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XCalibur Xr50 Rattle Bait ???

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any thoughts ... i just baught 5 of these baits tonight ... i watched a basspro show where timmy horton was lighting the bass up using one of these baits ... now i know it takes hours to make a show and so on ,,, but to be honist i was watching the bass masters a while back and i watched TImmy load the boat with a fat free shad ... after that aired i tryed a few and i have to say the fatfree has become a main stay in my box ... so tonight i ran out and baught the xcals ... any thoughts ??

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Very nice rattle baits.  I think you will be pleased.

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you catching fish one these ??? or do they just look real nice ,,, cause they do look real NICE ... ;D

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I do catch fish on them.  I think they really excell on presured waters.  They cost just enough that most folks don't fish them so it gives the fish something just a little different.  If you are good trap fisherman I bet you end up happy.

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thanks for the info ... i just wanted to hear what the anglers here thought of the baits .... they sure look nice ,, i love the colors and good quality componits ... as far as the price its not too bad ,,, but again i just hope they catch bass ....  ;D

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Look back a page or two for a thread titled "Rat-L-Trap Type Lures".

I have several Xr50 traps, but one is VERY special for some

unknown reason. Maybe color isn't all that important, but be sure to

pick up a Chrome Blue/ Orange anyhow!

http://www.xcaliburtackle.com/photo_pop.asp?images/XCalibur_Baits_Rattle_Chrome_Blue_Full.jpg

8-)

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The 75 size has been productive for me.

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The Xr50 was my most productive lipless crankbait last season.

For clear water: Chrome/Blue/Orange or Pearl Melon.

For slightly stained water: Royal Shad.

Falcon

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Love them!!!!!!!

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Will definitely be trying them this tear.

I'm a Redeye Shad guy and will need to be convinced.

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Will definitely be trying them this tear.

I'm a Redeye Shad guy and will need to be convinced.

Get them use them, something about the different shape. They are deadly at Braidwood.

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One of my 2 favorite lipless baits. If I am using a steady retrieve then its my favorite.

When I fish a flat that goes into a drop off, I LOVE the Red Eye shad. I can burn it then let it drop and the red eye flutters straight down without turning sideways and triggers A LOT of bites. It is the most versatile trap.

But back to the XR50. In late winter/early spring, I throw the orange craw almost exclusively. Any other time, chrome/blue is the color. My buddy swears by an XR50 in the color ghost minnow? (I think that is the color but I could be wrong) I have never thrown it on a trap but its a great color on a Jimmy.

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Awesome baits. I used the XRK75 (one knocker) on Sunday and caught five bass ranging from 2-6.1 lbs. Needless to say I plan on buying 10 more next time I'm at BPS.

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The XR series baits are great baits.  I have all three sizes in both standard and one knocker.  Make sure your try both.  i have days when a quieter bait like the one knocker works better.

I know a lot of guys hate the "sexy shad" color craze, but the Foxy Shad color is a great shad color.  I like the Xr version of this color best because the back is a darker blue.

Brad

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THATS WHAT IM TALKING ABOUT ... thanks for the heads up ,, looks like i picked some good baits ... i cant wait for the ice to melt ... as of now i grabed a few of the red colors ,, reds seem to do well here ... i will get that blue orange tho RW thanks for the heads up ... you guys catch any smallys on the xr50s ???

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i bought three of these about 6 months ago, and had one just flat out did not work, and it eventually broke.but the other two work great! i have caught some nice smallies on em' along with nice largemouth

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... you guys catch any smallys on the xr50s ???

No, but at Guntersville last year I caught three bass on five casts.

It was my lure on the Roadtrip last year.

8-)

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I've been reading how Roadwarrior said he really likes the xr-50 chrome/blue/orange lately, and I went to BPS to pick one up yesterday, but got distracted by the Pearl Melon color instead. ;D

I can fully back RW on this one. The chrome/blue/orange is THE color. SAs mentioned earlier I throw red early spring but any other time, this is the only color to throw!

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There's a dealer on Ebay selling them in sets of 4 for $20. The sets include a chrome/black, chrome/blue/orange, gold/black, and pearl melon. Nice variety at a decent price.

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The XR50 is one awesome bait. I used to be a rat-l-trap man but the last few years they don't seem to hold up as well.It seems like I was always tuning the bait after catching a few bass. The XR 50 takes a beating and keeps on running true. The Chrome with the black back is my "GO TO" color. Probably because I caught an 8 and a half pounder on it two years ago in March. I have this bait in several colors though. From this post I will throw the chrome and blue a little more now.Has anybody had any luck fishing the Araku Shad? I read an article that really has me wanting to try some of those as well.

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