Rock Your Rap-V Blade

Rock Your Rap-V Blade

The Rapala Rap-V Blade is a high-quality combination of metal and plastic that will make your fishing fun and easy. It is a true multi target species lure and allows you to fish it in different ways
Arrange Your Perch Gear Like a Pro

Arrange Your Perch Gear Like a Pro

Follow these step-by-step instructions by Rapala Pro Guide Jonatan Nellfors to make sure your perch gear is set up and ready to go!
Autumn Mission: BIG PIKE

Autumn Mission: BIG PIKE

The Big Bait technique (Big Baiting) is based on this natural phenomenon. To seduce a large pike with this method, I recommend using large lures (over 15 cm).

Big Pike with Super Shad Rap!

Big Pike with Super Shad Rap!
We used the Rapala Super Shad Raps in different colors and when I started to zigzag with the boat, it didn’t take long before we got a hit

A Northern Adventure

A Northern Adventure
Finally, we arrived at our destination. A couple of steps down a small passage down to the water and North of Sweden was right there in front of me. We were in a Fisherman's Village called Mellanström near Arjeplog.

Zander love the Rapala Scatter Rap Husky!

Zander love the Rapala Scatter Rap Husky!
I was recently trolling for zander with a friend, and it was great!

How To Set Up Your Gear Bag

How To Set Up Your Gear Bag
It’s always a good idea to set up your gear and make sure that you are ready to go! Wherever you fish or whatever species you are targeting, this article will give you a glance on how to prepare.

X-Rap Peto - complete beast of a lure!

X-Rap Peto - complete beast of a lure!
A lure that has come to change the modern predator fishing for a long time. You´ll have to experience it yourself, because a “Peto day” is now more of a legendary truth, than a fairy tale!

How to Fish Zander with Your Rippin’ Rap

How to Fish Zander with Your Rippin’ Rap
Zander can be fished in many different ways, but the most classic way is traditional trolling with hard lures. A more modern and extremely effective style is the “sharpshooting” pelagic way.

The Rapala RCD Compact Floating Aerator

The Rapala RCD Compact Floating Aerator
The modern design without annoying cables, automatic commissioning and integrated battery compartment make this handy thing an irreplaceable part of the bait fish angling.

Arts & Crafts With Fishing Lures

Arts & Crafts With Fishing Lures
Something I highly value and recommend is combining family-time and fishing and my 6-year-old daughter is already crazy about fishing. Even if she can’t come to the heaviest trips with long hours, I try to take her with me as...

Meticulous to the core: “Made For The Outdoors” Captures the VMC® story

Meticulous to the core: “Made For The Outdoors” Captures the VMC® story
The next time you’re in the thick of it battling a monster muskie, trying to muscle a big bass out of a thick patch of hydrilla, or bowing in respect to a giant silver tarpon, consider this: the only thing that stands between...

Chasing Spring Pike with X-Rap Haku

Chasing Spring Pike with X-Rap Haku
We are standing in a shallow bay, with open waters to my right. The wind grabs hold of our jackets as the waves are hitting the side of our boat. The last splash gives us a quick taste of the cold water.

Keep your tools in order

Keep your tools in order
As we all know, good tools in the form of pliers, scales and other things are important for all of us fishing. They are especially important when you want to put the fish back in the water as quickly and gently as possible.

Rapala’s New BX Big Brat Ready for Off-Road Crankin’

Rapala’s New BX Big Brat Ready for Off-Road Crankin’
Like a four-wheel drive, Rapala®’s new BX™ Big Brat square-bill will run over and through practically anything in its mission to bring the biggest bass into your boat.

5 Ways to Maintain Your Fishing Spirit During Isolation

5 Ways to Maintain Your Fishing Spirit During Isolation
The sounding radio is hard to ignore. Everywhere I go, every newspaper and radio station are pretty much echoing the same depressing news. The world is in a pandemic situation that we’ve never experienced in modern time.

