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March 05, 2013

The Scatter Rap Series: Old Dogs, New Lips

By Joe Cermele

The other day, a Scatter Rap Crankbait like the one below landed on my desk. This is the latest offering from Rapala, though the lure design itself is nothing new. The detail is all in the lip, which you'll notice features a unique scoop shape. These Scatter Lips—as they call them—are being applied to time-proven Rapala baits, such as the Countdown Minnow, Original Floating Minnow, and Shad Rap. And they claim this new lip will breathe new life into lures like you've never seen before.

The design is supposed to make lures equipped with the Scatter Lip "sweep" wide from side to side during the retrieve as they dance erratically. Rapala believes this action does a better job of mimicking a truly freaked out baitfish than similar lures with standard lips.

Having not given my sample lure a test drive yet, I have no idea if this lip performs as advertised, but I at least have to give some credit to Rapala for coming up with a new lip style. The biggest recent advance in the lips department I can think of is the square lip, and while I know it has benefits, I never found it all that revolutionary. Maybe these scoops will be the next big thing. I mean hey, scoops worked for Tostitos and Fritos right? We all know they're way better for dipping.

What do you think? Good concept?

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from sgtsly wrote 1 year 6 weeks ago

Looks like the lip will be further away from that front treble and won't hang as readily.

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from HelloStrega wrote 1 year 6 weeks ago

I'm eager to try one out myself. But this one doesn't seem to be a magic bullet by any stretch.

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from nuclear_fisher wrote 1 year 6 weeks ago

Off the top of my head, I fear that this will cause an increase in "turn overs" or whatever you call it when it unexpectedly does a barrel roll. Could you take this to your neighbors pool for a test or is it empty?

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from Tom-Tom wrote 1 year 6 weeks ago

The folks at Rapala have been doing it right since forever while so many others have come, gone, or been bought out or absorbed into other companies/groups. I have serious doubts that management would make the investment and come to market with an untested product or "flash in the pan". Time will tell...and history is on the side of the management team at Rapala.

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from Joe_Cermele wrote 1 year 6 weeks ago

Hey Nuclear, I wish I could, but it's empty.

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from buckhunter wrote 1 year 6 weeks ago

You cannot buy a better lure than a Rapala but I like large lips on my lures. Easier to bounce off objects with out hanging up.

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from dreamweaver wrote 1 year 6 weeks ago

You can check out the lure action in a video at the rapala web site: www.rapala.com

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from Charlie Woodman wrote 1 year 6 weeks ago

Ultimately it is the person holding the rod that makes the reel difference.

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from barefootwt wrote 1 year 6 weeks ago

I agree, it's all about the angler holding the rod!

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from carloutdoors wrote 1 year 6 weeks ago

Rapala is by far my favorite lure company.

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from carloutdoors wrote 1 year 5 weeks ago

Godwilling i try to use that.

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from nuclear_fisher wrote 1 year 6 weeks ago

Off the top of my head, I fear that this will cause an increase in "turn overs" or whatever you call it when it unexpectedly does a barrel roll. Could you take this to your neighbors pool for a test or is it empty?

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from Tom-Tom wrote 1 year 6 weeks ago

The folks at Rapala have been doing it right since forever while so many others have come, gone, or been bought out or absorbed into other companies/groups. I have serious doubts that management would make the investment and come to market with an untested product or "flash in the pan". Time will tell...and history is on the side of the management team at Rapala.

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from Joe_Cermele wrote 1 year 6 weeks ago

Hey Nuclear, I wish I could, but it's empty.

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from buckhunter wrote 1 year 6 weeks ago

You cannot buy a better lure than a Rapala but I like large lips on my lures. Easier to bounce off objects with out hanging up.

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from Charlie Woodman wrote 1 year 6 weeks ago

Ultimately it is the person holding the rod that makes the reel difference.

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from sgtsly wrote 1 year 6 weeks ago

Looks like the lip will be further away from that front treble and won't hang as readily.

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from HelloStrega wrote 1 year 6 weeks ago

I'm eager to try one out myself. But this one doesn't seem to be a magic bullet by any stretch.

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from dreamweaver wrote 1 year 6 weeks ago

You can check out the lure action in a video at the rapala web site: www.rapala.com

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from barefootwt wrote 1 year 6 weeks ago

I agree, it's all about the angler holding the rod!

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from carloutdoors wrote 1 year 6 weeks ago

Rapala is by far my favorite lure company.

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from carloutdoors wrote 1 year 5 weeks ago

Godwilling i try to use that.

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