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Topic subjectRago 8" Tool
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1443, Rago 8" Tool
Posted by Pete A, Mon May-08-06 06:58 PM
Here is some picks of the 8" Tool. They should be at T/W in a about a week im told, and they will cost the same as the 8" Raptor. The first pic shows it next to a 8" Raptor.
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1444, RE: Rago 8" Tool
Posted by baiter, Mon May-08-06 08:32 PM
I'm a tackle whore as is, please do not tempt me :9
1445, RE: Rago 8" Tool
Posted by basskid254, Mon May-08-06 09:05 PM
The same price as the raptor?!? Nice. It seems like a lot beter improvement from the 10 inch 300 dollar tool. Now i just hope it works as good as it looks.
1446, RE: Rago 8" Tool
Posted by Mattlures, Mon May-08-06 10:12 PM
Stick it to them Jerry!
1447, RE: Rago 8" Tool
Posted by ConwayCustomRod, Tue May-09-06 12:45 AM
Now that the cat is out of the bag or should I say the trout is out of the creel, I can show you some of the different tails that we have been playing with. Raptor style, new improved Raptor style, all hard and my favorite is the rubber just like the big Tool. Like Pete said they will be at TW real soon and to answer the question if they will work, I caught this 13.4 on Friday at Jennings. More to come.
David Conway














1448, RE: Rago 8" Tool
Posted by 59lbwsb, Tue May-09-06 09:49 AM
is the 8 inch a floater just like the 10 inch bait?
1449, RE: Rago 8" Tool
Posted by ConwayCustomRod, Tue May-09-06 11:56 AM
It is a floater, lipped floater/diver, slow sink like the Raptor, fast sink and a secret model to be introduced later that will blow your mind. It will be available in at least all the Raptor colors and then some, at least 10 colors.
1450, RE: Rago 8" Tool
Posted by E-man, Tue May-09-06 12:05 PM
Is that true, it'll priced the same as the raptor?
1451, RE: Rago 8" Tool
Posted by Josh D, Tue May-09-06 12:24 PM
Dave when you gonna quit catching all those fish and finish my rod? LOL! :+

The TOOL looks great! It catches big bass! Same old thing from Rago!


Josh D.
1466, RE: Rago 8" Tool
Posted by Pete A, Thu May-11-06 11:31 AM
This is Evan B with his first double didget fish. It went 10.4
He got it in the first hour ever fishing the new 8" Tool
The 2nd pic is Rago with a 14. on the new 8" Tool. Pete





1476, RE: Rago 8" Tool
Posted by supermat, Wed May-24-06 04:25 PM
Just got my 8" floater w/out a lip in the Japanese trout color. All I can say is WOW! This bait is amazing, can't wait to get it in the water!
1477, RE: Rago 8" Tool
Posted by basskid254, Wed May-24-06 08:30 PM
Where could i get one online right now? Any word yet on when TW will have them in.
1480, RE: Rago 8" Tool
Posted by 59lbwsb, Mon May-29-06 09:28 PM
bump any more news on this bait?
1482, RE: Rago 8" Tool
Posted by Trouser Trout, Tue May-30-06 08:41 AM
Spoke with Jerry this morning. We will be recieving another 20 8" tools today. call if you need one shipped. eric 805-648-5665
1483, RE: Rago 8" Tool
Posted by Trouser Trout, Wed May-31-06 09:12 AM
Recieved tools yesterday. we were able to get jerry to paint us 4 large mouth and 4 small mouth. Awesome looking baits. eric 805-648-5665
1484, RE: Rago 8" Tool
Posted by Jeff, Thu Jun-01-06 04:47 AM
Man these baits are awesome! I was able to get my hands on one when Eric got the first 20 made in. Guy were buying 3 and 4 at a time! They are a little more than the Raptor at $100 each. But the when you see what this bait can do, WOW! I can see really good things with this bait! I just threw it the ohter day at a lake not known for swimbaits. But I got to play around with it to see what Jerry had told me about it. :)

