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Favorite Size And Rigging Technique For Rage Craws

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So the RageCraw comes in a few general sizes. There's the Rage Chunk for Jigs,the Baby Rage Craw (3 inch),the 4 inch and then there's the Lobster(4.5 inch). What's everyones favorite/most productive size and rigging technique for this particular bait?

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Regular Rage craw, Texas Rigged on a n Owner Wide Gap Plus hook, and the least amount of weight required to get the bait down. 1/4 oz. is most common for me.

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Regular Rage craw, Texas Rigged on a n Owner Wide Gap Plus hook, and the least amount of weight required to get the bait down. 1/4 oz. is most common for me.

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Big Ole Jig ;)

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I t-rig em, put em on the back of a jig, keel weight em, and fish them on top weightless. Most versital plastic in my book!

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I also like them as a jig trailer

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Rage Craw T-rigged on a 3/8 oz keel-weighted EWG hook, with the outside edges of the claws painted with JJ's Chartreuse. Very effective and very versatile.

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The Rage Lobster is an extremely versatile bait IMO. Although it is a larger than average design, it's not specifically designed only for large fish. It is more for added vibration, larger profile to make it easier to notice from further distances and in less than clear conditions. Another important aspect for this design is more bulk and bigger claws to slow fall rates when needed.

The increased size better matches larger profile jigs for deep water structure fishing where often more vibration and larger size is easier for the fish to find regardless of the size of the fish. For those of us who use it regularly, we also have to leave certain spots because the small fish are all over it!

The Lobster can be flipped/pitched, T and C-Rigged, Rage Rigged and rigged weightless as a fine top water. I think it's all about what you're used to fishing with confidence. Think about it, how big is a 1/2oz spinnerbait or buzzbait or 8 to 10" Worm... do small fish eat them with regularity, YES. I've also found that small fish often hit the Lobster more aggressively and swim away with it even faster than they do when I'm using the smaller sized Rage Craw. This is either because of their surrounding competition or because they have the full meal deal and now that they've got it... dinner is OVER!

I rarely use less than 1/2oz with it for flipping or as a jig trailer and will go as heavy as 1oz tungsten when flipping or even 1.5oz jigs for deep windy conditions.

Hope this answers some of your questions and this is a nice post for discussing and better understanding the basic principles behind small to large profile fishing lures that are of the same basice shape and action results. www.ragetail.com

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Thank you Steve I could not think of a tactful way to say what you said ;)

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I know they are very versatile but I only use them 2 different ways, and that is on the back of my swim jig or Texas rigged to flip in cover, that is it. The Rage Chunk gets the nod for my casting jigs just because I have more success with a compact bait with more bulk but small profile with that type of jig but it has the same flapping action as the craw.

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One of my favorite baits is a Rage Craw with two ribs trimmed off that's rigged on a jig like a chunk.

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Behind a jig is my favorite. I will also use a t-rig or rage rig......sometimes they want one over the other.

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I have only used the chunk and think it's the best jig trailer around. Going to try some of the craws though of all sizes.

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