This method of using the planer
board requires 2 rods; one rod is used as a mast for the
Using a spare trolling rod and
reel, tie the line around the planer board clip so it does not
Using the clip and shower curtain
ring, (Church Tackle part# 50101 – Non Adjustable Dual Planer
Board Clip, comes with 2 clips and 2
shower curtain rings attached) secure the narrow end of
the of the ring in the rear slot of The Church board with the
integral pin provided.
To deploy this rig, use a spare
trolling rod and reel for the mast and insert it in a vertical
rod holder (mounted midships or anywhere convenient) and
attach the line to the split ring on the board's center arm
with a snap swivel.
Send your lure and line out from
your fishing rod the desired
distance and attach the line to the release at the rear of the
Now comes the tricky part… Send the
planer and feed line out from the fishing rod at the same
time. If you have a partner this is easy with each man
handling one rod. To do it single handed place one or both
rods in holders and gradually adjust the balance as the planer
goes out; you can adjust the drag of the “planer board mast”
reel to slowly let out line, too.
The movable keel weight allows you
to adjust for sea conditions and lure resistance."