Composite spools comes standard on most of our downriggers except for the Tournament Series downriggers. The composite spool works well in most situations.
Many saltwater anglers want to run monofilament or superline instead of cable. Plastic spools can break when spooled with these types of line, so all of Cannon’s Tournament Series downriggers come with a stainless steel spool.
Using Braided and Monofilament Line
You can use braid and mono line. If you are using a downrigger linke the Optimum, Magnum, or Digi-Troll, Short stop and Positive Ion Control will no longer function and when using the Auto up feature the weight will stop when the line counter reaches zero. Short stop and positive ion control both rely on the stainless steel cable to conduct an electrical current into water. Since monofilament and superlines will not conduct an electrical current, these features will not function when the downrigger is re-spooled with them.
The Advantages to Using Monofilament