Rapala Rounds Out Sizes to Attract Bigger Bites
||Buyers & Press Only
Always a company at the forefront of lure design, Rapala was busy extending the versatility of some proven baits at ICAST this year. Where most companies in recent memory go with smaller versions of proven baits to appeal to a wider audience, Rapala went in the opposite direction to attract bigger bites.
Glow Yellow Perch
Slap Rap No. 6:
The Slab Rap is built for a yo-yo like retrieve with a quick snap of your rod tip for the lift then letting it drop. On that drop, the bait exhibits an erratic fall but always circles back to the center. Formerly only available in a one and a half inch (1 1/2") No. 4 and two inch (2") No. 5 size armed with No. 12 VMC Black Nickel round bend hooks, the new No 6. size will measure two and a half inches (2 1/2") in size, weigh three eighths of an ounce (3/8ths oz) and come with No. 8 VMC Black Nickel round bend hooks.
Shad Dancer No. 7: Rapala's Shad Dancer is an aggressive, mid depth, quick diving, hard thumping crank with a sweeping tail action. It's a balsa wood bait that can be trolled or cast. Originally only available in a No. 5 and No 4 size, the new No. 7 is three quarters of an inch (3/4") longer than the No. 5 and dives four to five feet (4-5') deeper. Rated at nine to fourteen feet (9-14') of diving depth, this two and three quarter inch (2 3/4") bait weighs nine sixteenths of an ounce (9/16ths oz) and comes with VMC treble hooks.