09-27-2001, 11:30 AM
09-27-2001, 11:30 AM
09-27-2001, 11:36 AM
I didnt read it close enough and voted STYLE vs. Type of bait. I meant to vote type, reason being: a Jake is not a crankbait, neither is a Shallow Raider. A Depth Raider or Ernie can be used to twitch, but there MAIN PUPROSE is as a crankbait. Out of the box they are a type.....but both types can be used by fishing them in either style of presentation.
Muskies....."By Any Means Necessary!"
09-27-2001, 12:59 PM
I guess we’ll need someone to help us define crank. I think Jakes and shallow raiders are crank baits because if you crank or real them in the lures will wiggle on a strait retrieve. Hopefully attracting fish. There are deep diving crank baits and shallow diving ones. Generally the shallower ones are used for “twitching” but are still crank baits. IMHO
Anybody have an answer to what a "crank" is? ;)
I hope nobody says, “you are”
09-27-2001, 01:02 PM
Its gotta be a STYLE because some of the best twitchbaits were NOT designed to be twitched. Yes, there are some crankbaits that are made exclusively to twitch.... but it is not a requirement.... and those are often referred to as "twitchbaits". But in reality a twitchbait is actually a crankbait that is effective when twitched (a technique or style).
Maybe the poll should be: Should lures that work great for twitching be called TWITCHBAITS or CRANKBAITS? Then we should vote on which lures belong in which category. I bet that it would be a tough vote.
09-27-2001, 01:25 PM
for me there is a great big difference between crankin and twitchin - 2 completely different presentations of which happens to be the same types of lures...
09-28-2001, 06:59 PM
Yo! jlong..........I'm telling TR what you said 'bout the best twitch baits not being designed to be twitched. It's OK though.......I still like the old 9" grandmas best, though the 8" Jakes aren't far behind. Got a new prism ShallowRaider that will be a fish catchin' son of a gun when I get it wet more often. Come to think of it, got a 6" Slammer for the really thick stuff that literally has most of the epoxy chewed right off of it. Twitchin' IS the technique, even though there are presentation specific lures out there that are excellent in their own right.