What line to use on dipsey divers
30# power pro (you want the 8lb diameter mono equivilent) on the divers in April, May, June.
30# 7-stand wire from mid-june on out. If rare occasion brings me into skinny water, i'll put the braids out.
Also, if tournament fishing, i'll put a high diver out on braid.
Mono loses too many fish.
Anyhow, to answerer the main question. When fishing the top 45' with dipseys, I run mono (25lb Big Game), after that (Spring time) Power Pro 50lb spool cut in half for the two Dipsey reels to top off the reel.
And then you get into the whole Core/Copper deal......Well, if you're trying to run Copper/or core (say 10 color/300'copper) to target the same fish you're trying with your wire Dipseys, that's a HUGE MESS waiting to happen!
Good Luck boys and girls!
Here’s a link on installing a Twili Tip. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XIraFZzU35g
The 7' and 8' Shimano Talora wire line rods do come with Aftco rollers but do not come with the swivel tip. I don't like running long wire rods because I run other diver rods "outside" them. The swivel roller tip can be added for about $40 if you want to run the shorter rods. That still put's you in the $200 per rod range.
Now if your looking for a very good and reliable set-up at a much lower cost I would look into the Okuma Big Lakes Tournament Series wire rod, it doesn't have all rollers but does have solid stainless steel guides and a swivel roller tip. They can be had for about $90 and perform well.
For a reel you can go with the Okuma Cold Water CW-303D for about $100, very good reel with a carbonite drag system.
If your in the area go see Russ at Anglers Avenue in Sheboygan, he may have everything you need in stock. Otherwise give him a call 920-395-2406, it could be worth the drive.
There are two types of Talora rods. The shorter and less expensive ones don't have the roller tip. I believe only the 9 and 10 footers have that and are about $100 more per rod. Worth the extra 100 in my opinion.
So that puts you in the $265 ballpark for a set up decent enough for the weekender. Times two for the other side of the boat (since you will certainly want that once you use wire). Gets cheaper if you can find used stuff.