Rapala's Original Floating, Countdown, And Jointed Lures
For many years the "Floating, Countdown, and Jointed Rapala lures", have been a popular choice for trout, walleye and bass fisherman throughout North America. In British Columbia, they have been considered as a consistent producer for both trout and bass.
These versatile lines of lures cover a spectrum of fishing conditions, and come in a variety high quality finishes. The color schemes found in these lures are time-tested color combinations that offer anglers the versatility they need to tackle (no pun intended) various lake fishing conditions.
Originally designed in 1936 by Lauri Rapala and introduced into North America in 1959, the Floating Rapala is still a quality producer of fish. Cast and retrieve a Floating Rapala and you soon notice the versatility this lure possesses based on its design qualities. Whether twitched on the top as a surface bait, retrieved as a shallow runner, weighted with a split-shot for medium depths or bottom walked off a sinker rig, the wounded minnow action continues to be irresistible to game fish of many varieties.
The "Countdown" method of fishing first introduced by this lure has become a standard presentation of knowledgeable anglers. The slow sinking, control-depth method enables you to put this lure exactly in the feeding zone of suspended fish or just above weed tops or bottom structure for deeper feeders. Containing a balanced action, this lure can be trolled or cast and retrieved in the usual manner. The Countdown has proven itself as an especially effective lure for trout , walleye and bass.
The Rapala Jointed lure delivers a lively action for trout, bass, walleye and a variety of other game fish. It has become a standard lure chosen when fishing conditions require a more erratic swimming motion. Built from balsa wood, the Jointed Rapala is fished very much like its predecessor, the Floating Original. Versatile, the Jointed Rapala has produced record largemouth bass, record chinook salmon, record walleyes, and record steelhead.