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Old 11-11-2008, 09:19 AM   #1 (permalink)
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OK who has the experience with them? I want to learn how to use them....
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Thats all I throw during the hot summer weather...DD22 and a worm. Get on main river ledges and sling that thing out there and crank er' in. Once you hit bottem slow the retrieve down so your less likely to get hung. I caught a 6 pound spot on a DD22 this year my personal biggest spot. I ust 12 pound regular stren Mono that way it gets down faster than it would with a heavier line. Also, I use a meduim-medium heavy 7ft rod. Hope this helps and let me know when you catch one on it!
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Old 11-11-2008, 08:23 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Thanks I want to start throwing them...
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Old 11-11-2008, 10:35 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I use 12lb Flourocarbon, helps them go down a little lower. 7ft medium heavy crankbait rod.
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OK who has the experience with them? I want to learn how to use them....

talk to promaxron at joe pool on sat he and i both throw them a lot, he more then me
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Old 11-12-2008, 04:08 AM   #6 (permalink)
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I love the dd-22. In the hot summer they hard to beat.I use 10lb line it gets a little deeper and a med-hev rod. The bait has so much drag it will wear your arm off fast with a lite tip. I then go to a c-rig to rest my arm .I use a stop and go
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Old 11-12-2008, 10:45 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Just to clarify the question; are you asking about Norman's DD22 or deep divers in general?
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Just to clarify the question; are you asking about Norman's DD22 or deep divers in general?
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yes tom I have only thrown them for about 20 mintues and not sure if I have the correct setup and such..
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Just to clarify the question; are you asking about Norman's DD22 or deep divers in general?
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yes tom I have only thrown them for about 20 mintues and not sure if I have the correct setup and such..
I believe there is a thread somewhere on this site where I suggested how to learn to use deep diving crankbaits, troll them. Not a legal tournament tactic, but very effective technique to learn how a strike feels, what the bottom feels like, how deep the DD22 will actually run on the type of line you are using, etc, etc.
I like the Norman DD22 and DD15 series deep divers, when a rattling crankbait is appropriate.
The real key to success is the rod, reel and line combination selected. You need a long rod at least 7' to 7'6" that has a parabolic action, IE; crankbait rod. Line, if fishing fairly open water without a lot of cover to hang up in or for the bass to dive into, should be 10 to 12 lb premium mono or co-polymer. I prefer Big Game for crankbaits because it cast good. I also like the round reels with larger diameter spools that hold more line than the low profile narrow spool reels. The larger spool keeps the speed of the retrieve more consistant; about 20 to 22 inches per revolution on a 6.3 to 1 ratio. Slow enough to control the crankbait and crank it down and fast enough to retrieve properly. The rod, reel and line must be confortable and easy to cast for hours, otherwise the lure will wear you out.
One myth with deep divers is they dive to the depth they are rated. The DD22 will not dive to 22 feet. You can make it run deeper by kneeling, sticking the rod down in the water 5 feet or so or trolling the lure out 100 feet or so. DD22 runs down to about 15 to 16 feet when casting about a 100 feet. I like to keep the rod tip down near the water surface and lift it when the lure bumps the bottom. Fast retrieve speed doesn't make the lure run deeper,too fast and it will turn on it's side and run shallower.
Start with 3 colors; Red with black crawdad markings, shad color; blue/purple back with silver sides and baby bass. Use the crawdad red.black where you see clay to rock transition areas or rip rap. Use the shad around docks or anywhere you think shad may be. The baby bass is a good general all round color. Try to make occasional bottom contact and vary the retrieve speed, once the lure has reached it's running depth. Set the hook by cranking faster and sweeping the rod back. Strike can be anything form a bump to loss of wiggle vibrations.
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Tom thank you very much on the info. I now have enough info to go out catch me a lunker...

PS: I have a lure retriever already. lol
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