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Chinook Divers
« on: April 28, 2021, 10:25:27 pm »
Anyone got intel on Chinook Divers? I ordered some recently before doing research. Online reviews looked decent, just wondering if anyone has any tips/general knowledge on running them.
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Re: Chinook Divers
« Reply #1 on: April 29, 2021, 10:13:29 am »
Yankee troller state side uses them a lot. Maybe he has something on his site or YouTube.

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Re: Chinook Divers
« Reply #2 on: April 29, 2021, 01:33:35 pm »
Always looking for low drag, but depth capable divers/jets (for the yak).  SO, had a look at these.  Are then not 'just' a version of dipsey with the addition of a weight?  if so, is it the weight that 'improves' this over a dipsey?  Granted, I am not a dipsey fan (too much drag) so don't have a lot of experience with them...but Chinook smallest...only goes to, I think, 30 feet, size 2 - 45, size 3...etc., etc....and at the 2' of line for 1 foot of depth approximate.   I think dipseys are more line out for those same depths which to me suggests MORE drag to get depth.

Again, the jet range I use gets me to 40 easy...with 100' of line out.  Drag is manageable at those depths/lengths.  More than 50....I am always looking to improve on (currently, torpedos fill that role).

More the point, aren't these just dipseys?

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Re: Chinook Divers
« Reply #3 on: April 29, 2021, 02:11:01 pm »
Light weight, almost no resistance when tripped. A ton of guys on the South shore have sidelined their Dipsys for the Chinooks.

 I keep the big #5's set for a 2:1 ratio.... 200ft. of line out gets you 100 ft. down.