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Tuning your lure

Predatek lures are factory adjusted for medium retrieve speeds.

You may need to tune your lure if:

  • The towing eyelet or plate is bent from impact or the stress of fighting fish
  • You want to troll the lure at its maximum speed tolerance (see product data sheets for speed limits of each model)

How do you know the lure is not tuned?

If the lure will not track straight it is likely to be out of tune. That is, it pulls to one side, or surfaces, at higher speeds.

Unless the tow point (wire or plate) is perfectly aligned with the midline, the lure will not swim straight. Tuning is the process of accurately aligning it by trial and error.

How to tune your lure?

Tuning simply involves bending the towing wire loop or plate to the left or right using long nosed pliers.

Do this in small steps and re-test the lure each time until it swims straight at the required speed. If you bend too far the lure will start pulling to the opposite side. It's a matter of fine adjustments until alignment is achieved.

The rules

If the lure tracks LEFT, bend tow point to the right.
If the lure tracks RIGHT, bend the tow point to the left.
 
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