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Upper river conditions require precise fishing methods; accurate and challenging casting are rarely avoided. Buoyant lures are a must in this instance as treacherous snags are regularly encountered. It’s about getting down into the snag, where the fish lie in wait — but if you don’t have a floating lure, then you probably aren’t going to get it back out; and if you are using a Rapala X-Rap, then your chances of getting a bite can be second to none.

Based on the worldwide success of the Rapala suspending Saltwater X-Rap, Rapala has engineered an Australian-specific lure as demanded by barra anglers all over the country: the new Floating X-Rap.

If you are a barramundi fisherman, take a step back, sit down and prepare yourself — you have to stash a couple of these in your tackle box.

The adrenaline-pumping X-Rap Slashbait has Xtreme attitude with its hard-cutting, aggressive darting action; now coupled with an Australian designed floating body. The integrated long casting system partners with an irresistible rattle and classic Rapala action. All internal body support and VMC terminal components have been upgraded to handle lure-crushing attacks and side-splitting boofs ensuring your Rapala lure will be up to the task time after time.

Vigorous testing since the release of the FXR late in 2009 has drawn out this lure’s true diversity; undoubtedly it is a sensational barra lure, but don’t rule out the ability to go straight from the upper river and on to a shallow reef without changing your rig. From big barramundi to giant trevally, the Floating X-Rap holds true against the famous crushing attacks of your typical tropical species with its 2X strong VMC Perma Steel hooks and strengthened internals.

Roll it slowly across a shallow weed bed, troll it around your favourite snags, bounce it off mid-water timber structure or burn it back in the deep blue with Xtreme action — whatever your style, the new Floating X-Rap will be the positive difference between nailing that fish of a lifetime or the fish simply moving on past.

The Floating X-Rap is available in 10cm and 12cm, 13g and 22g respectively; diving to depths down to 2m and now available in eight colours, several of which are exclusive never-before-seen Floating X-Rap finishes.

Fish hard, hang on — float your way to success with the Floating X-Rap from Rapala.


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