Dispy Diver set-up

4/29/14 @ 6:30 PM
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KTNJR
KTNJR
USER since 12/18/07
I have 16 footer deep V im setting up to do some fishing on the big pond. Im going to be running 4 dipsy diver rods. I would like to get down-riggers in a couple of years. In setting up dipsy divers, can you use dodgers or flashers after the dipsy diver or dont use them and just run the dipsy diver?
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12/15/17 @ 12:59 AM
fishing addict
fishing addict
USER since 6/17/04

when i run a rod down the chute in the prop wash I run a orange deep6 and let it out just far enough so I can just make out the the deep6 in the water. I works wonders somedays and somedays it does not even twitch

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7/25/17 @ 2:32 PM
diver hunter 1987
diver hunter 1987
USER since 9/29/09

Don't see why not.  Definatly could use mono with the 2 or16 clips. Not sure about traditional s biner only reason being where the loop is if the mono would be to big.  The diver tension could be set lighter to compensate for any stretch

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7/25/17 @ 11:50 AM
hockeyguy39
hockeyguy39
USER since 8/24/07

Would the s biner rig work with mono for the main line? Or would there be too much stretch for some aspect of this?

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7/24/17 @ 10:51 PM
5walleyes
5walleyes
USER since 3/12/10

Advantages for S-Biner rig:

1- You can remove it from your line so you don't have heavy divers bouncing around on your rods when you are traveling.

2-With the divers off these rods can double as down rigger rods.

3-If you already have Dipsys you don't have to buy any slide divers.

4- Removes from line when fighting fish so you don't have it in the way. 

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7/24/17 @ 6:00 PM
migr8r
migr8r
USER since 2/8/11
Is there any advantage at all vs a slide diver? Seems like there wouldn't be. 

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7/24/17 @ 4:22 PM
5walleyes
5walleyes
USER since 3/12/10

Hockeyguy39 - It trips when you pull back against the fish -or when you just pull back on it to trip it when bringing lines in. The extra water pressure on the dipsy will trip it. Usually a fish of any size trips it on its own when your rod tries to rebound against the initial strike.  You'll need to play with the tension screw a bit while testing it along side the boat at trolling speed.   

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7/24/17 @ 11:26 AM
hockeyguy39
hockeyguy39
USER since 8/24/07

Does a strike trip the dipsey? Or do you have to pop it once you have a hit? Based on that diagram, I can't see how it would trip since a strike would appear to pull in the opposite direction. Or am I missing something?

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7/21/17 @ 1:20 PM
5walleyes
5walleyes
USER since 3/12/10

Here's a pic of the S-Biner rig....

-5i's

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7/14/17 @ 7:42 PM
_Landshark_
_Landshark_
USER since 8/24/13

This is my first year on lake michigan and I started using dipsy divers with the s-biner setup from the getgo.  I run 30# powerpro which has a loop at the end. I have a length of 30" flouro that I tied to the loop and my spoon or flasher-fly combo goes on the end.  I can run whatever leader length I want.  I just let out the line and clip the dipsy to the loop with the s-biner.  The s-biner only connects to the front release pin.  Nothing is connected to the back of the dipsy.  If the loop or knot looks sketchy just re-tie and continue.

I thought about using two or16 releases but I want to be able to get the dipsy off the line as fast as possible.  

The standard dipsy leader is normally the length of your rod because the dipsy does not come off the line.  Any longer than that and you're standing in the front of the boat or handlining the longer leader.

The s-biner setup eliminates this problem and lets you run whatever leader length you want, ie 5ft or 50ft.

The s-biner is about 1 1/4 inches long and they sell for about $5 a pair.

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7/13/17 @ 5:41 PM
diver hunter 1987
diver hunter 1987
USER since 9/29/09

Since running s biner setups ive increased the bites on my dipsy rods significantly.  I run 2 or-16 clips instead of s-biner put alittle slack between the two arms and double wrap both clips. Only problem I had was running 30lb braid and not setting dipsy release light enough.  Went to 50lb braid and no problems since.

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