Best Lipless Crankbait

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Re: Best Lipless Crankbait

Postby uljersey » Sat Feb 27, 2016 8:20 am

This pic is from a topic currently running on another forum. I could only hope to be lucky enough to find that rare bait that has that "it" factor to get to this stage. I usually lose mine way before this. If this thing could talk ...

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Re: Best Lipless Crankbait

Postby Hogsticker2 » Sat Feb 27, 2016 8:53 am

Yo Zuri rattlin vibes and Spro Aruku Shads are my bread and butter confidence baits. The Sebile Flatt Shad is great as well. Also always have a stash of Rapala Rattlin Raps on hand. The originals just catch fish. These are pretty much the only 4 I keep in my box at all times with a few additional higher end baits mixed in.

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Re: Best Lipless Crankbait

Postby Cracker » Sat Feb 27, 2016 10:00 am

uljersey wrote:This pic is from a topic currently running on another forum. I could only hope to be lucky enough to find that rare bait that has that "it" factor to get to this stage. I usually lose mine way before this. If this thing could talk ...

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Do you guys believe what two identical Lipless crankbaits can have different catch ratio vs each other?
I recall old days when two identical spinners could give different results in stream fishing. Something was special in some of them.

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Re: Best Lipless Crankbait

Postby uljersey » Sat Feb 27, 2016 10:26 am

Cracker wrote:
uljersey wrote:This pic is from a topic currently running on another forum. I could only hope to be lucky enough to find that rare bait that has that "it" factor to get to this stage. I usually lose mine way before this. If this thing could talk ...

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Do you guys believe what two identical Lipless crankbaits can have different catch ratio vs each other?
I recall old days when two identical spinners could give different results in stream fishing. Something was special in some of them.


Yep. It could come down to something like one less or one extra BB in the chamber, a slightly skewed line tie, the plastic being a slightly different density ...

According to some stories, the "secret" to the old Wiggle Warts was several things. The plastic mixture was never really a precise science, the hardware changed slightly as vendors changed, and the molds were 'sloppy' leading to less than perfect alignment during assembly. These are supposedly some of the reasons for that legendary 'hunt' they were known for.

Here's a YouTube link to a How It's Made video showing how Rat-L-Traps are made.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bp0eTsmy2yI

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Re: Best Lipless Crankbait

Postby Cracker » Sat Feb 27, 2016 1:36 pm

Yeah, could be. Thanks for sharing that video, was a great watch!

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Re: Best Lipless Crankbait

Postby uljersey » Sun Feb 28, 2016 1:16 am

Cracker wrote:Yeah, could be. Thanks for sharing that video, was a great watch!


I was kind of (pleasantly) surprised at how low tech that operation was overall. That woman was slinging split rings and treble hooks at an amazing rate.

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Re: Best Lipless Crankbait

Postby MaxZmus » Thu Mar 10, 2016 2:21 am

Pradco made a huge mistake when they discontinued the one knocker series. The original chrome xrk50 was my favorite lipless. Also best bang for the buck too at only $6.99

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Re: Best Lipless Crankbait

Postby Chode » Wed May 11, 2016 10:19 pm

aruku shad

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Re: Best Lipless Crankbait

Postby Bassmar » Thu May 12, 2016 2:55 pm

MaxZmus wrote:Pradco made a huge mistake when they discontinued the one knocker series. The original chrome xrk50 was my favorite lipless. Also best bang for the buck too at only $6.99


Here they are. Rebranded. :lol:

http://www.tacklewarehouse.com/Booyah_O ... -BYOK.html

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Re: Best Lipless Crankbait

Postby fshn4lmt » Tue May 17, 2016 12:11 pm

Yozuri rattlin vibe.5/8 oz,change the hooks........nothing comes close.

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Re: Best Lipless Crankbait

Postby mokujon » Wed May 18, 2016 7:22 am

I've had good luck with red eye shads. Good bang for your buck.

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Re: Best Lipless Crankbait

Postby MaxZmus » Thu Jun 30, 2016 11:50 am

Bassmar wrote:
MaxZmus wrote:Pradco made a huge mistake when they discontinued the one knocker series. The original chrome xrk50 was my favorite lipless. Also best bang for the buck too at only $6.99


Here they are. Rebranded. :lol:

http://www.tacklewarehouse.com/Booyah_O ... -BYOK.html


Yeah I know about those, but the standard black and chrome is no longer made. What were they thinking. I picked up some in blue/chrome and it's still the same bait.

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Re: Best Lipless Crankbait

Postby dirtygeary » Sun Jul 17, 2016 2:45 am

Owner cultivate mirror vibes were awesome

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Re: Best Lipless Crankbait

Postby PINEKNOT » Sun Oct 09, 2016 1:11 pm

Rat L Trap

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Re: Best Lipless Crankbait

Postby rgbtr196le » Tue Nov 08, 2016 12:34 am

My best luck on traps has been on the Yozuri Rattl'n Vibe


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