Shake, Rattle And Troll
Trolling enthusiasts have gone to fishing heaven with the new Trolls-To™ Series from Rapala®. Bass anglers rejoiced when Rapala revolutionized the way they fished, thanks to the Dives-To-series of crankbaits. And now, they’ve done it again by translating the same dives-to-a-depth concept, technology and performance to trolling applications with the TT or Trolls-To™ Series.
Like its DT® Series predecessor, the Trolls-To-Minnow and Trolls-To-Shad are designed to quickly dive to their designated trolling depth and stay there throughout the duration of the trolling passes.
"The Trolls-To is a simple system that takes the guesswork out of getting your lure to the right depth, to locate and catch fish," remarks Chris Gilman, Rapala pro staff member and trolling aficionado. "All you have to do is tie on the right Trolls-To Series lure, reach the desired depth and get ready to catch some fish."
The Trolls-To-Minnow and the Trolls-To-Shad both come in two sizes and run exactly as designed. Trolls-To size 15 lures run precisely at the 15-foot level by letting out 100 feet of 10-pound-test monofilament line, while the Trolls-To size 20 lures torpedo down to the 20-foot level, allowing anglers to cover a deeper range with the same length of line.
Anglers are able to fine-tune the running depth by simply making slight line length modifications. To significantly alter the running depth of the Trolls-To lures, they can simply switch from monofilament to braided line, allowing the lures to dive as much as 25 percent deeper.
The TT Minnow 15 size 09 is 3 1/2 inches long and weighs 1/2 ounce, while its bigger brother, the TT Minnow 20 size 11, is 4 3/8 inches long and weighs 5/8 ounce.
Rapala Trolls-To-Shad lures are slightly shorter than their minnow counterparts. The TT Shad 15 size 07, is 2 1/2 inches long and weighs 3/8 ounce. The TT Shad 20 size 08, is 3 1/8 inches long and weighs 5/8 ounce, designed to precisely troll the 15 and 20-foot water columns.
"Rapala Trolls-To Series lures have an erratic searching action that triggers open-water suspended fish like crazy," explains Gilman. "They run straight for a while, and then the lure will suddenly veer to one side or the other, mimicking a wounded or frightened baitfish, perfect for catching girth-busting walleyes."
With the lures internal rattle, paired with their realistic swimming action of balsa construction, anglers have a sure thing, especially at trolling speeds of 1 to 2 1/2 mph that enthusiasts know are ideal for catching monster walleyes, pike and even salmon and trout.
Rapala Trolls-To-Minnow and Trolls-To-Shad lures come in 12 forage-imitating color patterns and each features strong VMC black nickel trebles that hook and hold on the strike. Hang on. You’re about to experience the troll of a lifetime.