Jul

17

NEW VMC® NEKO™ SKIRT TAKES HOME “BEST TERMINAL TACKLE” HONORS AT ICAST 2018

The new VMC® Neko Skirt — a first-of-its-kind terminal accessory design for the increasingly popular Neko Rig currently taking the bass fishing world by storm — was awarded “Best Terminal Tackle” honors by the American Sportfishing Association at ICAST 2018, the world’s largest sportfishing expo. Continue reading

Jul

3

Top-Secret new Neko Hooks key in Wheeler’s top-10 finish in Oahe tourney

In a Bassmaster tournament in which fish were hard to find, they were even harder to keep hooked. Angler after angler told tales of woe on the weigh-in stage of feisty, hard-fighting Lake Oahe smallmouth coming unbuttoned before coming in the boat. But Jacob Wheeler had no such hard-luck stories. He was drop-shotting with a new VMC® Neko™ Hook prototype. Continue reading

Jun

11

Rapala® BX Brat, Storm Arashi Cover Pop and VMC finesse baits key in Swindle’s 2nd-place showing on Sabine

Fishing deeper and slower than the competition helped Rapala® pros Gerald Swindle and Brandon Palaniuk to runner-up and 7th-place finishes, respectively, Sunday in a tough Bassmaster Elite tournament on the Sabine River system in Texas. Baits that put bass in the boat included Rapala BX™ Brats, Storm® Arashi® Cover Pops, VMC® Shaky Head Jigs and VMC® Sureset Drop Shot Hooks. Continue reading

Mar

7

High water to put Rapala crankbaits, Storm 360GT Searchbaits center stage in Classic

Higher water than anglers have seen in recent history will likely put Rapala® crankbaits and Storm 360GT™ Searchbaits center stage in the Bassmaster Classic March 16-18 on South Carolina’s Lake Hartwell. So says top Rapala pros prior to a practice period that began March 9 on the sprawling highland reservoir. Continue reading

Mar

5

Ott DeFoe, Seth Feider and Brandon Palaniuk make Bassmaster Classic Predictions

Whether you’re fishing in the Bassmaster Classic this month or on your favorite highland reservoir, Rapala® and Storm® crankbaits, Terminator® jigs and spinnerbaits, and Rapala Shadow Rap jerkbaits will put fish in the boat. Those are among the baits top Rapala pros predict they’ll throw in official practice before the March 16-18 Bassmaster Classic on South Carolina’s Lake Hartwell. Continue reading

Feb

20

Pro tips on using Rapala’s Lithium Ion Fillet Knife Combo with Tony Roach

Lithium Ion batteries provide a consistent speed and torque from fillet to fillet, without reduced power or slow down as battery power wanes, producing 80 continuous minutes of runtime per battery without any loss of power. New Combo pack includes Cordless knife, 2 Lithium Ion batteries, 6″ & 7-1/2″ reciprocating style blades, wall charger, all packed into convenient EVA padded storage case. Comfortable, relaxed grip provides fatigue free filleting, while advanced air flow body design keeps engine running cool and smooth. Great anywhere you need a knife.

See Rapala® Lithium Ion Cordless Fillet Combo

Feb

13

Use Sufix® 832 when line is the most crucial piece of the puzzle

“Your line is one of the most critical links between success and failure in fishing,” explains Tharp, a 4-time Bassmaster Classic contender. “It’s one of the most crucial pieces to the puzzle. I mean, you can have the best lure or hook in the world, you can have the best rod and reel in the world, but if you don’t put the right line on, the rest of that stuff is useless. It all has to work together.” Continue reading

Jan

8

Gerald Swindle, 2016 Bassmaster Angler of the Year, joins Rapala VMC Pro Staff Team

When it comes to Rapala® crankbaits, The G-Man is an O.G.

“I’ve got a bunch of Shad Raps I started collecting when I was 19,” says Gerald Swindle, 48, who joined Rapala’s pro team Jan. 1. “This young pro saw my collection and says, “You’re an O.G. when it comes to Shad Raps, G.’ I said ‘Yessir!’ A Shad Rap®, a DT®-6, a DT®-10 have always been stable baits of mine.” Continue reading