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PostPosted: Sat Jan 12, 2019 8:01 am 
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So we were trolling a river in Goa and I was using my tried and tested Classic Barra lure in the +10 ft version
on a relatively light 7ft travel rod( Shimano Revolution Travel 703).

I was having a miserable time holding onto the rod due to the excessive strain put onto it by the fatter profile of the Classic lure, as well as the slightly excessive speed of the boat being run by the guide (which forced the lure deeper).

The lure would hit bottom very often and collect debris, especially string rope which was time consuming to remove and we were losing valuable fishing time.

The local guide then suggested I try out the Rapala Xrap Magnum 10 lures that he had brought with him.

What a revelation!

The thinner profile of the Rapala immediately reduced the tension on the rod, making it a far more comfortable trolling session.
No more fouling of the lure as it ran at a true 10ft depth and the higher boat speed did not affect it as the lure can be trolled at upto 13 knots.

I am now a convert and plan on purchasing the Rapala Xrap Magnum 10 ft as well as the 15 ft version, the latter for deeper river areas or light trolling in the ocean.

One keeps learning something new everyday!

Kingfish


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 12, 2019 8:11 am 
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Rapala Xrap Magnum 15 in Redhead and Wahoo colours.

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 12, 2019 11:36 am 
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Anyone else using this lure?

Readers may recall that my favourite DEEP trolling lure is the Rapala Xrap Magnum 30 but I had not paid any heed to the shallower versions of this lure previously.

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 16, 2019 11:25 am 
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In the past I have used this lure and managed to catch GTs.


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 16, 2019 4:16 pm 
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Venkat,

Did you catch the GTs while casting with these lures or whilst trolling with them?

As I will be buying some of these lures soon, let me know what colours attracted the GTs.

Many thanks,
Kingfish


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 17, 2019 3:10 pm 
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I got few of them, one in bonito pattern and few others in the natural shades. It is a long time back and I have forgotten the exact colors. I used them from the shore, though the tend to dig the sand.


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 17, 2019 7:23 pm 
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Ok, thanks Venkat.

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