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I just got myself a new FS12T, so I am working on gearing it up. My next project is an anchor trolley system. I think I've decided on the Yakattack system based on a few of its nice features. My main question is which side should I put the trolley system on? Does it matter? Thank you for the help!

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I am right handed (however I fish with left handed bait-casters, I just like not having to switch hands after I cast).

My paddle holder is on the left side of my kayak.

I would like to at some point mount a depth finder, and I am worried that if I have the paddle holder and trolley on separate sides it would get in the way of a transducer arm, any thoughts?

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I do both sides, but if it's just one, then the right.

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I fish right handed baitcasters; no paddle holder (lays across my legs/lap and I never considered that to be insufficient); transducer in the hull; and I have trolley on left.  That said, I'd like one on the other side at times.

I do think that if I upgrade to a SI and get a transducer arm, I'd want it opposite the side of trolley...seems like swinging on the anchor could be a minor nuisance bumping the arm.

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1 hour ago, Choporoz said:

I do think that if I upgrade to a SI and get a transducer arm, I'd want it opposite the side of trolley...seems like swinging on the anchor could be a minor nuisance bumping the arm.

Not an issue.  My arm and trolley are on the same side.  Typically, I run the anchor line toward the stern of boat, since I don't want it where I'm fishing.  The trolley line sits flush to the boat, while the arm does not, so it's out of the way.

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I would consider mounting on the opposite side that you normally land your fish. I always try to get my fish on the right side of my kayak, so if I used a trolley I would want it on the left.

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Hey Ads, where in the area do you plan on using the kayak?  I will be buying one here in the next month or so, but there seems to be an awful lot of restricted water in our area.  

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16 hours ago, Onvacation said:

Hey Ads, where in the area do you plan on using the kayak?  I will be buying one here in the next month or so, but there seems to be an awful lot of restricted water in our area.  

Well I'm actually on a year long internship in GA at the moment, but when I get back to STL I will need to figure that out. While in St. Louis I was mainly restricted to bank fishing previously, so I opted mostly for private lakes that had lots of shore access, but now that I have the yak, I will be rethinking places to fish.

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I will start scoping it out.  There are a few places, but I would love to have a lot more. 

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I have a DIY one that I mounted on the left, I am right handed as well. I don't think it would matter to me if it was on the right though. It's really not in the way whatsoever since when I am anchored the only thing directly next to me is the trolley rope. 

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I am right handed but use left hand retrieve baitcasters and have mine on the left side.  It is where i have always used them so it works for me. I usually land my fish on that same side as well and haven't run into any issues with the trolley being on that side while landing fish.

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On 11/21/2016 at 11:55 AM, J Francho said:

I do both sides, but if it's just one, then the right.

X2 - I have two on my Lure 11.5 so I can switch based on wind direction and which side of the lake I'm fishing.

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3 hours ago, DogBone_384 said:

X2 - I have two on my Lure 11.5 so I can switch based on wind direction and which side of the lake I'm fishing.

X3 on both sides.

After getting used to positioning and fishing from an anchored kayak in wind.. You will want the option to switch sides. I can't recall how many times I thought.. if I had a second trolley on this side I would be sitting perfect right now and not twisting to cast!

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I have trollies on both sides of my Lure 11.5 and one on my Ascend 128T.  Both sides is better. 

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Honestly I don't think it matters to much but if you are right handed use the right side left use left 

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Try to keep one side of your kayak clear for re-entry.  Nobody wants to do a re-entry, but you may have to one day.  Plan your trolley accordingly.

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I'm right handed and put my trolly on the left to swing me facing the bank on the right to cast up stream. I made the mistake on my first kayak putting it on the right. It's hard to explain but on the right side your either going to be facing upstream or counter clock wise to your left. It's difficult to cast to your right facing upstream being right handed. My analysis is based on river current.

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