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Old 07-11-2019, 07:35 PM
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Thank you for the intel. I have run three at a time with nothing else in the spread for king mackerel but it is a challenge running more than one deep diving plug. I did get a tangled mess once and have since cut back to running two but staggered big time. I think its best generally speaking to limit things to one swimming deep diving plug in the spread at a time. when you are pulling ballyhoo and a nomad do you have more success on your meat than the nomad?
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Old 07-11-2019, 07:41 PM
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thanks striker. I have those colors and got the purple fusilier from you. that is the distance that I normally run mine.
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Old 07-11-2019, 07:43 PM
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Thanks.
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Old 07-11-2019, 07:48 PM
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You don;t need bent butts. they will get down deeper with bent butts. I've run them off 5'6" roller rods for wahoo and off 7 foot ugly stiks for kiing mackerel. definitely don't need bent butts , but all things will stay deeper on bent butts. i think they asked for a pick to see the tow point. i think the gen 1 lures didn't have the split ring. so if you have a split ring i think you likely have a gen 2 but double check with stirker or nomad.
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Old 07-11-2019, 07:54 PM
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I am not a fan of the hooks that come with them. I swap out the tail hook with a strong stainless steel hook after adding a spro power swivel and additional split ring.
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Old 07-11-2019, 08:03 PM
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Originally Posted by Hoo Hunter View Post
You don;t need bent butts. they will get down deeper with bent butts. I've run them off 5'6" roller rods for wahoo and off 7 foot ugly stiks for kiing mackerel. definitely don't need bent butts , but all things will stay deeper on bent butts. i think they asked for a pick to see the tow point. i think the gen 1 lures didn't have the split ring. so if you have a split ring i think you likely have a gen 2 but double check with stirker or nomad.
you are correct about the the Gen 1ís not having split rings and they also have a different tow point
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Old 07-12-2019, 05:37 AM
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Striker, do you have any info and/or a delivery date for the 220 released yesterday at ICAST? Seems to be a beefier, deeper diving version of the 200 and rated for 12kts from what they said in video. I've had success with the 200, so excited to try a 220.
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Old 07-12-2019, 06:14 AM
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I have not heard anything yet as far as delivery. We will get some when they are available. I will keep everyone updated
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Old 07-12-2019, 07:47 AM
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After seeing all the hype but remaining skeptical I purchased a 200mm in purple fusciller over the winter. I ran it for the first time at the canyons yesterday and it would not stay in the water at 7.5 mph in calm water. I tied direct to the split ring on the plug with 100lb mono. Is there a way to tune these things or did I just get a lemon?
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Old 07-12-2019, 10:28 AM
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Check out this rigging video

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Old 07-15-2019, 07:22 AM
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Originally Posted by Striker Tackle View Post
Thanks but all i did was tie direct with 130lb and uni knot and it wouldn't stay in the water. My buddy swapped it out his same nomad in a different color and it worked fine.
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Old 07-15-2019, 03:23 PM
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Originally Posted by mr buck View Post
After seeing all the hype but remaining skeptical I purchased a 200mm in purple fusciller over the winter. I ran it for the first time at the canyons yesterday and it would not stay in the water at 7.5 mph in calm water. I tied direct to the split ring on the plug with 100lb mono. Is there a way to tune these things or did I just get a lemon?
Let me know what you find out because I wish I could get mine to stay in at my regular 8 knot speed.
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Old 07-15-2019, 05:20 PM
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Originally Posted by mr buck View Post
Thanks but all i did was tie direct with 130lb and uni knot and it wouldn't stay in the water. My buddy swapped it out his same nomad in a different color and it worked fine.
i donít know if adding a solid ring to the split makes a difference but Iíve never had issue with them blowing out and I add an owner solid to the split. Also I crimp a small loop whether using 49 strand or heavy fluorocarbon . Donít know if the loop as opposed to a tight knot makes any difference
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Old 07-15-2019, 05:35 PM
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Originally Posted by jcor925 View Post
Had the front hook break off the other day on a bigeye. Not impressed at all. Just the split ring was left.
there is a captain in New York that I used to know that use to pull rapala X-raps for tuna. He always swapped out the trebles with owner 9/0 in line single hooks on the rapalas. You might try that. But I havenít read reports of issues with the nomad hooks breaking . They do rust quickly even if putting in fresh water after using them
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Old 07-16-2019, 04:02 PM
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Originally Posted by TCBDawg View Post
Striker, do you have any info and/or a delivery date for the 220 released yesterday at ICAST? Seems to be a beefier, deeper diving version of the 200 and rated for 12kts from what they said in video. I've had success with the 200, so excited to try a 220.

This came directly from my contact at Nomad in Australia

The new DTX 220 LRS and also the MadMacs fast trolling warrior will be landing towards the end of this year. We are hopefully to start sending to store around early November if all goes to plan.
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Old 07-20-2019, 02:14 PM
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Originally Posted by TCBDawg View Post
Striker, do you have any info and/or a delivery date for the 220 released yesterday at ICAST? Seems to be a beefier, deeper diving version of the 200 and rated for 12kts from what they said in video. I've had success with the 200, so excited to try a 220.

Check out the new video of the DTX 220 from Nomad. We already have some on order and should have them the end of the year. Until then we have DTX 200, DTX 165 and DTX 140 in stock at Striker Offshore Tackle

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Old 07-20-2019, 02:29 PM
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These are Awesome at catching fisherman...actual fish not so much!
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Old 07-20-2019, 03:01 PM
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I know guys that catch fish on em, just not me. Shame too because I was an early adopter.
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Old 07-21-2019, 08:59 PM
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If you have a nomad that wonít swim right just try calling the phone number for them and theyíll send you new ones. Some will not swim at all no matter how you rig them. Mono, wire, cable, flouro etc. short lengths long lengths. Yadda yadda.
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