05-29-2011, 12:17 AM #1
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New Rapala lures?? Plug Wobble Speed?
Hey guys, I just wanted to ask if anybody here had tried the new Rapala Flat Rap?
It seems like Rapala is coming out with a lot of those 'flat' lures. A few of their other 'flat lure' is the DT 'Flat', supposedly a change from DT (Dive To) Fat. I've also got that one, and to tell you the truth, the new 'flats' got some ridiculous tight wobble to them
So two weekends ago, I went fishing in a little canal that feeds into a reservoir in Calgary. I put on my new #8, gold/black Flat Rap, and started walking down the canal, while casting. It looks a bit like a x-rap, but it's got a smaller lip, and the shape has a more flat and rectangular cross-section than pencil shape. I casted the lure and reeled it back. What really surprised me was that it was wobbling like it's going /crazy/...
So here's a question to you guys, do you ever find that sometimes it's better to have a slow and controlled wobble, rather than a crazy tight and fast wobble? because for this Flat Rap, I was reeling it in as slow as I could, and it was still wobbling like it's on fire... In the end, i managed to catch a tiny 20" pike on my new Flat Rap, which is the only thing I managed that day.
However, when I threw a storm Thunderstick, it had a much more predictable wobble, and it moved slow and lazy. In my eyes, I personally prefer the slow and lazy wobble, but is that just my mis-guided opinion?? What do you guys think?mmMMmmm... bet that fish tastes good!