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Rapala Weedless Shad

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Anybody fish with these? I acquired a few of them recently and was able to give them a swim yesterday. Man, it's a cool bait! It's about 3', and 9/16oz. It sink fast with a very aggressive spiral. The swimming action is very similar to a lipless crank. It did very well ripping it out of grass (and we all know how deadly that technique can be). I think this bait will earn a spot in my rotation for sure, but not in the winter. I think you've got to work the bait a little too fast. I can't wait to give this bait some serious time this Spring. This bait may even do better on the flats fishing for reds. The only con, so far, is the weedguard is rather stiff. I don't think it is too stiff, but we'll see. Happy New Year, and dress warm! 

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I actually have two ordered . Then I found out about the Norman Scorpion and ordered two of those also . We should  be set to fish crankbaits inside of brush next year .

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I got one 2 years ago but haven't used it much. The action is nice but only when retrieved fairly fast.

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2 hours ago, nighthawk25 said:

I got one 2 years ago but haven't used it much. The action is nice but only when retrieved fairly fast.

True, but ripping it off the bottom pretty quick generates the swimming action. I see myself using this as a search bait in the weeds, maybe bouncing off timber....but I really see a use for it during early spring and fall ripping it out of the grass like a lipless crank. The lake I mostly fish is loaded with grass, and crankbaits of any kind are pretty much a no-go except late in the winter when the grass is gone. I also see even more use for this bait on the flats fishing for reds.

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1 hour ago, IgotWood said:

I see myself using this as a search bait in the weeds

I got them and the Norman Scorpion for fishing wood . Man made brushpiles , laydowns, beaver houses ...   The Scorpion is a classic lipless design . I'm thinking it will work at slower speeds .

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They don't seem to be sold in any of the haunts I frequent.  Are these marketed to specific locales? They look really sweet!  Will have to go online, I guess.  I'd sure like to give one a go.

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