Well after a little spring cleaning around the "Cove". I've moved this infomation from another page and even did a little expanding on the items.
I have gotten some overseas Rapala Mini-guides and a couple of books. This too will be added as I sort it all out. I also have a couple of interesting Items.
2. Rapala Mini Guide. View Cover.Dated 1987Finland1 page multi-fold. It has the very basic lure info. Along with a color plate. It also has a chart showing trolling depths/lure. 1 side of this guide is the species/lure chart. Another interesting Mini-guide
3. Rapala Tacklebox Fishing Guide. View Cover.A 'How-to' tacklebox reference guideDated 1993.1 page Multi-fold. 1 side has info on, The Rapala cardinal rules, how to tie on a Rapala and how to recognize each Rapala at a glance. The other has info on, how to pick the proper Rapala (species/lure chart), Rapala color selections, the proper colors, how to tune a Rapala and a lure/line depth chart.
4. Rapala Mini guide. View Cover.Dated 1997Finland/Spain1 page multi-fold.Basic Info. Some lure info along with graphs showing Species chart, Lighting chart, knot chart and a color plate. This mini guide is also in a foreign language. The color plate again is very interesting.
5. Rapala by Normark'Closer to Nature. Closer to people.'Dated 1997Italy24 pages including covers. Besides rapala's this guide/catalog has products by other companies.On the Rapala's, there is 8 pages. these are of, models, lighting guide, a color plate and other basic info. The 3 pages that really interested me are the Model info page (it shows the rapala squid lure), The color plate page (again showing color patterns that are new to me) and a page that describes the Inkoo by Rapala (a spoon that I have never seen before in some very interesting color patterns)
I hope to add some scans of these mini guides.
A: The Rapala Fishing Guide. View here.1st edition, 1976
B: How to Clean a mess of fish.View here.1st edition, 1978
C: How to clean a mess of fish2nd edition, 1998
D: How to fish a Rapala by the book.View it!!1st edition, 1987
E: Rapala Fisherman's catalog.View it!1981 Ed. Another interesting book. It contains lots of info. I have included 2 other scans from this book.View it Back cover, A picture of the Man himselfView it A page out of the book showing a picture of the Rapala factory in Finland.
F: Rapala Video.View here.How to fish a Rapala by the book video. A very interesting tape. Full of great photography. Dated 1994.
G: The Rapala Book.View it.A super book. A collection of great articals from the top Europen Anglers. Yes this is a U.K published book. It has a lot of info and stories. This is a great addition to my collection.
H: Rapala Badge.View it.Badge? Ok, we americans call them patch's. This badge comes from the U.K.
I: 3 Rapala Patch's.View here.3 different Rapala patch's I have.
Rapala Banner #2I just added this banner. I will get photos of both of these relly soon and will update then. This one is all white with "RAPALA" in red.It's 4' x 6'View Here Added 6/24/2001
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