The small #4 risto rap with a couple suspendots on it so it rose very very slowly is my favorite spring crankbait. But I have only a few left and they are no longer in production. So a good subsitute is a #5 rapala shad rap with 3 suspendots on it. Use six pound test as this balsa crank is light. Just crank it down to it's running depth, which is about 6 - 8 feet on 6 pound line. Then just pause, reel, pause, reel, pause, reel, and alternate the lengths of your pauses.