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Re: The art of trolling Rapalas
« Reply #20 on: July 26, 2018, 10:48:24 am »
Tomorrow we are going to run a tangle free 9 lure Rapala Spread. This will be a first for me

Shot Gun - X Rap Xtreme
Outside Riggers - X Rap Xtremes x2
Inside Riggers - X Rap Xtremes x2
On Scotty's straight out the side - X-Rap 30s x2
Gunnels - X-Rap 40s x2
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Re: The art of trolling Rapalas
« Reply #21 on: July 27, 2018, 05:19:47 pm »
9 Rapala's trolled perfectly with 5 off the riggers, sea was big and close and still no problem, no tangles. No Tuna but we hooked 8 Sarda Sarda of the Xtremes run in the clear water off the riggers and shotgun and 4 Bonnies off the X Rap 30s and 40s run off the gunnels.
Tried different speeds, got hook ups on the Xtremes at 10knots, 8knots, 6knots and 3Knots, all positions produced a fish.

Had an interesting thing happen, one Sarda took one lure and then when being fought it hit another lure that it passed clean out the water and got hooked in mid air and so ended up hooked with 2 lures. Only had Dorado do stuff like this before.
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Re: The art of trolling Rapalas
« Reply #22 on: July 27, 2018, 05:27:24 pm »
I have been told that the Xtremes will be available at tackle shops from end September early October. I do not know pricing.
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Re: The art of trolling Rapalas
« Reply #23 on: August 19, 2018, 03:47:27 pm »
Xtremes starting to produce
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Re: The art of trolling Rapalas
« Reply #24 on: November 23, 2018, 03:18:36 pm »
I have been told that the Xtremes will be available at tackle shops from end September early October. I do not know pricing.

R335.00 at Kingfisher :unhap..........(less BF 20%) :-) Just need to pull it now!!
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Re: The art of trolling Rapalas
« Reply #25 on: November 23, 2018, 05:36:54 pm »
Very nice. Hope you got the red and white one as I been getting good fish on that  :happ:
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Re: The art of trolling Rapalas
« Reply #26 on: November 24, 2018, 09:18:15 am »
I have been told that the Xtremes will be available at tackle shops from end September early October. I do not know pricing.

R335.00 at Kingfisher :unhap..........(less BF 20%) :-) Just need to pull it now!!

Not so sure about that BF special... they were selling for R299 5 weeks ago!! Mark up to discount down???

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Re: The art of trolling Rapalas
« Reply #27 on: November 24, 2018, 12:42:54 pm »
I have been told that the Xtremes will be available at tackle shops from end September early October. I do not know pricing.

R335.00 at Kingfisher :unhap..........(less BF 20%) :-) Just need to pull it now!!

Not so sure about that BF special... they were selling for R299 5 weeks ago!! Mark up to discount down???

Sorry, that was BM that had them for R299...

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Re: The art of trolling Rapalas
« Reply #28 on: November 26, 2018, 08:03:12 am »
Very nice. Hope you got the red and white one as I been getting good fish on that  :happ:

I want to test this one first, as long as it stays at 15kts (slowest cruising speed) and I can pull it on lighter 20-25lb tackle I will get another :wahoo: :wahoo: :wahoo: :rck"
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Re: The art of trolling Rapalas
« Reply #29 on: November 29, 2018, 11:50:41 am »
GET THEM, they are awesome. As Mike says, the Red Head and the Dorrado colours are awesome.
We had very good results with them in Inhaca.
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Re: The art of trolling Rapalas
« Reply #30 on: November 29, 2018, 11:59:40 am »
They are lovely lures and hard-wearing too. Just a tip to save the lifespan of the lure, change the centre treble to a good quality inline single like the Rockpoint 6/0 to prevent that annoying slicing of the plastic and paintwork by the middle treble. Works like a bomb and still catches fish. w;k

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Re: The art of trolling Rapalas
« Reply #31 on: November 29, 2018, 02:40:47 pm »
GET THEM, they are awesome. As Mike says, the Red Head and the Dorrado colours are awesome.
We had very good results with them in Inhaca.
Did you try them at speed and on lighter tackle??
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Re: The art of trolling Rapalas
« Reply #32 on: November 29, 2018, 04:04:37 pm »
I used them on 30lb and 50lb outfits and pulled them between 8kph and 20kph. I was pulling them on my outriggers as well. They were great
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Re: The art of trolling Rapalas
« Reply #33 on: November 30, 2018, 08:01:30 am »
Do you guys use any leaders or wire on them should a toothy take it?


I got my reels spooled with mono, whats the way forward?


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Re: The art of trolling Rapalas
« Reply #34 on: November 30, 2018, 10:43:01 am »
if looking for tuna use a clip strait onto lure if looking for toothy fish i use 15cm of steel trace

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Re: The art of trolling Rapalas
« Reply #35 on: November 30, 2018, 12:53:07 pm »
I use a 0.8mm leader, no wire for all species. I tie directly on to the ring on the Rapala using an improved fig 8 knot and no clips
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