A great fishing lure I got my hands on is the Rapala Deep Tail Dancer.  This lure is one that will keep you catching fish.  There are three different sizes of the Deep Tail Dancer.  The versions are the TDD07, TDD09, and TDD11 (See specifications below).  The price range is generally under $12.00.  The depth ranges from 15 feet to 30 feet.

I found that the treble hook was sharp and well made.  This allowed for easy hook ups that keeps the fish on the line. Action on the Deep Tail Dancer allows it to do a little wide wobble due to the deep diving lip and banana shaped body.  There is a lot of variation in the wobble.  At times the lure will take a very sharp turn/jerk that makes a great attraction for fish.  There is a thumping vibration due to the displacement of a lot of water. The Deep Tail Dancer comes in a range of colors that include colors like Bleeding Tiger, Clown Flash, and Pink Tiger.  The colors help you when you are in muddy water and low light times.  In clear water there are a lot of flashy colors that catch the fish attention.

The focus fish for this lure is the walleye, but other fish will hit this lure.  Catches of smallmouth bass, yellow perch, and northern pike are not out of the question. Try this lure out and let us know what you think.

Model Number Running Depth Body Length Weight Treble Hooks
TDD07 15′ 2-3/4″ 5/16 oz. Two No. 5
TDD09 20′ 3-1/2″ 7/16 oz. Two No. 3
TDD11 30′ 4-3/8″ 3/4 oz. Two No. 3

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Deep Tail Dancer $11.99

Product Name: Deep Tail Dancer

Product Description: Banana-style body swims with wide tail action. The Deep Tail Dancer features an enlarged, extreme diving lip that plummets the lure as deep as 30 feet unassisted. Equipped with VMC Black Nickel Treble Hooks.

Brand: Rapala


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Action-wise, the Deep Tail Dancer moves with a wide wobble thanks to its deep-diving lip and banana-style body. This swimming swagger displaces a lot of water and emits thumping vibrations that attract walleye, whether they’re suspending over a basin, holding tight to the bottom, or hugging structure ledges.

Another feature of this lure is that when it’s trolled at high speeds it occasionally kicks-off to the side, and then returns to center. This evasive maneuver is a strike trigger for walleye that are stalking the bait. One more virtue of the Deep Tail Dancer is it runs true when pulled through fast river current — a trait not all crankbaits can claim.

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