February Freshwater Lure of the Month: Rapala Crankin Rap Shad
In the 1930's, Lauri Rapala had a very simple revelation: wounded fish get eaten by big fish, so all he needed to do was to create a lure that resembled a wounded minnow. Such a simple thought process, but it is one that has transcended generations and helped to catch millions of fish. The Rapala Original Floater was originally made of timber, and this original intuition has spawned hundreds of different types of baits that solve this very need: how to make the baits look like wounded fish. This month’s selection, Rapala Crankin Rap, evolved from that very first bait in Lauri Rapala’s garage to become the dynamic, dipping and diving bait that you will find in this box. It's easy to use, durable, and most importantly - it catches fish!
Designed to target specific depth zones and keep you right on the fish, the Rapala Crankin’ Raps have you covered anywhere from 2 to 14 feet. Their round body design and thin tail combine to produce an enticing wobbling action that bass and even other fish species can’t seem to resist. Well constructed and durable, the Crankin Raps also feature holographic foil inserts and external scale patterns for added realism and underwater flashing.
The shallow-diving 03 and 05 sizes in the Crankin Rap feature a square-bill designed to plow through the water, while the deeper-diving 08, 10 & 14 sizes feature a round lip that allows them to plummet quickly to their desired depth. Available in a variety of proven colors in each size, each Rapala Crankin Rap also has the running depth prominently displayed on its bill, allowing anglers determine at a glance which Cranking Rap to choose.