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    I need an advise from those who have experience with Dipsy Divers.
    I recently got a Dipsy Diver #1 with 'O' ring.
    As I wonted to run it as far as possible on the right of my boat I set the base plate at 3.
    So, the first issue is that I don't see any difference to pull it out with clip on or off, it is the same and very hard. I did not get any fish on the diver this first time, but it seems impossible to get out the diver and the fish together...
    The second issue is even worse. The lines from the ends of the Diver become twisted all the time. As the result the clip is not released and I'm pulling out the Diver with lines twisting over...
    Any suggestion will be much appreciated.
    Thanks!

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    With respect to the line twist,
    you have to let them out under tension. If you just let them out free-spool, they will twist. Your other issue, are you saying they don’t release when you hook up ? If so, adjust the tension on the release. Are you using snubbers ??
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    Not completely sure what you are asking.
    Have you adjusted the release setting and tested boat side before using?
    For the twisting are you using swivel's?
    And rick_iles points are also correct.
    Last edited by Woodsman; July 5th, 2020 at 02:08 PM.




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    Thank you for prompt responds!
    Yes, correct, I just watched some videos and found out that I should release the line under tension while I just let it go. That was creating twisting. So, the second issue seems to be resolved.
    I do not use any snubbers.
    The first issue is that the tension from Dipsy seems to be very high. It takes me a lot of efforts and time to get it out of the water.
    The clip releases well, I checked it right near the boat. But what I was saying is that even with clip released the drug is to high and I actually don't see any difference between clip on and clip released. The Diver is still going under angle and creating a lot of drag.
    Thanks again for you prompt reply, guys!

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    Are you running mono or braid to the dipsy? Mono will stretch so much it is almost impossible to pop the diver to reel it in, braid just a quick flip and it will release. You will want a snubber if you run braid to take the shock of the fish fighting.
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    I'm running braid. The clip release working well, but what I'm trying to say is that I don't see any difference between pulling dipsy with release on or off.
    Is that because I set the base plate at 3, so that the dipsy still has much resistance even with clip released?
    The problem is that even with clip released the dipsy is going back very hard and if I would get a fish on it I just don't know how I will get dipsy and fish to the boat...

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    Are you using a dipsey rod and heavy enough reel ??
    Dipseys pull harder than other divers. The setting shouldn’t make that much difference...I think you just need some experience using them. It sounds like you are setting them up correctly...providing your equipment is heavy enough.
    Last edited by rick_iles; July 6th, 2020 at 05:53 AM.
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    Yes, I'm using medium-heavy rod and heavy reel. What I'm thinking now is that my rod is too long: 9'6''. I chose the longest one because I thought that it would allow me better maneuvering with the fish near the boat but now I realized that it also has a bigger leverage and as such heavier drug.
    Thanks for your advises and explanations. Will see how it will go if I ever get a fish on this setup.

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    Rod length is not the issue. I run four dipsy rod at a time with my high and wide divers longer rods then what you are using.

    If you are struggling to retrieve them either they have not released the trip mechanism or your reels ratio is way off for what you are trying to reel in.

    Are they " high speed" reels by any chance?

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    I don't think this is a reel issue. Even to drug the dipsy with the rod itself, without reeling is quite hard.... it's like pulling a very big fish... So I'm thinking that if I get a fish I would not be able to pull it at all...

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