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Looking into my first lipless crank and I'm considering either the Strike King Red Eye Shad Tungsten 2 or the Rapala Rippin Shad. 

If you've seen my fishing reports, you'll see we've mostly fished in clear ponds/lakes. 

Which ones do you like and/or have worked well for you?

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I thought it was a rule that a chrome Rat-L-Trap was everybody's first lipless crank?!

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8 minutes ago, flyingmonkie said:

I thought it was a rule that a chrome Rat-L-Trap was everybody's first lipless crank?!

I didn't know that.

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7 minutes ago, CybrSlydr said:

I didn't know that.

Where I come from, if you say "lipless crankbait", you get blank stares and head scratching.

"Oh, you mean a Rat-L-Trap?" :)

Seriously though... can't go wrong with either.  My votes for the RES.

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They're right, you gotta get a bill lewis first ;) 

From there, I'd try both the strike king and the rapala, matter of fact I just ordered 4 rapala lipless cranks today :D 1 arashi, 1 rattlin rapala, 2 rippin raps

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I've been doing really well with the Redeye shad lately so I'd definitely recommend it! 

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The Tungsten 2 Tap put in a lot of work for me this year. 

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Sounds like I'll be getting a chrome and gold RES and a chrome Rat-L-Trap.

Thanks folks!

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10 hours ago, Bluebasser86 said:

The Tungsten 2 Tap put in a lot of work for me this year. 

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Whenever I look through someone else tackle , this is what  I look for . Battle scared lures .

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32 minutes ago, scaleface said:

 

Whenever I look through someone else tackle , this is what  I look for . Battle scared lures .

Me Too ~

A-Jay

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Man, I assume that's from all the debris and rocks you've banged them against underwater?

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1 minute ago, CybrSlydr said:

Man, I assume that's from all the debris and rocks you've banged them against underwater?

When fishing a lipless bait in, around & off hard structure or cover, the nose of the bait is routinely the area that take the brunt of the damage.

The front end of the bait pictured, the nose, is for the most part, intact.

This Red Eye shad had been of the receiving end of many LM & SM bass strikes, as well as more than it's share of small to medium sized Pike & Walleye action; the later do both possess a fairly formidable set of choppers.

A-Jay

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For me both caught fish, just that the RES caught a lot more. Both are good, but have more confidence in the RES right now, subject to change at any time. As for the original trap, I don't believe I have ever caught a fish on one. 

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blue/chrome or sexy shad (i think that's the right color) knockers. 

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check out the SILENT version of the red eye shad , i think it's the best  model made ...

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Super spot by cotton Cordell or red eye shad also aruko shad by spro best lipless cranks for me.

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another choice for a lipless crankbait , and i hear it's a real sleeper , is the Damiki Tremor 65 which also comes in a silent version !! ( also with rattle version )

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On 8/28/2016 at 2:38 PM, Yeajray231 said:

Guess I'll be the black sheep . Rippin' rap ! 

Im with you as well much prefer the RR over RES. just too many RES Ive bought that dont run true and cant tune to run true. All my Raps run true at any speed. The finish on the rippin lasts much longer.

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Interested to try the new Arashi rattlebait. I got one a few weeks ago and messed with it after loading the boat today. It has a small fin at the back that seems to allow for a slow retrieve, despite being 5/8oz. Also of note, I must have ripped it off the bottom 50 times and let it settle back, it landed on it's belly and remained upright every single time. Not a fan of the Arashi lineup, but this one might be a winner. 

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Well, lost my Rattle Trap yesterday.  Got it wedged under something at Veto lake and couldn't get it back.  Kinda ticked - never caught anything with it and only got to take it fishing 3 times.

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46 minutes ago, CybrSlydr said:

Well, lost my Rattle Trap yesterday.  Got it wedged under something at Veto lake and couldn't get it back.  Kinda ticked - never caught anything with it and only got to take it fishing 3 times.

My man, I ceased many years ago counting the baits I have lost in a first cast let alone 3 times.

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