2008 ICAST Show - Las Vegas, NV
Rapala Goes Clackin', Shallow, Deep, and Wide with Their New Lures
Rapala, a company well known for its lures is once again releasing baits with
elite characteristics. This year they have some
modern products such as a lipless crankbait with a built in sound chamber and
new variations of the popular X-Rap and DT crankbaits.
Introducing the Rapala Clackin'
Rap with a unique sound chamber
Lipless crankbaits, what more can one ask for in the design of these effective
lures? Don't tell that to Rapala as their designers have come up with a new
design that utilizes a unique sound chamber that calls to fish. The sound
chamber, which is noticeably visible from the side of the lure, uses a single
large BB. As the single large BB hits the walls of the sound chamber it produces
low frequency clicks that travel further and deeper down, calling to fish from
greater distances. The lure produces these deep based sounds that fish can hear
and see as the lure is retrieved.
16 exciting patterns
The Rapala Clackin' Rap is 3
1/8 inch long, weighs 7/8 ounces, and is outfitted with a front VMC SureSet
belly hook and a black nickel treble hook in the back. Aside from the sound
chamber the Clackin' Rap also features a translucent textured body with internal
holographic foil that flashes as the lure swims through the water. You can
select from 16 different exciting color patterns with each being sold for only
close-up of the sound chamber with a single large BB that produces a low
frequency deep sound
DT SureSet 20:
When Rapala introduced the DT series they hit it big with this bait. It was
capable of reaching the depths specified, of course when using the
proper fishing line. This season anglers will be treated with an addition to the
series with the DT SureSet 20. This lure is the same size as the DT-16 but has a
specially designed lip. The lip, as you can see in the photo, has a circular
piece of metal near the tip. This helps the lure dive down to 20 feet below and
stay there. Rapala recommends the use of 10 pound test monofilament to maximize
the lure's performance and diving depth.
A new addition
to the DT series, the DT SureSet 20
The DT SureSet 20 is a
floating crankbait made from balsa wood and measures 2 3/4 inches in length. It
weighs 3 1/4 ounce so this lure will be very easy to cast, even on windy days.
In addition the lure features VMC SureSet treble hooks and internal rattles that
call to fish. Each DT SureSet 20 will retail for $9.99.
metal disc is the key to getting the lure down to 20 feet
DT Fat 01 & DT Fat 01
When anglers see heavy weed growth or structure they usually resort to lures
that are weedless. Rapala provides an alternative with the introduction of the DT Fat 01 and
DT Fat 01 SureSet.
nasty out, the DT Fat 01 will deflect from nasty cover
This balsa crankbait is
designed with a square lip for maximum deflection so that you can fish the
"nasty stuff." The new crankbaits have a wide wobble and is designed to be fished
from top to about three feet below. It can also be fished as a wake bait on top
with a slow retrieve. The DT Fat 01's retail for $8.99 and are available in 11
colors, same ones as the DT Flat Series.
The square lip
is designed so the lure bounces off of structure without catching
Section: New Glidin' Rap and X-Rap