Do you have a favorite angler who loves casting crankbaits for bass, crappies, pike and walleye?
They’re the kind of guys who like to keep a steady foot on their trolling motor and cover as much waterfront as possible?
They’re sharp shooters with super powers – sending perfectly cast lures exactly where they should, within an inch of being snagged on a downed tree, or some other structure that would en-snarl mere mortals?
Or maybe they’re the kind of angler who meticulously trolls their crankbaits, carefully following the contours of the lake or river bottom to within inches, in their search for suspended walleyes and lake trout.
Well, if you know someone who loves to crank up their fishing with crankbaits, the fishing gurus at Rapala have assembled five must-have items that you could stuff in their stocking this holiday season (or wrap them all up into one box and put a big bow on it).
These are can’t-miss, go-to, tournament-tested products that anyone who loves crankbait fishing absolutely needs in their tackle box. They’re perfect for seasoned anglers, and anglers who are just getting started and are building their collection of go-to lures and accessories.
Rapala® DT® (Dives-To) Series – Size No. 6, Penguin Pattern
There are some anglers who want certainty. They want to know exactly how deep their crankbaits are going to go. Not “about” or “approximately,” but exactly. For this kind of angler there’s the Rapala DT® (Dives-To) series of crankbaits, which dive fast to a preset depth and stay in the “strike zone” longer than any than other crankbait on the market. Made from balsa wood, this consistently perfect wood combined with carefully placed internal weights, tapered fuselage and thin tail design creates the ultimate crankbait action. The lure’s ultra-thin polycarbonate lip digs the bait down quickly to desired depth. Swimming with a side-to-side action only balsa crankbaits can achieve, the DT cranks deep, yet pulls with ease. And of course, it comes in shad – one of the best all-around patterns for just about any fishing situation. Rest assured, each Rapala DT series lure is hand-tuned and tank-tested to swim perfectly right out of the box.
Rapala® Shad Rap®, Size No. 7 – Regal Shad Pattern
There’s a reason that the Shad Rap, introduced in 1982, continues to be one of Rapala’s all-time, best sellers year in and year out – it catches fish right out of the box. And that alone is why this crankbait should be in every angler’s stocking this holiday season. Constructed of premium balsa, the Shad Rap is equally effective cast or trolled, performing from ultra-slow presentations to super fast without fail. Its precise action, detailed finish and proven fish-catching patterns make this a “must-have” bait for all anglers. Hand-tuned and tank-tested for perfection right out of the box.
Storm® Original Wiggle Wart®, Size No. 5 – Naturalistic Green Crayfish
Great for targeting finicky fish of any species, the Storm Wiggle Wart is a legendary lure. For anglers who swear by trolling, the Wiggle Wart is the perfect lure. It features a side-to-side action with a loud rattle that drives walleyes, bass and crappies crazy. The Naturalistic Green Crayfish pattern is an optimal pattern for waters where crayfish are present, especially northern waters with a hint of rust color in the water.
Sufix® Siege™, 10 lb. – Clear color, 330 yards
Sufix Siege has superior casting distance with pinpoint accuracy due to its proprietary extrusion process. It has up to 15 times greater abrasion resistance then other lines on the market and has exceptional knot strength and smooth handling. With exclusive G² Precision Winding™ (4-20 lb.) line memory is virtually eliminated.
VMC® CRS Crankbait Snap, Size No. 1 – Black Nickel
For anglers who like to change out their crankbaits fast, but also desire a wide, teardrop loop to take advantage of the classic Rapala or Storm wobble action, tie on a VMC CRS Crankbait Snap made of stainless steel. Easy to tie on; easy to switch crankbaits, whether you’re casting or trolling.
Holiday Bonus: When ordering through Rapala.com, place your order by midnight on Dec. 9, 2020, to guarantee delivery by Dec. 23, 2020.
See Rapala® DT® (Dives-To) Series
See Storm® Original Wiggle Wart®