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Old 10-24-2018, 08:49 AM
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hmmm...what colors in the 140
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Old 10-24-2018, 08:56 AM
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hmmm...what colors in the 140
Fireball red head

bleeding mullet

purple phantom

spanish Mackerel

sardine.
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Old 01-21-2019, 08:59 AM
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A lot of great info on this thread.

I have a question about rod and reel setups for these lures. In the rigging video from DTX, they compared the lures to a performance sports car, and how subtleties in rigging will affect performance.

That being said, surely the rod, and mainline would have an affect on performance. What would be the ideal setup to get these lures to hit the advertised speed and depth?

Also as more of a finesse fisherman, what would be the minimum required setup to get adequate performance and fishing experience from these lures? For example, could I expect my avet lx 6.0 on a 20-40lb 7’ rod to fish a 200 size?
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Old 01-21-2019, 12:39 PM
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Originally Posted by bluewatermafia View Post
A lot of great info on this thread.

I have a question about rod and reel setups for these lures. In the rigging video from DTX, they compared the lures to a performance sports car, and how subtleties in rigging will affect performance.

That being said, surely the rod, and mainline would have an affect on performance. What would be the ideal setup to get these lures to hit the advertised speed and depth?

Also as more of a finesse fisherman, what would be the minimum required setup to get adequate performance and fishing experience from these lures? For example, could I expect my avet lx 6.0 on a 20-40lb 7’ rod to fish a 200 size?
Good Question this one. The mainline has a big effect on performance. Quite simply, the thinner the mainline the deeper it goes. We've had DTX 200 minnows go to 50ft when run long on 50lb braid. We are talking 300ft back here, but if you want to go super deep they need to be out the back.

Ideal setup would be using 80lb braid(blatant plug - we make a great braid called Pandora Braid that is super Abrasion resistant and very thin), and a 150lb mono shock leader of about 6ft connected to the wire leader shown in the video.

The key point is the connection to the lure, keep it very small as per what we say in the video, this has a lot of impact on the action.

This setup trolled 200-250ft back is going to get you high speed and maximum depth of 40ft+. You can troll them closer at 100ft back and catch plenty of fish, but they'll go to maybe 20-25ft.
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Old 01-21-2019, 02:43 PM
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Any product testing in the 200s at 5-6 knots about 50-75 ft back? We’ve had a few strikes on our flat line clips off transom
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Old 01-21-2019, 03:43 PM
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Originally Posted by Nomad Design Tackle View Post
Good Question this one. The mainline has a big effect on performance. Quite simply, the thinner the mainline the deeper it goes. We've had DTX 200 minnows go to 50ft when run long on 50lb braid. We are talking 300ft back here, but if you want to go super deep they need to be out the back.

Ideal setup would be using 80lb braid(blatant plug - we make a great braid called Pandora Braid that is super Abrasion resistant and very thin), and a 150lb mono shock leader of about 6ft connected to the wire leader shown in the video.

The key point is the connection to the lure, keep it very small as per what we say in the video, this has a lot of impact on the action.

This setup trolled 200-250ft back is going to get you high speed and maximum depth of 40ft+. You can troll them closer at 100ft back and catch plenty of fish, but they'll go to maybe 20-25ft.
any suggestions for ideal rod and reel choice? Bent or straight butt? Rod holder angle? Swivel base?
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Old 01-22-2019, 12:16 PM
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Originally Posted by bluewatermafia View Post


any suggestions for ideal rod and reel choice? Bent or straight butt? Rod holder angle? Swivel base?
We've tried running these with several setups. The best all around rods we found are with 80# bents with swivel tips off the flatline holder. I'm using an 80 Tiagra with 100# braid since we have hooked up both bluefin and bigeyes on these.
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Old 01-22-2019, 03:14 PM
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Has anyone run trebles on the 200?
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Old 01-22-2019, 03:19 PM
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Originally Posted by bluewatermafia View Post


any suggestions for ideal rod and reel choice? Bent or straight butt? Rod holder angle? Swivel base?
we've done it on 30 wides with 30-60lb class rods tolling at 8 knots for wahoo. I wouldn't want anything smaller
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Originally Posted by evanP220 View Post
we've done it on 30 wides with 30-60lb class rods tolling at 8 knots for wahoo. I wouldn't want anything smaller
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Old 02-16-2019, 02:07 PM
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Wahoo are the ultimate small tackle fish. Avet lx or hx with 30-50 lb mono and a trolling lure(caveat we don't use nomads as they cost far 2 much when u lose 6 in a day) we use halo laser pro 190 2m runners in gold. actually we use tld 25 w 30lb mono with fish that are all about 20kg w plenty going bigger. Fight one on tackle like this which is not light but easy on the body and u will gain a new appreciation for the fight of the fish. they run wide, they run deep, they go up and down and all around.
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Old 02-16-2019, 03:39 PM
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Any word on whether Nomad is looking into a welded split ring?
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Would a thimble around the wire connected to the split ring be overkill?
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Any word on whether Nomad is looking into a welded split ring?

I have requested that change but I have not heard anything yet
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Old 03-14-2019, 08:24 PM
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Stupid question: can you cast nomad dtx? Or madcad is better to cast?
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Old 03-15-2019, 04:36 AM
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Stupid question: can you cast nomad dtx? Or madcad is better to cast?

The Madscad would be better to cast and it can also be trolled. It’s a very versatile lure
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The Madscad would be better to cast and it can also be trolled. It’s a very versatile lure
thank you for your response. personally which would you prefer?
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thank you for your response. personally which would you prefer?

For trolling I would use the DTX minnow and for casting I would prefer the Madscad
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I examined these closely at the Edison show today, and they really seem a must have. We've used CD 30's for big eyes, I'm definitely going to change it up 2019.
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Old 03-22-2019, 12:57 AM
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I’ve used my dtx for trolling tuna at 7 mph and they ran great. Has anyone tried running them slower like 3-4 mph. Might be killer on striped bass if they still have nice action at the slow speed
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