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Ok il admit it I don't go to water and not have one tied on. I use them a lot even when conditions would negate a bait change just cause I want to fish it. And always as my search bait.

But they have quit selling and/or redesigned my old faithful. The Rattlin Rapala. 3/8 th oz. perfect shape/profile/and rattle sound to suit my needs most of the time. I just new what to expect after using them for probably 20 years now. I must be getting old cause I hate change.

New Rapala looks like a Red Eye by Strike King to me? Fat bodied. Haven't gotten one yet cause I hate to order things. And no one in town stocks the darn things.

But anyway. I liked the quieter rattle ,weight , and vibes it made as did the fish I mostly fish for.

Love the Stirke Kings as they cast like a bullet and the vibes from that head shake are going to be killer During prespawn. Currently Cotton Cordell is working for me. But darn them things don't run down in the depths like there competitors will and forget about burning it or it will roll onto its side.

And I just don't like Rattle Trapps.

So what's your brand and size preference.

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Yea I love the Red Eyes heck there 1/4 oz cast as far as there 1/2 oz on my rod. And we are talking way out there. I'm reallly expressed with them. Haven't used there 3/4 oz yet but I'm betting it works the same. And man I've got a use for that size to. They really hit the drawing board hard and did a great job. I'm filling a box up with there stuff.

But I can go right down the road to a pond here and they will take the cotton Cordell nine out of ten times over the red eye there.

Especially at night which was a big surprised.

Kinda ticking me off as they don't come threw weeds like better baits. It's something about it they like better.

So. I'm going for lots of brands. To cover the board.

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my favorite as far as action /looks is a live target i got for my birthday. as far as throwing into heavy stuff, the cotton cordell works just fine. can lose 6 of those for the price of one live target

Lol I hear that. That was what I'm wondering if the high dolor baits are worth the cost. I fish a couple of big ponds where I no every snag there. So I might try a couple in them there. Plus they see the cheaper stuff ten times a day.

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Used to could buy four of the rapalas in chrome and blue go to the lake. And unwrap all four. Use them all four during the day and there will always be one that would get bit more then the other three. There easy to spot in the tackle box to. The finished chewed off missed every bit of pretty color you thought they where going for. Laying rite next to the same plug they refuse to look at and still look new.

I've went so far as to scuff them with 80 grit sand paper to mimic tooth scratches the other ones have.

But nope.

That's a tourney trick I here. Keep that one bait for the tourney.

I use the shiny baits to hit the brush piles usually. Lol.

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Used to could buy four of the rapalas in chrome and blue go to the lake. And unwrap all four. Use them all four during the day and there will always be one that would get bit more then the other three. There easy to spot in the tackle box to. The finished chewed off missed every bit of pretty color you thought they where going for. Laying rite next to the same plug they refuse to look at and still look new.

I've went so far as to scuff them with 80 grit sand paper to mimic tooth scratches the other ones have.

But nope.

That's a tourney trick I here. Keep that one bait for the tourney.

I use the shiny baits to hit the brush piles usually. Lol.

Do not know but I would guess the action more than the color is the reason that one of foiur is hit much more consistently. If you have ever worked in a factory you are familiar with production runs and their lack of consistency for longer than fifteen minutes. This said the one may have been run on Minday morning and the other on Friday at 2:45 PM. Who knows. I like the SK red eye shad and have a Bass Pro Shops XPS in yellow with orange belly I like to throw when bite is tough because of the different color from everday offerings.

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Ah I ran across something that explains what I was getting at. And I swear I just ran across it. The article mentioned four same cranks. Just as I did. But I actually used to buy four at the time from Wally World cause I spent $20 a week on baits at time. And they where five buckets each at that time.

Thinking the lipless rapalas are visibly the same I think it's a rattle sound issue. One bait hits a different frequency rattle sound.

Good read on why some bait catch fish and it's twin will not.

http://www.insideline.net/weeklynews/2010/10-0203.html

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