Rapala X-Rap Saltwater Fishing Lure
Rapala X-Rap Saltwater Fishing Lures are designed for trolling and casting. They come in many colors and several sizes. With their shape, color, body movements, sound etc they provoke predatory species to strike the lure.
Rapala X-Rap Saltwater Fishing Lure Design and Specifications
- top-water, hard-body lures
- they come in numerous colors and patterns
- lures are hand tuned and tank tested
- to be more attractive and provocative, lures have holographic inserts
- strongly built to withstand sharp teeth and strong jaws
- integrated long casting system
- rattle and wiggle when pulled through the water to make them even more tempting
- textured translucent body
Some of the specifications depend on model - 3 models, depending on the body length and corresponding increase in treble hooks sizes:
|Model Number||Running Depth||Body Length||Weight||Treble Hooks|
|SXR10||1.2 - 1.8m||10 cm||13 g||Two No. 3|
|SXR12||1.2 - 2.4m||12cm||22 g||Two No. 2|
|SXR14||1.2 - 2.4m||14cm||43 g||Two No. 2/0|
There are numerous fish species that can be caught on these lures, depending on location, time, season, type of fishing etc.
According to the Rapala web site, lures are available in these colors and patterns: Ayu, Brown Squid, Blue Sardine, Clown, Fluorescent Red Scad, Firetiger, Gold, Glass Ghost, Green Gold Mackerel, Gold Scad, Hot Head, Hot Steel, Olive Green, Pike, Red Bait, Silver, Silver Blue, Silver Blue Mackerel, Sapphire Blue Scad and Spotted Minnow. Some of them are shown on photos to the left.
If you are trolling (from the boat, of course) in deep waters, you can expect various game fish to strike these lures. For such trolling 'Blue Sardine' can be right choice, but also 'Silver' or 'Spotted Minnow'. 'Glass Ghost' also can be used, especially in dawn and dusk and other low light conditions.
Casting - well, it all depends on terrain and small fish that can be found around your position (that small fish is prey for the fish that you are trying to catch). In such circumstances, feel free to throw few slices of bread into the water and observe small fish that gathers around - small mullets and similar species are favorite prey of many predators that lurk and roam in the shallows. Similarly, if you are trolling in the shallows, it is not always the same if you are trolling above rocky or sandy bottom, or you are trolling over sea grass.
In such conditions, it is often good to have several lures and try them. When you catch some game fish, check the content of it's stomach, it can reveal last prey of your catch and that information can be of great help in determining the best lure for you to use.
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