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Can a fixed diver be used like a slide diver?

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Can someone explain the setup for using a fixed dipsy diver like a slide diver.  I have read some place on this site about guys using dipsy diver like a slide diver.  Using some type of pinch pad type releases that you can put on a fixed dipsy that will allow the diver to be connect to the wire after you let out say 25 feet of wire.  It will run just like a slide diver, but you don’t have the difficulty related to storing the slide divers or the need to go out and buy a set of slide divers.  Any help would be appreciated.  Thank you.

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What is the difficulty in storing slide divers? We leave our divers on the rod, both fixed and slide. Slide divers are really easy to use, and very effective in skinny water. We run 100' of mono on our wire rigs. Slide divers were a great investment on my boat.

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Why bother? Just run slide divers.


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10 hours ago, Fishbowl836 said:

Can someone explain the setup for using a fixed dipsy diver like a slide diver.  I have read some place on this site about guys using dipsy diver like a slide diver.  Using some type of pinch pad type releases that you can put on a fixed dipsy that will allow the diver to be connect to the wire after you let out say 25 feet of wire.  It will run just like a slide diver, but you don’t have the difficulty related to storing the slide divers or the need to go out and buy a set of slide divers.  Any help would be appreciated.  Thank you.


I believe what you're talking about was a post I made on here. I still run them like this with no issues so far, mainly because I fish with my father a lot. He is mobility challenged so it was impossible to have him walk back a dipsey rod to net the fish. Also was a pita for me to try and handline in the leader and net the fish. Now I unclip the dipsey and he reels in the fish. Another reason I do it this way instead of slide divers is I already had a bunch of dipsey divers and a bag of OR-16 clips was cheaper than buying a bunch of slide divers.
 

 

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Here's a video that shows how to run a "stealth diver."  Make sure you are doing it with braid, and not wire.

 

 

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