Minnow Rap vs. Shad Rap? - Colorado Fishing Forum

View Poll Results: Is the fairly new Rapala Minnow Rap as good or better than the Shad Rap?
Yes 4 10.81%
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yet to be determined 25 67.57%
Good sales figures don't mean good lure 4 10.81%
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Old 03-07-2008, 06:03 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Minnow Rap vs. Shad Rap?

copied in part from the 2008 In-Fisherman "Walleye" guide:

Behind the scenes within it's own ranks, those in charge at Rapala took to calling their highest-priority new introduction for the coming year their HERO Lure. The first hero lure was the Shad Rap, introduced in 1982. it remains the largest-selling deep-diving crankbait of all time.

The latest in a line of HERO Lures is the Minnow Rap, now in three sizes. Within a year of introduction IT RIVALS THE SHAD RAP IN TOTAL SALES for a deep-diving crankbait.

Oh yes: It also catches fish.






So, is the Minnow Rap as good or better a crank than the tried and true Shad Rap??
or is it just selling really well??
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Old 03-07-2008, 06:18 PM   #2 (permalink)
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is the primary difference between the 2 just the basic shape, minow rap = longer skinny traditional minnow shap while the shad rap is the shorter squater shad shap or is there some other primary difference.


i had read that the skinny minows did better on eastern waters where they had more abundance of skinny prey fish while the western waters did better with the fater shad profiles. i wonder if the sales figures show a difference like that
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Old 03-07-2008, 06:30 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Old 03-07-2008, 06:37 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I love all raps. Shad raps are great, but last year those minnow raps tore up some walleyes.
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i like both, but hands down id give it to the minnow rap!!!!
at devels lake everthing was killing it, white bass, walleyes,pike!
its got better action!
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Old 03-07-2008, 06:50 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Oh, darn it, I suppose I'll have to go out and get some.

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Old 03-07-2008, 07:04 PM   #7 (permalink)
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ya, me too!!!
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Old 03-07-2008, 08:14 PM   #8 (permalink)
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I love my Shad Raps!!!!!!! Got over a 100. I bought about dozen of the minnow raps last year, but i didn't use them alot? I will have to make an effort to use them more this year!
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Old 03-07-2008, 08:51 PM   #9 (permalink)
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I don't crank bait fish near as much as I used to.


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Old 03-07-2008, 10:44 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Just go dust off a Fat Rap
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