Anyone hear of this ???????? in Tackle Description Posted October 11, 2007 Jax and everyone else, It all depends on your reel, line diameter and how full the reel is ( it affects the counter reading ), along with your actual speed, dipsy setting and probably 100 other things I am forgetting. For us: sealine 47 LC with 100yards of 40 lb backer mono and 1000 feet of malin 7 strand 30 # wire with a regular large dipsy with a ring on it at 2.5 mph gps speed we have found that 3:1 is pretty close when you have between 150-250 out....the ratio gets better with less line out ie: it runs deeper than 3:1 with 120 feet of line out- probably 45 feet down. It gets worse once you get much past 250 feet of line out. For example 300 feet of wire out rarely gets to 100 feet deep - probably close to 90 feet but not much more. Our PP rods run a bit shallower ( 30 # PP ) with the same dipsys and settings. 240 feet of line is right around 70-75 down as opposed to about 80 down with the wire. alot depends on how full your reel is and your speed, I guess the amount of drag from the flasher and lure also affects it. lots of variables......LOTS!!!! You are welcome to borrow ours sometime and see how it runs with your tackle. I made up a little chart and taped it to each rod to use for reference.