Rigging the ProChip 11 Flasher
The ProChip 8 and ProChip 11 flashers may represent the most significant flasher
development in decades. The spin and kick design combined with the EChip is outfishing
everything on the market. They have several rigging advantages. (1) They can be fished very
effectively with a variety of setups including downriggers, 2 or 3 lb. drop sinkers, dipsey
divers or other planers. (2) The front leader length can be as short as 4 feet and still get an
effective tail kick which attracts salmon and gives lots of action to the bait, hootchie or fly at the back. (3) It can be trolled as slow as 1 MPH and still provide a strong tail kick. This is a big advantage when fishing for mature salmon that will not hit a fast moving bait or lure. Conventional flashers must be trolled at 2 MPH or more to get a good tail kick.
NOTE: The fin is at the back end of the flasher
Typical ProChip 11 Flasher Rigging
The Pro-Troll ProChip 11 flasher is highly effective in catching salmon in the Columbia River. Its big advantage is the action provided by the diagonal kicker fin on the back and its electronic EChip attractor. Equally important are the brass grommets, welded rings and stainless steel swivels as they provide a smooth bearing point that allows the Pro-Chip flasher to rotate very easily at slow speeds.. The diagram shows a typical rigging setup. This rig works best when trolled in the direction the river is flowing. In the tide water section of the river, it is typically trolled in the same direction as the tide is flowing. When fished in the upper sections of rivers, it works best when “forward trolled” downstream in the same direction as the river is flowing. However, if you prefer, it can be back trolled as well. (This is when the bow of the boat is pointed upstream and you slowly back the boat down the river). It is effective when trolled as slow as 1 mph or as fast as 4 mph. Most fishermen troll at a speed where their rod tip pulses one time per second. In the ocean or in open water, see the instructions for rigging the HC11 flashers.
Pro-Troll Pro-Staff Dan Sullivan
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Rigging the Pro-Troll Flashers