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What's your favorite Shad Rap style bait? I'm a big fan of the balsa Shad Raps. I've also used the plastic Shad Raps, but I don't think I've ever tried any of the similar lures made by other companies.

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The original balsa ones are the business, but I've known people to do well on the jointed and "glass" pattern ones, too.

Rebel (I think) made a shad rap knock-off for a while. You could find them often in bargain bins in this color pattern that looked like a baby striper (white w/ thin black lines) at alot of different stores. My buddy chucked one of these endlessly one nasty winter day and ended up catching a 7 pounder. So I guess that one worked, too.

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If it's a Shad Rap and its made by Rapala, I like it.  I catch a lot of fish on the original Shad Rap and shallow Shad Rap.  The glass and rattling Shad Raps suspend and are good cold water baits. 

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If I could only have one crankbait, a balsa shad rap would be it! I have caught a lot of fish on the shallow shad rap in the smallest size also, from bass to walleye, striper and big brown trout! I also like the jointed shad raps too, but haven't used it as extensivly as the others!

Jim

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Love the original balsa shad rap.  Caught a 3 1/2 pounder with the original in perch with about 5 minutes left in a club tourney, I was going nuts cause I was so pumped.  A couple passed by and said "Never give up!" and I repeated it. Cool moment.   Too bad I only finished 15th :'(.....ha ha ha.

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Silver with black back!!!!  :)

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There was a bait that came out of the Strike King "Custom Shop" that's awesome too. They don't make it anymore, but I happen to know where some are !!

It's called a Strike Shad

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There was a bait that came out of the Strike King "Custom Shop" that's awesome too. They don't make it anymore, but I happen to know where some are !!

It's called a Strike Shad

Do a search for Mimic Baits on fleabay. KStooks is the seller and the guy who built those for SK.

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Silver /black back, like every one else.

If you like the Shad Rap, you'll love the new XRap Shad - shaped just like a balsa Shad Rap - but has the XRap long-cast thing in it, and is a fantastic lure. My favorite color in that is "Purpledescent."http://www.rapala.com/products/lures/x-rap_shad/

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