Rigging the ProChip 8 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. This flasher has been endorsed by nearly every Charter

Captain or Professional fisherman that has tried it. It is also a consistent derby winner.

 

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 8 Flasher Rigging with Downrigger

The same type setup can be used with a drop sinker, a dipsey diver or a planer:

Captain Pete Lahosky runs the Prime Time Fishing Team on Lake Ontario. He has won almost every major salmon derby on the Lake including the prestigious Challenge Cup. He has fished the ProChip 8 as his primary flasher for the last two seasons. One of his favorite setups is running the ProChip 8 eight feet behind a wire line dipsey diver. He runs a white and pearl fly 22 inches behind the flasher. His comments were, "The ProChip 8 just seemed to call kings to it. This rig outfished similar set-ups with everything else the same but the flasher by a 2:1 margin."

And on the West Coast:

 

Captain Barry Canevaro Charters for salmon on the Pacific Ocean outside the San

Francisco Golden Gate. He is recognized as one of the top salmon producers in Northern

California. He runs the ProChip 8 in two different setups. Early in the season when the

salmon are actively feeding he will run the flasher on a downrigger. He runs it 25 feet

behind the downrigger cable with either a Pro-Troll Roto Chip bait holder rigged with an

anchovy or a hootchie. He uses a tail leader length of 36 inches. Late in the season when

the large spawners congregate outside the Golden Gate, he changes to a 1 1/2 lb. drop

sinker 30 inches in front of the flasher. He uses a 30 inch tail leader with an anchovy in the

Roto Chip. With this setup he will troll as slow as 1 MPH. His comments are, "I have never

seen any flasher catch fish like the ProChip 8. My preferred color is the glow in the dark

white. For the last two months of the season it caught more fish everyday than any other

setup on my boat. One of the reasons I feel it is so effective is that I can drop my trolling speed to as slow and 1 MPH and still get good flasher action. This gets the 30 to 40 lb. spawners that will not hit a fast trolled bait late in the season".

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.  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.

 

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 Diagrams

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