Rapala Skitter Walk Review & “How To” [UNDERWATER FOOTAGE]
By: Luke Simonds on September 12, 2018
The Rapala Skitter Walk has been around for a very long time, and it is one of the most popular topwater lures on the market.
This post will explain the pros and cons of this lure that I’ve experienced after years of use trial and error use.
And I will also give you a tutorial on how to use the Skitter Walk in the video review at the bottom of the article.
Best of all, the “how to” footage in the video below includes a view of how the rod tip movement impacts the action of the lure in the water via a very unique split-screen view from two cameras that are time synced.
Note: If you have used this lure, please share your thoughts with us in the Comments section at the bottom of this post. We are not affiliated with their company at all, so your review will not get censored in any way… all good or bad reviews will get approved.
So let’s get started with the review:
Rapala Skitter Walk Specs
Rapala has two different Skitter Walk models: the Skitter Walk and the Saltwater Skitter Walk.
Rapala Skitter Walk Specs:
- Model Number: SW08
- Running Depth: Topwater
- Body Length: 3-1/8″
- Weight: 7/16 oz
- Hooks: Two #3 treble hooks
Rapala Saltwater Skitter Walk Specs:
- Model Number: SSW11
- Running Depth: Topwater
- Body Length: 4-3/8″
- Weight: 5/8 oz
- Hooks: Two #2 treble hooks
The Skitter Walk comes in 21 different color combinations while the Saltwater Skitter Walk comes in 13.
Both lures are $9.49 on the Rapala website.
Note: I don’t like the treble hooks that come with either of the Skitter Walk lures, so I replace them with single hooks built for replacing trebles… click here to see a post about sizing single hooks for treble hooks on plugs.
Rapala Skitter Walk Video Review & Tutorial
In this video, I go over my top pros and cons for the Rapala Skitter Walk. I also give a tutorial with underwater footage to show you how to use this lure.
This is one of my favorite topwater lures out there. I highly recommend it and think all inshore anglers should keep one or two in their tackle supply.
Replacing the treble hooks with single inline hooks is a good idea for this lure, but other than that this lure is ready to go out of the box.
Remember, all our review are completely unbiased and independent. We are not affiliated with any fishing lure companies.
If you have any questions about this lure or have a suggestion for what product we should review next, let us know in the comments.
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