Trolling fast and deep, casting inshore flats for tarpon or looking for your next 50-incher, there's an X-Rap just for you. All are rigged with durable componentry to withstand the inevitable smashes from all species of fish and the general rigors of the saltwater environment. Each is built to the exacting standards set years ago by Lauri himself.
Bought it for my brother in law for his birthday. He winters down in Florida.
we used the X-rap 14s when chasing Spanish Mackerel, Northern Bluefin
Tuna and GTs from the rocks in Queensland and Kingfish (yellowtail) around Sydney.
Sharks are a big problem at the Queensland ledges and the attrition rate for lures
can be very high (I saw a guy loose 5 lures in under an hour last year).
I use these lures of the rocks in Sydney, we target yellowtail kingfish. I think you
guys just call them yellow tail. We use a steady retrieve. White is the best colour
- don't ask me why?
We mainly use them land based fishing on the North Queensland coast. Casting and
high speed retrieving the rapalas have proven to be the most successful method over
the last 5 years. They have landed all our largest fish. You should really stock the
green mackerel colour and the hot head, they work well on many pelagics!
With the X-Raps, we generally cast them over reef bommies and in pressure points to
catch everything from reef species to mackerel, Trevally and queen fish. Some days
you can pretty much cast anything to and catch fish, but other days they are fussy,
but we find the most success using the SXR14 X-raps, and i also believe the GGH
color to be the most productive.
These SXR14 are great because you can cast them over shallow reef, they don't dive
too deep to get caught up in the reef, and they're suspending, so you can give them
a good pause every now and again, they cast really well, and they have an excellent
action. also they can be trolled when chasing Mackerel. One day we did a test, we
were trolling along the reef edges for what we call Spanish Mackerel (you guys call
them King Mackerel), we had a few different lures out including laser pro's, xraps
and others, and the xrap SXR14 in GGH got hit first every single time. usually
followed by the HP color.
I have purchased a few of the same lures and other similar
ones previously from you, and my 20 yrs old son and I have fished from
rocks targeting surface predators, such as Tailor (Bluefish in the
US), GT, Jewfish (Molloway) etc.
It works really good around where we live, Byron Bay Australia. (We
kind of do not agree burning the petrol and only ride to the
land-based spots. )
Only problem was these sometimes attract way too big fish, such as
over 20 kg Jewie and GTs, to land without gaff or net that we do not
carry, and we had to let them go...
Hey mate, I plan on using them targeting impoundment Barra, they have been down deep
lately out of reach from the x-walks, so to mix it up I want to try gentle retrieves
at about 4 foot deep and see what we can hook. I'll send some photos.
Me and the boys travel from where we live in the south of Western Australia up north
once or twice a year. Spinning off the cliffs in remote north Western Australia we
mainly target Spanish Mackerel, but we get anything from Yellowtail Kingfish, Cobia
to Amber jack s and anywhere between 5-10kg and up to 20kg.
We all use a good graphite 10 footer(to get those lures out nice and far) and at the
moment I'm running a penn applause 8000 with 30lbs braid running to 100lbs wire
I do also change the trebles over for owner trebles for extra piece of mind.
Lost a few xraps last trip so I thought it was time to re invest......the tackle
stores are so expensive over here so eBay is my saviour at the moment :)