Has anyone discovered a rigging method to keep these things (DTX and MadMac) in the water. Would putting a swivel (like the maraunder) on the rear hook keep these running straight? I saw that for BFT the recommendations were to use a big treble on the rear on the MadMac. The DTX wouldn’t troll with the treble. The difficulty with these seems to involve boat speed and prop wash - quite the puzzle using these on different boats.
Great question. When You come by the shop next time ask me about tuning up your Nomad lures so you can fix those few lures that do not track correctly.. I have shown hundreds of folks on my long range trips how to use the bending of both the aft and rear flat harness connections to rudder the lure.. This applies to any and all lures to assist in not only getting them to track correctly as well as to possibly add a bit of extra vibration in certain trolling lures..
In short, the rear flat harness connection can act like a rudder on a sailboat..Thus if you bend the aft connection to the port side, the lure will go to port and visa versa to go to starboard. Though we hope the lure swims right out of the gate, when you get one that will not track, 98% of the time I can get them to straighten out by working with first the rear hook connection to the lure, which is a flat section of the harness as well as the front flat connection point to balance the lure..
Yes, I have run across a couple of trolling lures that I could not fix but the overwhelming majority I have had success..
The Key, is not bending the harness against the lure body as that may cost a cracking of the body.. Rather I use my appropriately sized channel locks to cause the harness to bend against the channel locks rather than against the body..
I look forward to seeing you at the shop or show Steve.