Neal, I have trolled the Flicker Shads almost exclusively for the last 3 years. I have had very very few issues with them and found them to be durable, cost effective, and fish catching lures! This season I added the Flicker Minnows as well and have varied success so far with them. 8 days ago, I had really good luck trolling them in a minnow forage based local lake, and did really well. This past weekend in the same lake, nothing at all on them. I attribute that more to the conditions though than the Flicker Minnows. Has anyone ever trolled any of the Rapala scatter series, either shad or minnows?