Out of all of the planer board mods suggested in the Tips and Tricks section, this one and the Church Lockjaw get used on EVERY board. These things are rock solid and will keep your board in place even in the worst conditions. The 90 degree bend in the pin sticks up above the board making it easy to grab even for the rookie on the boat. This feature alone make this a better option over Church's stainless pins.
Stainless Planer Board Pin
Blood Run Tackle heavy duty 1/8" stainless planer board replacement pins for Church Tackle planer boards. These are the stainless pins you want to complete your Church TX-44 or Church Walleye Board conversions to allow you to run Bloodline braid backing straight to your copper setups.
By utilizing these stainless pins, you can place your braid behind the pin, and "spin" the planer board three or four times before snapping your braid into the release on your planer board. By doing so, your planer board will hang on this pin, and will not slip up and down your braid backing inside your releases any longer.
This eliminates the need to splice in large monofilament in order to prevent boards slipping on your braid backer. Wrapping braid backer around the front release is NOT a viable solution, as the braid will cut into the release, damaging the line and preventing easy removal when you have a fish jerking on the opposite end.
You must provide the "spring" and "clip" from the stock Church Tackle planer board pins in order to complete this upgrade. The stock springs, and clip, will work with these aftermarket pins.
(1) Stainless Pin per pack.
We ordered 6 of these for our TX44s and they work great. We had a lot of issues in the past with the boards sliding down to the knot, but have not had that issue since. We have had the boards jerked around in 6-8 foot seas and they still held up great. Must have!
The stainless pins were a breeze to swap out on my chruch boards. I have now switched to using braid as a backer. Everything pulls beautiful. The only thing I would change is including a pin spring. My original plastic pins broke and the springs were lost. Thanks for the great product!
Great improvement over plastic pins. I like the idea of the metal pins making it very hard to lose a planer board.
You have to get these for your boards. No wear spots like the plastic pins. Works fantastic on braid and mono. Simple change out. Like the 90 bend at the end , no line catching on pins .
This is a must have for anyone pulling Church Tackle Planer boards. The Pins don"t crack or brake like the cheap plastic ones. Pins change with ease.