Retrieve: Click the spool over after a cast, begin your retrieve, and you’d swear you had a lipped crank at the end of the line. This lure bites and digs in the water presenting you with a lot of positive feedback as it shakes, shimmies, and thumps it’s way through the water back to your position. This is a very confidence inspiring bait to throw because you know full well it’s working the entire time you have it in the water. Instead of wondering whether a fish is going to hit it, you really begin to just expect it.
The protective layer of plastic over each Clackin' Rap is molded to provide the bait with realistic detailing
Durability: The Clackin’ Rap comes with unique finish as well. The paint and colors seem to be on the inside of the plastic rather than the outside so its finish is very durable. In addition, the bait itself withstands mis-casts into rocks, pilings, and other objects quite well.
Rapala's new, Sure Set hooks are designed to increase hook up ratio
The stock hooks on this bait are Rapala’s own “Sure Set” product. They are sharp, relatively thin, but hold up well. The one extra long prong is designed to increase hook up ratios but I cannot recall ever having this problem with a lipless crank if fished on a rod with a forgiving tip. These hooks seem a little overkill to me, but they do not perform any worse than a standard treble, so endure them.
The clacking chamber on every Clackin' Rap is quite visible
Availability: The Clackin’ Rap made it’s debut almost a year ago and is available in good numbers for the price of nine dollars a piece. There are seventeen standard colors and as of this writing, Rapala was getting set to release a smaller, two and a half inch, seven sixteenths of an ounce (2.5 inch, 7/16 oz) sized version of this bait