Older Downrigger Upgrades and Conversions

It is possible to upgrade or convert downriggers from their original configuration. The conversions listed below, along with part numbers, will aid you in performing these conversions. The upgrades and conversions will not be covered under warranty or done at the expense of Cannon / Johnson Outdoors! If the conversion is performed by a Cannon ASC there is a 90-day warranty covered by Cannon / Johnson Outdoors.

  • Mini-Mag (no short stop or PIC) to Mini-Mag with short stop and PIC
    • (1) control board, part number 3394001
    • (1) switch, part number 2286792
    • (1) shortstop wire (green), part number 020257
    • (1) set screw, part number 9340131
    • (2) snap and insulators, part number 2200148
  • Mag 10 no PIC or Shortstop to Mag 10 with shortstop and PIC
    • (1) switch, part number 2286792
    • (2) snap and insulator, part number 2200148
    • (1) set screw, part number 9340131
    • (1) control board, part number 3394001
    • (1) short stop wire, part number 020257
    • (1) 9370130 screw, part number 9370130
  • DigiTroll II to Mag 10 with short stop and PIC
    • (1) switch, part number 2286792
    • (2) snap and insulator, part number 2200148
    • (1) set screw, part number 9340131
    • (1) shortstop wire (green), part number 020257
    • (1) control board, part number 3394001

Converting counter from US to metric (or vice versa)

  • HS (high-speed) hand-cranked downriggers use a reel that is different from the standard reels. HS units have a retrieval rate 50% faster than the standard retrieve. Our counters (whether they are metric or US/English versions) will not work with both high-speed retrieval and standard retrieval speeds.
  • On hand-cranked downriggers, in some circumstances the only way to convert the counter system will be changing from a HS to a standard retrieve. You will be “slowing” down the retrieve! You will need to replace the counter, counter gear, and reel assembly (reel and reel gear). Refer to the appropriate parts list for the specific parts required.
  • On electric downriggers, you only need to replace the counter, counter gear, and reel gear. The exception is the DTIV which cannot be converted to metric!
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