Oh yea got to Thank Jerry for the helpful tips he gave me when I met him that day. Nice down to earth guy! THANKS JERRY!!!
1485, RE: Rago 8" Tool
Posted by Pete A, Thu Jun-01-06 02:38 PM
Ok here's the new 8" soft Tool. The soft Tools will be painted just like the one in the pic. There is also a belly hook you can just barely see. Also here's a pic of Rago with two of a four fish 41LB stringer on the main lake of Casitas while the ESPN crew were filming in the restricted area. Oh ya he was casting the 8" Tool not trolling. Pete A





1486, RE: Rago 8" Tool
Posted by Nico, Thu Jun-01-06 02:48 PM
Sweet bait. Horrible paint job. Needs more blue, and must stop with the wierd dots. But I'm still itching to try it :)
1487, RE: Rago 8" Tool
Posted by Pete A, Thu Jun-01-06 03:16 PM
Nico, your right about the weird dots. This is something i forgot to mention, Jerry said that the dots will be round (normal)not lines.
Not sure if your right about the color though, every lake is different. But than again im not big on detailed paint jobs. Thanks for your feedback, this is important especially from someone like yourself who has a long track record of catching big bass. Pete A A}(
1488, RE: Rago 8" Tool
Posted by swimbait, Thu Jun-01-06 03:58 PM
if I ask nice, can I have one that looks like this, perhaps in a ROF20?


1489, RE: Rago 8" Tool
Posted by Nico, Thu Jun-01-06 04:09 PM
To elaborate more on the color... Rago's paintjobs always are very high contrast with large, widely spaced black dots. Irregardless of what color tone the fish is (green/blue/silver...) every real trout I see in the water has a very subdued color pattern, with small, tightly spaced dots that are often blurry or fade into the background color of the trout. These are all typical colors I see on the water...









It makes sense that a trout would have a blurry, disorganized, low-contrast coloration, since it helps the fish blend into the surroundings. The white and black paint jobs Rago uses would make the fish stand out too much. I think that the bass are also much more likely to bite a lure that has a low-contrast color pattern, something that doesn't burn into it's brain, something it can't recognize quickly as being fake. I think the Triple Trout has done a great job in making a lure with a low-contrast coloration that makes it look more natural, even if it lacks detail.

One can argue about if a paint job is really important, or if it's mostly the action that matters. But if you're going to go through the trouble of painting a lure, why not paint it like the real thing. I understand it's probably a lot more difficult to paint all the tiny dots in all the weird faded colors, too. But in that case it'd be better to just leave the details out like a Triple Trout or Stocker Trout instead of using unnatural caricatures.

Anyway, I still want that lure :)

1490, RE: Rago 8" Tool
Posted by 59lbwsb, Thu Jun-01-06 04:15 PM
oh wow that soft tool looks amazing. any idea what price range those will be in if/when they are released?

ps. pete i have been trying to get in contact with you on sdfish, maybe you have not been getting my PM's
1512, RE: Rago 8" Tool
Posted by aesrock, Fri Jun-16-06 03:41 PM
TW just released them on thier site today, I just copped a Steelhead pattern for DVL.
1513, RE: Rago 8" Tool
Posted by bigfish2, Fri Jun-16-06 06:56 PM
ON TW they have diving, sinking and floater. What's the fall rate on the diving and sinking, and is the floater lipped...... does it strictly float or does it come down a bit on the retieve? It seems that certain colors have certain sink rates avalible
1517, RE: Rago 8" Tool
Posted by aesrock, Mon Jun-19-06 08:29 AM
At TW they said the "diving" is just the floater with a lip on it. They didn't have any info on the ROF of the "sinking" though.
1520, RE: Rago 8" Tool
Posted by bigfish2, Tue Jun-20-06 05:46 PM
So if it's a lipped floater what's the difference between that and the non lipped floater? BTW which one did you get
1521, RE: Rago 8" Tool
Posted by aesrock, Tue Jun-20-06 07:36 PM
>So if it's a lipped floater what's the difference between
>that and the non lipped floater? BTW which one did you get

I got sinking. The "floater" is just a lipless surface bait. The "diving" is just a lipped floater that gets however many feet below the surface, I would imagine no more than 3' or 4'.

Just got myn in today, posting video of the action in a new thread.
1570, RE: Rago 8" Tool
Posted by weedsnager, Mon Jul-24-06 08:53 AM
what is the soft tool gonna cost?
1594, RE: Rago 8" Tool
Posted by JWICK22, Thu Aug-10-06 08:52 AM
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