The AFTCO DC-1 Downrigger release clip has the same features as the OC-1 (except the stainless bail is not gold titanium-nitride coated), and should be attached directly to the cable above the downrigger ball. This is best accomplished by threading one side of the clip onto the cable, then placing a crimp on the cable before passing it through the remaining half of the DC-1. Once the cable has been terminated with the cannonball’s snap, the DC-1 can be positioned approximately one foot above the ball. The crimp should then be “swaged” into place. Note that the DC-1 clip must be positioned with the adjustment-slider “down” or towards the bail. The fishing line should be twisted 5 to 10 times before placing it over the release bail.
Aftco Goldfinger Downrigger Release Clip