Rapala Scatter Rap Crank Shallow
Everything you'd expect from a Rapala
Helsinki shad really creamed the river smallies for me pre-spawn this spring. But pretty typical of Rapala balsa lures, it's very fragile; not as fragile as the DT series, however.
At that price, you're better off switching to a more durable, hard plastic crankbait in very rocky areas.
July 12, 2014
Scatter Rap Shallow - Does Work
Bought 4 to the Scatter Rap Crank Shallow and used the blugill color.
Third cast past weeds on top of the water, cranked down and felt a fish hit the SRS. Not the biggest bass but the lure worked to fool the bass to hit it. Definitely not the usual crankbait in so far as the action of the lure and the bill so far has not broken off after smacking it in the water to dislodge weeds on the hooks.
I own the Scatter Rap Shad, Crank and Countdown models. I haven't caught a bass on any of these Scatter Rap lures.
I've had reservations about these lures, the action is unique and interesting, with the SR Crank you have to find that sweet spot retrieve or it starts going in circles on a fast retrieve. The SR Shad is too light to cast on baitcast gear, but the action is good up to a medium retrieve. The SR Countdown cast good with a baitcaster and good action.
The SR Shallow retrieves good up to a medium fast retrieve and doesn't lose track and go in circles like the SR Crank does. It dives up to 3' using 30/8 lb Power Pro braid. The SR Shallow tracks good and shoots off side to side on the retrieve. One thing I notice when retrieving the lure is it has a light feel through the line to the rod. Not what I'm used to comparing it to other Scatter Rap models which you can feel the action to the rod.
I like the color options on the SR Shallow and wanting to get the Bruised color because I think it's interesting, unfortunately Bass Pro Shops doesn't have this color available.
The SR Shallow is the perfect Scatter Rap from the other SR models. It dives to the right depths that I need, it scatters and tracks good, quality VMC treble hooks, durable paint and doesn't need too much tweaking to make it run straight.
I hope Rapala comes out with the SR shallow bill on the other models of Scatter Rap.
The action is good that the bass haven't seen that much...yet.
I gave the SC Shallow 4 stars because I'm still on the fence if it's any better than other crank bait models.
April 5, 2014