The Rapala RipStop looks similar to some of the more recent additions to the Rapala jerkbait lineup. But the most noticeable difference is the down-swept tail. That tail gives the bait the action they were looking for in this addition to the jerkbait line. With that little down turned tail, the bait stops on a dime and doesn’t move. It doesn’t glide forward or tilt or shift to a side when it stops. It stops.
It moves really fast and erratic, and then comes to an abrupt stop that gives it a very enticing action for following fish. I’ve had a lot of schooling fish pile drive the bait on a hard stop when worked aggressively.