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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

Real Prey TroutLure: 10″ Real Prey Trout

Composite: High Modulus Silicone

Real Prey TroutLength: 10″

Weight: 7.9  Ounces

Sink Rate: Slow Sink

Color: Natural Trout

MSRP: $54.99

MLO Rating: 4.5 out of 5

 

 

10" Real Prey Trout

10″ Real Prey Trout

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.

Durable Paint

Durable Paint

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.

Realistic Look

Realistic Look

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.

Natural Eyes

Natural Eyes

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.

Nose Down Underwater

Nose Down Underwater

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.

Real Prey Trout Tail

Real Prey Trout Tail

Tail Top View

Tail Top View

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

 

Mike Long

Mike Long, is well known for monster bass, like the 20.12 oz largemouth bass taken from Dixon Lake in 2001. That fish put him at number ten on the world record list, but it wasn’t his only large fish. He is among a handful of bass fisherman with hundreds of fish over 10 lbs to his credit.

4 comments on “Review: 10″ Real Prey Trout

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John Brisendine on December 14, 2012 6:34 am

Hey mike I’m pretty familiar with construction supplies but what is”High modules silicone”. I cannot Find this term on websites here in the states

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David Cindrich on December 21, 2012 9:26 am

John, high modulus for the highest elongation and low modulus for the lowest elongation. High equals longer chains of polymur for more stretch the low modulus has short chains for less stretch.

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Randy Williams on December 21, 2012 10:48 am

Wow looks like it just got dumped out of the DFG truck!

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nick b on December 22, 2012 6:26 am

The Guy who makes this bait is a new england big bass angler and fellow Masshole like myself, he tests thes baits until he gets them just right he also makes a great golden shiner and carp pattern along with the dynamite realprey herring. He is a great fisherman and makes great baits that help us Northeast guys land some monster fish.

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