What is a DT6?

The DT (Dives-To) series of crankbaits, dive fast to their determined depth and stay in the “strike zone” longer than any than other crankbait on the market. As the name suggests, the DT6 dives to 6 feet making it a fairly shallow crankbait that can produce from the pre-spawn all the way into the fall.

Do you use a weight with a Rapala lure?

Keep your weight well away from the lure if using a sinker. Just as a large snap swivel will interfere with the Rapala Original Floater’s action, putting your sinker too close to the lure will similarly inhibit it.

What size hooks are on a DT6?

No. 6
The DT6 comes with two No. 6 hooks, one on the belly and another on the tail. I replace the front hook with a short shank, round bend No. 4 from VMC.

What are the best Rapala lures?


  • Original Floater. One of the best baits ever made, the Original Floater has a subtle swim and our legendary Rapala “wounded minnow” wobble.
  • Jointed.
  • X-Rap.
  • Scatter Rap Crank.
  • Shad Rap.
  • Skitter Pop.
  • BX Brat.

Is a Rapala a jerkbait?

Rapala has perfected the natural minnow action in this new jerkbait that triggers fish in three ways: on the kick, on a slow fading fall and on the snap back to life.

What is a crank bait?

A crankbait is a lure with a plastic lip that dives underwater when it is reeled in. Crankbaits are used to target fish at specific depths. Cranks entice bites through a wiggling action that can mimic a baitfish, crawfish, or a fry game fish.

Do you need a sinker when using a lure?

There are several reasons why you might need to add weight to your lure or get your hands on a fishing sinker: Weights enhance your lure’s anchoring ability. You can cast your line to greater distances with sinkers. It reinforces the sinking rate and ability of your lure and line.

How heavy should my lure be?

Matching Your Fishing Rod, Lure, and Line

Rod Power Lure Weight Line Size
Medium 8–12 lb test 1/2–1 oz
Medium Heavy 12–25 lb test 1–4 oz
Heavy 20–40 lb test 4–8 oz
Extra Heavy 25 lb test and above 8 oz and above

What size hooks for topwater lures?

They come in the 3/0 size, which is perfect for larger topwater lures like the Rapala Skitter Walk in size 11. Plus, they’re 3x strong, so you’ll have no problem landing 30-40″ redfish and snook.

What treble hooks does KVD use?

Because they use UltraPoint Technology, KVD Elite Triple Grip Treble Hooks are 20% sharper and designed to stay sharper longer. Color: Black Nickel.

Are Rapala lures any good?

Most Rapala lures are made relatively well. However, some of the specific models do tend to have more bill breakage problems than others. Overall, most are good lures at the price.

What colors are best for walleye?

Scientists tell us walleyes should see red, orange, and yellow the best, followed by green. Theory also suggests walleyes see blue and violet less well, and these colors may even appear black. Kavajecz is a firm believer that color is a major piece of the walleye-catching puzzle.

What makes the Rapala DT series crankbaits so special?

Perfectly consistent wood combined with carefully placed internal weights, a tapered fuselage and a thin tail creates an incredible crankbait action found only in the DT Series. The Rapala DT20 Crankbaits feature a weight in the bill to help maximize diving depth.

Who is the designer of the Rapala DT series?

The Rapala DT Series lures, designed by crankbait authority David Fritts, dive fast and stay in the strike zone longer than any other crankbait on the market. The DT Series crankbaits have accounted for numerous tournament wins and record catches in the DT’s first year, attesting to its design and fish-catching function.

What kind of lip does a DT Rapala use?

Ultra-thin polycarbonate lip digs the bait down quickly to desired depth. Swimming with a side-to-side action only balsa crankbaits can achieve, the DT cranks deep, yet pulls with ease.

What kind of wood are Rapala lures made out of?

A claim we can still make today. Made from the top 7% of select balsa, this perfectly consistent wood is crafted into a tapered fuselage then precisely fitted with internal weights and matched with a custom lip. DT series lures come in a variety of profiles and swimming depths, allowing anglers to target any area from shallow to deep.