The new year is just round the corner and Rapala has already announced some really interesting products for 2015. Fishonmag.com highlights 4 new 2015 lures from Rapala that will be suitable for South East Asian species.
Rapala BX Waking Minnow
The Rapala BX Waking Minnow is a surface wake bait featuring Rapala’s patent pending ‘BX Construction’ which combines a balsa core with a durable co-polymer outer body. The result is a very responsive and buoyant bait yet, having a durable body to withstand tough predators. Having this co-polymer outer body also enables Rapala’s designers to incorporate incredible life-like, detailed finishes on the lure. Fished with the rod tip held high, the BX Waking Minnow will swim with a wide rolling action on the water’s surface and leave a noticeable wake and bubble trail behind. The BX Waking Minnow is 13cm long and weighs 22grams. Perfect for early morning / late evening Toman (Giant Snakehead) or large Peacock Bass assaults from a distance.
Rapala Scatter Rap Crank Deep
The Rapala Scatter Rap Crank Deep is the deep version of last year’s Scatter Rap Crank, a round-bodied crank bait that swims with the signature ‘Scatter Rap’ irregular evasive action with side to side direction changes. This erratic, scattering action mimics a spooked baitfish trying to escape a predator’s attack – and the evasive zig-zag action of a baitfish trying to get out of harm’s way. It’s these actions that typically trigger reaction strikes from all predatory species in the wild. The new Rapala Scatter Rap Crank Deep features a larger Scatter lip to enable this 5cm balsa crank bait to dive quickly and work in the 3 metre range. Stop the retrieve and the Scatter Rap Crank Deep floats to the surface. Weighing 9 grams, this is one long-casting baby to reach surfacing Toman from the depths.
Rapala Ultra Light Rippin’ Rap
Good news ultra light fans! The super loud rattling Rippin’ Rap now comes in a miniature 4cm size as a new addition to Rapala’s ultra light series of lures! The Ultra Light Rippin’ Rap features a lipless, deep belly profile designed to dive and rip. With its flat, skinny sides, this bait flutters on the drop with a hard-vibrating action accented with a loud, distinctive ball bearing rattle system. Ideal for both casting, vertical jigging and lift-and-fall presentations at variable depths. The Ultra Light Rippin’ Rap weighs 5 grams and is perfect for fish feeding on smaller prey. From Peacock Bass, Sebarau, Cichlids and even catfish species, the Ultra Light Rippin’ Rap is one little noisy vibe to add to one’s ultralight assortment.
Rapala XXX-Rap Cast
Heavily-weighted. Super durable. Long casting. The 14cm Rapala XXX-Rap Cast weighs 54 grams! YES! A hefty 54 grams – an excellent candidate for casting saltwater game such as Spanish Mackerel (Tenggiri), Cobia, Trevally and Tuna at variable depths. If the predators are lurking deeper in the water column, let the XXX-Rap Cast sink to the desired depth before retrieving. The XXX-Rap Cast features an extreme rolling and wobbling action when retrieved. Its perfect for high-speed presentations with minimal resistance and responds very well to twitching and jerking. Additionally, this heavy-sinking minnow flutters enticingly on the drop. A deadly sinking fashion that triggers reaction bites. The XXX-Rap Cast comes equipped standard with two no.5 VMC 7266 inline singles.