Rapala Rippin' Rap Rattling Lipless Crankbaits
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
White Bass Killer & then some
I Been Testing a lot of different Lip-less rip Baits that get More Bites .. We Troll For White Bass and Walleyes In Shallow water Most of the time ..In My testing where there are Smaller bait fish Shad ( Under an Inch In size ) My find that Higher Pitch smaller BB's Work better as This Rippin Rap as.. Also the Shape is Closer to the Natural Shape of the shad as well..The thinner Body make it Shake it more with the Hooks Placement Being closer together Better Hook Ups Thank You VMC Hooks as Well .. Can't Wait ti Try the UL size In the Spring ...
September 7, 2014
Jack the Ripper! Shad.
Not sure how the one reviewer can say "bait has no weight buts casts fairly decent." That's a contradiction. Bait is plenty loud maybe too loud for my application b/c no hits yet. Great distance, vibration,flash. Looks just like a scaled sardine (pilchard), which is a favored live bait here. Flashes exactly like one also when jigged with rod tip on retrieve. Silent version might be good in circumstances-clear water, non-feeding fish, etc. Not currently in my box though.
May 24, 2012
Good for many different species
I received the chrome moss back shiner and went to the local river to try it out. First thing I noticed was that it was very easy to cast long distances. I tried reeling in with a constant speed and was only getting a few bites. Then I tried jerking it and then letting it drop. This technique received a lot more action. Overall, this lure is very versatile and can be used for many different species of fish.
October 28, 2013