The Rapala X-Rap XR08 is a narrow profiled, 80mm, 7grams, suspending slash bait / jerk bait minnow fishing lure that is designed for midwater action.

The lure comes equipped with a 15mm bib with a concave indentation that gives this minnow its erratic darting action with each aggressive jerk of the rod tip on a jerk-pause-jerk retrieve pattern. Alternatively, it can be worked with a moderate slashing / sweeping action of the rod, that makes the lure wobble whilst swerving out from left to right on a wider track.

The lure casts remarkably well for its small size due to its internal weight transfer mechanism.

For enhanced appeal, the X-Rap XR08 comes with a textured translucent body, constructed with an internal central foil and 3D holographic eyes to produce maximum reflection. To further entice its prey, the lure comes with a dressed feathered tail hook to catch the attention of its intended prey.

The X-Rap XR08 lure is known for its durability, as it is painted from within rather than externally, resulting in only the translucent body being marked from hook scouring and teeth marks whilst leaving the paint intact.

What makes this lure deadly is its suspending action. Once retrieving is paused, the lure comes to a stand still at the depth range it is being worked at, which more often than not, has the effect of eliciting a strike from fish that have been caught by the X-Rap’s action.


Midwater Diving Suspending Minnow Lure


Freshwater / Saltwater



Dive Depth:







Erratic darting action, wide wobbling action


1 x #6 belly treble hook;

1 x #6 tail feathered treble hook

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