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The Rage Tail Shad has become one of the hottest topwater bass lures across the country.

The Rage Shad is unlike any other soft plastic top water baits ever released to bass fisherman. The amount of commotion created by the rage shad and the multiple applications it can be fished makes this a great all around bait choice for anglers seeking big bass. It is available in plenty of great fish catching colors and makes topwater fishing something anyone can enjoy.

If you would like to add your feedback and comments about the Rage Tail Shad, feel free to add them here.

11 Responses to “Rage Tail Shad Comments”

March 25, 2009 at 4:05 pm, BigO said:

This is the most action packed, noisey, water throwing soft plastic bait in the history of soft plastics. It actually makes more noise than many of the buzz baits I use to use. Plus I can throw this bait in places I wouldn’t dare throw a buzzbait because there are no props to get tangled in the salad.

The head drives back and forth while the tail is scooping, throwing and slapping the water…. and this little thing is just around 3″ long. “WOW what a bait”. These have replaced all of my other buzzbaits, “And that’s BIG”.

I use a 4/0 to max 5/0 EWG (Extra Wide Gap) Superline hook on the Rage Shad. The Rage Tail website has a video on hooking instructions on the Shad that is really helpful http://www.ragetail.com I expose the hook point on top of back and/or skin hook, all depends on type of vegetation (sparse or heavy) is fished.

It is definitely a radical top water bait but you can slow them down to a gurgle if in calmer water. Light keel weighted (swimbait) hook can also be used for top action as it still rides the top easily at slow or quick retrieves. A little heavier keel weighted hook can be used for wakebait or subsurface swimming action. No matter how you fish it, this bait is the REAL DEAL.

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March 25, 2009 at 4:06 pm, Jarrett said:

The absolute best topwater bait around. t-rigged, on a jighead,just plain awesome!

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March 25, 2009 at 4:07 pm, matstone said:

The shad has been one of the greatest additions to my tackle this year.
The topwater commotion created by this bait is amazing! Fish it slow, fish it fast, it doesn’t matter because it just plain works.

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March 25, 2009 at 4:08 pm, Mrs. Wilson said:

The Rage Tail Shad is hands down my favorite bait. I was fortunate enough to find out about this bait at end of last summer and I might add that I wish I had found it sooner. The shad was the first experience that I had with top water fishing and had me hooked on it after the first few casts. After my experience with the shad I cannot even begin to express how much I was anticipating using the next Rage Tail product in line up. Let me say that I was pleased with everything I have tried so far and the shad is still one of my favorites. When I fish with the shad I am always looking for the messiest stuff that I can find to throw it in and I usually fish it weightless it is always a winner with the fish. I have caught many fish off the same shad over and over again which is something that is not always easy to find in a bait and to me durability is a key factor in any product I use. The action that the shad produces is just unbelievable and I have stood on the shoreline alongside other anglers many times they always seem to want to know what I am using. I think that if the bait is that noticeably different to the angler it sure must stand out to the fish as well. I have recommended this product to many people and definitely will continue to do so now and in the future.

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June 04, 2009 at 12:01 pm, Nitroman said:

I found this bait after I had been fishing the Toads for several months. I like to get that loud sound over the water and the toads would do it for me but I found myself also throwing a buzzbait when the fish weren’t wanting the toad. SO I got really tired of picking the grass out of the blades and it was very difficult and just wasn’t helping me stay on my game. So I was told about these baits by a guy that works for my local tackle store so I grabbed 2 bags and went out to my tournament. I fished for several hours with few keepers and a headache from pulling the grass from the blades of the buzzbait so I decided to try the shad… WOW That is the way I describe this bait. It is louder then a buzzbait and calls up larger fish then I have ever caught on topwater before!!!

THIS IS A GREAT BAIT!!!!

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June 04, 2009 at 4:26 pm, NovaBasser said:

This was my first Rage Tail Bait! I love it! I mean who doesn’t like heart pounding, monster top-water strikes? The way this little bait throws water and creates a commotion on the surface is second to none! You can swim it, you can burn it, you can fish it over slop and drop it in holes. You wouldn’t dare throw a buzzbait, pooper, cigar, or prop-bait in the places that you can fish the Rage Shad! Awesome Awesome Awesome!

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June 10, 2009 at 12:12 pm, Shanej said:

There’s nothing quite like the explosion of a big bass attacking a topwater bait, and every time I’m out throwing a Rage Shad, I get my fill and then some!. I have fished a lot of top water baits, like buzz baits and such, and have never gotten so many hits as I do when a Rage Shad is on the end of my line. The water movement of the shad is rediculous, even when retrieved slow. By far my favorite bait, one that has made all other top water baits obsolete in my book.

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June 11, 2009 at 3:01 pm, Avalon John said:

It took me a while to join in the Rage Tail phenomenon, but BigO convinced me to try out a variety of these baits. The Rage Tail Shad is by far my favorite. It ‘chuckles’ across the water and is actually fun to watch. Better yet, it elicits some explosive strikes. It looks like the water shatters around the bait when a big one explodes on it. Truly an awesome thing to behold. Can’t wait to try out the Anacondas that I bought.

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July 21, 2009 at 2:16 pm, CWB said:

All I can say is Wow! Close as you can get to Dynamite. I like these better than the Toads, which I had used first, actually a little better. They throw more water and are louder. Also they cast a bit further and seem to come through slop better.

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July 21, 2009 at 8:19 pm, chief7101 said:

I found the shad after fishing successfully with the toad for about a month. Let me tell you, tie one of these baits on and “hang ON” for the fight. Every tackle box should have a pack of these.

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May 03, 2012 at 11:00 am, Buzz Ansley said:

I’ve been wearing out the top two inches of the water column successfully for fifty years now, but the Rage Shad has transformed my shallow ‘catchin’ to ‘big game hunting’. Simply working these wiggley spuds through productive cover has done more to elevate the average size of my fish caught than anything I’ve ever done. And once you get the hang of these critters, you’ll find yourself holding your breath during retrieves more than you would ever think.

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