While we here at the BCLC believe in our fishing lure products not only as a great promotional tool, but also as a fishing lure that really works. Our lures have caught everything from Walleye, Catfish, Bass, Trout, Crappie and more. However, today we want to talk about one of the largest names in recreational fishing, Rapala.
The history of Rapala started with a very hungry Finnish guy and his carving knife. It all began in the 1930s when a simple fisherman named Lauri made an astute observation of simple genius: the big fish were eating the smaller fish, especially the little fish that were wounded. As Lauri Rapala fished the waters of Finland’s Lake Päijanne, he quietly rowed and watched the fish around him. And what he noticed first, was how hungry predator fish would dart into a school of minnows and attack the one that seemed like it might have been injured in the past. This happened time and time again.
Lauri realized soon after that if he could craft a lure that mimicked the movements of an injured minnow, he would be able to catch more fish and would not have to spend so much time constantly baiting his lines. So, Lauri went to work making his first lure. He whittled, carved, and shaved until his first lure began to take form. Using a shoemaker’s knife and some sandpaper, he created his first successful lure from pine bark in 1936. He also used tinfoil from chocolate bars to form the lure’s outer surface and melted photographic negatives to create a protective coating. But most importantly, it imitated the movement of a wounded minnow perfectly. The stories say that Lauri sometimes caught 300 kg of fish each day with his first lure. And as word of his abundant catches spread, the lure’s reputation grew. The rest, as they say, is history. That first lure was the forefather to the lure that has helped more anglers experience the thrill of catching big fish than any other: the legendary Original Floating® Rapala.
Rapala Lures are said to be one of the most advanced lures for trophy fishing. Not only do they allow you to enhance your fishing technique by adding different levels of control, but they also decrease the amount of work you need to do by acting as your very own fish magnet.
Rapala lures come in various sizes and styles, including the Original Floating lure, Original
Countdown, Jointed Floating lure, and the Magnum Floating lure. The Magnum Countdown,
Super Shad Rap Skitter Pop, Long Cast Minnow, Team Esko, Shallow Shad Rap, Skitter Prop, Tail Dancer, and the Skitter Walk Rapala lures are claimed to be the best Rapala lures; however, each one has a distinctly different purpose, which is why you should carefully examine the instructions before you purchase one. For example, the Rapala Countdown lures sink slowly, and can easily be controlled to depth. The balance of the Rapala Countdown makes it easier for anglers to take control of their fishing habits, while catching walleye, bass, and trout. The DT Flat Rapala lures will go to the depth of deep waters, while still allowing the angler to control his hook. Fishing with this lure is always a good option for bass fishing since bass like to hide deep in the water and swim directly for the bait.
Rapala lures have brought in more trophies than any other lure in the world according to most experts. The Rapala lures for trophy fishing, including the DT Flat, look similar to real fish and have a beadlike face. Additionally, the Rapala lures for trophy fishing have one of the largest selection of lures out of all fishing equipment manufacturers.
If you enjoy fishing–and more specifically, fly-fishing--the Rapala lures for trophy fishing might be your best for that next big fishing trip.