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I have always purchased the non-rattle type. Not sure why. I just always have. Well I bought a couple of the type with a rattle by accident and was thinking of returning them but thought I would ask all of you kwikfish experts out there a couple of questions first.

Does the rattle really work? Or, does it just scare the fish away? Or, has any body ever really noticed a difference?


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The rattle caught me... Really I think that the more senses that you can sturr the better.

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All of my qwikies rattle and have doen pretty good with them..I would not buy a qwikie that did not rattle.

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I use hotshots for steelhead and my best sucess has been with the ratlling version. I agree that the more you stimulate the fishes senses the more likely you can get a feeding response. I use spinglows while back trolling prawns and it has worked I belive due to the vibrations produced with a prey item.
 

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I don't think they rattle enough. Before moving out here from Florida I used Rattle-Traps extensively (the bass lure) in salt water and fresh and caught several dozen different species of fish (from bass and bluegill to snook, tarpon, grouper, snapper, etc.) - most of which hit it viciously. When you reel in a rattle-trap in an aluminum boat, you can feel and here the rattling through the hull.
 

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I used to think the non-rattle was better here, since we have alot of clearer water conditions. I have and use both, with about equal success. I asked a guide once what he preferred and he just shrugged his shoulders. He said he never noticed any difference. The action was more important than anything else. I fish both as well.
We are a long way from the ocean here, so things may be different for us as compared to other folks.
 

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The rattle does scare them. Some times so badly they bite in pure panic :laugh: (Both work, I prefer the rattle)
 

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Thanks for the input every one. I appreciate it very much. I think I'll hang on to them and give them a try.


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I have to say I have never tried one without the rattle. Let us know if you find one works better then the other.
 

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I personally like the rattle. Especially in muddy water. Gives me a little confidence. In clear water I tend to try and stay away from it, but who really knows.
 

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I personally like the rattle. Especially in muddy water. Gives me a little confidence. In clear water I tend to try and stay away from it, but who really knows.
 
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