AKA Rubber Duck on the water
do you guys use snubbers on jets when fishing an area that has possibility of a steelhead?
a dipsy hit is different than a jet (trutrip) hit. the jet will give more than the dispy - that is why we have not in past run snubbers on the jet but have always run on the dispy. perhaps because the jet is floating and the dipsy sinks at rest???Iam goingto try it... we had a rod with braid and dipsey no snubber the other day and when it got hit the rod went down and bammm snapped the leader in half.
We did get a steelhead on a jet with no snubber same day but wondering if it was luck he did not snap it.
we run snubbers on dipsy as i don't think the drag has time to react as that hit force is transmitted from lure -to- leader -to- dipsy -to- line -to- rod -to- reel. that is a long way to travel before that drag reacts. by putting some cushion immediately after the lure and before the dipsy, you give the line and drag some time to load up and react.Not needed on Jets or true trips . Make sure your drags are set lightly .
On dipseys some people run em , some don't . I think alot depends on the quality of your reels drag on how much they help.
Me personally , I run snubbers for walleye , steelhead , and salmon with a lightly set drag .