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So apperently rapala is coming out with shallow running and deep running Scatter Raps. I haven't fished with one of the normal ones yet, but if the shallow runner does what it says I might be tempted! What do you all think?

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They'll probably get me to invest in a few of each, lol

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Saw these tonight. Seems like the origional scatter rap is very mixed reviews. May have to try one for myself. Shocked to see how little Rapala I have in my box.

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The original and deep runner have produced so well for me and work almost anywhere, I can not say the same for the scatter raps, nor would I invest more into their expansion of that line.

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I have found the Scatter Rap Cranks to be a bit speed dependent. If your fishing them on to fast of the reel they can flip this happens until they hit a certain depth then they are good. I have found it best to fish it on a 5.3:1 to 6.1: reel. The Scatter Rap Shad and Minnow seem to run much better. I am really looking forward to using the Scatter Rap Crank Deep up here on St. Clair.

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I'll try them. I have relaxed my anti-Rapala policy...since they are so dang effective and purty. I just know ahead of time now that if they break I have wiped my backside with the money spent on them due to their poor at best customer service.

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I'll try them. I have relaxed my anti-Rapala policy...since they are so dang effective and purty. I just know ahead of time now that if they break I have wiped my backside with the money spent on them due to their poor at best customer service.

I have gotten them replaced in the past with no issue. how old was the baits they would take care of? 

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I have gotten them replaced in the past with no issue. how old was the baits they would take care of? 

 Had a couple x-raps that took on water, and the typical broken bill on DT's problem.

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 Had a couple x-raps that took on water, and the typical broken bill on DT's problem.

I had some DT's split at the wire on me and they replaced them all but they where only a few days old.

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 Had a couple x-raps that took on water, and the typical broken bill on DT's problem.

 

I've had a bill come off of a DT Fat 3 once and they told me to send it back and so I did and they replaced it, not too bad. I always liked the Rapala baits but I really started to like them when Lucky Craft came on the scene and they became extremely attractive when the other high end Japanese baits came out. I don't know about the deep version but I know of some stump flats that I think the shallow might work well, the problem is I have square bills that work, the DT Fat 3 is incredible and if they don't want that size bait I would follow up with a Bomber square A and it hasn't failed to produce so I don't know if I need it but the tackle junkie in me says that I have to get one....Or 6.

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I don't care much for the scatter raps that I bought last year...

 

Fool me once shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me.

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I'll try them when they come out.  I like the ones that are already out but i prefer others when banging into cover but as a searching bait over flats they work very well.  I will also echo that if you work them to fast they will roll over at times. 

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Pass. The Scatter Raps I do have didn't blow me away this past summer.

 

Besides, everyone knows this summer's money wasting It Lure is the Live Target Bait Ball...

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Being up north I'm a rapala fan but the Scatter rap I'm going to pass on them. Too many times they started to just twirl in a spiral on the retrieve. They need to get a 3/8-1/2oz scatter rap so I can chuck that thing. Otherwise I'm sticking to my DT's.

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Pass. The Scatter Raps I do have didn't blow me away this past summer.

 

Besides, everyone knows this summer's money wasting It Lure is the Live Target Bait Ball...

ah the bait ball! I have been so tempted, but I just cant bring myself to buy it. It looks so purty, but for the price i could buy two xCaliburs!

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I don't care much for the scatter raps that I bought last year...

 

Fool me once shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me.

x2 ... not a big fan.  Won't be investing in these.

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the one I bought only did spirals.  

 

Then you were trying to crank it too fast.

 

 

I only bought a couple of these that I had found at Walmart already clearanced d**n near as soon as they were released. But after tying one on last summer, I will be buying more.

 

These are just like any other lure. They aren't magical fish catchers. But I have found a few times, that the action has been a triggering factor when fishing it above their heads, and thats something square bills can't do without catching the bottom. But the thing that really made me like it, I never once had a fish barely hooked on this. When this is what they were hitting, they ate it. I couldn't always say the same for any other time I've been on a crank bait pattern. I would still have fish short striking and only getting the rear hook. The 40 or so fish I remember catching on these last year all absolutely inhaled it.

 

 

One thing I did to help the cast-ability though is add two suspend-strips to the bottom. Added some weight, dives a little deeper, still allows them to float, but also toned down the action a tiny little bit, and made them less likely to roll at a little higher speed.

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I hear so many mixed reviews on these scatter raps... I fell to the hype after watching them used on a fishing show.... now I'm worried I've wasted some $ but determined to try out the ones I've bought and give them a fair go! I'm new to all types of jerkbaits, so I'll be throwing them as soon as the ice melts and play with the retrieve to see if I have problems keeping them from spiralling.

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I like the scatter raps, I have used them in a lot of places.  You can’t reel them fast, and they are pretty light, but once you learn to use them they are really a bait that can catch fish.  I don’t use them all the time, but it seems like they are a great bait some days when banging a crank around on the bottom isn’t working.

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the one I bought only did spirals.  

 

Mine did too.  I bought the sinking minnow ones.  Even trying to crank slow it didn't seem to run like I was expecting it to.  

 

 

My setup was a 7' MF Spinning outfit with 8lb FC.

 

I am confident the setup was right ... the lures just plain did not meet my expectations.

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The cranks spun for me as well.

 

I have lots of the shad and minnows and while I don't think they outfish their counterparts, I'd say they have their place.   The hunt action on the shad is awesome.   The minnows turns the versatile original into a  cast and crank only.  You just can't jerk it or twitch it like the originals.

 

I'll stick with the shad.

 

If they release a shallow shad shaped scatter rap, I'd be all over it. 

 

Shallow Shad Raps are my number 1 bait.

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Shallow Shad Raps are my number 1 bait.

 

How do you fish your shallow shad raps and why are they better than a square bill crank?  I've grown up around Rapalas but I don't throw shad raps.  I was more of a rattling Fat rap and risto rap guy. 

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