Strike King® Rage Tail™ Shad Softbait Lures
Made from high-grade plastics for superior action and excellent durability, the Rage Tail line of soft plastics features designs engineered to provoke violent strikes from the biggest lunkers in the lake! Features a fat body and a bulbous, wobbling tail. Rig weightless on a 4/0 or 6/0 wide gap hook, with the tail up.
Rated 4.5 out of 5 by 69 reviewers.
Rated 4 out of 5 by Shallowrunner Rage Tail The Rage Tail is an awsome top water tool.You can really pull out some big fish.The only complaint I have is the tail rips off very easy when the fish just mouth it. April 29, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Beeramid Great Bait I've been using these for about two years and have caught many fish on them. Bass hit these with reckless abandon, unlike anything I've seen, and I fish a lot of topwater. Some reviewers claim tough hook sets, I use a 6'6" medium rod with a fast action, and 50lbs test Power Pro, hook sets have never been an issue for me. The biggest problem with these is that they can tear easily at times, though I did land 8 or 9 bass on a single one. Make sure you use a #5 EWG hook. Tie it on, cast it out, and hold on! March 26, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Golfallday Solid topwater Splashes like mad on the surface. The silver bling looks just like a shad skipping on the surface. Hook-ups are really tough. I use mono on topwaters because mono floats; the stretch in mono hurts hooksets when dealing with a dense piece of plastic. Might try a 6/0 hook completely exposed thru top. 7/0 probably too big. Read some articles that T-rigging thru the side solves hook setting problems. I'll give it a try. September 18, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by bassmanx3 Great lure to have This is a great lure. I have caught so many fish on them.The one down fall is the tail tears real easy. I superglue them back closed and that gets me one or two more bass.They might be a little costly but they will catch the bass September 10, 2012
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A:You must wait until you know the fish has the lure before setting, (more difficult than it sounds), then it's not too bad.
A:I drop my rod tip and let them turn with it then I cross their EYES
A:Am rigging the lure using a #4 Bass Pro XPS super lock hook. Being soft plastic lure with the extra wide hook the bass just about hook themself when they strike.
A:No not at all. The hook is out of the body when the fish grabs it.
Top 25 Contributor
A:No, if you count 1 - 1,000 slowly in your head and then set it - works every time.
Top 250 Contributor
A:Not at all. When the fish blows up on this bait, and they will, just pause your retrieve for a moment and then lean in to a nice solid hook set. If you are using a sharp hook, of the right size (Moaner 4/0 Keel weighted Stroker hook), a rod with the correct action (medium heavy) and some braided line then you will be fine and dandy.
A:no its not, but you have to be patient. you might get alot of short hits
A:a little bit. just remember it's a top water so you need to reel down.
Top 10 Contributor
A:the hook set isnt that hard if you have a nice 5/0 hook, just wait a little after the fish takes it to set the hook.
A:About 3inches maybe a hair longer but not much. Kind of thick though about 1/2 inch so use a 4/0 or 5/0 EWG hook
A:THE RAGE TAIL SHAD IS ABOUT 3" LONG
A:i'm pretty sure it's either 3-4 inches
A:Am rigging it using a small snap swivel. The swivel keeps the line from twisting on the retreive. It seems the spin on the retreive is what makes the splash which makes the bass attack the lure
A:you can Put on a 4 or 5ought hook and they should work fine, good luck
Top 250 Contributor
A:rig them on a keel weighted hooks such as the MOANER Stroker hook with the 1/8 oz keel weight. I use the 4/0 size. This will prevent the bait from rolling as you reel them in. Using a bait casting reel as opposed to a spinning reel is helpful as well.
A:BE SURE TO USE A 5/0 OR 6/0 HOOK AND BE SURE TO HOOK THEM RIGHT IN THE MIDDLE WHERE THE LINE IS WITH TAIL PROTRUDINGG UP. I WAS LUCKY ENOUGH TO BE A SWMINAR WHERE A FACTORY REP SHOWED HOW TO HOOK THEM UP. ON THE RAGE WEB SITE IT SHOWS HOW TO HOOK THEM.
A:just rig it like it shows in the product info on the bass pro website. it does roll a bit. you need to keep reeling it in. the action is in the tail.
Top 10 Contributor
A:use a sharp wide gap hook with a a little bit of weight hooked weedless
A:Idiot me! I rigged one upright with tail up on a 3/8 oz. spinner bait and caught a 38" muskie. What might I have caught if I had rigged it correctly.
A:The proper way to rig a Strike King Rage Shad is tail up with a wide gap worm hook. I use size 4/0. Rig it Texas style and weightless with one flat wide side down and the other up. Think of it as reeling a pancake across the surface. They are made to be a surface lure and will not twist if rigged right. Once you see and hear the action you may never use a buzzbait again!
Top 1000 Contributor
A:I was unable to stop the bait from rolling while fishing it at a speed to make the tail work weightless. I texas rigged it with a weighted swimbait hook and that helps quite a bit.
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