Sound heightens curiosity in fish and triggers investigation. These lures actually produce sound frequencies that are harmonic, uniform and "in tune" with nature. The secret of sound combined with the patented Rapala "wiggle" is what makes this lure so effective. Rip it fast or run it slow; either way, it sounds like a dinner bell to fish. The Rattlin’ Rapala is quite heavy for its size and casts well even in windy conditions.
Sound and vibrations become especially important in murky water and low light conditions when visibility is poor, and that’s where the Rattlin’ Rapala really shines – at least figuratively speaking. The Rattlin’ Rapala is a very straight running lure and easy to fish around cover. Change the speed of the retrieve to cover different depths. To fish openings in vegetation, cast the lure to the far side, let it drop into the hole and retrieve back. If you hit weeds, just rip hard to free the lure. If get contact with rocks or hard structure, simply jerk the lure free. In deeper water let the lure sink into the desired depth and use a rip and jig retrieve or simply fish the Rattlin’ Rapala as a vertical jigging lure.