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    Using the Zwing with a Downrigger

    Step 1: Connect your downrigger tow line to the center hole of the Zwing bracket – this is your tow point. The smooth hydrodynamic design puts you in complete control of depth and lateral location of your line.

    Step 2: Deploy to desired depth. Add 5’ – 10’ of extra line to compensate for trolling angle and blowback.

    Step 3: Connect fishing line to downrigger cord.

    Note: The Zwing performance may vary due to tide and current. Be sure to match cable strength with downward force. See Chart Below for downward pull force caused by Zwing.




    Using the Zwing With a Bahama Rig

    Step 1: Unwind the line from Cuban Yo-Yo until you reach the desired depth you would like for the Zwing to depress to. Add 5’ – 10’ of extra line to compensate for trolling angle and blowback.

    Step 2: Once you have the line unraveled to the desired length, tie the line off to a cleat at the stern of the boat.

    Step 3: Attach the swivel to the center hole of the Zwing - this is your tow point. The smooth hydrodynamic design puts you in complete control of depth and lateral location of your line.

    Step 4: At a slow trolling speed, deploy the Zwing off the stern and feed the line into the water until it becomes tight. Once the line is tight you are ready to drag some bait.

    Step 5: Connect fishing line to the downrigger cord.

    Note: The Zwing performance may vary due to tide and current. Be sure to match cable strength with downward force. See Chart Below for downward pull force caused by Zwing.




    Attaching the Fishing Line to the Downrigger Cord

    There are a variety of setup options:

    1. Using rubber bands and snaps

    Duolock Snap
    Snap Swivel


    2. Using a quick release clip

     




    Trolling Depth and Pull Pressure

    *All numbers are approximate measures

    Zwing 150 (20 foot depth) - Center Hole

    Speed MPH (knots) Pull Force (lbs) Angle From Vertical (degrees)
    2 (1.73) 5 16
    4 (3.48) 11 19
    6 (5.21) 25 21
    8 (6.95) 35 24
    10 (8.69) 50 27
    12 (10.43) 70 28

    Zwing 350 (20 foot depth) - Center Hole

     Speed MPH (knots) Pull Force Angle From Vertical (degrees)
    2 (1.73) 7 15
    4 (3.48) 14 18
    6 (5.21) 28 19
    8 (6.95) 45 22
    10 (8.69) 60 24
    12 (10.43) 75 27

    Length of Tow Cord Calculation

    Desired Depth (ft) Angle of Descent (degrees)  Angle From Vertical (degrees)
    10 16 10.3
    10 20 10.6
    10 30 11.5
    10 40 13.1



    Additional Tips and Information

    Be sure to always connect your tow line to the center hole on the Zwing bracket.

    The Zwing is a hydrodynamic depressor. Extreme care should be taken when trolling at high speeds to avoid damage to equipment. Increased speed will create increased downward force.