The Clackin’ presentation must have proven popular, because they’ve also added a slow-sinking ripbait with the feature in it, the Clackin’Minnow, available in 16 colors and two sizes. But it’s the Clackin’ Crank, a square-billed shallow diving crankbait that’s likely to excite most bass anglers. It’s available in two sizes, CNC53 (2”, 5/16 ounce) and CNC74 (2 ¾”, 5/8 ounce) and 16 colors. The smaller version is a finesse bait with a big sound, and will dive three feet. The larger model will likely fill most dirty water bass presentations. It reportedly dives to four feet. Both come with the company’s proprietary SureSet hooks.
Introducing the new Crankin' Rap series from Rapala.
The CRR-14 measures 2 1/2", weighs 1/2 an ounce, and is rated to run 13'-14' deep.
They’ve also introduced non-Clackin’ crankbaits via the Crankin’ Rap line. Like their DT Series, these baits are meant to dive to certain depths, but unlike the DTs they are plastic rather than balsa and have rattles. They’re available in both squarebill and round-bill configurations and are meant to have maximum diving ranges of anywhere from 3 to 14 feet. Based on our experiences with the DT models, we expect those labels to be fairly accurate with long casts and the right tackle.
The CRR-10 measures 2 1/2", weighs 1/2 an ounce, and is rated to run 9'-10' deep.
The CRR-5 measures 2 1/2", weighs 1/2 an ounce, and is rated to run 4'-5' deep.
The Crankin’ Raps are available in 12 color patterns but what
really caught our attention were the oversized eyes which are reminiscent of Storm stalwarts like the Wiggle Wart.
The CRR-8 measures 2", weighs 3/8ths of an ounce, and is rated to run 7'-8' deep.
The CRR-3 measures 2", weighs 3/8ths of an ounce, and is rated to run 2'-3' deep.