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I was never part of the lipless crank crowd after trying the rattle-traps and rattln rap over the years with limited success. However, I have been converted to the lipless crowd after using this lure. It is now the first thing that I throw in the morning and this is coming from a diehard jig man. The only drawback is that they need to make a 3/4 and 1oz size.   :)

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I lost one nice fish yesterday using this lure, but was consitantly putting them in the boat.

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I love these things. If I throw a lipless they are my first choice. I also add an extra snap ring to give the hook a little more movement during the fight to help keep the fish on.

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I got on them big last year. One of the best features is how easily you can rip them through grass. I don't know what it is but they come through great.

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I tried one of these today for the first time. I got hit on it right away ( and missed) and then I noticed it ran funny. When I looked at it one of the eyes had fallen off. I removed the other eye ( it popped off very easily) and it ran OK for a few more casts, then it started acting weird again. I then noticed that the finish was peeling off in sheets. I removed the rest of the finish and now it is all chrome ( I still caught fish off of it ). I was just wondering if anyone else has had durability issues with it. I got mine at Walmart and I sometimes wonder if you always get first quality stuff there.

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I slam my red craw lipless one into rocks and it still looks fine. As for the running issue, I have had one or two do it to me.

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I tried one of these today for the first time. I got hit on it right away ( and missed) and then I noticed it ran funny. When I looked at it one of the eyes had fallen off. I removed the other eye ( it popped off very easily) and it ran OK for a few more casts, then it started acting weird again. I then noticed that the finish was peeling off in sheets. I removed the rest of the finish and now it is all chrome ( I still caught fish off of it ). I was just wondering if anyone else has had durability issues with it. I got mine at Walmart and I sometimes wonder if you always get first quality stuff there.

EXACTLY >:) same issues.

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What color do you guys like to fish? I want to get some and try them out. What make them so much better than a Rattle-Trap?

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I fish chrome sexy shad, sexy shad, red craw and Tenn shad, and what makes them stand out I guess is the way the fall in the water and also KVD uses them.

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Thats the whole deal with the SK Red Eye shad baits. When you pause it, it actually has a swimming action when its sinking, unlike the "sinking like a rock" action of a regular Rat L Trap when paused.

If you look up the Elite tournament that KVD won in Florida either last month or February, he tells you all about the unique action. I would've never bought one if I knew nothing about the downward swimming action.

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it's good to hear such good reviews of this bait, especially considering I just ordered a couple of em

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It's been the only lipless to produce for me this year.  I have used XR's, diamond shad's, and Cordell spots.   Have had the problem with them running weird but I can't find anything physically on the bait to cause it.

I have had the same issue with the eyes coming off my SK series 4 cranks (sexy shad) that have been my best producers the past couple weeks.

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I got one in Sexy Shad. I caught a fish on each of my first three casts, and many after that. I've had no swimming or durability issues though.

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I admit it; even though I'm cheap as hell and rarely try new baits I ordered one after seeing KVD tear it up last month in Toho's off-shore grass.  I currently have no confidence in lipless crankbaits, and I want to add them to my arsenal.  

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