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Fast-Ripping, Hard-Stopping Rapala Ripstop Elicits Epic Bites

MINNETONKA, Minn. (July 12, 2017) — Cast. Reel. Twitch. Reel. Rip! Reel. Stop! Wait for it … Set the hook! Boat your latest trophy catch courtesy of the groundbreaking RipStop®, the exhilarating new fast-ripping, hard-stopping, hard-plastic boot-tail rip bait from Rapala®. “This is the kind of bait that gives you goose bumps,” says Rapala Director […]

Spybaiting Essentials Vol.2: The Breakdown

DUO International YouTube: In 2013, 2014 Several tournaments were won Spybaiting. In late 2014 at the Bassmaster Northern Open Lake St. Clair A champion was crowned Spybaiting the entire 3 days. He carried a four pound average to the scales. It didn’t stop their many regional anglers cashed checks employing Realis Spinbaits and Spybaitng. In […]

Rapala® Shad Dancer® Has ‘A Touch of Magic

MINNETONKA, Minn. (July 1, 2016) — It takes a lot to impress a legend. But the new Rapala® Shad Dancer® is not only an “eye opener” and a “homerun,” says Al Lindner, it might just be another bait for the ages, right up there with the Shad Rap® and Original Floating® Minnow. “It has a […]

ICAST 2016 – Rapala V-Rap® Skitter V

UNIQUE BELLY DESIGN GIVES RAPALA® SKITTER V ‘RADICAL’ ACTION MINNETONKA, Minn. (July 1, 2016) — An exclusive, innovative V-Rap® belly design radically alters the action of the newest Rapala® topwater lure, the Skitter V. Quick rod snaps create drastic direction changes, followed by soft, long glides on slack line, constantly enticing topwater strikes. “The belly […]

Rapalas for cold water Crakin’ & Rippin’

When the water’s cold, Rapala baits are red hot. If you’re not slinging Shad Raps, Husky Jerks, X-Raps, or DT’s this time of year, you might as well stay home. So says a Who’s Who of Bassmaster Series pro anglers — Michael “Ike” Iaconelli, Ott DeFoe, Brandon Palaniuk and Pete Gluszek. In water 55 degrees down to nearly freezing, a […]

Early Season Cranking

Cold water – hot action February is an interesting month for bass anglers across the country. Anglers in Florida are usually already chasing post spawners while anglers in the north are still drilling holes in their frozen lakes and reservoirs. Outside of those two extremes, February for the majority of the country offers water temperatures […]

What is Spybaiting! The Essentials of the Technique

By DUOJPN YouTube: “Spybaiting”, the epitome of refinement in a finesse technique. The lure designed for this technique is DUO/Realis’s Spinbait. The origin of spybaiting is rumored to have occurred around Lake Biwa 2007/ 2008. Others mention its popularity near Tokyo, Chiba and Yokohama where there are many small bodies of water. At that time […]

Lipless Crankbaits in the Fall – Speed Trapping for Quality Bass

For most of the country, fall is upon us. The leaves are starting to turn, most people have left the lakes for the woods, the water is getting cooler, and the bass are feeding up for the winter. When the water starts to drop into the 60s the bait begins to moves shallow, and the […]