rapalas

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  • #6992
    mulletman
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    does anyone think rapalas are very good,? ive been wondering for sometime if its worth getting one to target trout with, any help would be great thanks,

    #17242
    Miliwolf
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    They have their place, for certain techniques they are deadly. For example, in one spot I cast out directly in front, then allow the current to pull the floating Rapala around to be parallel to the shore and beneath overhanging willows. I then retrieve it beneath the trees in a spot which is impossible to fish otherwise. Others like to drift a sinking Rapala down a current and over a drop-off to the feeding trout. In such cases they are deadly. In normal, cast upstream and retrieve fishing they are still a worthy lure.

    Now, are Rapala worth the $20 asking price? I do not believe they are. There are equally good minnows (storm wildeye) for half the price, then there are the Chinese ones on trademe. They a bit of a gamble but often a minnow the equal of a Rapala can be brought for a few dollars. If I was to spend $20 on a Minnow, I would spend it on a Yo-Zori, they are normally a few dollars cheaper and imo they have a superior action. Only downside to the Yo-Zori is the limited patterns and styles available locally.

    So yes, it is worthwhile to have a few minnows.

    #20854
    burkefish
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    have a look on trademe in freshwater fishing under lure blanks. your will find rapalas offered (new ones) at very reasonable prices. personally I don’t use them even tho I get given them, as I have a tendency to break them off when I cast and I hate seeing them float across lake or down a river.

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