On a ” ROL” with Rapala

On a ” ROL” with Rapala

To cover a lot of different fishing situations requires a lot of baits and colors!
Jigging in open water – the lowdown

Jigging in open water – the lowdown

Jigging is a technique which has existed for a very long time and it remains a formidable technique to catch fish.
Done waiting? A spring-time fishing preparation guide

Done waiting? A spring-time fishing preparation guide

Big pikes and angry zanders are spinning around in my head! I hope spring will come fast this year!

Why do you fish?

Why do you fish?
As anglers, we love it; we live it. But it’s not until you really slow down, dig deep and think hard that you really start to understand the reasons behind why we fish… so ask yourself, Why do you fish?

How To Tie The Yucatan Knot

How To Tie The Yucatan Knot
Learn how to tie the Yucatan knot

How To Tie The Palomar Knot

How To Tie The Palomar Knot
Learn how to tie the Palomar knot.

How To Spool a Baitcaster Reel

How To Spool a Baitcaster Reel
Learn how to spool a baitcaster reel.

How To Spool a Spinning Reel

How To Spool a Spinning Reel
Learn how to spool a spinning reel.

Rapala lures catching monster perch in the Netherlands

Rapala lures catching monster perch in the Netherlands
Coming from Ireland, we don’t have the large perch that the big waters in the Netherlands hold. So, we couldn’t wait to try our luck at it and boy did we have a good few days.

Tips From 5 Rapala Proguides To Improve Your Spring Fishing

Tips From 5 Rapala Proguides To Improve Your Spring Fishing
If there was a shortcut to spring fishing success, would you take it?

When a Summer Angler goes Ice fishing!

When a Summer Angler goes Ice fishing!
Day after day and hour after hour, last year offered some amazing moments on the waters. With a backpack full of memories, I’m thinking back to the times with heavy rain and hard winds.

Targeting Perch Throughout The Year (and where to find them)

Targeting Perch Throughout The Year (and where to find them)
Let’s start with dividing the Dutch perch into two groups: 1) the relatively small perch and 2) the bigger perch.

Cold Water Perch on Rapala Hard Baits

Cold Water Perch on Rapala Hard Baits
Let me tell you a good story about an insane autumn day. It was early October in Sweden, as we went hunting for some angry perch.

Replacing treble hooks with single hooks

Replacing treble hooks with single hooks
Are you a dedicated angler? The one that continuously seeks perfection and solutions? Are you always asking questions about how to take your fishing passion to the next level?

A Fun Day On The Ice

A Fun Day On The Ice
Today was a good day to go out ice fishing again, and what a fantastic day Ismete fishing it was! We caught some perch and pike and the day was sunny with the temperature only a couple of degrees under zero.

Ismete Ice Fishing Basics

Ismete Ice Fishing Basics
Filmed just outside of the small Finnish town of Porvoo, Rapala Pro Guide, Tero Ruoho, talks us through one of his preferred ways of setting up Ismete equipment for pike.

X-Rap® Peto - The Devious Snack

X-Rap® Peto - The Devious Snack
X-Rap® Peto - one of the most powerful pike lures ever made.

Rapala´s Tools For Boat Anglers

Rapala´s Tools For Boat Anglers
In this article, Jonatan Nellfors will walk you through some of his most essential tools. Whether you are fishing from a boat or from shore, these will come in handy.

Big Lures – A Change Of Mindset

Big Lures – A Change Of Mindset
Big lure can often be the game changing factor to nail that dream-sized beast.

Autumn Pike With Matt Boast

Autumn Pike With Matt Boast
As the leaves start to change colour, and the mornings become cold with frost coating the grass, I know it’s time for an autumn pike hunt.

The Super Shadow Rap® and Winter Prep

The Super Shadow Rap® and Winter Prep
I’ve been a pike angler since birth. As long as I can remember, there’s been satisfaction in chasing the pike!

Cold Autumn Mornings With the X-Rap® Peto!

Cold Autumn Mornings With the X-Rap® Peto!
The autumn is upon us as the leaves turn to red, yellow and orange. The air and the water temperatures are dropping.

Rapala Rippin’ Rap Keeps a Fisherman Busy

Rapala Rippin’ Rap Keeps a Fisherman Busy
Rapala’s Rippin’ Rap has a bit of a disc-shaped body. It reminds me of the traditional ice fishing lures and wobblers – or something similar anyway!

This year’s first on Skitter Pop

This year’s first on Skitter Pop
It’s already August, and each day the day gets shorter. The plan was to try out some Rapala poppers again.

Good guided fishing with Rapala’s 2018 pike baits

Good guided fishing with Rapala’s 2018 pike baits
This season a lot of guided pike fishing tours have been arranged on my home waters. Fishing has been consistently good. Both the pike and the customers have gotten a taste of the new Rapala pike lures.

