OPEN WATER FISHERMEN’S GIFT GUIDE

OPEN WATER FISHERMEN’S GIFT GUIDE

With all the gear available for anglers, finding the perfect gift can be challenging. This guide is here to help. It highlights our new gear for catching bass, walleye, pike, trout, salmon, steelhead, plus more of Canada&rsqu...
LOVING LITHIUM: THE BENEFITS OF AN ELECTRIC ICE DRILL

LOVING LITHIUM: THE BENEFITS OF AN ELECTRIC ICE DRILL

Here is a rundown of why electric augers are a cut above gas and propane powered models.
Ice Fisherman's Gift Guide

Ice Fisherman's Gift Guide

Shopping for someone who loves ice fishing? Our ice fishing buyer’s guide breaks down all the newest and best gear, making it easy for you to find the perfect gift.

X-Rap® Peto - The Devious Snack

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

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?

Rapala's 'The Search'

Rapala's 'The Search'
Where there is water, there are fish. Where there are fish, there is, and forever will be, Rapala. We are here, WE ARE FISHING!

WHEN AND HOW TO FISH THE BEST RAPALA JIGGING BAITS

WHEN AND HOW TO FISH THE BEST RAPALA JIGGING BAITS
Here’s a look at the different models and when and how to fish them.

Uni Knot

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

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.

TROLLING FOR FALL WALLEYE - SIMPLIFIED

TROLLING FOR FALL WALLEYE - SIMPLIFIED
In this article we’ll breakdown gear, line, lures, speed and more fundamentals you need to know to consistently catch big, autumn walleye on hard-baits.

3 Tips For Competition Fishing

3 Tips For Competition Fishing
Jonatan Nellfors, shares some advice to help you to prepare yourself for fishing competitions this summer

TOP 5 RAPALA HARD-BAITS FOR WALLEYE AND HOW TO FISH THEM

TOP 5 RAPALA HARD-BAITS FOR WALLEYE AND HOW TO FISH THEM
Here are five hard-baits every walleye angler should own.

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?

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!

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.

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!

CUT ALL THE HOLES YOU NEED WITH THE STRIKEMASTER® LITHIUM 40V AUGER

CUT ALL THE HOLES YOU NEED WITH THE STRIKEMASTER® LITHIUM 40V AUGER
You can cut all the holes you need with the StrikeMaster® Lithium 40v electric auger.

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.

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!

The Search for Pike

The Search for Pike

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.

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?

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...

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.

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.

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.

5 Lures to Cast at Perch This Summer

5 Lures to Cast at Perch This Summer
Thinking of fishing for perch this summer? Take a look at these 5 lures recommended by our in-house pros that will not only get you more bites, but also open your mind to new ways of targeting this popular freshwater species.

How To Tie The Palomar Knot

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

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!

NEW SUFIX® ADVANCE™ MONOFILAMENT TICKS ALL THE BOXES

NEW SUFIX® ADVANCE™ MONOFILAMENT TICKS ALL THE BOXES
Advance truly is the line between traditional mono and braid!

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 ...

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.

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.

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.

How To Spool a Spinning Reel

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

How To Spool a Baitcaster Reel

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

How To – Fishing With Twitch Baits

How To – Fishing With Twitch Baits
If you are interested in modern predator fishing, you will hardly be able to avoid terms such as "twitching" or "jerking".

How To Tie The Yucatan Knot

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

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.

EARLY ICE WALLEYE LOCATIONS AND TACTICS

EARLY ICE WALLEYE LOCATIONS AND TACTICS
Here are some reliable locations to find wintertime walleye and the best baits to catch them.

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.

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.

BEST RAPALA BAITS FOR BEGINNER ANGLERS

BEST RAPALA BAITS FOR BEGINNER ANGLERS
We recommend the following 8 lures for beginners because they are easy to use, catch all kinds of fish and will remain tackle-box mainstays well beyond the freshman fishing years.

BEST RAPALA BAITS FOR FALL BASS

BEST RAPALA BAITS FOR FALL BASS
Here are 4 of our best baits for fall bass fishing with tips on where and how to fish them.

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.

3 BAITS FOR BIG FALL PIKE AND MUSKY

3 BAITS FOR BIG FALL PIKE AND MUSKY
Top 3 Rapala baits for big fall pike and musky.

10 FISH-CLEANING MISTAKES IT’S TIME TO STOP

10 FISH-CLEANING MISTAKES IT’S TIME TO STOP
Below are 10 fish-cleaning mistakes to avoid, plus tips on how to get the best-tasting fillets.