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Posted 23 March 2008 - 08:18 PM
i have several rapalas f9 f 11 f 18s on the lips some say rapala findland others are rapala ireland what is the difference? do they make rapalas in ireland or are these lures old
Posted 23 March 2008 - 09:12 PM
Some Rapalas was assembled in Ireland .Rapala have factories everywhere it seems some in Estonia , Ireland,China
The Irish lures is the newest of the ones you got i belive
Posted 24 March 2008 - 05:48 PM
As far as the difference in older models produced in different countries I'm not sure but I can say that some of the newer models , specifically the 3.5" Hot Chub Tail Dancer produced in Ireland have some durability issues.
My buddy swears by this particular size & colour since the big pike in our favourite lake have an affinity for that pattern; problem is he's lost at least three nice pike as well as a couple smaller fish when the diving lip has popped off the bait thereby leaving him attached to nothing but a diving lip as his trophy pike swims off!!! This is by no means a slander against the Irish, God knows March 17 is one of my favourite days of the year!
I believe this happens because the wire which forms the line tie does not project into the body on these particular units. Has anyone else had this happen?