Friday, March 28, 2014

Rapala Scatter Rap Crank - The Year of The Horse 2014

Corresponding to the Chinese Zodiac Year of the Horse, Rapala has launched a special edition of the Rapala Scatter Rap Crank in a glittery gold chrome finish. Calling it the Rapala Scatter Rap Crank - Year of the Horse 2014, this gold nugget has all the same specs as well as the evasive sweeping action of the Scatter Rap Crank. 

Model: SCRC-05 HORSE
Length: 5cm
Weight: 9g
Swimming Depth: 1.8-2.4m

Monday, March 10, 2014

Gomoku Micro Pencil Bait

Here's a good look at the Storm Gomoku Micro Pencil bait measuring 4.5cm in length. It weighs only 3grams, so you'll need an ultralight outfit to cast this one out. Available in both flashy hologram and translucent patterns. The lures come in standard trebles but it's advisable to swap them for single inline hooks to minimise fish injury and make release easy. Show here are VMC 7237 inline singles size 4.     

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Storm Gomoku Walk the Dog?

So we've seen some micro snacks from Storm Gomoku in the form of a little popper and spin jig. What's next? Big fish are getting harder to get and downsizing tackle does bring up the thrill by a notch. We'll micro lure and finesse buffs will have good reason to cheer because Storm will be offering some really nifty snacks in the coming months. One of them is in the form of a mini walk the dog lure, as seen in this sneak peek. The prototypes have been tested and proven effective even on finicky peacock bass that have seen a hundred and one lures swim by. Stay tuned for more insider info!

Monday, February 17, 2014

Rapala Rage Baitcasting Reel

Rapala has finally launched its long awaited Rage 'Custom Tuned' baitcaster RG100SR / RG100SL. 

Rigid Drive Train - for efficient transmission of power when cranking
Centrifugal Braking System
Low startup inertia spool (weighing 16g)
Ergonomic EVA knobs
Indexing star drag

Gear ratio: 6.5:1
Max drag: 9lb
Weight: 188g
Bearings: 6/1
Max retrieve per turn: 65cm
Line Capacity: 0.20/200m / 0.24/130m / 0.28/90m 

With a rather lightweight spool, the Rage is versatile enough to pitch light lures with or punch out large crankbaits. The best part - it's saltwater OK!

With a MSRP of only RM299.00, the Rage is quite a baitcast reel to be reckoned with given its relatively low price point. Available in Left or Right hand retrieve.

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

New for 2014: Rapala MaxRap Fat Minnow

Riding on the long-casting capability of the Rapala MaxRap concept, the new Rapala MaxRap Fat Minnow now comes in a broader side profile and larger girth to give a slightly larger 'presence'. One of the key characteristics of the new MaxRap Fat Minnow is the ability to dive deep very quickly upon the first few cranks and yet allowing anglers to make long-casts with accuracy. This is made possible with Rapala's patented Max Cast mechanism balanced with tungsten balls. 

Action wise, the Rapala MaxRap Fat Minnow has a very tight, tail-kicking action that rises slowly on the pause. On a recent trip to Thailand when conditions were a bit more challenging, the Rapala MaxRap Fat Minnow produced some nice Sebarau on the bright-coloured patterns. Being able to cast further is a distinct advantage when fish are spooky. On top of that, being able to quickly dive deep into the strike zone upon water entry is another plus point that enabled us to extract some deep holding fish too. 

Fred hoists a Sebarau on Rapala MaxRap Fat Minnow PRTU (Parrot UV)

This one was on a FGFR (Flake Gold Fluorescent Red)

This one was on a FGFR (Flake Gold Fluorescent Red)

Friday, January 10, 2014

Storm Gomoku Micro Snacks!

We'll be seeing some pretty cool lures from Storm in 2014. Happy New Year indeed! Here's a sneak peak of peanut-sized snacks from Storm. They look lovely! Peacock Bass and Tilapia beware! More Micro lures to come!

Gomoku Popper 

Cute ain't it?

Gomoku Spin Jig

Friday, December 27, 2013

A Storm is brewing....

The Storm Gomoku Keiryo is probably Rapala Southeast Asia's worst kept secret. Photos of the PE04.1-1 variant of the Gomoku Erito have emerged on the web way way before it's launch, and not to mention the many raves it got after its debut in Australia before Christmas. Looks like micro jigging fever has finally caught on! So when's the official release in Southeast Asia? 

Check out shops end January 2014. These are short-butt versions of the Keiryo, making it much more comfortable to flick and wrist-jig with. 

Monday, November 25, 2013

Rapala Reel: More photos...

Good news for centrifugal braking baitcaster fans! Looks like the upcoming 'red hot' Rapala reel will have centrifugal braking instead of the usual *yawn* magnetic brake cast control system!

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Rapala XXX Rap / Triple X Rap

The Rapala Triple X-Rap (XXX-Rap) has arrived! Designed to be a tougher, meaner and durable lure with the same holographic extreme slashbait X-Rap finish, the Rapala XXX-Rap is rigged with ultra-tough, premium VMC hooks - ready to tango with hard-fighting tropical fish! The slightly elongated bib allows this tough, extreme slashbait to dive up to 1.5m (5 feet).

Model: XXXR10
Length: 10cm
Weight: 14g
Available in 8 colours

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Heavy Duty XXX-Rap - coming soon!

Here's a preview of what's hitting stores in the coming weeks... it's a heavy duty X-Rap-like 10cm lure with 6X strong VMC hooks and built to withstand some serious bashing from serious fish. So is it an X-Rap? Not quite...