Sorry for the late reply. I agree, been diving without the tail strap, Trident seems to perform much better, the tether drag just makes it very hard to turn around when pulling from the tail. I use a boat hook to lift it back out of the water.
This is the clump weight I’ve been using. Lead wire coiled around the tether, super easy to reposition and in the center there is a light clip I can attach any appropriately sized weight for the day to. I have been attaching the weight about 50’ above the Trident, lower everything until I hit bottom, then bring in 20’ of tether to avoid snagging the weight on anything and driving around there. Seems to be working pretty well, just posted new dive threads done with this set up.