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3210, Rago Live Trout in water and my review
Posted by Carrot Top, Tue Nov-11-03 04:37 PM
Someone in another post wanted to see what the Rago "Live Trout" looked like in the water.

Well RIGHT CLICK and SAVE AS... and you'll see a 9 second clip that I took today when I was testing mine out.



Now to my opinions on the bait:
Positives:
The hook setup is perfect! There is NO WAY the two hooks will connect and foul up with each other, at least on the bait I got. The action is absolutely awesome when reeled SLOW... just a nice side to side motion. Dives down to about 5-8 feet... hard to tell when casting from shore though.
Negatives:
Once or twice the back hook stuck into the back rubber part and caused the bait to run sideways. The other problems I had with mine today were a few little paint chips and the very back of the tail splitting in 2 parts... Nothing another coat of clearcoat and super glue won't fix.

Ratings out of 10:
Size: 10 candy bar trout size( a little under 10 inches)
Action: 9.5
Paintjob: 6-7 (Good looking paintjob, needs to be clearcoated after you get it for it to last though)
Profile: 9 (has the top to bottom profile of a trout w/fins)
Durability: 8 (would be higher but the tail will need replacing probably once a season depending on how much it's thrown, hopefully they are cheap)

Probably more I could add but this is getting long.
Enjoy the video!
Erik P.
3211, RE: Rago Live Trout in water and my review
Posted by swimbait, Tue Nov-11-03 04:41 PM
Nice, very nice. Video action much appreciated :) Video will be the wave of the future on the internet. It's only a matter of time.
3213, RE: Rago Live Trout in water and my review
Posted by jsmith, Wed Nov-12-03 03:41 PM
Yeah, if I could get the video to work right! I get error messages on both RealPlayer and Windows Media Player.

Bummer!
3216, RE: Rago Live Trout in water and my review
Posted by Carrot Top, Wed Nov-12-03 11:44 PM
hmm well it's in wmv so save bandwidth... anybody else having trouble??
Erik P.
3217, RE: Rago Live Trout in water and my review
Posted by Chris, Thu Nov-13-03 11:24 PM
Jeff, I had to download a new codec for Windows Media Player. Just get the latest update from Microsoft and it should work fine.

Yup, video is the wave on the web right now. It just takes a little practice to get the compression right without degrading the videos image quality. I should study more. I love doing video work.

That bait looks killer in the water!

Chris
3219, RE: Rago Live Trout in water and my review
Posted by Carrot Top, Thu Nov-13-03 11:56 PM
The original file size was about 2.5MB but I wanted to save bandwidth and by changing it to WMV changed it to whatever it is now without losing considerable quality so I was happy... The shot was one of about 4 I took with my digital camera. Glad everyone seems to have liked it.
Erik P.
3212, RE: Rago Live Trout in water and my review
Posted by Josh D, Tue Nov-11-03 11:09 PM
Hey Erik I also got to fish this bait also today. It is an awesome lure that I know will stick some hogs!:-) I also recieved the origanal Generic trout hardbait. This bait also has a great action. BTW that was a great review and a awesome video. I fished my Live trout today for 6+ hours. The plastic tail kinda came apart from the hard plastic. I used clear PVC glue to glue it back on. Just held it together for a few minutes and it was as good as new.


C/R the trophies!


Josh Declusin
3214, RE: Rago Live Trout in water and my review
Posted by Phil, Wed Nov-12-03 07:36 PM
Eric,
Good job on that video.

About the tails... One thing I did with mine is take the tail off and drill a hole in the center of the back of the bait and inserted a dowel. Then I just glued the tail back on with the dowel sticking into the tail about 3/4". I haven't been able to throw it again to see if it holds better, but i'm guessing it should. I still need to talk to Jerry about this, so I wouldn't go out and possibly ruin your baits on my recommendation. I'll let you guys know if this works after I throw it some more.
3215, RE: Rago Live Trout in water and my review
Posted by BMXbasser, Wed Nov-12-03 10:37 PM
Thanks for the video man, I gotta get one of those lures.
3231, RE: Rago Live Trout in water and my review
Posted by bass pro, Mon Nov-17-03 12:15 PM
how much is the bait and do they have it at bww?
3233, RE: Rago Live Trout in water and my review
Posted by swimbait, Mon Nov-17-03 03:34 PM
What few baits there are out there will be coming from Jerry himself like at the 2nd day of the Bass-a-Thon or on tacklewarehouse.com. How much will they be? I don't know. But expect maybe 75 to 100.
3502, Rago Live trout
Posted by Jeremyfisher, Tue Dec-30-03 10:58 AM


Do ya'll think the Live Trout hardbait would be good for trolling? I'm actually too scared to let it swim down to 15 feet. But then again, I would just go swimming for it, so it doesn't matter. So anybody know if it will troll very well?

Thanks
3505, RE: Rago Live trout
Posted by Josh D, Tue Dec-30-03 07:31 PM
IMO the original Generic Trout is a better bait for trolling. The live trout has more of a erratic action. Which makes it a great bait for casting. You can control the action better with reeling speed. Both of these lures are awesome baits and would be great to have in your tacklebox.


P.S. I'll get to your E-mail in the next couple of days.


Josh D
3506, RE: Rago Live trout
Posted by Carrot Top, Tue Dec-30-03 07:45 PM
From what I've heard from Jerry is that the Generic Trout is more of a healthy trout swimming action, while the Live Trout is a more of a injured trout kind of action...

I although have never seen the Generic Trout in action... the Live Trout has a nice side to side wobble... and if you reel VERY slow it has a more of a healthy trout looking action...

If you haven't yet you can download a short video of the Live Trout's action in the water, from the very first post on this thread.

I need to pick me up a Generic Trout sometime soon...It would be nice to have this late winter/early spring.

Erik P.
3510, RE: Rago Live trout
Posted by Jeremyfisher, Tue Dec-30-03 08:07 PM


Josh D: Thanks, I appreciatte it. I look forward to hearing from you.

Carrot Top: I downloaded the video awhile back. I appreciatted being able to see the action. Thanks.

I went ahead and took a deep breath and bought one. I knew that if I didn't get it, curiousity would just eat me alive so I went ahead and got it out of the way. Can't wait to test it. IS there any tuning involved or does it run straight out of the package?


3511, RE: Rago Live trout
Posted by Josh D, Tue Dec-30-03 08:17 PM
Perfect right out of the box!
3548, RE: Rago Live Trout in water and my review
Posted by BURGIE, Sun Jan-04-04 09:23 PM
Go to the auto store like pep Boys and look at the section that has carburetor springs. You can find a whole bunch of different sizes to suit your needs. Drill a hole in the back of the bait and epoxy the spring in. Stretch the spring so the threads are seperated. Twist your favorite tail on and it will stay. The springs will also flex a little back and forth to add to the action. You can also add a little super glue if you want added adhesion.

I have also just gotten a wood screw and screwed it in to the rear of the bait. Next, cut off the screw head and twist on your bait. A little gue will help it hold good. GOOD FISHIN. It's the time to fling it and bring it !!!!