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Re: The art of trolling Rapalas
« Reply #40 on: December 25, 2018, 09:58:54 am »
Morning guys and merry Christmas
I was thinking of getting some new lures but will stick to helco's then
Thanks for the feedback

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Re: The art of trolling Rapalas
« Reply #41 on: December 25, 2018, 10:06:35 am »
I been running mine for more than 6 months (probably over 50 trips) and they still good, hooks are rusting yes but nothing more than any other treble
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Re: The art of trolling Rapalas
« Reply #42 on: January 11, 2019, 10:28:43 pm »
After hooking up a Black Marlin on the Extremes and not being able to leader it at the boat with 0.80mm leader I tried something new and rigged them with 1.6mm leader crimped with a saddle on the solid ring. At least if we hook another bill we can leader it.
I was worried they would not swim and would jump but they did not and swam very well with our spread, I did notice they do run slightly shallower with the thicker leader but they did not pop out at all.
I have also observed that they do not like to run well in the prop wash, but on the side they run sweet.
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Re: The art of trolling Rapalas
« Reply #43 on: January 12, 2019, 08:13:06 am »
Mike, my I suggest you rig them with J hooks.... if marlin is on your list it may help with proper hook ups? Do it with some dynema (GT plug style)....

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