Rapala is another maker of a minnow that is small enough to fit my bill. Rapala minnows are different in shape from the Rebel crankbait and swim a bit differently too, but they work at catching trout. It doesn’t float back to the surface when you stop reeling but instead maintains the level it is cranked down to.
I practice catch release so I modify my crankbaits. I reduce the number of actual hooks by cutting the treble hooks down to one hook per set and crushing the barb. It doesn’t affect the way the crankbait performs and is a lot less stressful on the trout. I will admit, I get hits without hookups sometimes, but it’s part of the game to me. If I can fool a trout to strike, I’m happy with that too.
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