Halco 220 Max

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Bill W

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    Wondered how this lure fishes? I saw a issue with the split ring wearing into a welded solid ring due to troll vibration, maybe not the best lure modification. Curious if this is a go to trolling lure?
     

    JoeInMN

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    I got a few on the 220 they troll straight seem to get bit. I had a few custom painted by a friend purple and orange worked well no where issues got beat up as you would expect but still trolled straight.
     
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    ZZZZZ

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    Another option out of the bunch

    Williamson speed pro from Africa rugid world. Manufacture by rapala. The 180 size in red and white. Destroyed the Alijos wahoo over every other troll lure. By a mile and it was the only williamson speed pro that was on the boat rod, red and white. Is a great color south of the border in warmer water. The 180 is still a small profile. Wire needed the hoo will choke the lure down, while receiving the hooks.

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    hucklongfin

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    Another option out of the bunch

    Williamson speed pro from Africa rugid world. Manufacture by rapala. The 180 size in red and white. Destroyed the Alijos wahoo over every other troll lure. By a mile and it was the only williamson speed pro that was on the boat rod, red and white. Is a great color south of the border in warmer water. The 180 is still a small profile. Wire needed the hoo will choke the lure down

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    The bigger one is 7” so the ‘hoo wanted smaller baits that day. An X-Rap Magnum 40 (7”) or 165 DTX Minnow probably would’ve been good too... or a Halco 190.
     

    ZZZZZ

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    5 days or so before our arrival. The hoo got spanked by a few other LR boats.

    The ball of wahoo after talking to the other boats who had departed. Days prior. Was the same ball of wahoo that showed less and less on the side scan, each day. Ball got smaller and smaller. Without a new school moving in

    Imo, The other 4 boats before us. We're dragging the larger size wahoo lures

    Red and white imo was also not related to danger yet.

    The boat had a high count compared to 2 boats the 2 days before
     
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    ZZZZZ

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    And imo a consideration of survival of the fittest. Least amount of energy used to feed.

    The williamson size does not require the need to be bit in half at full speed swimming throttle and then do u turn and eat the other half. Like how wahoo eat, most big baits

    They recognize that 180 size imo as a single bite. Direct hit
     
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    jbarbosa

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    And imo a consideration of survival of the fittest. Least amount of energy used to feed.

    The williamson size does not require the need to be bit in half at full speed swimming throttle and then do u turn and eat the other half. Like how wahoo eat, most big baits

    They recognize that 180 size imo as a single bite. Direct hit
    That Williamson lure in the pink and silver is also an excellent Wahoo lure....so you are very correct...!!!
     

    Lake

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    And imo a consideration of survival of the fittest. Least amount of energy used to feed.

    The williamson size does not require the need to be bit in half at full speed swimming throttle and then do u turn and eat the other half. Like how wahoo eat, most big baits

    They recognize that 180 size imo as a single bite. Direct hit
    Did you fish that with the stock trebles? Just ordered a couple. Will probably be brought on the boat multiple times and never used, but in the scenario you discussed I may pull it out.
     

    Bill W

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    Did you fish that with the stock trebles? Just ordered a couple. Will probably be brought on the boat multiple times and never used, but in the scenario you discussed I may pull it out.
    The 220 Max has Mustad singles
     

    ZZZZZ

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    Did you fish that with the stock trebles? Just ordered a couple. Will probably be brought on the boat multiple times and never used, but in the scenario you discussed I may pull it out.

    Trebles, I think stock. Boat rod was so hot, that I was still fishing a casting jig. By the time that boat troll rod would get claimed, for the next rotation

    Trebles. I blew it and did not take a pic. Camera phone was terrible back then and was in my room. Victory at sea and we left Alijos early and the boat rod was put away

    On the RP. A crew was very happy with its performance, I think trolled a tad farther back then Nomads to dig. Ask the RP. 9 day early September 2019

    When I got off the boat. I thought it was a Wal Mart bargain bin special. With owner trebles. Nope, williamson speed pro

    I discoverd (williamson) made by rapala. At the Panama border
     
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