Looking Through Grandpa’s Tackle Box: What’s Your Favorite Old School Rapala?

It’s A Family Tradition Like virtually every baby boomer who enjoys fishing, my father adores the Rapala brand. From Rapala Original Floaters, Countdowns, and Shad Raps to newer versions like the darting X-Rap line. Undoubtedly my Dad’s favorite lure was the Jointed Rapala in the J9 size, specifically in the gold version. The gold option isn’t actually gold but instead …

crankbait color selection

Your Definitive Guide To Choosing Crankbait Colors

Walk into any tackle shop in the country, and you’re instantly confronted with hard and soft bass fishing baits in more colors than you can imagine. Modern molding and painting techniques have allowed lure manufacturers to quickly design and produce colors that in years past wouldn’t have been possible. As good as this is for anglers with unlimited bait budgets, …