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anokangler
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Daily Subscription Msg 1 Posted: 03:22 PM 05/09/11 (CST)
there has been much debate in my group over which lure is better rapalas or rebels. any input?
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Daily Subscription Msg 2 Posted: 04:20 PM 05/09/11 (CST)
Lets put the question this way. If you had to pick just one lure from your tackle box to catch as many fish as possible. "Not including any bait holding jigs or such." What would it be?

My answer, a black and silver SHAD RAP. A floater that dives deep. This is a very versitile bait that seems to catch everything that swims that is worth eating. It works in many different kinds of water, and cover, and bounces well of bottom(s), and can be used slowly over the tops of weeds.
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Daily Subscription Msg 3 Posted: 01:21 PM 05/10/11 (CST)
Hey anokangler,

Welcome to My Fishing Pals. Glad to have you aboard!

We've had this question before... not about raps or rebs, but if you could pick just one artificial. I would pick a red and white daredevl. Now, before you stop laughing, may I interject. I went a whole 2 weeks up in the BWCA after losing an lb. of leeches using nothing bit a red and white. I bet I caught a couple hundred walleyes, many pike, smallies and other miscellaneous fish. I had a bunch of other tackle with me, but I always went back to the red and white because it seemed to do the trick.



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Daily Subscription Msg 4 Posted: 03:56 PM 05/10/11 (CST)
i think i'd agree with web-dude ... a spoon of some sort is a great choice. my preference is usually silver, but whatever floats your boat. you can work spoons any depth and speed. they cast a mile and can be used for everything from panfish to muskies depending on size.
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Daily Subscription Msg 5 Posted: 09:25 AM 05/11/11 (CST)
I'd probably go with a jig and some sort of plastic shad/minnow.

If we are excluding jigs I'd probably go with some sort of dare devil or maybe a Johnson Silver Minnow. The silver minnow is nice since its more weedless.

I actually don't like fishing with Rapala type baits becuase in the areas I fish they tend to have more problems with snags. I know that has more to do with where I'm fishing than anything but they just aren't my favorite.


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Daily Subscription Msg 6 Posted: 11:05 AM 05/11/11 (CST)
Hey Anokangler. Welcome to MFP.com!

You must be talking about the Rapala/Rebel Floating Minnows, right? They're pretty darn similar baits, so that's tough. I'm sure that some guys are saying the Rapalas are balsa and the action is different enough that it beats the Rebel. And some are probably saying the Rebels don't lose paint or get chewed up like the Rapalas so they are better. They might suspend a little differently too. But, IMHO, I think it comes down to which one you are more confident in - for whatever reason.





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Daily Subscription Msg 7 Posted: 02:43 PM 05/11/11 (CST)
I have better luck with deep diving rebels and the shallow diving rapalas. But I think that either one may work better depending on where you are fishing.
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Daily Subscription Msg 8 Posted: 10:29 PM 05/11/11 (CST)
Rat-l-trap, 3/4 ounce chrome with blue back. Best pike lure ever made and will also catch bass, muskies and walleyes. Great for casting and trolling.
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