Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Introducing the Rapala X-Rap XR4

The Rapala X-Rap is one of my favorite big trout lures. The X-Rap is a slash bait which delivers a violent movement in the water. This lure produces big time for me in the fall once the browns and brook trout start staging for the fall spawn. Throw a X-Rap into the pool where a mature Brown, Brook or Rainbow is holding and the territorial strike will happen. Now Rapala has come out with the new XR4 series which is only 1.5 inches long and 1/16 oz in weight. Not only with a smaller size, but it will come in brook trout and brown trout pattern. This lure will now run 2-3 feet compared to the 3-5 foot range for the larger sizes. Needless to say I already have a few of these in my chest pack for small streams in the Driftless Area.



  1. Welcome to the world of blogging Mike! The x-rap is a new favorite for me! This new model sounds even better, especially brown trout pattern. I like the black and orange colored x-rap best so far. Lure gives a ton of action. Even then I still twitch the hell out of it to make it all the more erradic. Violent strikes!

  2. Wow, I am a Rapala tosser, and will love checking this new X-rap out. Thanks again.