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Strike King : A Chunk Style Trailer Bait that is All the Rage (continued)

Of course, here at TackleTour, we often look for ways to extend a product beyond the purpose for which it was designed and the Rage Chunk was one such product. Having caught a fish and proving to myself the Rage Chunk is an effective trailer bait, looking at its compact size, I decided to try it as a drop shot bait. Unfortunately, while the bait's over exaggerated claws are great in a moving bait presentation, they attracted little to no interest on a static drop shot rig on a day where the finesse bite was really good.

As one might expect, this bait is not very enticing at rest on the bottom.

My failed attempt at using this bait in a drop shot presentation.

Design & Ergonomics: The Rage Tail Chunk is available in up to 11 different colors and comes in a resealable bag that contains a clear, hard plastic clamshell securely holding seven (7) baits and keeping those Rage arms from fouling during storage. This clamshell is very easily removed from the packaging and really easy and convenient to open and close. It's a very small detail, but one I happen to really appreciate.

A closeup at those rage claws.

Price & Applications: Retail on the Rage Tail Chunk is $5.29 for a pack of 7 baits or seventy six cents ($0.76) per bait. These compact trailers are definitely on the pricier side of average but you're paying for that "hi-grade" plastic and Strike King design.

Same color, same package, different amount of blue flake in each bait.


Strike King Rage Chunk Ratings (?/10)

Construction/Quality Color consistency bait to bait could be better 7
Performance Strike King's Rage baits are really all the rage 8
Price On the pricier side of soft plastic trailers 6.5
Features Coffee Scent 7
Design (Ergonomics) Easy to use resealable packaging and 11 different colors from which to choose 8
Application A very specialized bait for a very specialized purpose 8

Total Score


Ratings Key: 1 = terrible : 2 = poor : 3 = lacking : 4 = sub par : 5 = mediocre : 6 = fair : 7 = good : 8 = great : 9 = excellent : 10 = unbelievable!
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Pluses and Minuses:


+ Nice compact shape - Color consistency could be better
+ Super effective swimming motion  
+ Packaging is really easy and convenient to use  
+ Scent that's not overpowering  


Strike King's Rage Chunk has quickly graduated to my short list of preferred trailers.


Conclusion: There are two things I look for in my trailer baits - compact design and really good action from the claws/tail. Strike King's Rage Chunk satisfies both of these requirements all in a retail package that is really easy and convenient to use. Combine these factors together with a scented plastic that's not overpowering or makes me want to wash my hands each time after I touch the bait, and Strike King's Rage Chunk has quickly graduated to my short list of preferred trailers earning it this Editor's Choice Award!


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