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Shad Raps and most baits like them are very light, which makes them difficult to throw, especially in windy situations. The Soul Shad by Jackall that Canterbury is pointing at here, is a bait very similar to a Shad Rap with one key difference — it has an internal weight redistribution system. On the backcast, a ball weight dislodges from a magnet in the belly and rolls to the tail of the bait. This makes the bait cast tail-first, which makes it more aerodynamic overall and results in a longer, easier cast. When the bait hits the water, the ball rolls back to the magnet and the bait regains its balance for the presentation.
Photo: Shaye Baker