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Fix a DTX Minnow

Old 09-03-2019, 08:49 PM
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Have a couple new 200s with bills that have been beat up pretty good and now they wonít swim, is there a way to tweak them?
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Old 09-03-2019, 09:10 PM
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Somebody said you can do it the same as other diving plugs.
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Old 09-04-2019, 01:35 AM
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Somebody said you can do it the same as other diving plugs.
Howís that?
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Old 09-04-2019, 05:33 AM
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Take pair of pliers and grab the line tie parallel to the bill and gently twist it in the opposite of the direction that you want it to go.
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Old 09-05-2019, 03:29 AM
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Originally Posted by mr buck View Post
Take pair of pliers and grab the line tie parallel to the bill and gently twist it in the opposite of the direction that you want it to go.
its popping out of the water. Meaning itís doing a spiral instead of swimming...the line tie doesnít seem to be off at all.
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Originally Posted by 7raptor View Post


its popping out of the water. Meaning it’s doing a spiral instead of swimming...the line tie doesn’t seem to be off at all.
Its probably favoring one direction in its spiral. The line tie is a flexible plate but the studs it connects to are fixed. Give the line tie a bend with the pliers in opposite direction that its spiraling and see if it helps. If not Lono Ono seems to have the solution. I haven't tried this myself on Nomads yet but works on every other plug...
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G
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If you troll at 8 knots don't get them. I don't know whether to contact them again or not lol.
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Old 09-05-2019, 09:44 PM
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I shouldnít be so harsh. Iíve actually done well running a single minnow behind a 3 oz. trolling sinker at 3-4 knots. In my book thatís their top speed. Flat calm seas might increase that. The sinker keeps the mainline from being straight so it acts as a buffer to wave action. Iím running them on 40# test on soft rods.

I send a minnow down when Iím marking fish deep and thereís plenty bait in the area. Itís a ďHail MaryĒ pass but it has put fish on my boat at times they would not come to the surface.
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Old 09-06-2019, 01:20 PM
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