Pro-Troll ProChip 11" Flashers with Echip
- Minimum Purchase:
- 1 unit
The ProChip 11 flasher is a top salmon producer in this flasher series. It is 11 inches long and has a diagonal kicker fin on the back side. The kicker fin causes the flasher to kick and spin much more than a conventional 11 inch flasher. It can also be trolled as slow as one mile per hour and it still kicks and spins. This is a big advantage late in the year when the large salmon will not hit a fast trolled bait. The flasher is made of ABS plastic which gives it more brilliant colors and it also will not warp in the sun. It has Pro-Troll's stainless "Easy Spin" ball bearing swivels on both ends and contains the Pro-Troll Electronic EChip for more strikes.
It is important how this flasher and all flashers are rigged. The most important part is the tail leader or the leader between the flasher and the bait or lure you have behind the flasher. Normally about 48 inches for bait and 36 inches to a hoochie will work. This flasher has a big advantage when trolling slow (between 1 and 2 mph). The kicker fin keeps the flasher kicking and spinning even at these slow speeds. Late in the season when the large salmon hogs arrive, most of the time they will not hit a fast moving bait. This flasher is ideal under those circumstances. You can troll slow and still have a good flasher kick.
- Size: 11"
- All ProChip Flashers include the Agitator fin and EChip
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. It's 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
The Pro-Troll ProChip 11 flasher is highly effective in catching salmon in the Columbia River. The above 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.
Northwest Pro-Troll - Pro-Staff Dan Sullivan
Tip: Large Chinook salmon that are getting ready to enter a river to spawn, frequently stay offshore and mill around for a month or so. At that point, they get very lazy and will not hit a fast-trolled bait or lure. The Pro-chip 11 flasher will still rotate and kick at 1.5 miles per hour. Troll it slow under these conditions and you may catch a trophy.
Do to health haven't been able to try them,but a couple buddies borrowed a couple and slammed the chinook using prochip.flasher in silver with protroll bait holders with herring. They are waiting for Thier orders of all the colors.If you two read this I haven't moved so bring back my protroll flashers I'm going fishing after the fourth.