If you like fishing deeper waters during the fall for crappie and walleye or even ice fishing during the winter, the Rapala Flat Jig is worth a try.
This is great for fishing 18- to 22-foot depths for crappie and creates a long, gliding motion when you jerk that mimics baitfish searching for food. You also can fish a straight retrieval in a similar fashion if fishing from the shore using a jerk-and-reel action, or run it against the current for the same sort of action as trolling. It really works well against a current, which can pay off if fishing in streams or slow-moving rivers.
You also can fish it vertically against structure or drop-offs in a figure-8 motion.
The Flat Jig is a heavier version of the Rapala Jigging Rap and as such will drop more quickly in water when bottom bouncing. These quick, twitching motions are great for catching a fish’s attention and drawing them in. The added weight also is useful in heavy currents to keep stability while running the lure.
The jig also works for ice fishing, as it can be suspended or bottom bounced through a hole in the ice.