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Here we go again! A few months ago I was able to purchase a small collection of Rapala prototypes. I have decided to take this collection and break it down on this page. This set shows most of the major steps taken in creating a Rapala lure.

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This first scan shows 3 piece's. A small block of balsa and 2 carved mini fat raps.

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Here is a Rapala Fat Rap in the carving stage.

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A Rapala minnow in the first stage.

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Here is another view of a different Rapala minnow in the first part of the process.

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The next 2 sections show various stages of a Rapala Shad Rap
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A Shad Rap in the carving stage.
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Another Shad Rap in the carving process.
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The shad rap showing the cut put into the bottom.
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Shad rap with the wire added.
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Another view of the second Shad Rap showing the wire added.
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The next step is adding foil.
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This shad rap has the foil and a hard clear finish added.
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The color pattern has been added to this stage.
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Next in the process of the shad rap is the eyes and bill cut have been added.
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The next 4 scans are of more prototypes I got in this set.

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A Rattlin Rap. Shown in all it's glory. No finish, shows the size of the chambers and the shot inside it.

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A minnow showing a rather odd color pattern along with the lip cut.

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A Rapala Mini Fat Rap, waiting to get it's hooks.

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A countdown in a interesting color pattern, shown with the lip cut.


Original Floater's
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View it. F-07 RCL
A new, not antique Rapala Floater.
The reason behind me purchasing this lure (I got a couple of them) is based on the color pattern. I got this from an Oversea's sourece.

View it. F-11 RCL
I also picked up 2 lures in this size also. This color was available in these 2 size's as far as I know of.

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The next page contains the Rapala 2000 catalogs.The first installment is Rapala 2000 Opas. The newest edition from Finland.

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