The Gadabout Manual Downrigger

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Big Jon Sports entry level manual downrigger, the "Gadabout" was designed for the small boat fisherman. It was designed to be fished straight off the back off the boat. Don't let the entry level status fool you, the Gadabout is built to last the test of time. Loaded with handy features, the Gadabout has as standard equipment: a single rod holder mounted to the 24 inch flexible boom, and a Big Jon line release.

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• The Gadabout® manual downrigger’s 2 foot flexible boom is designed to be ran off of the gunwale or transom.

• The Gadabout® comes complete with a clamp-on rod holder, adjustable disc clutch, footage counter, 200 feet of stainless steel cable, 4 in. x 4 in. mounting plate (with mounting bolts), and line release.

• Smooth, adjustable, fiber pad clutch system.

• It is precision machined from “Aircraft Grade Aluminum”, and given a protective, anodized finish.

• To mount in the Big Jon track system, get one of our track pedestals, TKSTN2, TKSTN4, TKSTN6.



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  • 5

    Russ S. Jul 8th 2020

    Big Jon Gadabout

    This is my second Gadabout for my boat. It works flawlessly, easy to use, simple and effective. Only issue is it was shipped with the wrong rod holder cap color, which after one phone call was fixed by the service dept. Great value, fast shipping, great service. Can’t be beat!

  • 5

    Al Mast Sep 10th 2019


    Awesome! Have had no troubles, works well. Also, had to have one repaired as my wife stepped on it and broke off handle. Stopped at the shop, they were busy, but fixed while I waited!!!! Great service!!!!