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  1. I do it all the time. Maximum is 80’. I usually assign it to 75’. It works great. I have started snapping it on up the leadcore half way, so you don’t have to do it when the salmon is right behind the boat. It buys you some time. Never had a problem with it on the leadcore. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  2. Diawa Wilderness Rods. $20. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  3. Assuming you are fishing deep get the performance pack which replaces the 4oz weight with a 7oz weight and adds a ring to get it to a magnum dipsy size. Assuming you will be using using slide divers as your high diver, turn the weight to a “4” setting, which is to the side (or end of the weight). On a “4” setting, you can get a 4 to 1 ratio of line out to depth. For instance, in 40’ of water, 160’ of line will result in a bouncing diver. So, you would then do a 4 to 1 ratio minus 10’ to have it very close to bottom. (150’ line out). All of this at a 2.5 Speed at the ball. If you are especially nervous with bouncing divers, just go 3 to 1 and see how you do. Your risks would be a lot lower for tangles. At that point, if your low diver takes a strike, go to a 4:1 ratio. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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  5. I add a snap weight. 7’ deep per one ounce at 50’ up the line. Without weight a spoon will go 6’ deep with erratic speed. Add a 1oz weight and your down to 13’ or so. Seems to work. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  6. My favorite all around reel is the Okuma Convector CV30DS. I put the reel handle on the back hole. With that and the high speed feature, it is well suited for divers, short leadcores, or long lead walleye trolling. You can get lines in fast. For silver fish I like the Diawa Wilderness rods. For walleye, I like the Cabela’s Depthfinder telescopic rods. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  7. I have a ball bearing swivel always on my mono mainline, then a leader pre-tied, with swivels on both ends, from a pool noodle. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  8. I used Interstate 27s. Not bad, but when I had a chance to upgrade to 31s I did and there was a noticeable difference in useable hours...like 3 hours difference. I went from 5 hours to 8 hours. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  9. LTF, Check your messages. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  10. It didn’t take long. We have a 40’ flat in Frankfort MI that runs for miles. Auto pilot, set the dial, and slowly deploy. When it starts bouncing bottom record the line out number and the depth and speed. Set the dial again and repeat. You’ll figure it out. Doesn’t take long. The 2:1 ratio with the Ultimate Pack on a “1” setting was accurate. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  11. I bought the dive charts from FishUSA. They are in my boat in the barn. When I go choring today, I’ll dig it out and get some data rolling. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  12. I called U-Charter and they don’t have dive charts for the Ultimate Pack (7oz weight with ring). He said its a 2:1 ratio on a 1 setting. After that, he was just estimating. So, I did my own testing on the Ultimate Pack. On a 3 setting, you get 3:1. On a 6 setting you get 4:1. I did this using 50# PP and 2.5 SOG. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  13. When you have a slide diver on a wire setup, the last 50’ or so are a segment of Mono, flouro, or braid for the slide diver to slide on. What he means is the wire is reeled right up on the spool and the slider segment is “on the rod”, not the wire. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  14. I went with magnum wire divers low and magnum slide divers on braid up high. Those guys are right. If you want to commit your wire to slide divers its a big commitment. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  15. Google”great lakes fisherman reel capacity calculator “ Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  16. My conversion to wire low divers wasn’t about water fleas, however, if that is one of the benefits, great. My conversion from braid to wire on the low divers was a potential electrical/acoustic signature difference, the sensitivity when you have a fish on, and the alleged deeper theory. All three of these reasons are hypothetical supported by anecdotal reports...but got hooked on the idea. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  17. Either braid or wire on both works. Most prefer wire on the inside low, and braid on the outside high. Yes, longer rods on the high divers is a must. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  18. Very nice. Mine came in white, so I spray painted them black. After a couple seasons that look like killer whales. White on the bottom and black on top. I kind of like them that way. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  19. I have been yearning for some of those Salmon Candy flashers and flies over here on Lake Michigan. My buddy just bought a load from them...like 8 flashers and flies. They look and feel great. Being the middle of the Winter, he has not tried them out yet and I am afraid that if I wait for Spring, they will be sold out. Guess I will have to bite the bullet. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  20. Thx. I haven’t noticed any difference in planing out wide from the edge of the weight (4) to a 6. So I just keep mine on 4. I use braid dipsies low and braid slide divers high. Seems to work OK. I will still get tangled on sharp turns. I am switching to wire low dipsies now. Hopefully that will give me a little more separation. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  21. Mr 580, that little piece of tubing on the lite bite trigger is ingenious! Thank you. I will copy your technique and claim it as my own. I noticed you have your weight set like mine-right to the edge of the weight. Do you find setting it to “6” doesnt really do anything? Is there a reason why you don’t go out to “6”? I run mine to the edge of the weight too. (A “4” setting). Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  22. Good question right here. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  23. You guys ever just install a Twili Tip on a regular rod(with ceramic guides)? I’m wondering if the 7 strand wire tears them up quickly or if I should just shell out the cash for a Stainless steel eyelit rod? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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