Over the past two seasons I have switched all my divers up to the Lurk trolling divers, or what used to be known as the Walker divers. These have dramatically increased my ability to get down to the fish and to put more fish in the boat.
The only issue that I have is when trying to teach other of my methods they often confuse the divers I use with “Dipsy Diver” instead of what they actually are. I suppose Dipsy is to Divers as what Kleenex is to facial tissue. Well, Grayden has set out to change that thinking and to make sure that everyone knows the names of their products.
Take a look at what the folks at Grayden are doing to change the way we look at divers for now on:
Trollers all over the world will find great success when they employ Lurk Trolling Diver to take bait or lures down into the gamefish zone.
Grayden Outdoor, LLC. of Brainerd Minnesota acquired Deeper Divers and Trip-Z Divers from Walker Downriggers in September of 2012. Grayden Outdoors, known in trolling circles for it’s high-tech Fish Hawk temperature and speed indicators, took the sound design of the Deeper Divers and upgraded hardware and manufacturing processes to make the Deeper Divers and Trip-Z Divers even more sturdy and reliable.
Now, moving forward to supply the best trolling divers available to trollers in the U.S. and abroad, Grayden Outdoors is creating a new brand, Lurk Trolling Divers. The Deeper Diver has been renamed the Disco Diver and the Trip-Z Diver is now known as the Run Down Diver.
Previously, the five sizes of Disco Divers were delineated by their diameters. The smallest was the 45 (it measures 45 mm from edge to edge) while the largest was called the 124. Now, the smallest Disco will be simply the No. 1, while the largest will be the No. 5, with the three middle sizes designated No. 2, No. 3 and No. 4. All five sizes of these directional divers feature adjustable weights that allow the angler to deploy them straight down (on the “0” setting) and to either side of the boat by adjusting the weight so the diver runs to port or starboard. A feature that fishermen immediately raved about is the settings actually “click” into place for unsurpassed accuracy when setting lines.
The new Run Down Divers float until the forward motion of the boat or river current causes them to dive. They come in four sizes, set apart by how deep they dive. The smallest, No. 20, is designed to dive 10 to 25 feet, while the No. 30 will dive to 25 to 35 feet, the No. 40 from 35 to 45 feet and the No. 50 down into the 50-foot range. What sets the Run Down apart from floating divers of similar design is the adjustable release mechanism. When clamped in place, the release arm causes the diver to plane down. When a fish hits, the release pops open, allowing the angler to fight the fish without any resistance from the Run Down against the water. These floating divers have countless fans who use them for such varied techniques as walleyes behind planer boards, to drop-back trolling with bait rigs for river salmon and steelhead.
“We took good products and made them better,” said Trevor Sumption, president of Grayden Outdoors. “We changed the names and simplified the model designations to give fishermen a clear choice when selecting the tools that help them catch more and bigger fish.”
For more information contact Grayden Outdoors @ (218) 454-4760