Rapala Shadow Rap
The much anticipated Rapala Shadow Raps are like no other jerkbait you have ever fished before. These baits combine a horizontal struggle with a vertical fade that mimics a wounded minnow perfectly. Shadow Raps kick almost 180 degrees right then left, allowing them to be fished almost in place with very little movement forward. This action keeps the bait in the strike zone for a longer period of time.
Rapala Shadow Raps trigger strikes from fish on the kick, on a slow fading fall, and on the snap back to life. These movements have never existed with any other lures and they work great for all species of gamefish all season long.
- Textured scale body with an X-Rap style finish
- Sharp left to right turns
- Slow sinking on pause
- VMC fine wire round bend hooks
- Qty. per pack: 1
Ratings & Reviews
by fishingfreak469 -
I love these lures! I haven't tried the deep shadow raps but the shallow have been proving deadly for large mouth bass and I believe the smallies will hit even better.
by Hammerhead -
Wow! Great trolling bait for walleyes in cold water. Many limits of 5-8 lb walleyes. Bud and Purple descent out fished my other go to walleye baits.
Another well made & attractive killer Rapala - BUT 3 Trebles NOT Req'd
by IanLJones -
Like all the modern Rapala minnow imitators this is a well made, durable, fish catching lure with a beautiful selection of colours/finishes. Terrific lure with a beautiful eye/gill plate and scale detail and flash. My only beef with the lure design is: why three treble hooks? Three trebles - totally unnecessary and harmful to your fish. Unless you plan on killing and retaining everything I would either remove one of the trebles (either the middle or hindmost one) or use a different lure (e.g., Shadow Rap Shad). All to often one of the three hooks gets the fish in the eye, another in the mouth, resulting in a mangled fish that can't be released (e.g., an early out of season Smallmouth Bass accidentally caught that needs to go back in the water unharmed and quick). This is 2017, not 1957 and we don't really need a lure bristling with hooks.
One of my trusted jerk baits
I usually throw a Rapala X-Rap in the Purple Ghost but have since added the Shadow Rap (both shallow and deep) in the Purpledescent to my arsenal for early spring, late fall, and winter shallow open water "eyes. The Silver also works very well. I have also had success catching spotted bass and smallies with the Olive/Silver color. I only give the Shadow Rap a 4 rating as I occasionally have problems with the center treble tangling with the rear treble.