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    I see this thread seems to have migrated to...

    I see this thread seems to have migrated to another one, but anyway.... the 4-3/4" Deep Walleye Bandit is the one everyone is using.... both shallow and deep divers.
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    001 Dipsy is the way to go... deepest dive on...

    001 Dipsy is the way to go... deepest dive on shorter lead keeps it out of the way of your board lines. Many others have already said on the other thread that you won't need the dipsy's until more...
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    Do they make one for my boat? lol ... I'd need...

    Do they make one for my boat? lol ... I'd need a 9' shaft... :cool:
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    Truth. No doubt.

    Truth. No doubt.
  5. Thread: Dipsy

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    Both! I've seen far fewer fish come unbuttoned...

    Both! I've seen far fewer fish come unbuttoned on the way in with the single hooks... and yes, definitely easier to get the hook out of the net!
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    I switch out the trebles with Eagle Claw...

    I switch out the trebles with Eagle Claw O'Shaughnessy hook... 2/0... the eye is large enough to go right on the split ring.
  7. Thread: Dipsy

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    No worms... just single hook spoons. However,...

    No worms... just single hook spoons. However, sometimes tipping with a small piece of worm can help on the days the fish need a little extra convincing...
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    He doesn't have 8 weeks! He better heal faster! ...

    He doesn't have 8 weeks! He better heal faster! I'm thinking 7 weeks... :cool:
  9. Thread: Dipsy

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    Don't forget about the Tru-Trips divers! Nothing...

    Don't forget about the Tru-Trips divers! Nothing has done more for big board trolling speed and efficiency that the #40 Tru-Trip!
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    I've run the Okuma Convector 30s for many years,...

    I've run the Okuma Convector 30s for many years, and they get used daily.. I've replaced quite a few bail springs in them, and several line counters. For the use we put on them, I think thy hold up...
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    I agree, it probably does effect the dive curve...

    I agree, it probably does effect the dive curve some... but we still run em! Quite often! And if I find I'm catching fish on a #1 setting at 47 back, I keep putting it back out. Probably not...
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    Hey Bob, you ready for the shakedown runs this...

    Hey Bob, you ready for the shakedown runs this year? If Mother Nature stays calmed down, we're only about 52 days away now!
  13. Thread: Dipsy

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    yes, snubber behind the dipsy to keep the fish...

    yes, snubber behind the dipsy to keep the fish hooked... When it gets a little sporty out though I will tighten the release... just my personal preference.
  14. Thread: Dipsy 3/0

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    I second that....

    I second that....
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    I can't really say..... I think you lost me at...

    I can't really say..... I think you lost me at 1.5 in the spring. Most of our early spring to mid spring days are spent at 0.8 to 1.1, maybe 1.2 ... and we're pulling cranks, without weight...
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    If you run your inside line with only a snap...

    If you run your inside line with only a snap weight or something, it'll end up in your way when your catching Dipsy fish... unless you want to try to reel them in and net them off that side of the...
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    Usually trolling pretty slow speeds for spring...

    Usually trolling pretty slow speeds for spring walleye, in which, any weighted diver tends to work more against you than for you.. I don't think Dipsy's really start to run true until you're...
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    I don't think you'll find any info on how far out...

    I don't think you'll find any info on how far out they run horizontally... Even though your line (visible line, from the rod tip into the water ) appears to be riding mostly straight back, the #2...
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    I'm running 20# Trilene XT, low vis green... ...

    I'm running 20# Trilene XT, low vis green... same line I always use for my 6' leaders.
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    I don't think it's so much about being...

    I don't think it's so much about being stealthy... typically we're dealing with a pretty heavy stained water that early in the year. Sometimes just downright muddy. If we're talking about 'getting...
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    We still run them.... yes, they need tuned, but...

    We still run them.... yes, they need tuned, but it's not too difficult or time consuming to make sure they're running right. I don't put them out very often though, but if you are not getting bites...
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    We run shallow and deep bandits behind the...

    We run shallow and deep bandits behind the Dipsy's.. we never really have to adjust the trigger for the deep cranks, but I agree, the increased pull of the bait may have some effect on dive curve. ...
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    I won't speak for anyone else..... but no. Our...

    I won't speak for anyone else..... but no. Our spoon bite was INSANE INSANE INSANE!!! We did run cranks on Dipsy's a lot, even when the board line were hitting spoon fish as fast as you wanted to...
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    We pull all kinds behind Dipsy's... shallow...

    We pull all kinds behind Dipsy's... shallow cranks, stick baits, even deep bandits sometimes. All will work behind the bigger Dipsy, size 0 I think...
    Jointed Rapalas, like J7's and J9's, and the...
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    Really well is an understatement!

    Really well is an understatement!
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