The lure that stands the test of time

The lure that stands the test of time
Ponder this for a moment: There are anglers today – some of the top pros in the country – who weren’t born when Rapala® introduced a fishing lure that would revolutionize modern fishing.

Massive Perch With Nellfors

Massive Perch With Nellfors
For the past 4 days I have experienced the best of the best perch fishing in my life and I’m still wearing a big smile

Searching For Pike In Ireland - Angle(r)s A Documentary

Searching For Pike In Ireland - Angle(r)s A Documentary
French angler, Arnaud Brière, talks us through his passion and lifelong relationship with fishing.

Looking for gold in La Zona

Looking for gold in La Zona
We have been traveling in the Rio Uruguay river in Argentina for a few days and successfully searched and found various exotic fish such as Pacu, Piranha and Traira

How To Prepare CountDown Magnums for Northern Pike

How To Prepare CountDown Magnums for Northern Pike
My favorite time to make lure modifications, maintenance and such is now during the winter, when the lakes are frozen and my craving to go fishing is complemented with these kinds of activities. Put on some good music, grab s...

How to quickly tune downsized jerkbaits

How to quickly tune downsized jerkbaits
This article is for you who is looking for a downsized, little jerkbait for those tough days, cold waters or when you just want to have fun when hitting numbers.

Gear Up For The Ice With Rapala

Gear Up For The Ice With Rapala
When lakes are frozen and the cold, dark mornings start with a crackling fire on the ice, that’s when you know the ice fishing season has started

X-Rap Haku - First Impressions

X-Rap Haku - First Impressions
The lure I’ve been testing has probably seen 100+ pike, including some big ones, plus some perch and zander - so it is built to last

Winter Lure Maintenance

Winter Lure Maintenance
This is my winter routine of how to keep my precious pike lures strong and healthy so they can keep fighting for me.

A Sharp Hook Catches More Fish

A Sharp Hook Catches More Fish
After years of fishing, I’ve come to a point where I’m putting a lot of focus and engagement on those pointy, lazer sharp, coated pieces of steel attached to your fishing lures.

Big pike lures for Zander

Big pike lures for Zander
A zander is a predator that regularly attacks big fish. My first encounter to this was years ago when I was fishing for pike with a large 25cm bait and I suddenly got a lot of hard bites but couldn’t set the hook.

Early Winter Fishing with X-Rap Otus

Early Winter Fishing with X-Rap Otus
Sometimes there’s a thin line between insanity and success. Story from Jonathan Nellfors about those cold, icy November days, when fishing over deep water. Hours and hours of waiting, hours of struggle...

Gift Ideas For the Gifted Angler

Gift Ideas For the Gifted Angler
Holiday season is here, and we have put together some gift ideas for the gifted angler. It’s hard to go wrong with some fish-catching lures, well-engineered tools or good-looking accessories.

Rapala Hard Baits for Shallow Zander Fishing

Rapala Hard Baits for Shallow Zander Fishing
It’s an easy, simple and raw way to just have a blast out there.

Learn-to-tie Mikko Seppänen's Pike Leader

Tying A Fluorocarbon Pike Leader With Mikko Seppänen

Supersize perch on Shadow Rap Shad Deep!

Supersize perch on Shadow Rap Shad Deep!
The temperature in the water drops and the autumn is coming closer and closer. The predators should eat themselves up, so go and take them out!

Secure Sufix Pike Leader

Secure Sufix Pike Leader
I will talk about pike leaders and which solution is in my opinion the strongest and most safe to make sure that once hooked that dream fish will follow all the way to the net

X-Rap Peto - Now available in 14cm / 39g

X-Rap Peto - Now available in 14cm / 39g

X-Rap Otus - Now available in 17cm / 40g

X-Rap Otus - Now available in 17cm / 40g
Rapala's "Creature", the X-Rap Otus, just got smaller. This downsized hybrid curl tail opens new opportunities for anglers who need to downsize on tough days, or just want to offer a smaller meal to a wider range of fish.

