MINNETONKA, Minn. – With the introduction of the Clackin’ Rap®, Rapala® sent anglers on high with a versatile bait that did it all. This year is no exception with the introduction of the Clackin’ Crank and Clackin’ Minnow.
The Clackin’ Crank comes in two sizes: 53, which is 2 inches long, weighs 5/16 ounce and has a running depth of 3 feet; and size 74, which is 2-¾ inches long, weighs 5/8 ounce and has a running depth of 4 feet.
“The Clackin’ Crank’s angled fat lip and rounded body style produce a wide rolling action, all while portraying a large profile as it works its way through the water,” explains Tom Mann Jr., Rapala pro angler. “On the pause, the Clackin’ Crank slowly rises, triggering the strike.”
Like the original Clackin’ Rap, the new Clackin’ Crank and Clackin’ Minnow feature a single stainless steel ball that transmits a loud cadence rattle that fish not only hear but feel as it produces vibrations through the water. Built for long casting, the Clackin’ Crank sports a translucent textured body with internal holographic foil and is available in 16 color patterns.
To hook and hold the big boys, the Clackin’ Crank size 53 displays a number 8 VMC® SureSet® Treble Hook on the tail and a number 8 VMC® Round Bend Treble Hook on the belly, while the Clackin’ Crank 74 features a number 4 VMC SureSet Treble Hook on the tail and a number 4 VMC Round Bend Treble Hook on the belly.
Nicknamed Triple Threat, the Clackin’ Minnow combines characteristics from three tried-and-true Rapala lures: the Clackin’ Rap, X-Rap® and Flat Rap®. Those actions, combined with Rapala’s classic wounded-minnow action, give the Clackin’ Minnow its aggressive, hard-flashing action that induces strike-after-strike.
“As the name indicates, the Clackin’ Minnow is shaped just like a minnow. Combine that with its unique action and 16 color patterns and you have a lure that imitates baitfish found all over the world,” says Mann Jr.
Designed for long casting, the Clackin’ Minnow upon retrieve darts from side-to-side with a twitching or jerking action, or anglers can simply apply a steady retrieve and let the lure do the work.
The Clackin’ Minnow is available in size 09 and 11. Size 09 is 3-½ inches long, weighs 7/16 ounce, runs at 3-to-4 feet and is equipped with a number 6 VMC SureSet Treble Hook on the tail and a number 5 VMC Round Bend Treble Hook on its belly. Size 11 is 4-3/8 inches long, weighs ¾ ounce, runs at 4-to-5 feet and is strapped with a number 4 VMC SureSet Treble Hook on the tail and a number 4 VMC Round Bend Treble Hook on the belly.
Get ready for a clackin’ good time.
Suggested retail price: Clackin’ Crank ($12.99-14.99), Clackin’ Minnow ($13.99)
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