Saturday, April 9, 2016


In my previous blog, I mentioned some Rapala lures such as the Magnum 40 and the Super Shad Rap Magnum which I have not seen in the USA.  I contacted friend, Tom Ashby, who owns the American Legacy Fishing Company.  Tom contacted his Rapala USA representative to inquire about these sought lures.  In short, Tom finds out that Rapala is organized into different and separate companies by various locations throughout the world, and unfortunately, they do not share products.  So it looks like the Mag 40s, the Mag 30 in the UV colorations, the Super Shad Rap Magnum, and others great rapala lures will not be available ti ne unless I can find them on ebay.  Knowing this, on my next overseas adventure I plan on stocking up on these impossible to get great lures by Rapala.

Saturday, April 2, 2016

Rapala Magnum lures

Rapala recently introduced the X-Rap Magnum 40 series and the Super Shad Rap Magnum series.  The Mag 40 is capable of reaching depths to 40ft.  The Mag 30 is on of my favorite lures to catch monster giant golden dorado at La Zona and am sure the 40 series would catch some monster dorado!.  The Super Shad Rap Magnum has a similar body to the current Super Shad Rap; however, the magnum series has a metal bill instead of the plastic bill.  This will enable better results around rocks and other hard structure which can break the plastic.  This lure is also a favorite fishing at La Zona, Papua New Guinea, and practically every destination I have visited.
However, I have not yet seen these lures available in the United States.  They are available in Europe and Australia.  Hopefully, rapala will introduce these lures in the USA soon!