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Old 09-25-2018, 06:59 AM
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anyone use this trolling for wahoo? success? how do you have it rigged up? to single strand wire/ cable/ mono? any input appreciated .
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Old 09-25-2018, 08:50 AM
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Nomad Dtx Minnow

lots on info on that thread. I havenít had the chance to run it more than a couple times since getting the new ones. They seem to track pretty well and stay down. I have single strand wire running straight off the lure to my snap. Some guys have put swivels in between the hooks and lures. I may experiment with that myself although I have not lost any fish on it yet.
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I've only had the opportunity to pull mine twice. No wahoos but I've caught Ajs (deep ledge) and bonitas (trolling around schools of them). I originally bought 5 and they looked so good that I bought 6 more. I rigged my first set with #10 wire to a solid ring to the split ring that came on the lure. I'm planning on rigging my 2nd set with heavy fluorocarbon as I have been fishing pretty clean water. In 90%+ of the pics I see of plug caught wahoo the attachment point on the lip is in front of the fish's face. If I was solely targeting wahoo and in dirty water I'd stay all wire but I feel like trying out mono is worth a shot in clean water.

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the youtube video that nomad has regarding rigging the dtx. they say don't use any hardware , just rig it straight to the lure. well the Gen 2, they started to ship them with a split right on the lip. The Gen 1 didnt have a split ring. So why did they start shipping the Gen 2 with a split ring, but on their video as to how to rig them, they state to not use any hardware and rig straight to the lure. This is what is confusing. I have sent them an email, but haven't heard back yet.

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Originally Posted by PelagicHunter View Post
So why did they start shipping the Gen 2 with a split ring
My guess is the split ring frees up the attachment point and allows the lure to run better. Over time, a split ring can cut wire and mono, that's why I add the small solid ring.
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Originally Posted by Southern Hooker View Post
My guess is the split ring frees up the attachment point and allows the lure to run better. Over time, a split ring can cut wire and mono, that's why I add the small solid ring.

yeah i think your definitely right. this video pretty much says what you just said

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THT Members I understand the confusion about the split rings I have reached out Nomad about making some updated rigging videos using the new Gen 2 Minnows.
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I rigged one on #10 AFW bright singlestrand wire, and the plug broke the loop in the haywire in less than 10 minutes. Bad batch of wire maybe, but pretty disappointing way to blow $40.
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Originally Posted by Greyrob80 View Post
I rigged one on #10 AFW bright singlestrand wire, and the plug broke the loop in the haywire in less than 10 minutes. Bad batch of wire maybe, but pretty disappointing way to blow $40.
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Originally Posted by Southern Hooker View Post
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Should have mentioned I took off the split ring and had the twist straight to the lure.
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Bought 3 here to try out. I'm rigging with 80lb flouro.
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Originally Posted by Striker Tackle View Post
THT Members I understand the confusion about the split rings I have reached out Nomad about making some updated rigging videos using the new Gen 2 Minnows.
Nomad need to make them with solid rings and bin the split ring nonsense.
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Originally Posted by Greyrob80 View Post
Should have mentioned I took off the split ring and had the twist straight to the lure.
That will do it too. I've seen it happen with marauder style lures. Wire straight to the loop on the head, the wiggling action of the lure combined with the pressure on that connection is not good on single strand. IMO the ideal setup is just a solid ring onto the "eye" of the lure. Braid speedsters are setup this way.
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Originally Posted by Southern Hooker View Post
That will do it too. I've seen it happen with marauder style lures. Wire straight to the loop on the head, the wiggling action of the lure combined with the pressure on that connection is not good on single strand. IMO the ideal setup is just a solid ring onto the "eye" of the lure. Braid speedsters are setup this way.
What size solid ring are you using? Thanks.
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I have a few of these and here is what Ive had troubles with and what Ive had success with.
I broke one off with wire and a haywire twist as the video shows. I think the vibration is a problem. Ive done well with 250lb cable looped and crimped.
I also have found switching the trailing hook to a 4x treble results in more hook ups than the trailing in line.
I only target wahoo with these.

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That will do it too. I've seen it happen with marauder style lures. Wire straight to the loop on the head, the wiggling action of the lure combined with the pressure on that connection is not good on single strand. IMO the ideal setup is just a solid ring onto the "eye" of the lure. Braid speedsters are setup this way.
Ive been running Yo-Zuri Bonitaís on single wire for years w/o problems. To be clear, Iím not blaming Nomad. I assume I did something wrong or had bad wire. Had a few other rigs get broken off on the same wire that day. Iím not giving up on this lure. How does one attach a solid ring? Split ring between solid and lure? Edumacate me!
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Originally Posted by tridogs View Post
I have a few of these and here is what Ive had troubles with and what Ive had success with.
I broke one off with wire and a haywire twist as the video shows. I think the vibration is a problem. Ive done well with 250lb cable looped and crimped.
I also have found switching the trailing hook to a 4x treble results in more hook ups than the trailing in line.
I only target wahoo with these.
been thinking about the treble hook idea,i see lots of strikes with no hook up..
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been thinking about the treble hook idea,i see lots of strikes with no hook up..
ever since taking a Mann stretch to the leg, thanks to a green kingfish, treble hooks and I are no longer friends
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Originally Posted by dukman22 View Post
What size solid ring are you using? Thanks.
Just dug them out #5 Owner on the solid ring. On lures that don't have a factory ring I use a Spro #6 split ring. I have some of the old 10" yo-zuris that i'll sometimes use HST and I don't have the packaging but the rings are a slight bit bigger. I rigged them all prior to this new style of hook so they all have double split rings and 7732s.
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Ive been running Yo-Zuri Bonita’s on single wire for years w/o problems. To be clear, I’m not blaming Nomad. I assume I did something wrong or had bad wire. Had a few other rigs get broken off on the same wire that day. I’m not giving up on this lure. How does one attach a solid ring? Split ring between solid and lure? Edumacate me!

The only times I've seen a yo-zuri break the single strand (which admittedly is very few) was when they were being pulled pretty hard. Also, one was on fairly light wire the guy used because he had it leftover from live bait kingfish rigs. If you look at the towpoint on the nomad, its wide and just has a hole straight through it. There is really no beveling or rounded edge like on a yo-zuri bonita. I'm no engineer but I am OCD and basically a 90deg angle with curved ss wire seems like an issue.

But yeah you're right on with your questions. Check out the pic I posted on post #3. I'm not a fan of bulky connections so its a small ring compared to the factory split ring but it is a 150lb rating. Honestly, you could probably use #10+ wire and 200+lb mono directly to the split and never have an issue. I think the bulk of the problem is with lighter stuff that the edge of the split ring "could" dig into. If you were going to run 60# fluorocarbon leader for tuna I definitely use the solid ring, heavy stuff I wouldn't really sweat it and would just keep an eye on it every now and then. You'll most likely be changing out the leader for other reasons first. - which is another good reason to have a split ring in the connection.. you can pre-make leaders and if one gets kinked / chafed you can easily just pop a new one onto the split ring.

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