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What's the word on this new lure?  I saw it 25% on the shelf the other day and was close to buying one.  Someone chime on their experience with it.

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I have a few in my bass pro cart and still deciding whether or not to pull the trigger to use some rewards and a gift card i have.  They look like good baits but i want to check the out in person first.

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I’ve heard nothing but good things about it, that lip doesn’t look like it would deflect off cover very well but I’m gonna pick up a couple for sure being that I’m looking for something different in a square bill if you can call it a square bill.

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So, I have NOT fished with them yet. We still have hard water up here in the north country. 

 

I did buy a bunch at 25% off at Cabela's the other day and BOY are they a fantastic looking bait. The fit & finish is really high quality. I'm super impressed with the paint jobs and eyes they put on these baits. They seriously look like a Japanese lure. Amazingly shiney and lots of nice little details. IMHO, nobody does balsa better than Rapala, and I'm really glad these things have a Balsa core but a plastic shell because the #1 problem with the DT's is they crack if you wack them into a dock/boat. 

 

I can't wait to try these out on the river this season and bounce them off some rocks. 

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I have one, it's like a perch color or something.... I've used it a few times. Action seems all right, but I've never tried bouncing it off anything. Normally since I fish from banks, I'm running these sorts of baits along grass/weed lines or where I know transitions are. Haven't caught anything on it yet, but I think it's a good choice for cloudy days where I know perch are. Which is basically everywhere.

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I hooked up with a few the other day throwing an 03 in Homer's Buddy in about 2 ft of water fishing a gravel/rock bank. 

I accidentally bought the 03 instead of the 06 but I'm glad I did. It runs shallower than my usually KVDs. 

I have a bunch of the the old Xcalibur XCS100s that I would throw in the real skinny water. Too scared to lose them now so I'm glad these Brats came along.

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