How to Fish the Rapala Rippin' Rap
You asked for a more in-depth look at the techniques used on Erie Extreme TV, so we've partnered with Dave Lefebre and the rest of the crew to bring you a new segment called In-Depth Look! We're breaking down on the main products and techniques featured in each segment to help diehard fishing fanatics like yourself learn tips and tricks straight from the pros!
Check out this week's In-Depth Look at fishing the Rapala Rippin' Rap!
When the water is really cold in the Spring, Fall, and Winter, you can't beat the results of the Rippin' Rap! It comes in many different sizes, but in this segment of Erie Extreme, Dave utilizes the 1/2 oz. A 1/4 oz is also a great go-to size, as long as your not fishing in 60 mph winds. Here's a look at the set-up Dave uses when fishing the Rippin' Rap:
Rod: 13 Fishing Defy Black - 7'1" M
Reel: 13 Fishing Concept Z, or any high gear ratio reel 7.3:1 or more
Line: Sufix Invisiline 12 lb test
Other Tackle: Small #1 size snap for a quick change in color of the Rippin' Rap
The biggest challenge that you will face fishing the Rippin' Rap is keeping constant contact with the bottom and/or grass and keeping your hooks clean at the same time. When the water is cold, Dave's favorite retrieve style is to pull the bait off the bottom, let it sink down and repeat. If you feel some grass on your hook(s) just give the bait a sharp, little twitch and it should come clean. Give the Rippin' Rap a try and start reeling in the results!
You can utilize discount code ERIEEXTREMETV to receive 20% OFF most of the products featured in this segment. We hope you've enjoyed this week's In-Depth Look! Tight lines and as always, Fish On!
- Erica Novak