The Scotty Power Grip Plus is a downrigger line release that allows line to detach from the downrigger cable once a fish strikes. A line release is the critical link between the downrigger and the fishing rod. If it does not preform properly you will loose both valuable fishing time and fish. The fishing line is gripped between the soft pads with variable release tension attained by moving the line in or out of the jaws. The line release is attached to either the weight or the cable. Patented "tension adjuster" doubles the holding power. We offer the Scotty Power Grip Plus Downrigger Releases in three different models: 1170, 1171 and 1173.