Rapala’s Shadow Rap and Shadow Rap Shad have proven extremely effective for bass thanks to their deadly action, lifelike finishes and overall fit and finish. They perform very differently under the water however, with the Shadow Rap maintaining a neutral buoyancy, and the Shadow Rap Shad a slow riser on the pause. Each has a distinct time and place depending on the mood of the fish, which is largely dictated by the season. Elite Series pro Seth Feider has fished both extensively, and shares his thoughts on when to fish each. Bottom line, they’re both beautiful baits that deserve a home in your coveted jerkbait box, and will produce bass anytime they’re on the jerkbait chew.
Featured Tackle & Seth’s Equipment:
- Rapala Shadow Rap
- Rapala Shadow Rap Deep
- Rapala Shadow Rap Shad
- Rapala Shadow Rap Shad Deep
- Daiwa SV105 Casting Reels
- Daiwa Tatula Casting Rod, 6’9” Med Lt