Side Planer Boards are the average planer board. Since the vast majority of planer boards are designed to run alongside the boat, out of the wake of the boat and away from the roar of the engine, they are often called side planer boards.
Foam Planer Boards are affordable and effective. There are multiple reasons why foam planer boards are preferred over their wood or even plastic counterparts. A high density foam is compact, durable and lightweight, yet stable and buoyant. As an added bonus, foam planer boards are not susceptible to rot and are usually brightly colored, helping to easily spot them in the water. They are generally less expensive and are preferred by fishermen seeking a more affordable solution. These boards are typically priced between $20 and $75.
Small Planer Boards take up less space in your fishing kit, making them easy to take anywhere. They work best when used with smaller, lighter lures and baits.
Large Planer Boards have the advantage of being able to handle lead core lines and large baits. These boards can be easily seen and are less likely to be affected by the currents and tide.
Double Planer Boards have dual floats. With multiple lines, fishermen are more likely to catch multiple fish. Double planer boards simply increase the odds of catching fish.
Triple Planer Boards. Triple planer boards consist of three boards instead of two as the name implies. These boards allow fishermen to cover a wider trolling range. Triple planer boards also make it possible to catch more than one fish at a time.
Planer Boards with Tattle Flags. Tattle flags let fishermen know when they have caught a fish. When the flag is up a fish, has been hooked on the line.