Rapala Shadraps

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Rapala Shadraps

Postby Scattergun2570 » Sun Jun 18, 2017 2:29 pm

I picked up a couple of these at a fishing yardsale. I believe they are the SSR07 size,,because they are defintely longer than 2",and its definitely under 3 1/2". There is a variance in weight though,,one weighs .17oz,and the other .19oz,without hooks on them. So after looking up the SSR07..it says it should weigh 1/4oz..,and be equipped with #5 trebles. Do you think adding the 2 #5 hooks will increase the weight to 1/4oz?
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Re: Rapala Shadraps

Postby Scattergun2570 » Mon Jun 19, 2017 8:25 pm

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Re: Rapala Shadraps

Postby Cal » Mon Jun 19, 2017 9:17 pm

Here are some weights we took of #6 trebles from different brands... #5s are bigger and therefore heavier so you can draw your own conclusions:

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Re: Rapala Shadraps

Postby Scattergun2570 » Wed Jun 21, 2017 12:13 am

Cal wrote:Here are some weights we took of #6 trebles from different brands... #5s are bigger and therefore heavier so you can draw your own conclusions:

http://tackletour.com/reviewvision110blueprintpg2.html


Well,,thanks..just curious,,what brand and model do you replace your trebles with when needed?
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Re: Rapala Shadraps

Postby soulfisher » Wed Jun 21, 2017 4:51 am

I would recommend you always change the #5 hook on the Rapala shad rap. They are a weak treble hook and will bend over a prolonged fight with a good size fish. They do not deserve to reside on such a fine bait as the fabled shad rap.

Owner #4 Stingers is what Rapala surely meant to attach to SR07 and SR08. They are the strongest treble hook available in this size range-that i have been able to find. Haven't noticed any decrease action of the balsa while using them.

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Re: Rapala Shadraps

Postby Scattergun2570 » Wed Jun 21, 2017 2:36 pm

soulfisher wrote:I would recommend you always change the #5 hook on the Rapala shad rap. They are a weak treble hook and will bend over a prolonged fight with a good size fish. They do not deserve to reside on such a fine bait as the fabled shad rap.

Owner #4 Stingers is what Rapala surely meant to attach to SR07 and SR08. They are the strongest treble hook available in this size range-that i have been able to find. Haven't noticed any decrease action of the balsa while using them.


But which Stinger? I see 36,41 etc...
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Re: Rapala Shadraps

Postby soulfisher » Thu Jun 22, 2017 5:02 am

36 for the SR07 and 41 for SR08. The rapala SR07 could probably handle the extra payload of the beefier owner 41 style if you really need it, but the 36 is already a really strong freshwater hook.


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