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Strike King Rage Tail Shad Softbait Lures

   

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Blue Glimmer Black Flake

Blue Glimmer Black Flake

3"

5

Model:
RGSHD-45
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Green Pumpkin

Green Pumpkin

3"

5

Model:
RGSHD-46
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Smokey Shad

Smokey Shad

3"

5

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RGSHD-57
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Pearl

Pearl

3"

5

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RGSHD-84
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Green Pumpkin/Chartreuse Belly

Green Pumpkin/Chartreuse Belly

3"

5

Model:
RGSHD-94
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Made from high-grade plastics for superior action and excellent durability, the Strike King® 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.

Strike King® Rage Tail™ Shad Softbait Lures 4.5 5 67 67
blabla Strike King's directions on rigging this shad "tail up" is confusing people and causing them to rig this shad wrong. When you rig it right, you will catch fish! This shad is a topwater lure. It swims flat on top of the water like a frog or an injured shad swimming sideways on top of the water. Not vertical like a healthy shad! Rig it like you would rig a frog. Make sure you split the tail on the new ones, they leave them connected by a thin layer of the material so they don't get deformed in the package. February 22, 2008
Hrmm.... Back of the package said best used weightless on a 4/0 to 6/0 wide gap hook. I rigged it on a 5/0 wide gap hook, 5 different ways, and no matter which way I did it, all it did was spin like a football spiral on retrieve. I'll try it on a jig head like the previous reviewer suggested and see if that helps, but I was singularly unimpressed with my early endeavors. February 9, 2008
Look! It's a shad! No wait... Whether you find this bait resembling a shad, or something unknown to bass, this bait will flat out catch fish. It is great for schooling fish, but best on a spinner head, like a Road Runner or Swarming Hornet. I don't know if the bass see this bait as a shad, or just an appetizing-looking prey item, but they sure do eat this thing. The tail gives out tons of vibration, and has a very good action, almost identical to Zoom's ultravibe series of baits. However, I only gave this bait four starts because this is one of the least versatile baits I have ever used. You can use it on a jighead, but the possiblities pretty much end there. The body is too round to use on a standard worm rig, like a texas rig or a carolina rig. I recommend fluorocarbon to get the best out of this lure. December 29, 2007
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Is it tough to set the hook?

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You must wait until you know the fish has the lure before setting, (more difficult than it sounds), then it's not too bad.
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I drop my rod tip and let them turn with it then I cross their EYES
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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.
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No not at all. The hook is out of the body when the fish grabs it.
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No, if you count 1 - 1,000 slowly in your head and then set it - works every time.
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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.

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VERY EASY TO HOOK
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no its not, but you have to be patient. you might get alot of short hits
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a little bit. just remember it's a top water so you need to reel down.
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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.
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No, not if you rig it correctly. Just rig it like it says near the top.
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3.5 inches
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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
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4 inches
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THE RAGE TAIL SHAD IS ABOUT 3" LONG
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i'm pretty sure it's either 3-4 inches
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This bait is 3 1/2 inches long.
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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
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you can Put on a 4 or 5ought hook and they should work fine, good luck
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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.

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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.
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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.
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use a sharp wide gap hook with a a little bit of weight hooked weedless
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texas rig through the nose
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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.
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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!
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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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the best way to rig these baits is to texas rig them like you would a worm or watever the flat way.
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