Around 1936, Finnish angler Lauri Rapala created a lure that resembled a wobbling minnow, after noticing that fish always went after erratically swimming minnows. A few American fisherman and distributors got their hands on some Rapala lures around 1960, and U.S. demand surged. Later in the 1960s, Rapala began making fishing and filet knives, and in the 1970s, saltwater lures.


Best of the Web (“Hall of Fame”)

Joes Old Lures

Joes Old Lures

Joe Yates' website is a great showcase for hundreds of old fishing lures, providing high resolution photos and in m… [read review or visit site]

Mrlurebox.com

Mrlurebox.com

Take a big bite - you won't want to just nibble at Robbie Pavey's gallery of over 300 antique fishing lures, many w… [read review or visit site]

AntiqueLures.com

AntiqueLures.com

This extensive site features over 500 pages of information on pre-1940 wood fishing lures and lure boxes. Start wit… [read review or visit site]

Oldfishinglure.com

Oldfishinglure.com

This site is sure to snag you with its great collection of fishing lures from the early 1900s. Includes lures from … [read review or visit site]

TackleCollecting.com

TackleCollecting.com

Larry Nicholson's site dedicated to vintage fishing lures. Features beautiful images of lures and boxes from Fred A… [read review or visit site]



Clubs & Associations

Discussion Forums

Other Great Reference Sites

Most watched eBay auctions    

2 New Pre-rapala Storm Wiggle Warts V063 Natural Green Craw - UnopenedLot Of 3 Old Vintage Pre Rapala Storm Suspend Wiggle Wart-rare Blue/chart CrawVintage Storm Pre Rapala Suspending Wiggle Wart Sv208 Blue Crayfish Orange BotomLot Of 5 Rapala Shallow Fat Rap Fishing Lures (sfr-5) Finland BaitsVintage Storm Pre Rapala Suspending Wiggle Wart Sv63 Green Naturistic Crayfish2 Pre Rapala Short Wart & Wiggle Wart Fishing Lures Natural Brown CrawLot 5 Vtg Rapala Magnum Cd-18 Fresh Or Saltwater Fishing Lures Sinking, FinlandVintage Storm Pre Rapala Wiggle Wart V209 Red Crayfish Mint In Unopened PackageRapala Minnow Spoon Kit (rare Rms-7) Finland BaitsVintage Pre Rapala Storm Pee Wee Wart In Rare Pink Crawfish Finish Look !!!12 Floating Rapala Fishing LuresPre-rapala Wiggle Warts, Never Fished!!Huge Vintage Umco 3500u Tackle Box Heddon Creek Chub Rapala Rebel & More LuresLot Of 6 Rapala Fat Rap Fishing Lures (fr-5) Finland BaitsPre-rapala Wiggle Wart, Never Fished!!Vintage Storm Pre Rapala Wiggle Wart V18 Green Bengal Tiger Excellent Condition6 Used Pre Rapala Storm Wiggle Wart Fishing Lures2 Pre Rapala Magnum Wiggle Wart Fishing Lures Olive/redorngcraw, BrwncrawLot Of 2 Rapala Embossed Vintage Look Signs,bait & Tackle Shop,garage,man Cave!Nib Vintage Pre-rapala Storm Deep Tubby Eel 1708 Wiggle Wart Crankbait Bass LureLot Of 5 Vintage Rapala Lures Plus Bunty Hex & Heddon Empty Boxes Mac's Plug Vintage Storm Lures Pre-rapala " Wiggle Wart " Lure - Color V-46 Rapala " Shad Rap " Lures - Size Sr-5 ( Lot Of 3 ) 7 Floating Rapala Fishing Lures4 Vintage Pre-rapala Storm Wiggle Wart Rare Collectible Used Fishing Lures2 Pre Rapala Storm Wiggle Wart Fishing Lures Purplescale , BluescalePre Rapala Storm Short Wart 2.75" Body Fishing Lure In Natural Green Craw Wow!Lot Of 3 Vintage Pre Rapala Storm Thin Fin Fatso-square Bill-rare Colors!! Very Rare Vintage Rapala Fr-7 Fat Rap Crankbait Gold Flame Red New In PackageLot Of 9 Rapala Jointed Minnow Floating Crainkbaits Fishing Lures Nib Vintage Pre-rapala Storm Wiggle Wart V103 Crankbait Salmon Bass Fishing LureNib Lot Of 2 Rapala Drfr-5 Ch Long Bill Fishing LuresNip Vintage Pre-rapala Storm Deep Tubby Eel 2722 Wiggle Wart Crankbait Bass LureNib Vintage Pre-rapala Storm Deep Tubby Eel 2714 Wiggle Wart Crankbait Bass LureLot Vintage Fishing Gear Reel Bait Plug Box Plano Rapala Arborgast Pre Rapala Storm Short Wart 2.75" Body Fishing Lure Natural Brown Craw Look!Rapala J11 Jointed Rainbow Trout Vintage Fishing Lure Tackle Box Find Nice L@@kVintage Collectible Rapala Lures Sl13 Special Great Lakes Salmon ModelsLot Of 6 Wittmann Z-ray Spoon Fishing Lures 2 Pre Rapala Storm Wart Fishing Lures Wee Wart & Pee Wee Wart In Blk/brwn/orng15 Floating Rapala Fishing LuresRapala Embossed Metal Sign Great For Any Tackle Shop,garage Or A Man Cave!!!!Pre Rapala Vintage Wee Steelie Wart Kxv133 (lot Of 13) Vintage Storm Lures Pre-rapala " Wiggle Wart " Lure Nib Lot Of 2 Rapala Rfr-4 Ch Rattlin Fat Rap Rare Red Bill Lip Fishing Lures10 Custom Painted Floating Rapala Fishing Lures, Lot 2Lot Of 10 Vintage Rapala Original Lures Finland Wobble Wounded Minnow ActionNib Lot Of 2 Rapala Fat Rap Deep Runner Fat Rap Fr-7 Sb Lures Silver PlatedVintage Storm Pre Rapala Wiggle Wart V96 Red Scale Mint In Unopened Package.Nib Lot Of 2 Rapala Rfr-5 Chb Yellow Bill Fishing LuresRapala Lure Lot Of 5 Older 9 Floating Rapala Fishing LuresLot Of 5 Vtg Rapala Skitter Pop Surface Popper Glass Fat Rap Shadrap Lures #24120+ Old Lures High Grade Usa Heddon Creek Chub Paw Paw South Bend Mepps RapalaNib Vintage Pre-rapala Storm Wiggle Wart V48 Crankbait Salmon Bass Fishing Lure10 Custom Painted Floating Rapala Fishing Lures, Lot 110 Custom Painted Floating Rapala Fishing Lures, Lot 3Lot Of 10 Mixed Vintage Rapala Lures Original Floating Wounded Minnow Wobble5 Rapala Lures In Boxes Made In Finland 4 Have Matel Lips2 Vintage Rapala Fat Rap Crankbait