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Never used wire divers before, but am setting up two rods to try. The rods are 10', and when using powerpro before this, I could just break the rods down when done fishing, and put in the rod box. I know 9' will easily fit in my rod box with out taking apart, but not sure a 10' will. I am concerned as they say wire will kink easily. I will be using 19 strand wire, but haven't seen it yet, as it is in the mail. Just wondering if I will be able to break these rods down for storage somehow, or will I have to keep them together at their 10'length. Guess this is something I never thought of when I ordered the stuff to try this.

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I don’t see how you could do that and not kink the wire you could put a 10-15’ mono or floruo leader in front of the diver but I like running my wire straight to the diver. You could try using the 10’ for mono or braid high divers and getting shorter rods for the wire if that’s an option.

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Do you have 10 foot roller rods, or a regular rod with twilli tips?  If so, you and a swivel fits, you can reel the swivel back down to the reel every trip, and attach a piece of mono to it so you can re-string  quickly it next time out.

If you have the roller rods it will be difficult to break down the rods without having wire problems.

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I have one with a roller, and one with a twili. Went that way as I wasn't sure what way I would really like. Hadn't thought about attaching a short piece of line, not sure if a snap will go through a twili, will take a look at that, thanks.

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i break mine down but u have to be careful not to kink the wire. i flip the top upside down, reel slack out and use a cord wrap to keep the top and bottom together 

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I forgot, that I like to put a bead above the swivel to stop it from getting stuck in the rod end.  Reeling it down isn't likely to work then.  Best to experiment once all the equipment comes in.  Good luck!

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I had herd of other people using a bead, and assumed it was to keep from jamming it up. Going by my boat tomorrow for a few days of fishing, and will bring one of the rods along to see if it fits in the box. I doubt it will. They still haven't shipped my wire yet, created a label 4 days ago, but still hasn't shipped. Seems to be the way these suppliers are going lately, create a label so they can bill your credit card, but then don't ship till who knows when. I just would like to have these wire setups ready for Salmon a Rama, in a few weeks, but not sure now, as everyone is out of stock on this wire. Hopefully it shows up. It's so frustrating dealing with Canada. Only have my self to blame I guess, as I could have worked on this a little sooner.

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I break mine down daily.

 

I use the Slide Diver.  I use a swivel to connect about 30 feet of 30 pound Big Game mono to wire.  The diver runs on this.  A bead, another swivel, and 6 feet of flouro leader.  As my wire divers are the 'low' diver, I run 7 foot rods.  No snubber, the mono seems an adequate substitute.

 

When breaking down rods, the wire is safely on the spool and the mono is subject to the bending etc that would mess up wire.  It does require a bit of creative wrapping.  There is that flouro leader.  I could use a snap and remove to store, I wrap it around the outside of the reel and put the snap over the line somewhere.  I do have custom rod bags that I store all my rods in.  (My wife sews and fishes, too)  The bags ain't fancy, they are made of ends and pieces gleaned from an ice tent manufacturer.  

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I have no financial interest in the Slide diver company.  I really like their 'light bite' version.  I just spent a good portion of June on Lake Superior,  I never had a surprise little Laker Shaker occupying the hooks. 

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Youp, interesting comment on home made rod socks. My wife makes mine also, we use black landscape cloth, works fantastic, and custom made to size. Tried two of the ones everyone buys, the expandable netting style, and they were useless as the guides were always popping through. My wife's home made ones are perfect. On slide divers, while I haven't used them, I do run my dipsy, power pro setups, with a loop at the end of the powerpro, and clip my dipsy's on to that loop with a little s-biner, then run a 30-50' leader. Really works fantastic and is simple, just unclip when at the boat, similar to a planer board. May try one of my wire setups that way, but not sure yet on that. Rigged one wire setup and tried it out the other day. It caught fish, but will not fit in my rod box. Storage turned out to not be much of an issue as my boat has two ports under the dash down by the floor for rod handles, and rod tips lay on the rear deck, secure and out of the way.

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