Outdoor Pro Shop's BassJam 2009 (pt. 2)(continued)
Rapala: New baits from lure making giant Rapala this year include the Max Rap, a full sized plastic jerkbait featuring internal laser engraving for detail, and new VMC Spark Point hooks with lateral cut winged tips for improved penetration. The Max Rap is set for full release in December of this year and will retail for approximately $17.99 - $18.99. The VMC Hooks will also be available separately, in packs of 4 for $3.99 per pack.
Video: Rapala Introduces the new Max Rap at
The Max Rap is a new, suspending jerkbait from Rapala.
Matt Evans has been paying attention to our Year of the Crank theme and more specifically our recent Deep Diving Crankbait shootout and was excited to show us a new crank that bridges the gap between the company’s original DivesTo series and their relatively new and previously reviewed DivesTo Flat baits. The new DT Thug is built to get into the nastiest of cover and fight its way out. The body is slightly wider than the flat series and not quite as tall as the original DT series and features a wide wobbling action. The bait will retail for between $9.49 - $10.99.
The DT Thug is built to get down and dirty into structure.
Matt Evans of Rapala.
Camera Bar: Not quite a tackle item, but certainly an accessory that has peaked our interest is the Camera Bar, brainchild of Seth Linkhart, the Camera Bar is an accessory that attaches to your onboard depth finder or GPS mount and allows you mount a camera on your boat safely and securely. Need a spot to set up your camera for self portraits or film yourself while fishing? The Camera Bar may be just what you need. They are built from aluminum with all stainless steel hardware and are available in two standard colors for $29.95 each.
The Camera Bar is built to provide anglers a convenient place to mount their cameras.
It attaches to the side of external sonar/GPS mounts.
It features a spring loaded camera mounting screw on the bottom...
... that can also be used to mount standard tripod heads.
The Camera Bar makes it easy to fish solo and still get good pictures and video.