Topwater Perch Fishing

Topwater Perch Fishing
In all fishing techniques there are some playful ones and one that is undoubtedly the most fun – topwater fishing for perch!

The Victorious Beast (X-Rap Peto)

The Victorious Beast (X-Rap Peto)
We ended up crushing the competition on the last day with a whopping 532cm total length on five longest pike, with four fish over one meter with top fish of 118cm and 114cm

Zander trolling tips for Finland

Zander trolling tips for Finland
Generally, zander can be found in all the Finnish waters all the way up to southern Lapland. In this article, we will take a closer look at light trolling for this fish...

Tuning the X-Rap Twitchin' Mullet

Tuning the X-Rap Twitchin' Mullet
Modify the Mullet to a Great Freshwater Twitch Bait

6 Essential Lures for Zander

6 Essential Lures for Zander
Trolling for zander is an effective fishing method and has been a classic way of targeting these aggressive, hard-striking fish for decades...

Jack Deep Goes Stream Fishing

Jack Deep Goes Stream Fishing
Trout angler, Oliver Frömel steps outside of his comfort zone in this article to test a “bigger-than-usual” hard bait on river-run trout in Central Europe.

Trolling For Cod in the Baltic Sea

Trolling For Cod in the Baltic Sea
Only ten minutes after the baits were set, the ratchet of my multiplier reel screamed...

How To – Fishing With Twitch Baits

How To – Fishing With Twitch Baits
If you are interested in modern predator fishing, you will hardly be able to avoid terms such as "twitching" or "jerking".

5 Lures to Cast at Perch This Summer

5 Lures to Cast at Perch This Summer
Thinking of fishing for perch this summer? Take a look at these 5 lures recommended by our in-house pros that will not only get you more bites, but also open your mind to new ways of targeting this popular freshwater species.

3 Tips For Competition Fishing

3 Tips For Competition Fishing
Jonatan Nellfors, shares some advice to help you to prepare yourself for fishing competitions this summer

Testing the X-Rap® Otus in Ireland

Testing the X-Rap® Otus in Ireland
Blaine and I were super excited when we heard that we were the first in Ireland to test out the new X-Rap® Otus.

On a ” ROL” with Rapala

On a ” ROL” with Rapala
To cover a lot of different fishing situations requires a lot of baits and colors!

Jigging in open water – the lowdown

Jigging in open water – the lowdown
Jigging is a technique which has existed for a very long time and it remains a formidable technique to catch fish.

Done waiting? A spring-time fishing preparation guide

Done waiting? A spring-time fishing preparation guide
Big pikes and angry zanders are spinning around in my head! I hope spring will come fast this year!

Why do you fish?

Why do you fish?
As anglers, we love it; we live it. But it’s not until you really slow down, dig deep and think hard that you really start to understand the reasons behind why we fish… so ask yourself, Why do you fish?

How To Tie The Yucatan Knot

How To Tie The Yucatan Knot
Learn how to tie the Yucatan knot

How To Tie The Palomar Knot

How To Tie The Palomar Knot
Learn how to tie the Palomar knot.

How To Spool a Baitcaster Reel

How To Spool a Baitcaster Reel
Learn how to spool a baitcaster reel.

How To Spool a Spinning Reel

How To Spool a Spinning Reel
Learn how to spool a spinning reel.

Rapala lures catching monster perch in the Netherlands

Rapala lures catching monster perch in the Netherlands
Coming from Ireland, we don’t have the large perch that the big waters in the Netherlands hold. So, we couldn’t wait to try our luck at it and boy did we have a good few days.

Tips From 5 Rapala Proguides To Improve Your Spring Fishing

Tips From 5 Rapala Proguides To Improve Your Spring Fishing
If there was a shortcut to spring fishing success, would you take it?

