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Post Posted: 05:31pm - Dec 20,10 
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I am looking for suggestions on what type of planer boards to use for pulling either full cores of lead core or 100' of 45# copper.
I have cannon super skis but they are a pain to rotate lines around with different amounts and types of line out. If I use a 4 or 6 board spread
what boards can handle any types of set-ups? Thanks for your in-sights. Dave

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Post Posted: 08:26pm - Dec 20,10 
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church walleye boards

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Post Posted: 08:43pm - Dec 20,10 
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i second that church is the way to go

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Post Posted: 09:34pm - Dec 20,10 
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Third for the church boards.

The big yellow birds pull harder but are a pain to deal with

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Post Posted: 12:53am - Dec 21,10 
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I use a Church Walleye Board for my 10 color lead core. I don't know anything about the planer board where you run more than one line on so I can't help you with the Super Ski

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Post Posted: 09:50am - Dec 21,10 
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Does Church even make ski's? Somebody... Riviera? Makes a triple board that I've heard good reports about.

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Post Posted: 10:12am - Dec 21,10 
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I am running the church boards as well. But, I have heard a lot of good things about z-boards, they are a little less pricey. I read a few posts here or on another board about guys selling their church boards and switching over to them. They have an adjustable wire on the front like a yellow bird so they can be tuned to the conditions and come pre-rigged with or-16 and otter release's.
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Post Posted: 11:12am - Dec 21,10 
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Another vote for the Mr. Walleye boards by Church Tackle.

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Post Posted: 01:07pm - Dec 21,10 
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In good weather we use Amish Outfitters hard pulling plastic planner boards. We run 4 coppers and leads off each side and could run more. They never flip. You have to run at least 500# test cord on the tow rope or it will break. Also, you have to put the boat in neutral or you can't retrieve them because they pull so hard.

In waves over 2 feet or if we think we may have to pull quickly for weather or because we are checking different spots, we use Church boards. But, if I were buying new boards, I'd go with Z-Boards out of Sheboygan, Wisc. They are about 1/2 the price of Church boards and everyone I have talked to who run them prefer them to Church boards.

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Post Posted: 09:26am - Dec 22,10 
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I've tried the regular Yellow Birds, the Yellow Big Birds, and the Church Walleye boards. Hands down, the Church Walleye boards are the easiest to use, smoothest trolling, and most reliable. The rigging is easier/faster, the board easily planes out to the side of the boat, the release is more consistent, and I've never had a Church Board submarine on me - which the Yellow Birds/Yellow Big Birds did often in 2'+ waves.

I run spoons, plugs, and dodger/fly setups on 5, 8, and 10 colors lead or copper off these boards and love them. They also work great running a keel weight when fishing up top for the Steelies.

However, I'm definitely interested in hearing more about these Z-Boards if anyone's tried them.

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Post Posted: 01:03am - Dec 23,10 
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I use Yellow Birds and they work fine for me but it seems I'm out voted so give the Church's a try. I never tried a six line spread though. I could see trouble running that many yellow birds

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