The Best Lure Ever – In My Opinion
I have been fishing since I could walk. At some point, I talked my Dad into buying me a fishing package advertised on a comic book…. 6 ft. rod, open-face spinning reel, plastic tackle box, stringer, bobber, a package of hooks and a plastic weight for casting. I practiced casting in the yard for hours. I decided I needed a lure to cast so I went to the local bait shop. A wooden floating Rapala caught my eye. Its still the best lure I have ever used.
Rapala Original Floater
Rapala fishing lures have been around since the 1930’s when Lauri Rapala introduced the wooden minnow called the Original Floater. This is the first lure I bought. I don’t remember how much it cost, but I cut quite a few lawns to buy it. I think my original lure was 3 ” long. It was wooden with a medium bill and thin treble hooks. The lure rans to 3′ down. I still use that model in a number of ways for almost any kind of game fish. Its the best lure I have.