Rapala lures enjoy another IGFA record-breaking year
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Rapala is celebrating another world record-breaking year in 2013.
More International Game Fish Association (IGFA) world-record fish were caught on Rapala lures last year – 11 – than any other brand. And the success did not stop there for Rapala as its Sufix line accounted for 19 world-record saltwater and three freshwater global bests.
To add icing to the cake, 23 world records were weighed on the company’s scales.
“Whether you are fishing for weekend recreation or a world record, your chances are better with a Rapala tied on,” said Rapala USA President Tom Mackin. “The world over, our lures are the most trusted and relied upon baits to bag fish and beat records – as well as fill limits – week in and week out.”
Notable among Rapala’s 2013 world records was one that came on the company’s new lure released last year, a Scatter Rap. It was responsible for a light line world record zander from the Baltic Sea’s Airisto Inlet.
Rapala lures are responsible for more IGFA world records than any other brand in history, holding bests on every continent except Antarctica. The company is also the only lure manufacturer to receive an IGFA Lifetime Achievement Award.