I use the shad rap mainly in the sizes 7 and 9 in the deep diving as well
as the shallow running version, occasionally also the deep diving nr 5.
'shad' (Rapala Code: SD) has been the most successful, but also the plain silver (S)
orange-brown (CW). I think this is one of the best plugs of all times.
Especially big pike and
trout seem to love it but I've also caught
perch, chub and
black bass on it.
This is a Shad Rap Imitation (size 8 colour CW) which I once bought
together with some other lures on eBay. Even though it's just a copy I
owe it my first ever salmon und
several sea trout when trolling
it. It's a bit chewed up now.
And here comes the largest model of the series, the 14cm Super Shad
Rap. A very good pike lure with 2 downsides: 1st: The hooks are to small
( the front one is replaced in the picture) and to thick ( as shown). You should
replace the hooks with something like Gamakatsu 13b. 2nd: The pike can hold on
to the lure very well, because of the voluminous soft balsa body,
that makes it hard to set the hook. Its a very buoyant lure and doesn't go deep
when cast, trolled it will reach 3,5
m. In the European 2006 Line up of Lures you will find a sinking Count Down
Super Shad Rap and more colours than in the US Program.
Shallow Runner: 5 = 1 m; 7 = 1,2m; 8 = 1,4 m; 9 = 1,7 m
Deep Runner: 5 = 1,3 m; 7 = 1,8m; 8 = 2,2 m; 9 = 2,4 m