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Fishing The Original Rapala Floating

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hey there, i was just curious as to what your opinion is on fishing the Original Rapala Floating twitch bait, where and when you would use it and size/colour(s) you like. any suggestions are accepted, i was just wondering because i read about using them in an FLW magazine, and realized i have one. but i was just l looking for some first hand opinions, thanks a lot!! :D

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They are a bait that went by the way side! They are a great bait, I have caught many bass on them, good bait in the prespawn,spawn,and post spawn. They are alittle hard to cast because they are so lite. Just go to a smaller line like 6lb.

Great Bait!

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They are a bait that went by the way side! They are a great bait, I have caught many bass on them, good bait in the prespawn,spawn,and post spawn. They are alittle hard to cast because they are so lite. Just go to a smaller line like 6lb.

Geat Bait!

great, thanks a lot :D

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GREAT lure! Nothing "old" about them. I use the #11 as a twitch bait in clear water when temps hit ~55F. I use the #13 as a wake bait a bit later -say 60F+. I use spinning tackle, 8lb mono, and a small snap (gives a better roll after the twitch.

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I still use them, clear water, light wind, post spawn. I do prefer baits that I can fish faster like a spook, however there are times at certain lakes where this will be your best topwater option.

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Don't limit yourself to just using the Rapala Floater as a topwater jerkbait. I've caught a ton of fish with them by letting them sit for about 30 seconds, then doing a couple of twitches with 5 - 10 second pauses between them, and then fishing them like a shallow crankbait the rest of the way back to the boat interspersing jerks every few cranks of the reel. Many of those fish bit during the crankbait portion of the retrieve. A lot of times you get their attention with the jerks to start the retrieve near cover, and then when you start the crankbait portion of the retrieve it appears that the forage is trying to escape. The lure will go down about 6 - 8 inches on this type of retrieve.

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I caught my first 10 pounder with one of them many moons ago.

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I have 7 or 8 that I need to put new hooks on.

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I really like the Rapala line but the original floater, while a great lure, is pretty hard to cast.  It's a real versatile bait though and very effective.  You can split shot them for a little more depth or even use them on a carolina rig.

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I twitch them on the surface, pull them under and use as a shallow crank bait, add a sinker to the line to fish deep and use on a CRig.

An effective lure anywhere in the water column.

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If a lure worked 50 years ago there is no reason it won't work today.

I happened to be using an original 6" floater in a canal yesterday for a change of pace, with no luck I may add.  I came upon 2 guys in jon boat and started a conversation and I said" I've got a can't miss $2.99 jerk bait, here I'll give ya one".  He ties it on and BAMMMMM first cast gets nailed by a nice lmb.

I put one and I proceeding to join in on the fun.

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