Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Academy Sports & Outdoors H2O XPRESS™ Rattlin' T 3/8 and 5/8 oz. Lipless Crankbait

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Lipless cranks are a terrific fish finder. They are also a required weapon on Lake Guntersville. That isn't a secret by any stretch and because of that, these baits are deadly. Why? Well, most people throw only a handful of lipless cranks on Guntersville. The original Rat-L-Trap or the XCalibur XR series. And all of these are thrown in either the 1/4, 1/2, or 3/4 ounce version and in very specific colors.

Sometimes, subtle differences make all the difference. Enter the H2O XPRESS Rattlin' T 3/8 and 5/8 oz. Lipless Crankbait.

Designed for use with baitcast, spinning and spincast tackle, the H2O XPRESS™ Rattlin' T 3/8 oz. Lipless Crankbait features a hand-painted finish for an authentic look and 2 #6 VMC treble hooks. 3/8 oz. 2-1/2" long.

Features and Benefits

  • For use with baitcast, spinning and spincast tackle
  • Hand-painted finish
  • 2 #6 VMC treble hooks
  • Weighs 3/8 oz.
  • 2-1/2" long
At under $3, its a bargain. But does it work? Absolutely. The fit and finish isn't QUITE what the XCaliber is, but it's as good or better than Rat-L-Trap. I love the different choices in weights. I REALLY like the color combinations.

At under $3, you might even feel froggy enough to cut them, repaint them, or otherwise modify as I did in a tournament on guntersville that made all the difference!

These are definitely worth the cash if you want a multi-rattle bait ,something cheaper and slightly different, or something to modify!