Lure of the Month: Salmo Rattlin Sting

The legendary model of Salmo, the Sting, has been one of the most popular sander, asp and pike lures since its appearance in 2001. The Rattling Sting, which is considered the successor to the old (floating) and the sinking version of the Sting, isn’t widely known among anglers. However, we believe that this catchy, suspending lure deserves more attention.

Carefully selected Salmo collection, of course, with the Rattlin Sting.

The Sting’s body is made of polyurethane foam. The new Rattlin’s body, on the other hand, is made of a rather solid plastic, which resists physical and chemical impact. Furthermore, the lure features the Infinity Cast System.

The Rattlin Sting is available in 9 colors. It’s 9 cm long and weighs 11 g.

The minnow shape, which was thought up two years ago, is the same. Only the polyurethane body has become plastic.

I must emphasize that the balls that deliver the rattling sound are not the same as the ones that facilitate long casts. The two systems have two completely different functions. The Infinity Cast System runs from the head to the tail. The two big metal balls inside the system spring back when casting, “pulling” the wobbler as far as possible. After the lure has reached the water, it’s standing vertically until the first turn of the handle when the balls roll to the front, turning the lure into a horizontal position.

You can clearly see the position of the tiny balls which make the rattling sound.

Thanks to the Infinity Cast System, you can cast the new Sting further than other lures of the same size.

The 11 g-heavy and 9 cm-long lure is available in 9 catchy colors with some legendary patterns such as the HCL, the GRT, and the HBL, which has a natural effect. The HBL pattern might seem familiar as the Thrill and Hornet are also available with this color.

Holographic eyes with 3D effects.

… to make them more lifelike and catchy.

Thanks to the developments and the floating character, the new Sting offers more opportunities. You can retrieve it in many ways: slowly or quickly, continuously or with frequent breaks as twiching is great fun with the Rattlin just like with a sinking Slider. You can stop the lure anywhere and anytime. If you want to, you can float it right next to a snag where you think the sanders hide. Give it a flick to arise the aggressive instinct of pike.

The Premium Black Nickel VMC hook is probably the best choice.

Three Rattlin lures from the ones I use the most.

If you start retrieving the lure slowly, it sinks to a moderately deep water layer. You can stop the Rattlin at any water depth. If you stop retrieving, the lure gets into a floating position. It doesn’t sink and it doesn’t go higher either. It’s worth getting to know its special characteristics to exploit all the advantages offered by the outstanding weight balance.

The Japanese way of providing information. Just like on the rods, you can read the most important information on the back of the lure too.

You can find the model name on the tail.

The last stage of casting your wobbler. How far can it go?

Lures with vivid colors might be a good choice in the summer, when the water is murky.

This hungry sander was outwitted by a River Jig rod, a Wizard Spin reel, and a RYP Sting.

Mihály Halmos

Source: Energofish

Translated by Mihály Köntös