The Rapala Countdown series of minnow-style lures has been around for years. They are a lure that can be trolled, cast and slowly retrieved, or cast and allowed to sink to the required depth that the fish may be holding. So whether the fish are suspending at certain depths near the weed tops, or on bottom structure, the Countdown can get you to them consistently. There are a number of different techniques that you can try when using this balsa-made sinking lure. Cast the lure and allow it to sink to the bottom. While it's sinking you should count how long it takes. Next time count one less, and you will then start the retrieve and the lure will stay just off the bottom. Or you can work out where the fish are holding, and count down until you are in amongst the school, and start a stop-start retrieve to entice the fish to bite the lure. Ideal for shallow or deep water, and for trout and bream, the Coundown is a must for any angler in the salt or freshwater.