Won “Best Terminal Tackle” at ICAST 2019. Modeled after a longtime secret among pros to add extra flash to your favorite baits. Has a resin-sealed swivel and blade for maximum rotation and flashy goodness:
Tons of open-water applications for you tackle junkies and gear tweakers, but I’m also imagining lake trout swimming right up the hole after it [chin-scratch emoji]. Also can’t wait to try it on a Rapala Jigging Rap…
2. StrikeMaster Lite-Flite Lazer Drill
When a Lindner from CA realizes there’s auger bits that weigh less than their plate of sushi rolls (lol Troy!):
Of course the “synthetic resin-molded flighting” makes it super light (6″ weighs 4.4 lbs — 8″ weighs 5.3 lbs) but it’s also craaaaazy fast thanks to those twin serrated Lazer blades. Does have the Lazer Power Point too, so won’t hop around when you’re starting the hole.
Throw it on a brushless 18V cordless drill — or even your regular powerhead — to shave a ton of weight and make hole hopping great again.
3. “Custom color” Rapala Rippin’ Raps
No secret that one of the best ways to catch a truly BIG walleye is fishing Rapala Rippin’ Raps just like the name says…big 3-5′ rips and letting it crash back down to bottom. Pumped about these new “custom colors” Rapala’s bringing to the table:
4. #6 Rapala Slab Rap
Primarily known as an ice-fishing bait, but people have been playing around with the #5 Rapala Slab Rap (2″, 1/4 oz) in open water and killing it…though not usually willing to talk about it. Now with a bigger #6 size coming out — believe it’s 2.5″ and 3/8-oz — bet this is something you’re gonna be hearing a lot more about in the future….
Only reason Tony Roach is cheesin’ so hard in this pic is ‘cuz he got to throw this bad boy on Mille Lacs for a year longer than the rest of us lol:
Go big or go home! A mega 5.5″ version (13/16-oz with #4 hooks) the Great Lakes guys/gals have been asking for. Some are available right now on Rapala.com, including the fan-favorite “glass purple perch” color:
If you’ve fished the new-ish Sufix Advance Mono this season, you know it’s legit. Has 50% LESS stretch [!] than standard monos — something about HMPE molecules, the same material braided lines are made from. Low memory and crazy soft/supple.
So with just how good the mono version has been for me over the last year, no doubt I’ll be spooling up some of the new Sufix Advance Fluorocarbon when it comes out next month. Don’t know a ton about it yet, but do know the pros that have been fishing it swear by it. Few scientific’y deets from the website:
> “Proprietary Gel Phase Technology process produces the ultimate handling, performance and clarity essential to the most discriminating anglers.
> “Maximization of the fluoropolymers through precision processing creates an easy handling, super-sensitive and abrasion resistant fluorocarbon.”
Keep you posted…