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Post Posted: 05:55pm - Dec 11,10 
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Going to be putting together a couple new rigs, my question is this: do most of you guys run only one wire dipsy or do you run two - one on each side? Is it benifical to keep a powerpro on one side and a wire on the other? Any ideas.

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Post Posted: 09:20pm - Dec 11,10 
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I run two wire and two Power Pro. I run my wire set on 1 or 1.5 right next to my riggers, and my Power Pro right in front of them. I feel the hum from the wire dipsy will still bring more fish into the spread and into the Power Pro. The wire tends to catch the bigger fish, year after year.

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Post Posted: 01:07pm - Dec 12,10 
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I think it depends on how many rods you run and what the fish are doing.

If the fish are hitting my leadcores (upper 40ft) and my braid dipsys, I rarely run my wire divers at the same time. Fish the fish drop deeper, I'll run my riggers, wire divers and braid divers to get to depth. Wire divers on the inside and braid on the outside. Also, having longer braid diver rods will help keep the spred from tangling.

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Post Posted: 01:59pm - Dec 12,10 
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CWojo,

Up until this last season (2010), I almost always ran only one diver per side; wire to starboard and braid to port. I was always getting tangles when I tried to put more than one on a side, even with changing the settings. I also wanted to give the fish a variety to choose from. This setup worked; We've caught ALOT of fish with this program over the last 10 or so years.

This year, I finally found a combination for running multiple divers per side that works for me on my boat. So this was the first year that I regularly ran multiple divers per side. Depending on the number of people on board, I would run wire divers on 7' rods on the inside and braid divers on 9' or 10' rods on the outside. This year, my most common spread was a 3-man/9-rod arrangement that included 4 riggers, 2 leadcore (one on each side on boards) and 3 divers. The divers would be a wire AND a braid on one side, and a wire OR a braid on the other side, depending on whether wire or braid was working better. On days when I was running a 2-man/6-rod spread, I would definitely run one of each, usually with only 2 riggers and the 2 boards. When we could run a 4-man/12-rod spread, I would add the 4th diver and another pair of boards with leadcore or copper. Even if I have more people on board, I seldom run any more than that. I will sometimes throw a 2-color waaaaay out on a 3rd board to target steelhead, but that is about it.

It all depends on how many rods you can run and what is working. IF I am in search mode and can only run a few rods, I will always run one of each. If one diver gets hot, either switch the other or pull something else for another diver. I number of rods is not an issue, I'd run 4, one of each on each side. Gotta adapt to the circumstances... Good Luck!

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Post Posted: 04:56pm - Dec 12,10 
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Wire divers are almost always included in my spread. Like Jerry, I run them on 7' rods. One on each side. And they are first to go in, then while they are going down, my probe rigger goes in. Joe.

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Post Posted: 07:32pm - Dec 12,10 
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Ok thanks as always for the info, looks as I will be putting two together. I plan on using Daiwa SG47LCA reels. I like the idea of using a 7' rod, especially on my boat where space is at a premium. What 7 footers are you guys running?

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Post Posted: 09:01pm - Dec 12,10 
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Shimano Taloras are the best but I had to purchase so much gear last year I had to go with what I could afford. I'm actually running discontinued Luhr Jensen roller guide rods. I fished wire before without roller guides and just a roller tip and I hated it. You'll here differebt things from other people but if I'm fishing wire, I'm using roller guides. I almost went with Okuma roller rods which are about $70. Jalenski's in Kenosha has them and they seem pretty good for the price. Check them out.

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Post Posted: 04:11pm - Dec 13,10 
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I actually have 3 wire rigs on my boat. Two are on 7' Shimano Tallus roller guide rods and the other is on a 10' Okuma Blue Diamond roller guide rod. I use the 10' rod when I'm only using one diver on each side of the boat and the 7' rods when I want to run 2 divers per side. I've had the 7' Tallus rods for at least 10 years, but if I remember correctly, they were ridiculously expensive, even back then. I have not priced the Talora roller rods, but I;ve heard really good things about them. I do like the Okuma Blue Diamond, too. I've had that stick about 3 or 4 seasons and it has had no issues. The price was much better, too. Good Luck!

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Post Posted: 04:56am - Dec 14,10 
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I'm running 7' Talora roller rods with the 600 takota linecounters. Very sweet setup. Joe

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Post Posted: 09:55pm - Jan 11,11 
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I run 4 wire divers. My two inside divers are 8' Taloras with Walker 124 mm divers. They are set at 1, and dive at a 1-2 ratio (1 down for 2 out)
My out (high) divers are on 10' roller rods with L J dipsey divers with mag rings. They are set at 2.5 and dive at a 1-3 ratio.
Last year we got a bunch of fish on both of these rigs. We had no troubles running them both down to the same depth.
Generally we run the divers down on the next notch, but on this day they where digging into the waves too much.
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