.
Love this mini on my kayak. I do a lot of offshore fishing and you can beat having a live bait down and one on top. It works perfectly and with very little care...wash and rinse after use...it will last a long time. Tight Lines