- Gift Vouchers
- Weekly Specials
- Fishing Reels
- Fishing Rods
- Hooks & Terminal Tackle
- Bait & Burley
- Tackle Storage
- BY SPECIES
Nomad DTX Minnow
Up to 500g - $7.80
The DTX Minnow is a revolution in trolling minnows, featuring the Nomad Autotune, Hydrospeed, Diamond Armour and Gorilla Through Wire advanced design technology.
The pat. pending Autotune system was designed over years of testing by Damon Olsen and is a revolution in lure technology that will be applied to all deep diving lures across the Nomad range into the future. The Autotune design provides for 2 key features– maximum diving depth, and the ability to ensure the lure always swims straight.
Bibbed minnows have traditionally been made with an eyelet fixed into the bib of the lure. It is impossible to control the manufacturing process to ensure that this fixed eyelet design is always perfectly centred and the fixed wire eyelet is not bent. Therefore, virtually every type of bibbed minnow made with a fixed wire eyelet in the bib will occasionally either not swim straight out of the box, or will fail to swim straight after one or a few fish. The eyelet is either not straight to start with, or becomes distorted during use.
The pat. pending Autotune system developed by Nomad Design has eliminated this problem. The design eliminates problems during manufacturing and ensure that no matter how many fish you catch, the lure will keep swimming straight. During testing we had lures that had caught over 50 fish, and had been worn through from wahoo and dogtooth teeth to the point of the lure body filling with water, but the lure kept swimming perfectly.
The DTX minnow with Autotune will always swim straight, first time and every time, no matter how many fish you catch.
The other key feature of the Autotune system is the amazing diving depth that can be achieved. The ability of the system to perfectly centre itself every time on the bib means that the tow point can be designed to be as far back on the bib as possible, effectively just forward of the point where the lure becomes unstable and won’t swim. However, having the tow point as close to this “point of not swimming” is what achieves maximum diving depth, but it can only be done with a perfectly centred tow point. Traditional fixed eyelet trolling lures are unable to position the tow point this far back on the bib and have to allow room for error in the manufacturing process.
The pat.pending Autotune system has eliminated this problem and has set a new standard for diving depth in trolling lure design. In addition to the Autotune technology, the concealed Hydrospeed belly eyelet allows faster trolling speeds with single hooks, and ensures the lure is balanced with single hooks, so the DTX minnow just keeps swimming straight and true. The additional belly eyelet in front of the Hydrospeed eyelet is designed to be able to fit an assist hook when targeting large tuna and marlin. For tips on how to rig your DTX minnow for marlin and tuna, please see the website videos.
The DTX 140 is rigged with super strong 5X BKK trebles and is aimed at trolling and casting for stripers, king mackerel, grouper, snappers, cobia and is also ideal for pike and salmon trolling in larger lakes. It is an extremely versatile lure and will reach its maximum diving depth of 25ft+ as slow as 2kn, but can also be trolled offshore at up to 10kn.
The DTX 165 and 200 minnows are rigged with our purpose designed inline single hooks and will reach max. depth between 4.5-8kn. Ideal for tuna, wahoo, king mackerel, yellowtail, mahi mahi, marlin and sailfish, and every other predatory fish in the ocean, The DTX minnow is your first choice in bluewater trolling lures.
Up to 500g - $7.80
Up to 1kg - $9.90
Up to 3kg - $13.50
Up to 5kg - $15.70
Over 5kg / Bulky Items - $19.60
FREE SHIPPING ORDERS OVER $75 (excludes rods, combos and bulky items)
Most orders are shipped via our agent Shippit who use a combination of Couriers Please and other couriers for larger parcels, we also use Australia Post for certain orders.
Due to the cost of shipping to some regional areas we offer shipping to VIC, SA, NSW, QLD & TAS, if you would like something shipped to WA or NT please contact us. New Zealand and International Shipping is not available.
Couriers Please and our other couriers are a door to door service. We can deliver to residential addresses, business addresses and PO boxes however in some cases via Australia Post; we will require a residential/business address due to postage costs and item size. When shipping to a business address please ensure that you specify the business name together with a contact name at the destination. All orders must be signed for on delivery. If no one is available at the address when delivery takes place a postal card will be left and the parcel can be collected from the nearest collection depot or post office at a later time.
Most orders are processed and dispatched within 1-3 business days of the order being placed. Orders take 2-7 working days for delivery, however orders to remote areas may take longer.
Some Shimano products aren't stocked in store however are available to order. These items will be ordered in to our store prior to shipping to you which when in stock take up to 2 business days. If this is the case with your order we will notify you. Some items will state as in stock however this does not mean they are in stock in our store(s).
High Value Items
We reserve the right to hold an order until such time as we have confirmed that the customer legitimate and the credit card is valid to avoid fraudulent transactions.