Rapala X-Rap Magnum Xtreme 160 – First Impressions

Rapala X-Rap Magnum Xtreme 160 – First Impressions
I had the privilege of testing the new Rapala X-Rap Magnum Xtreme 160 lures. I must say, that I am very excited with this new development from Rapala!

Shallow Water Perch Tactics!

Shallow Water Perch Tactics!
It’s about that time of year again when I’m beginning to get excited for big perch off the back of last year’s successes in Sweden. Read on to find out what happened and what I’ve learnt!

GT Popping for Pike?

GT Popping for Pike?
Casting for big pike with a surface bait is probably one of the most exciting ways you can fish here in Sweden; and right now late into our beautiful summer evenings, I feel that there’s no better chance to connect with a lar...

Looking After Your Reels

Looking After Your Reels
Weather will always change, and as fishermen we have to learn to adapt to change in weather patterns and test our skills - but there is nothing more disappointing than fishing equipment that has failed due to a lack of simple...

Which One Is My Favourite Rapala?

Which One Is My Favourite Rapala?
Well I am often asked which of my Rapala lures are my favourite ones to use and it’s a question I can never answer or put a name to it as there’s so many I travel with at all times. So to break it down it probably would resol...

Tackle Talk: Micro Jigging in East London, South Africa

Tackle Talk: Micro Jigging in East London, South Africa
Micro Jigging is a growing angling technique for deep sea anglers in the East London area. Your success with micro jigging depends on how you set up your jigs, the rigs you use and your technique of jigging.

Casting for Zander!

Casting for Zander!
It's summer time and fast approaching the time of year when I start to fish for zander.

Big Lures for the Biggest Encounters

Big Lures for the Biggest Encounters
There’s few fishing experiences as exciting as the sound of a screaming drag disrupting the silence around you; or the visual explosion of a top water strike as a hungry predator unexpectedly crashes your popper as it comes t...

The Art of Trolling Rapala X-Raps and X-Rap Magnums

The Art of Trolling Rapala X-Raps and X-Rap Magnums
Rapala X-Raps have been a long time favourite of mine, and long before I was trolling feathers or konas (skirted lures) I was trolling Rapalas. Nowadays I only troll X-Raps offshore which are ideal for this situation.

Predator Lures

Predator Lures
If you’re a serious pike angler, you’ve likely heard of Rapala’s newest trio of predator baits that have been flying off shelves as fast as they’ve been filling them.

Fill Your Pike Box With Our Best Baits

Fill Your Pike Box With Our Best Baits
If you’re a serious pike angler, you’ve likely heard of Rapala’s newest trio of predator baits that have been flying off shelves as fast as they’ve been filling them.

Perch Tackle Talk, Rapala Shadow Rap

Perch Tackle Talk, Rapala Shadow Rap
If you take the time to watch a dying or wounded bait fish, you will notice the distinct pauses it makes before its next surge of energy.

Some easy tips for success with spring trout fishing!

Some easy tips for success with spring trout fishing!
It’s spring, the water is cold, and the fishing is still slow. So here I sit, writing a few simple tips that can help you succeed in your hunt for the year’s first trout in open water!

River trout fishing in the winter with Anders Svalstad

River trout fishing in the winter with Anders Svalstad
A new year has begun and a few weeks ago, I got the withdrawal symptoms.

Ice fishing for pike with Rolf Magnus Grenberg

Ice fishing for pike with Rolf Magnus Grenberg
Now the ice has settled and there is no doubt that ice fishing on clear ice is both effective and fun.

The Search for Pike

The Search for Pike

Why do we fish?: The Search Rapala Fishing Lures

Why do we fish?: The Search Rapala Fishing Lures

Double Uni Knot

Double Uni Knot
Easy to tie and very dependable. As the name implies, you tie two Uni Knots and draw them together.

Uni Knot

Uni Knot
A simple and effective way of tying line to an eyed hook.

Rapala Knot

Rapala Knot
Maintain the full action of a lure by attaching it to the line with a loop rather than with a tight knot.

Could RCD be a boater’s best friend?

Could RCD be a boater’s best friend?
Who doesn’t love convenience and reliability? When we as boaters hit the water, filled with anticipation of the day ahead – the last things we need are small, avoidable nuisances ruining the experience.

Mikko Seppänen on new predator lures

Mikko Seppänen on new predator lures
Early in 2016, Rapala approached me for my opinion on three new predator lures that they had in development – what a dream come true! To be able to affect design and action to suite my style of fishing and what I need from a ...

Rapala - The Search for Purpose

Rapala - The Search for Purpose