Dispy Diver set-up
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
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.
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.
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.
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.