Dispy Diver set-up
For dipseys run 30-50 # power pro or equivalent or wire. Have a snap at end of line to attach to dipsey. I run snubber behind the dipsey but some do not (pros/cons to each). I run 6 - 8 foot long 25 # mono leads with snap/Swivel at each end from snubber then your lure (FF, Spoon, plug, etc.) I use the standard size dipsey with braid line on the shallower/high outside divers and wire lines with a mag dispey as the inside low/deep divers. If fish are high in water column I use slide divers as my high divers.Set the low dispeys to 1 - 1.5 and the high to 2.5-3 so the plane out and avoid each other. If not running DR then set the low dipseys to 0.
If all you're going to run are dipseys, look into the S-Biner setup. You can leave longer leads and have the ability to detach the dipsey when fighting/netting a fish. Do a search on this site. It's been discussed a few times and someone posted a diagram on how to set it up.
Edit: I did a search and the post with the diagram didn't come up. But here's another link: S-Biner Set Up . Scroll down a bit and you'll find it.
I've seen the S-Biner clips and Fleet Farm and Home Depot.
Great advice guys. I too have a new boat and want to get set up to run with 4 dipsys. I have very little GL experience. I do not want to break the bank, so am looking for advice on what equipment I should look for that wroks well, but economically priced. I'm hearing that I should run 2 7.5' rods and 2 9' rods, but what type of rod holders and reels are good? What should I stay away from. What test of line should I be using? What size dipsy's and other hardware should I use if running 4? And lastly, can somone maybe post some pictures or pm me with some that show how to rig up the snubbers and all that jazz with these dipsys? Gotta make a list now so I can get rigged up in time for next year. thanks guys
You can run a spoon, j plug, flasher/fly it doesnt matter. If your just starting out keep the length of line from the dipsey to your lure shorter than your rod lenght or it will be tough to land fish and also harder to set lines with say 15 feet of stuff behind the dipsey.
If you are going to run 4 divers and have not bought all your gear yet I would recommend 2 longer rods like 9 footers and 2 shorter rods like 7.5s. Put the shorter rods closest to the back of the boat and run them totally parrallel to the water on a setting like 1.5 or 2.
About a foot ahead towards the front of your boat run the 9 foot rods with the tips up just a bit higher than your other 2 rods and put those on a 3 setting.
Your looking to get the back 2 down deep and keep them tighter to the boat, and the front 2 to run outside of them and probably a little higher.
I ran 4 dipseys for awhile and it can certainly work and work smoothly with the correct spread and setup.
I would NOt recommend putting 4 flashers out especially when your starting. Go one flasher a side until you are confident in where everything is running.