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Friday, May 25, 2007

Rapala X-Rap Shad Rap, is it worth the Hype?

There has been a lot of hype and talk about this bait. You have to admit, it makes a lot of sense to combine two great baits in the Shad Rap & the X-Rap both made by one of the best hard bait makers of all time.

Buy this ProductRapala X-Rap Shad Rap
Rapala has taken the X-Rap technology and combined it with the Shad Rap to create the X-Rap Shad! Fish should get ready to take a boat ride. The X-Rap Shad with its 3D holographic eyes, internal holograhhic foil, and flash foil teaser tail will become the most sought after crankbait instantly. The new 06 size is the perfect size and runs 6' to 11' for a variety of fish, especially bass.

I am guessing this will be must have in just about every tackle box in no time....


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Thursday, May 24, 2007

Ready for a Shakedown?

I just ordered some new shakey head jigs and I am pretty excited to get them & put them to the test bass fishing. These are designed by Mr. Clausen himself and he knows a little bit about Shaking a finesse head for bass.

Buy this ProductPicasso Luke Clausen Shakedown Jigs
Picasso Luke Clausen Shakedown heads use a patent-pending flexible nickel titanium spring (bait keeper) along with a cross-eye Gamakatsu hook to give you the best “shakey style” head on the market. The flexible nickel titanium spring always comes back to position after each fish without breaking.
Because of its super soft elasticity, the spring allows the entire hook gap to be maintained during hook set. The “give” of the spring allows anglers to lock down and shake their plastics in cover or skip docks without ever losing or tearing the soft plastics. Because of the spring’s small size, finesse worms (such as Roboworms or other thin hand poured plastics) can be rigged very straight with no “hump.” It also prevents the plastic from tearing.

The Luke Clausen Shakedown heads are coated with the super tough Duraseal™ process, increasing the sensitivity and allowing them to hold up like no other on the market. This Duraseal coating is the same coating that is used on Tru-Tungsten Sinkers and Jigs, its an excellent finish. I just ordered several of each size in Black & Brown/Purple Fleck. I plan to give a full report when I get them in ;)


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