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Rapala Vaaksy – Celebrating Rapala’s 80th Anniversary

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You only turn 80 once. And what better way to celebrate it with a big bang! In conjunction with the worldwide Rapala80 campaign, the Rapala South East Asia team developed a lure fishing rod specially to commemorate Rapala’s 80th Anniversary.

Rapala Vaaksy Rod

The Rapala Vääksy rod is dedicated to the birthplace of legendary Rapala lures. As we all know, the Rapala story began in 1936 in Vääksy, Finland, when Lauri Rapala carved his first lure that perfectly mimicked the movements of a wounded minnow. Lauri’s very first lure became the forefather to many other Rapala lures that have helped more anglers experience the thrill of catching big fish over the years. Today, Rapala continues to produce legendary lures that catch more IGFA world-record fish than any other lure brand in history.

Inspired by the Lauri Rapala story, the Rapala Vääksy rod was developed with passion and dedication to bring the joy of catching fish with lures to anglers all over the world. When the development team first brainstormed the idea of an 80th anniversary commemorative rod, several key requirements were drafted. The rod had to be made from quality materials, light and comfortable to fish all day with, look good and yet affordable. That’s why the Rapala Vääksy rod features a lightweight, hi-modulus graphite blank and comes equipped with Fuji® Aluminium Oxide guides and Fuji® ECS and VSS reel seats. Eye-catching red cosmetics are bound to turn heads on the water. An all-round performer that packs some decent fish-stopping power, the Rapala Vääksy is a truly remarkable lure-casting rod that’s worthy of a commemorative rod bearing its namesake.

The Rapala Vääksy is available in 1 and 2-piece spinning and casting models in line ratings of 4-10lb, 6-12lb, 8-17lb and 10-20lb.

RAPALA VAAKSY SPECIFICATIONS

Model Length Piece Lure Weight Line Rating Type
VAS661L 6’6″ 1 pc 1/8 – 3/8oz 4-10lb Spinning
VAS661ML 6’6″ 1 pc 3/16 – 1/2oz 6-12lb Spinning
VAS661M 6’6″ 1 pc 1/4 – 3/4oz 8-17lb Spinning
VAS661MH 6’6″ 1 pc 1/4 – 1oz 10-20lb Spinning
VAS662L 6’6″ 2 pc 1/8 – 3/8oz 4-10lb Spinning
VAS662ML 6’6″ 2 pc 3/16 – 1/2oz 6-12lb Spinning
VAS662M 6’6″ 2 pc 1/4 – 3/4oz 8-17lb Spinning
VAS662MH 6’6″ 2 pc 1/4 – 1oz 10-20lb Spinning
VAC661L 6’6″ 1 pc 1/8 – 3/8oz 4-10lb Casting
VAC661ML 6’6″ 1 pc 3/16 – 1/2oz 6-12lb Casting
VAC661M 6’6″ 1 pc 1/4 – 3/4oz 8-17lb Casting
VAC661MH 6’6″ 1 pc 1/4 – 1oz 10-20lb Casting
VAC662L 6’6″ 2 pc 1/8 – 3/8oz 4-10lb Casting
VAC662ML 6’6″ 2 pc 3/16 – 1/2oz 6-12lb Casting
VAC662M 6’6″ 2 pc 1/4 – 3/4oz 8-17lb Casting
VAC662MH 6’6″ 2 pc 1/4 – 1oz 10-20lb Casting

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