Rapala Rippin' Rap Rattling Lipless Crankbaits
Rapala® Rippin' Rap® Review
The Rippin' Rap is effective for noisy lakes. The rattling bb's call attention to it. It worked for us with catching bass and chain pickerel. I can't say that it stood out from other rattling crank baits that we've used, but it works. Good luck and keep it reeling!
August 30, 2013
This is one ove my favorite lures, and you can cast it MILE!! thE PEARl and Charteuse one blessed me with 12 Bass in 2hrs about two weeks ago!!
April 28, 2012
I used this lure on an outing this past fall. I wasn't getting much luck so I tied on this rippin' rap in size 5, Helsinki Shad color. Within 2 hrs. I caught about 100 largemouth!! Mind you, they weren't very big, most around 10" - 12', but I didn't care, I was catchin' fish! One of the best days on the lake ever! Don't get me wrong I love Mr. Hawg and fish quite a bit for him. But that day..... that day was awesome! So go buy a few, you'll be glad you did.
January 13, 2015
Compared to other lipless crankbaits, the Rippin' Rap has slightly more subtle characteristics. As opposed to the SK Red Eye Shad and the Excaliber XR series, the Rippin' Rap seems to have less vibration and a slower rate of fall. With my crankbait rod, I actually have a tough time feeling the vibration...even with fluorocarbon line. I usually have this bait tied on a 6'6" medium powered graphite rod with a fast tip to regain the feel. However, the lack of feel doesn't mean it doesn't catch fish. I also like that they have a non-rattling version for post-front and clear water situations, even though the rattling version is still a softer sound than the Red Eye and XR.
February 20, 2013