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rapala's orginals
« on: August 11, 2017, 07:06:08 AM »

I have used  floating rapalas [orginals} for over 50 years shoulder replacement alot.   The last 3-4 years   the plastic cup like piece in front of the lure has repeatly been loose or cracks and breaks easily alot over 15 lures or more.  Is anyone else having this problem.  I am thinking of building my own because it is getting costly and irratating

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Re: rapala's orginals
« Reply #1 on: August 11, 2017, 01:58:31 PM »

I have been having that issue also, just JB Welded two J-11's lips back on. I have a ton of old Rapalas and have rarely had any issues for the past 50 years with any of them.

They haven't been made in Finland for years and it shows!
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Re: rapala's orginals
« Reply #2 on: August 11, 2017, 02:53:34 PM »

Rapala made some great durable lures.

Ive seen them pulled apart my so many fish hitting them but have never had an issue

Recently, a friend who loves rapalas was having the same issue with new Rapala lures and actually sent them back. to rapala

A rapala rep called him and when he asked "whats the deal with quality these days at Rapala?" the rep started giving him the rope-a dope.

He doesnt love Rapalas anymore...