From the manufacturer
The Dreamweaver Deeper Diver will shoot straight down into the !sh zone and stay there, making it one of the most versatile tools you could have on hand. With a unique No-Ring design, this diver eliminates the hassle of having to add on plastic rings, which ultimately pop o” and wear out over time. Using the water’s resistance to dive, the Dreamweaver Deeper Diver uses a Dial-a-Direction weight system which allows you to adjust the drive direction (port or starboard), as well as set the weight right in the middle to dive directly behind the boat.
- Patented No-Ring design
- Dial-a-Direction weight system
- Releases upon strike
5 Models and 2 set of lines
There are 2 charts available :
- one with 30 lbs lines for all models
- one with a different line for each model accordingly with the fish chased:
- size 45 mm with 10 lbs lines
- size 65 mm with 15 lbs lines
- size 82 mm with 17 lbs lines
- size 107 mm with 25 lbs lines
- size 124 mm with 30 lbs lines
For rigging the Deeper Diver, tie your main line to the front of the diver at the swivel attached to the end of the wire release arm. Then tie a segment of line
end of the leader you tie your lure, the other end is tied to the swivel located at the back of the diver. It is recommended that the leader be no longer than the length of the fishing rod as you need to be able to reach the fish when landing it.
Adjusting the Release Tension
The release mechanism can be described as two parts and is located at the front of the diver; the release wire arm that swings up and down and the pinch mechanism that holds the arm upright when the diver is set to dive. The pinch mechanism can be adjusted to set the desired tension that holds the wire arm upright. When enough pressure is applied, the wire arm will overcome the tension of the pinch mechanism and will trip or release. Turn the adjustment screw on the side of the pinch mechanism, clockwise to tighten and counterclockwise to loosen. It is set to the optimal tension when it is tight enough that it holds in place when the pressure of water is pushing the diver down in the water while at trolling speed, but light enough that when a fish strikes the lure trailing behind the diver, that the wire arm can pull out of the pinch mechanism from the upright position. When the wire arm is released out of the pinch mechanism, it changes the diving attitude of the diver and it no longer can continue to plane downward (dive). This also become advantageous when you want to trip the release and retrieve your lure easily with little resistance.
Setting the diver for depths and directing out to the side of the boat
To adjust the depth setting/plane angle turn the weighted keel dial on the bottom of the Deeper Diver to the left (port) or the right (starboard) to select the side of the boat you want it to dive and the
setting for the desired depth. The Deeper Diver allows you to pick the depth and direction you want it to dive giving you the ability to get your lure away from the boat to ad more fishing rods, cover a wider area and different depths. The depth setting/plane angle is measured in a sequence of numbers starting at “0” and out to “3” on the left (port) or right (starboard) sides of the boat. The 0 setting will cause the diver to angle straight down and not out to either side of the boat. As the numbers increase from 1-2-3 the diver takes a greater angle and the diver pulls out to from the side of the boat. 3 setting being the furthest out to the side in either left or right direction, based on left or right on the depth setting of the weighted keel dial. With the same amount of line used, a 0 setting will gain the greatest depth but without pulling out to the side and conversely a 3 setting will give the least amount of depth with the furthest side tracking.
Depth charts are suggested depths for each size diver with prescribed amount of line let out and the line lbs test (line diameter influence). Note that trolling speed and underwater currents vary the achievable depth. Line diameter and line types also can vary the achievable depth. It is best to use the available depth charts as a guide to get you started and if you happen to touch bottom, remember the amount of line you let out, the type of line you are using and the trolling speed so you know where your bait is at those circumstances. Simply pull in more line to reduce the diver’s depth or let more line out when gaining more diver depth.
Letting out the diver and start fishing
To ready the diver to go in the water, push the release arm into the pinch mechanism to hold the release arm upright and allow the diver to angle downward into the water. With the boat moving slowly at trolling speed, slowly allow the diver to dip in the water and hold the diver in place to observe that it is able to plane down and out in the desired direction. With constant tension (do not free spool the line when letting the diver out as the diver may loose it’s plane attitude and spin downward at a freefall), let the diver out slowly so that it not only dives, but planes out to the side as you let out line from the reel. A line counter reel will help you determine the amount of line you are letting out to the diver. When you catch a fish, simply reset the diver and let out the same length of line.