I'm tired of trying to hand line and net at the same time.
I'm Debating on a few different set ups. Wire to 10ft braid to 60 ft leader. My thoughts here are setting the diver the diver in the braid section for abrasion reasons but am worried about it sliding over leader connection and weakening.
2nd Option is just going wire, small swivel, 60' plus of leader to give me enough stretch to eliminate snubber.
I'm not so much worried about changing up leader lengths from dipsy to presentation as much as I am worried about netting comfortable.
I run slide divers from time to time mostly when fishing nearshore. They are kind of a pain in most cases. For example I ran one on my last trip and the sea fleas made it not slide when released. It sounds like a great idea but every time I run them I quickly choose to go back to regular dipsey. Just my opinion.
^^^^^ yes these. No Fish Nick on youtube explains a setup in which he ties a double loop on his braid like and attaches the dipsies using an S clip. The dipsy trips when hit and he takes it off like a planer board. The loop gets reeled in with the rest of the line easily. I attached a link we'll see if it works:
Apparently there's a gen2 version of this idea. Haven't watched but here's the link to that too:
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I have seen those. My concern is calculating depths with them. I wonder how accurate they are to the standard dive chart with wire since the back clip isn't attached. In my mind I picture the dipsy completely blown out side ways like it would be a setting 3 or more extreme...... But the idea itself is cool. I guess you could put a fish hawk TD at the end of it and calculate your numbers.
I too tie a double loop knot on my braid with a piece of leadcore line to help keep the loop open for placing and taking off my dipseys, I don’t however fish deeper than 60 fow I’ve ran everything on them flashers flys spoons etc I do not run any swivels on my connecting lines because didn’t feel like buying a rod with bigger guides but there’s always a swivel on my lure.. and if ur wondering if the double loop know holds I assure u it does last fall I went to Wisconsin with that setup and landed 9 big kings most were on that setup… so it works!!! This year I’ll be trying to run 4 dipseys with that same setup
It works like Eagle eye stated. You set your dipsey and have it on your line counter reel so you can repeat the depth. You might not know exactly what depth was but your regular Dipseys are moving up and down depending on inside or outside rod when turning.
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