How the Slide Diver works
The Slide Diver utilizes water pressure against the planing surface which forces the unit to dive when trolling. The adjustable weight shifts the diver from the center to the far right or far left trolling positions from the boat. Based on the setting and the amount of line released, the Slide Diver will descend to the selected angle or position.
Advantage of the Slide Diver
The Slide Diver is unique in one major way--it is a true in-line diver. The line passes through the diver and is locked into place when diver is set. This design allows you to vary the lead length between the bait to the diver. Other divers are tied in a stationary position with a limited lead length from diver to bait. With these divers many people use an obtrusive rubber snubber to combat some of the tension issues that result.
The line passes through the diver allowing a constant hook tension with the fish. A king can generate some speed once it knows it is hooked. With the Slide Diver, the fish does not have to drag the diver though the water. The diver allows the line to pass though itself so no additional drag is added. This allows for better sense of the fish at the Rod and an improved ability to control the fish.
Another benefit of the adjustable lead length is that it will give you control that is tough to obtain with other divers. Other divers will only allow you to have a leader of about the length of the rod that you are using. The stationary divers with the longer leads make it more difficult to net fish. Even with the diver reeled in tight to the tip of the rod; the fish will still be back eight feet or more. The Slide Diver only requires about a two foot lead between the bait to a barrel swivel where the divers slides to a stop. The diver never reaches the tip of your rod making it easy to navigate the fish to the net.