When a Summer Angler goes Ice fishing!

When a Summer Angler goes Ice fishing!
Day after day and hour after hour, last year offered some amazing moments on the waters. With a backpack full of memories, I’m thinking back to the times with heavy rain and hard winds.

Targeting Perch Throughout The Year (and where to find them)

Targeting Perch Throughout The Year (and where to find them)
Let’s start with dividing the Dutch perch into two groups: 1) the relatively small perch and 2) the bigger perch.

Cold Water Perch on Rapala Hard Baits

Cold Water Perch on Rapala Hard Baits
Let me tell you a good story about an insane autumn day. It was early October in Sweden, as we went hunting for some angry perch.

Replacing treble hooks with single hooks

Replacing treble hooks with single hooks
Are you a dedicated angler? The one that continuously seeks perfection and solutions? Are you always asking questions about how to take your fishing passion to the next level?

A Fun Day On The Ice

A Fun Day On The Ice
Today was a good day to go out ice fishing again, and what a fantastic day Ismete fishing it was! We caught some perch and pike and the day was sunny with the temperature only a couple of degrees under zero.

Ismete Ice Fishing Basics

Ismete Ice Fishing Basics
Filmed just outside of the small Finnish town of Porvoo, Rapala Pro Guide, Tero Ruoho, talks us through one of his preferred ways of setting up Ismete equipment for pike.

X-Rap® Peto - The Devious Snack

X-Rap® Peto - The Devious Snack
X-Rap® Peto - one of the most powerful pike lures ever made.

Rapala´s Tools For Boat Anglers

Rapala´s Tools For Boat Anglers
In this article, Jonatan Nellfors will walk you through some of his most essential tools. Whether you are fishing from a boat or from shore, these will come in handy.

Big Lures – A Change Of Mindset

Big Lures – A Change Of Mindset
Big lure can often be the game changing factor to nail that dream-sized beast.

Autumn Pike With Matt Boast

Autumn Pike With Matt Boast
As the leaves start to change colour, and the mornings become cold with frost coating the grass, I know it’s time for an autumn pike hunt.

The Super Shadow Rap® and Winter Prep

The Super Shadow Rap® and Winter Prep
I’ve been a pike angler since birth. As long as I can remember, there’s been satisfaction in chasing the pike!

Cold Autumn Mornings With the X-Rap® Peto!

Cold Autumn Mornings With the X-Rap® Peto!
The autumn is upon us as the leaves turn to red, yellow and orange. The air and the water temperatures are dropping.

Rapala Rippin’ Rap Keeps a Fisherman Busy

Rapala Rippin’ Rap Keeps a Fisherman Busy
Rapala’s Rippin’ Rap has a bit of a disc-shaped body. It reminds me of the traditional ice fishing lures and wobblers – or something similar anyway!

This year’s first on Skitter Pop

This year’s first on Skitter Pop
It’s already August, and each day the day gets shorter. The plan was to try out some Rapala poppers again.

Good guided fishing with Rapala’s 2018 pike baits

Good guided fishing with Rapala’s 2018 pike baits
This season a lot of guided pike fishing tours have been arranged on my home waters. Fishing has been consistently good. Both the pike and the customers have gotten a taste of the new Rapala pike lures.

Rapala X-Rap Magnum Xtreme 160 – First Impressions

Rapala X-Rap Magnum Xtreme 160 – First Impressions
I had the privilege of testing the new Rapala X-Rap Magnum Xtreme 160 lures. I must say, that I am very excited with this new development from Rapala!

Shallow Water Perch Tactics!

Shallow Water Perch Tactics!
It’s about that time of year again when I’m beginning to get excited for big perch off the back of last year’s successes in Sweden. Read on to find out what happened and what I’ve learnt!

GT Popping for Pike?

