Friday, December 6, 2013

December Freshwater Lure of the Month: Rapala X-Rap Deep

December Freshwater Lure of the Month: Rapala X-Rap Deep

The Rapala X-Rap is the dream lure of the 21st century. It is where technical innovation meets Rapala fishing smarts to create a lure like nothing that has hit the water before.

Its premium finish includes prominent scales and lateral line on the fuselage to capture and flash light like a beacon. This Rapala slashbait cuts, darts and slashes its way through the water. Intended for trout and panfish, with an internal long-cast system built in, fishing the X-Rap will get any angler's adrenaline pumping.

Evolving the lineage of the X-Rap family, the Rapala X-Rap Deep takes all the positive characteristics of the X-Rap and adds the ability to dive deep.  The lip design rockets it down to a depth of 6-15 feet. Its aggressive darting action and rattling is every bit as enticing as the original. Cast the X-Rap, and the new lip design rockets it toward the bottom, then rip it for extreme slashbait action. Stop and go for enticing suspending on stall or slow-wind for classic Rapala wounded-minnow action. Internal holographic foil captures and reflects light for optimum flash and attraction. An internal weight-transfer system aids casting distance. Pyramid point hooks penetrate tough-mouthed fish and hold fast. Per each.

Since the original X-Rap’s introduction many anglers have yearned for a deeper version to have the flexibility to fish the same bait while targeting fish holding over deeper structure. The original is capable of reaching a 5 foot depth, but most anglers on a normal retrieve will find that the bait runs between 3-4 feet on average. Last season Rapala answered the call with the new X-Rap Deep which is available in 13 color patterns, and designed to exhibit the same type of action and performance, just at a lower running depth.
    Features:Aggressive darting action
    Internal rattles for attraction
    Weight-transfer system for casting distance
    Size/Model: 4" - 7/16 oz.
    Dive depth: 6-15 ft.
    Hook: 2x Black treble hooks #4 & #5
    Body material: plastic - suspending
    Rattle: Yes
    Overall length: 5.2 in.
    Body length: 4 in.
    Height: .7 in.
    Width: .5 in.

    December Saltwater Lure of the Month: Paul Brown's Original

    December Saltwater Lure of the Month: Paul Brown's Original

    Happy Holidays to all of the Fishing Enthusiasts!  

    In 1974, avid Angler Paul Brown began experimenting with different types of trout lures.  He worked out of his garage, a place that his wife, Phyllis, lovingly called "The Shop".  It was in this very shop that Paul knew he was on to something with his newest creation, the "Corky".  The Corky has gone on to become one of the best big seat trout lures ever made, and is sold through Mirrolure's great line of baits.  

    It was always Paul's dream to supply fishermen throughout the country with a creation of his own, and this dream has been a reality for many years.  Paul continues to work with MirroLure consulting on lure creation to this day.

      The Corky was a unique lure that is actually a hybrid between a hard plug and a soft plastic.  If you look at the organic looking lure, it features a torpedo-like profile, an oversized eye, a subtle rattle, and a set of sticky sharp hooks that give it a very home made appearance.  The built in action of the Paul Brown Original, when fished correctly, is absolutely deadly on big speckled trout.  

    Deadly on coastal predators, Paul Brown’s Original Series Lures have a soft-bodied mullet profile. This lure once held the Texas State record for speckled trout and has taken thousands of other trophy-sized fish. Scientifically weighted with an internal wire harness and fish-calling rattle, the Original’s suspending action and lifelike eye make this one outstanding lure. The Original darts erratically from side-to-side with a twitching retrieve. Working depth: 0 to 24".

    Soft-bodied mullet profile
    Scientifically weighted
    "Fish-calling" rattle
    Suspending action
    Lifelike eye
    Side-to-side action on retrieve