If you do much crabbing you know how much fun it is to set the traps. We have just the gadget for you, a Thomas Pocket Puller(tm). This particular photo series is from one of our customers boats who also uses the optional extension arm which as you can see requires a fishing rod holder. Note the basic pocket puller fits in any 1/2″ hole oarlock which are standard on our boats.
If you select the optional custom wood trim for your boat’s gunwale, the Pocket Puller will help keep you from marring the finish by dragging a line over it multiple times. We use a tough varnish but repeated dragging of 100ft of leaded line will eventually leave a mark.
The other great use for this gadget is as an anchor line cleat when fishing. You can easily raise and lower the anchor, row or motor to your next spot, and reset the anchor. We do recommend that you tie off the bitter end of the anchor line to something fixed like a seat but the cleat on the pocket puller will hold your boat while you cast for that next trophy bass.
With the line on the pulley you can stop pulling and set it in the builtin cleat at any time. You can lean away from the trap itself and use the whole floation of the boat to help pull a stuck trap (or anchor!). And as the line travels over the pulley it sheds a lot of the water thus keeping your boat drier.
We can’t promise that your traps will catch crabs, but we can promise that once you use a Thomas Pocket Puller you’ll wonder why you waited so long to get one.
The prices for the Pocket Puller and Extension arm can be found on our prices page.