This little guy is one of the best fishing companions you could ask for. He’s stealthy and keeps to himself but don’t let his small size fool you. Under that calm silver and black pattern lies the Vatican Assassin Warlock of the fishing world. Yes folks, this lure has tiger blood running through its veins.
What is this magical lure you ask? Today my friends, we are going to talk about the one and only: Rapala Original Floater
Don’t let the name fool you, “Original” might sound like an old and busted first run knockoff but this single lure design has been the number one producer for many of the Functioning Fishaholics. I remember the first trip I saw this pattern in action, everyone else was getting skunked but with every other cast the Rapala Original Floater was bringing in fish for Jeff. ALL DAY.
Being a fairly competitive fisherman I was humbled but I also learned my lesson. That day after the fishing was done I went out and purchased this lure for my very own collection. It was the best purchase I’ve ever made.
While Rapala has made many variations on this lure with many shapes, sizes, and colors, each new one I try still can’t hold a candle to the ol’ black and silver pattern you see above.
According to Rapala the original floater was made in 1936. With all the fads that come and go in the fishing world the Rapala Original Floater in silver will always be my favorite go-to lure. With 75 years of fish catching experience behind it, I never leave the house without bringing a Rapala Original Floater with me.