The Shadow Rap combines a horizontal struggle with a vertical fade that perfectly mimics a minnow in trouble. Rapala has perfected the natural minnow action in this new jerkbait that triggers fish in three ways: on the kick, on a slow fading fall and on the snap back to life.
Most jerk baits continue on a forward plane with each jerk. Not the Shadow Rap. It kicks almost 180 degrees right then left, so it can be fished nearly in place with very little forward travel, keeping the flickering fade of the Shadow Rap right in a fish’s strike zone. That’s when things really get interesting.