Curious as to how fast you run your 4 or 5 " Tomic Tubbies compared to regular plugs.. Also just wondering if PowerPro downrigger braid (or similar braid products) lose their smooth coating over time and then create more blowback. I've been told when running plugs "If you think you're going fast enough..then go faster". Well I can't. I can get about 3 to 3 1/2 mph max for a plug and then I get too much blowback off the braid. I can have 240ft of d-line out but I'm not even down 140ft. So I have to go slower so the c/balls will sink back down. Now admittedly with the 12 lb balls I use, they are not the greatest for this. But I've got old Scotty riggers and I doubt they'll take 15's or 20's. Even with 12's the belt will sometimes jump lugs hauling up when underway. So I've been using Tubby plugs to cut the speed. Not sure I'm going right speed though. My PowerPro d/line is about three years old. I know one plug guru who uses wire because he says there's less blowback with wire at plug speeds. The other day I had 225ft of braid d/line out and I wasn't scraping bottom in 160ft of water.....and this is at 2.30 mph. I know the Tubbies were designed to be trolled slower... What's your speed for these?