X-Rap_HEROThe plastic moulded suspending X-Rap ‘Slashbait’ has a unique slow rolling action that comes to life with a hard flick or twitch of the rod tip. Designed for casting efficiently the XRap has an internal long casting system which help the angler gain distance and pin point accuracy.

The range includes a vast number of lure families for both freshwater and saltwater applications all with unique finishes.

XRap Minnow (Suspending)

The XRap minnow range is all about the versatility of the action. These slashbait minnows are suspending which means they are neutrally buoyant. They can be fished both in an aggressive “Slashbait” technique or with a classic ‘wobble’ or just left to suspend in the water column.

I love the versatility of the slashbait, it can be fished fast or slow and in lakes and rivers. I use this model alot in the western district lakes when searching for fish over shallow weedbeds using either a slow or fast twitch retrieve, depending on the mood the fish are in on the day.

Technique
To get the most out of the X-Rap Slashbait action, use your rod to give the lure more action. The X-Rap responds well to twitches, snaps and jerks – just vary the length and speed of your rod movement to create different actions from sweeps to aggressive darting.

1. When fish are extremely active, use the hard twitch or jerk retrieve to really excite them; with your rod tip down, use a short twitch-twitch-pause retrieve to get the lure to track in a very narrow manner.

2. When fish are suspended over deep water, or to trigger shallow fish; use the “sweep” retrieve. With the rod tip up, use a long sweep-sweep-pause retrieve for a wider tracking action this will also ensure the lure dives down to its maximum swimming depth.

Features
• Slashbait Action
• Suspending on Pause
• Textured Translucent Body
• Internal Holographic Foil
• Internal Long-Cast System (XR04 excluded)
• 3D Holographic Eyes
• VMC Black Nickel Hooks
• Flash Feather Teaser Tail

Range
Model No. Body Length Weight Running Depth
XR04 4cm 2g 0.6 - 0.9m
XR06 6cm 4g 0.9m - 1.5m
XR08 6cm 7g 0.9m - 1.5m

Favorite Patterns
Muddler, Ayu, Perch, Trout, Rainbow Trout, Glass Ghost, Brook Trout, Olive Green, Spotted Dog (limited edition XR06), Spotted Ghost (limited edition XR06, XR08), Spotted Shadow (limited edition XR06, XR08).

XRap Deep (deep diving, suspending)

The X-Rap Deep has a similar action to the XRap slashbait, but with the addition of a deep diving bib which gets the lure down deep fast. Once again this model is neutrally buoyant and suspends on the pause.

Technique
Fish with a stop and go retrieve for an enticing suspending action or a slow-wind for classic "wounded-minnow" action.
Features
• Deep Diving Lip
• Suspending on Pause
• Textured Translucent Body
• Internal Holographic Foil
• Stainless Through Wire Construction
• 3D Holographic Eye
• Flash Feather Teaser Tail
• VMC Black Nickel Hooks

Range
Model No. Running Depth Body Length Weight
XRD10 1.8m-4.5m 10cm 13g
Favourite Patterns
Perch, Olive Green, Silver.

XRap CountDown (sinking)

The XRap CountDown can be fished consistently at any depth. The model brings modern finishes and details to the classic original CountDown series. It swims with a strong rolling action and flutters down on the pause. The X-Rap CountDown sinks 30% faster than the classic original CD an due to its weight and body design, the X-Rap CountDown is also very long casting.

Technique

Cast it out and count it down. To fish the lure use the CountDown method as for the original CountDown minnow.
Designed for normal and fast retrieves, the X-Rap CountDown is your good option to reach those deeper fish or fish further out from the shore or boat. When retrieving, vary your speed to really get the lure working with an erratic action.

Features
• Consistent Depth Control
• Strong Rolling Action
• Flutter Action On Drop
• Sinking
• X-Rap Finish
• 3D Holographic Eyes
• VMC Black Nickel Hooks

Range
Model Running Depth Body Length Weight
XRCD05 0.6-1.2m 5cm 3.5g
XRCD07 0.9-1.5m 7cm 10.5g

Favourite Patterns
Ayu, Rainbow trout, Brown trout, Muddler, Bleak.

Husky Jerk (Suspending)

The Husky Jerk is the perfectly balanced suspending minnow, can be cast or trolled at any speed and still run true or alternatively can be fished with a twitch and pause technique. The rattle chamber transmits sound waves that amplify through the water for added attraction and the finishes are available in metallic, painted or glass patterns.
I love the versatility of this lure which is similar to that of the XRap slashbait and the loud rattle is great for fishing in discoloured water to provide added attraction. The Husky Jerk 08 and 10 models are favourites of mine for twitching in the plungepools for trout in the spring months because they have a large profile and make plenty of noise.

Technique

The Husky Jerk is a versatile lure and to get the most out of it you need to take advantage of the neutrally buoyant suspending action. If the fish are lazy, fish it slowly with a long pause and if they are more active use a faster more aggressive twitch and pause technique.

To alter the lures swimming depth, keep the rod tip high and twitch upwards for a shallow presentation, or keep the rod tip down to allow the lure to run deeper.

Features
• Suspending/Neutral Buoyancy
• Long-Casting
• Loud Rattles
• Runs Straight and True
• Cast or Troll
• Premium VMC Black Nickel Hooks
• Three Superior Finish Styles
Model Running Depth Body Length Weight Hooks
HJ08 1.2-1.8 m 8 cm 6 g Two No. 6
HJ10 1.2-2.4 m 10 cm 10 g Two No. 5
HJ12 1.2-2.4 m 12 cm 13 g Three No. 5
HJ14 1.2-2.4 m 14 cm 18 g Three No.4

Favourite Patterns

Baby Bass, Helsinki Shad, Clown, Yellow Perch, Glass Minnow.

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