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Old 12-08-2019, 12:42 PM
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I've heard good things about these lures so I decided to add on to the tackle box. However, things did not work out as hoped. Regardless of speed the lure keeps coming out of the water. I've tried a variety of speeds from 6.5mph up to 10.5 mph, nothing works. According to the specs this lure should troll at the speeds I've tried and then some and should dive to 12+ meters. Has anyone else had this problem or know how to fix it?
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I hate to even be the first one to say.... try the search function, but you really should. I think there is a post that is already several pages deep in here covering the same subject. Hope this helps.

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Originally Posted by tgrady View Post
I hate to even be the first one to say.... try the search function, but you really should. I think there is a post that is already several pages deep in here covering the same subject. Hope this helps.
Crap I never even thought of doing that....my bad. Guess I was more interested in the 49 / Saints game. Thanks, I'll definitely go do a search.
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call them..they'll replace it
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To answer your last question.... yes & throw them away and buy Rapalas or Halcos.

You can try to get the DTXs to work by using very light leader and tuning them the old school way with a needle nose pliers, but that may or may not work.
Old 12-08-2019, 07:39 PM
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Surprised you didn't read all of the bad things about these lures too. There are quite a few posts on them right here on THT. The phrase 'all show and no go' comes to mind.
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All are junk we had, told to run 300ft back to keep them down. Precision tuned, right, the Yugos of HST lures. MHO
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I may be the outlier but the 200's have been an amazing wahoo lure for me. I've had 4 DTX's over the last 2 years and all have run perfect. I rig with single strand with thimble's. I troll at 6-9 knots and they never break the surface even down sea. I used to run a zwing on one side and a DTX on the other. The DTX's out caught the z-wing on almost ever trip. I now run two DTX almost every time out.
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Originally Posted by Bucklene View Post
I may be the outlier but the 200's have been an amazing wahoo lure for me. I've had 4 DTX's over the last 2 years and all have run perfect. I rig with single strand with thimble's. I troll at 6-9 knots and they never break the surface even down sea. I used to run a zwing on one side and a DTX on the other. The DTX's out caught the z-wing on almost ever trip. I now run two DTX almost every time out.

Some guys have had amazing results and some have had issues with them. The lures like a bent butt rod and trolled in the flat line position.

Here is a rigging video for them
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Originally Posted by Striker Tackle View Post
Some guys have had amazing results and some have had issues with them. The lures like a bent butt rod and trolled in the flat line position.

Here is a rigging video for them https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uQtaKuDy_eg
I fish one DTX directly off a bent butt and the other on strait butt with a flat line clip.
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Old 12-09-2019, 01:11 PM
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I used 5 of them yesterday. Ran perfect until I caught a fish on them. After one fish on each one they would not track straight again. Had to go back to stretch 30s. Had one fish break the lip off one
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Originally Posted by Krisdag8 View Post
I used 5 of them yesterday. Ran perfect until I caught a fish on them. After one fish on each one they would not track straight again. Had to go back to stretch 30s. Had one fish break the lip off one
I bet that's what happened to mine as I recall it being very good the first time I used it. Caught a good sized King Mack and put it away. Now is keeps popping out the water even if I slow my trolling speed down.
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Originally Posted by Striker Tackle View Post
Some guys have had amazing results and some have had issues with them. The lures like a bent butt rod and trolled in the flat line position.

Here is a rigging video for them https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uQtaKuDy_eg
love these, but Ive experienced the same challenges as other. Watching this video, Im convinced if you Fart during rigging it wont run true after a strike. There is a design flaw Gen 7 will fix.
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Originally Posted by Bucklene View Post
I may be the outlier but the 200's have been an amazing wahoo lure for me. I've had 4 DTX's over the last 2 years and all have run perfect. I rig with single strand with thimble's. I troll at 6-9 knots and they never break the surface even down sea. I used to run a zwing on one side and a DTX on the other. The DTX's out caught the z-wing on almost ever trip. I now run two DTX almost every time out.
I'm learning lot's of new stuff today. Thanks for this post. I've never thought of putting a hook on a z-wing and for whatever dumb reason using a thimble on single strand never crossed my mind either.....
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If you get a good one it'll work good for you, but I only seen about half of them run right out of the box. And that's the generation 2 run on a bent butt in the corner on straight 130lb leader at 5-7 kts. They can also be one and done lures. Nomad will replace lemons but its a bit of a process. Shouldn't be happening at that price!.
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Be a pretty Christmas ornament.
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Be a pretty Christmas ornament.
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meritmat, yours ain’t workin because you have too much tag hangin out the crimp. It’s a sports car.

Now if only I can’t figure out why mine don’t work over 4 mph. I’ve rigged them as light as 30# main to a tiny spro wind on swivel to 18” of thin solid. Ran them from 40’ to 240’ all but flat-lined from out rodders. All four spend most of their time on surface once I hit 5 mph.

I have caught wahoo on them at 3 mph though, that’s pretty amazing!

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