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Why pick the Rage Chunk over Rage Craw?

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Yep, rookie question here.

 

Both rage products get rave reviews here.

 

I'm working hard on jig proficiency this year.  They are both about the same price per pack.

 

I've had good luck with the craw T-rigged.

 

Talking about using as jig trailers here.  What is the advantage of selecting the chunk over the craw, aside from not having to trim down the body?

 

Thanks guys.

 

 

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Changes the rate of fall due to less bulk. I think they provide a little more action since they can pivot from the hook bend. Downside is I lose more trailers because of no keeper.

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There are those situations when you may want or need a jig with a shorter profile and trim the skirt at the hook bend.  This is when the Rage chunk is a great fit.  I use both and the Rage bug as a trailer. Each will effect the rate of fall. 

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I would choose the bug over the chunk as you can always make the bug  smaller but you can't make the chunk bigger.

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IMO i doubt if your going to catch more fish on one or the other. its such a subtle difference.

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Very interesting, thanks guys.  Matt from Tacticalbassin says he likes the chunk on chatterbaits.

 

I will pick up a few for that purpose.

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16 hours ago, 1201vilbig said:

Changes the rate of fall due to less bulk. I think they provide a little more action since they can pivot from the hook bend.

@1201vilbig  and @Columbia Crawthanks that's a very helpful explanation.  I didn't think of hooking them on like a conventional chunk trailer, but I guess that's the whole idea! 

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I'm not sure I'm experienced enough to really have a feel for that level of difference in action and to tell when it should matter -- but now I will now look/feel for it to learn.  

 

 

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I buy the craws.  I'll first use them Texas and when they get too beat up to rig like that I save them (provided the claws are still intact) to use as trailers.  I do this with pretty much all my plastic craws.  The Rage chunks and craws are the same price.  Doesn't really make sense to buy the chunks. 

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Two things dictate to me which one I should use. Well, actually it's three, but I'll get to that.

Fall rate is the one thing I believe is most overlooked and may be the difference between getting bit and not getting bit.

Profile is next on the list and I'll add that, oftentimes, it's more important than fall rate.  Under cold front conditions, I always go with a chunk and will trim the jig skirt.

Now for the third thing I mentioned, action. These baits are known for their action. Steve designed them specifically for more action than any craw on the market. You can increase, or diminish the action of them by the way that you place them on the hook.  Thread either one on the hook and it will have less kicking action than if you nose hook them. Also, how thick or long the jig skirt is has an affect on the action. Thick, or long skirts minimize the volume of water passing over the claws and their action is dependent on that presence.  If you're looking to really minimize that tail action, use a different product (sorry Steve), because their action is why you purchase them in the first place.

 

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I always buy the craws and cut them down if I want to use them as a jig trailer. The action is the same, and the profile is hidden by the jig skirt for the most part. I'd rather buy 2 baits in 1 than a bait I can only use as a trailer. 

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7 hours ago, Bluebasser86 said:

I always buy the craws and cut them down if I want to use them as a jig trailer. The action is the same, and the profile is hidden by the jig skirt for the most part. I'd rather buy 2 baits in 1 than a bait I can only use as a trailer. 

 

Exactly 😉

 

I'll choose the Craw & the Lobster over the Chunk!

 

Now I'm not stuck with one size, with the Craw & Lobster I can adjust length & bulk of my jig.

 

Then there's the option of Texas Rigging em, Rage Rigging em, Carolina Rigging em & so on.

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When Jacob Wheeler uses a chunk trailer he always feeds a worm or something on the bare hook shank of the jig down to the chunk. It keeps the chunk from moving and adds a little bulk under the skirt. 

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