This lure has sat in my tackle box for 4-5 years completely ignored. I'm just not a big rebel fan. The stuff looks cheap. They haven't updated their lures in a gazillion years. They haven't kept up with the latest fads. No more will this lure be ignored -it is awesome! I do not know of a better lure of its type at any price (much better action, more realistic, and better fish catching ability than the jointed rapalas). It casts far (7/16 oz), is realistically shaped, has a fluid motion on constant retrieve, and has the wounded minnow look when jerked (or when jerked during a constant retrieve). The jointed is a tight "V" joint. Not a large gap jointed like the rapalas. Also the joint sits towards the back. I think this leads to a more realistic action. The silver paint is very reflective but all the paint seems to wear off easily. Not a super big deal bc underneath the paint is the bone color. This is supposed to work very well too and they offer it as a color. Thus far I've only fished it in ponds and it does well fishing from shore as well as above weeds. The dinks are not at all intimidated as I caught quite a few as well as largemouth up to 2 pounds. I've only fished it about 3 times and look forward to fishing it in the river. Dives to about 2.5 or 3 feet and is not as buoyant as a rapala so it rises slower. Can't speak for the smaller sizes but the 4.5" rebel jointed minnow is a winner. They retail for 5.99.