GT Popping for Pike?
Casting for big pike with a surface bait is probably one of the most exciting ways you can fish here in Sweden; and right now late into our beautiful summer evenings, I feel that there’s no better chance to connect with a lar...

Looking After Your Reels

Looking After Your Reels
Weather will always change, and as fishermen we have to learn to adapt to change in weather patterns and test our skills - but there is nothing more disappointing than fishing equipment that has failed due to a lack of simple...

Which One Is My Favourite Rapala?

Which One Is My Favourite Rapala?
Well I am often asked which of my Rapala lures are my favourite ones to use and it’s a question I can never answer or put a name to it as there’s so many I travel with at all times. So to break it down it probably would resol...

Tackle Talk: Micro Jigging in East London, South Africa

Tackle Talk: Micro Jigging in East London, South Africa
Micro Jigging is a growing angling technique for deep sea anglers in the East London area. Your success with micro jigging depends on how you set up your jigs, the rigs you use and your technique of jigging.

Casting for Zander!

Casting for Zander!
It's summer time and fast approaching the time of year when I start to fish for zander.

Big Lures for the Biggest Encounters

Big Lures for the Biggest Encounters
There’s few fishing experiences as exciting as the sound of a screaming drag disrupting the silence around you; or the visual explosion of a top water strike as a hungry predator unexpectedly crashes your popper as it comes t...

The Art of Trolling Rapala X-Raps and X-Rap Magnums

The Art of Trolling Rapala X-Raps and X-Rap Magnums
Rapala X-Raps have been a long time favourite of mine, and long before I was trolling feathers or konas (skirted lures) I was trolling Rapalas. Nowadays I only troll X-Raps offshore which are ideal for this situation.

Predator Lures

Predator Lures
If you’re a serious pike angler, you’ve likely heard of Rapala’s newest trio of predator baits that have been flying off shelves as fast as they’ve been filling them.

Fill Your Pike Box With Our Best Baits

Fill Your Pike Box With Our Best Baits
If you’re a serious pike angler, you’ve likely heard of Rapala’s newest trio of predator baits that have been flying off shelves as fast as they’ve been filling them.

Perch Tackle Talk, Rapala Shadow Rap

Perch Tackle Talk, Rapala Shadow Rap
If you take the time to watch a dying or wounded bait fish, you will notice the distinct pauses it makes before its next surge of energy.

Some easy tips for success with spring trout fishing!

Some easy tips for success with spring trout fishing!
It’s spring, the water is cold, and the fishing is still slow. So here I sit, writing a few simple tips that can help you succeed in your hunt for the year’s first trout in open water!

River trout fishing in the winter with Anders Svalstad

River trout fishing in the winter with Anders Svalstad
A new year has begun and a few weeks ago, I got the withdrawal symptoms.

Ice fishing for pike with Rolf Magnus Grenberg

Ice fishing for pike with Rolf Magnus Grenberg
Now the ice has settled and there is no doubt that ice fishing on clear ice is both effective and fun.

The Search for Pike

The Search for Pike

Why do we fish?: The Search Rapala Fishing Lures

Why do we fish?: The Search Rapala Fishing Lures

Double Uni Knot

Double Uni Knot
Easy to tie and very dependable. As the name implies, you tie two Uni Knots and draw them together.

Uni Knot

Uni Knot
A simple and effective way of tying line to an eyed hook.

Rapala Knot

Rapala Knot
Maintain the full action of a lure by attaching it to the line with a loop rather than with a tight knot.

Could RCD be a boater’s best friend?

Could RCD be a boater’s best friend?
Who doesn’t love convenience and reliability? When we as boaters hit the water, filled with anticipation of the day ahead – the last things we need are small, avoidable nuisances ruining the experience.

Mikko Seppänen on new predator lures

Mikko Seppänen on new predator lures
Early in 2016, Rapala approached me for my opinion on three new predator lures that they had in development – what a dream come true! To be able to affect design and action to suite my style of fishing and what I need from a ...

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