Tips & Frequently Asked Questions

Connection Instructions for the Torpedo Speed & Temp Cable

To install:

  • Using a Tru Trac style Klincher replace the rivet holding the snap swivel with a small nut, wire eyelet, bolt and lock washer.
  • Install wire onto the Klincher, leaving a 4 inch pigtail.
  • Remove all of the outer wires exposing the 4 inch copper center conductor.
  • Carefully remove ľ inch of the nylon coating from the end of the copper center conductor. Do not nick the center copper wire as this will reduce the signal power.
  • Apply solder filling the wire eyelet then heating the eyelet insert the exposed center copper wire.
  • Using electrical tape, tape the remaining coated center conductor to the Klincher, a figure eight method should be used for the excess coated center conductor, do not coil the excess coated center conductor.

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Torpedo Divers

Torpedo Trolling Wire

Torpedo Divers

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Do you have different depth charts than the one I received with my Torpedo Diver?

We have a variety of depth charts. Please see our Depth Charts page.

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Are there different ways to troll with the Torpedo Diver?

There are many ways you can use your Torpedo Diver on their own or in combination with other Torpedo Divers and other fishing methods. Please see our Trolling Combinations page. The Torpedo Diver is constantly being tested and experimented with by us and a wide variety of dedicated Torpedo Diver Fishermen. Visit our website regularly for updates.

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How much distance do I put between the Torpedo Diver and the bait or lure?

Torpedo Divers should always be greater than 50' away from the bait or lure. You will catch more fish and can unclip the Torpedo Diver safely and easily.

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Will I lose my Torpedo when fighting a fish?

Most line breaks happen at the lure, so it is unlikely to lose a Torpedo Diver.

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What is the best Trolling Pattern for Torpedo Divers?

Torpedo Divers are stealth fishing and should be on the outside of your downriggers and flat disk methods.

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What is the difference between knot strength and straight wire strength?

Straight wire test occurs without knots. Once you put a knot is put into the wire the strength of the wire decreases by a small percentage.

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What is the best knot?

Palomar knot tight to the snap is best.

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Distance between the release clip and Torpedo Diver?

12 inches.

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How do I know when I have a fish on when trolling straight behind the boat?

The fishing rod will immediately react when a fish hits the bait.

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Do I need to re-set after a false release?

No. With the Torpedo Diver there is not a real release as your fishing line is not attached to any fixed object. The Torpedo Diver is attached to your line, unless you remove the Torpedo Diver yourself, the line is ready to go.

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How will turns affect the Torpedo Diver?

The outside lines will rise and the indside lines will drop lower in the water column.

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Will fish bite the Torpedo Diver longer lead?

Sometimes fish will bite the Torpedo Diver. We do not recommend putting hooks on a Torpedo Diver as this could cause safety issues should a fish self release close to the boat.

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Will Torpedo Divers attract fish?

Torpedo Divers are not meant to attract fish but tests have shown fish do find them attractive.

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Can I drill a hole in the Torpedo Diver and put in hooks?

No. Drilling a hole and attaching a hook can be very dangerous. If the fish self releases close to the boat the energy loaded into the line could cause the Torpedo Diver to fly into the angler.

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Can I run a short lead length?

We do not recommend short leads from the Torpedo Diver to the bait or lure. If someone chooses to run short leads then it would be safer to have the rod pointed to the outside of the boat when reeling in the fish. If the fish self releases close to the boat and the rod is pointed away from the angler, the energy loaded into the line would cause the Torpedo Diver to fly away from the angler.

Wire

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Is there any special equipment that I need to use my Torpedo Diver?

The only things you will need is a fishing rod, a line counter reel and stranded wire or braided fishing line.

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Why use wire?

Wire has no stretch and due to it's sensitivity the angler feels every movement of the fish. Wire produces harmonic & positive ions which are both known to be attractive to fish.

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How do I keep my wire end from fraying after I cut it?

The best way to keep your wire from fraying is to use a pair of tin snips like the red or green weiss brand tin snips. If this tool is not available then burn the wire with a lighter or use crazy glue and cut the applied area. Make sure to leave a 1" tag and cut the tag when your knot is complete.

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How do I connect wire line to a leader line (mono or braided line)?