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.
#3212, "RE: Rago Live Trout in water and my review" In response to Reply # 0
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.
#3214, "RE: Rago Live Trout in water and my review" In response to Reply # 2
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.
#3219, "RE: Rago Live Trout in water and my review" In response to Reply # 7
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.