aaron4mvp

Deconstructing Rapalas

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Has anyone ever taken the time to cut apart or disassemble Rapalas or any other type of crank bait to see how it is put together?

 

I was watching a video yesterday about the Rapala fat rap 1, and for a split second it showed the balsa body unpainted with a plastic insert between the two balsa sides that looked to contain a weight, rattle and thru-wire system.

 

I think it would be interestingto buy a new scatter rap and cut it apart to see what is inside, to try and figure out how they get the particular action out of the lure besides from the lip and body shape. 

 

Could open a new world of ideas. 

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I think they call that the "Internal balance system" or a weighting system, but they do have wire hangers.

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Thanks Gino.  That is a pretty cool website.  I might have to buy a few scatter raps and do the same to post here on TU

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