For those who love to toss big swimbaits Real Prey Swimbaits has a bait made you in the 10″ Real Prey Trout. It’s like no other big swimbait on the market today, mainly due to what the Real Prey Trout is built from — high modulus silicone, which makes this swimbait very durable and incredibly buoyant while swimming in the water.
Company: Real Prey Swimbaits
Lure: 10″ Real Prey Trout
Composite: High Modulus Silicone
Weight: 7.9 Ounces
Sink Rate: Slow Sink
Color: Natural Trout
MLO Rating: 4.5 out of 5
The Real Prey Trout is definitely a different swimbait, beginning with the material used (a high modulus silicone) which is very durable and hard to tear. The silicone gave the swimbait incredible buoyancy in the water. I found, on my slow sink model, that it had a very slow sink rate for a 10″ swimbait, falling at a rate of around two feet per second, semi-nose down. When I added a 1/4 ounce nail weight to the bottom of the swimbait, just behind the pelvic fins, it balanced the swimbait out perfectly.
The Real Prey Trout will not tear as easy as a swimbait built with soft plastic and the paint is more durable than any other soft plastic swimbait paint job on the market today. The paint will not peal off and, after catching a few good bass on the Real Prey Trout, I could not find a single tooth mark on the bait.
Real Prey Swimbaits paid close attention to matching natural colors in their paint scheme, like with the pearl white belly to the tan colored fins, and the small silver sparkles on the side of the swimbait, to the natural green on the back.
The eyes on the Real Prey Trout are 180 degree hard plastic eyes which you can see from the top and bottom angles of the swimbait which I believe is key in giving a swimbait that natural look to a bass while in the water.
The picture above shows just how buoyant the 10″ Real Prey Trout is. This bait will fall nose down and by adding a little weight near the anal fin you can get the Real Prey Trout to fall horizontally.
The tail of the Real Prey Trout at first glance looked too big compared to what I’m used to seeing in a swimbait tail design, but when I tossed the Real Prey Trout in the water and saw the tail wag and felt the thump of the tail I was very impressed. The swimbait tail swam at very slow speed which surprised me but made sense for how buoyant the silicone is in the water. And when I cranked the swimbait at a fast speed I was very impressed at the balance of the swimbait, it never rolled over on its side and did not fall immediately when I paused it between hard cranks.
Below is a video showing the Real Prey Trout in underwater action.
Pros: The Real Prey Trout is made to last longer than any other swimbait on the market today by being made of high modulus silicone. You can get the tail to swim at very slow speeds and when you burn this swimbait it does not roll over. I was very impressed with buoyancy of the Real Prey Trout especially when bumping it off the bottom.
Cons: If you happen to tear the Real Prey Trout you’ll have to repair it with silicone and I would like to see another eyelet behind the dorsal fin for a stinger hook.
MLO Rating: 4.5 out of 5