Shad Rap / Jointed Shad Rap
When the Rapala design team created the Shad Rap, they had been searching for the best crankbait around – one that would closely resemble bait fish the world over, work at a variety of depths and embody the legendary Rapala action. That's a tall order for one lure, but the Shad Rap has proved itself time and time again with confidence and ease. Considered by many to be the best running hardbait, the Shad Rap is equally effective whether cast or trolled and is designed to be fished at ultra slow to super fast speeds without negative effect.
How to Fish:
The Shad Rap naturally works its way down to its optimum depth. It does not require a fast crank or high troll speeds. You can jig or “snap” retrieve your rod tip on a slack line, causing the lure to respond with an erratic, darting action that simulates a startled or injured baitfish.