Vintage Rapala Fishing Tackle

Around 1936, Finnish angler Lauri Rapala created a lure that resembled a wobbling minnow, after noticing that fish always went after erratically swimming minnows. Those first vintage Rapala lures were made of pine bark and wrapped in foil that had been embossed with diamonds or stars. Later, after World War II, Rapala lures bore an "Original Rapala" stamp on their backs and the word "Finland" on their bellies, which sometimes featured a strip...Continue Reading