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I’ve found that using a simple ball-bearing roller pulley on bridge-teaser halyards and attaching it to the outrigger eliminates almost all the friction

December 15, 2011
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Many crews utilize bridge-teaser halyards when trolling large teasers, daisy chains and spreader bars. These extra halyards create several important advantages. You can adjust them up and down for desired teaser placement and action, and they also aid the crew when switching out your lures, changing teaser baits or removing debris. Bridge-teaser halyards also simplify clearing the cockpit once you hook a fish and keep the teasers from swinging freely from the outrigger. They also reduce the chance of tangles with other lines when close to the boat.

When teasing a hot fish, you impart a good amount of friction on the standard stainless-steel ring or glass eye that is attached to the teaser halyard and on the bridge-teaser main line that travels through it. This slows the teaser reel down and damages teaser line. I’ve found that using a simple ball-bearing roller pulley on bridge-teaser halyards and attaching it to the outrigger eliminates almost all the friction at the points of contact, providing a smoother, faster retrieve. The pulleys also help you deploy your teasers quickly without worrying about any sticking that could cause a backlash on your teaser reel.
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Capt. Jason “Tiny” Walcott /
Loxahatchee, Florida**_

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