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picked up an old rapala lure over the weekend for a few bucks. Just wondering when did rapala make there jointed lures with a metal lip?

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I don't remember them ever using a metal lip on their jointed lures, but that doesn't mean it didn't happen. I recall larger stick type baits, mostly oriented toward salt water fishing having metal lips, but not the jointed ones.

You may have a decent find there...

HH

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The salt water jointed Rapalas had a metal lip. We used those out on Lake O for salmon when I was younger.

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I have a couple in the barn that have a metal lip, jointed, I got them back in the 1980's. I think they were intended as salt water lures, deep divers. They looked like something a walleye or pike would eat.

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I don't remember them ever using a metal lip on their jointed lures, but that doesn't mean it didn't happen. I recall larger stick type baits, mostly oriented toward salt water fishing having metal lips, but not the jointed ones.

You may have a decent find there...

HH

 

I have a Rapala Sliver, deep diving jointed minnow that I bought to imitate a smelt for trout fishing. It has a metal lip on it.

rapala sliver.jpeg

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hey I bought that exact lure, colour and all, for my father as a fathers day gift in .... ohhh ... about 1990 :)

 

thought it would be good for pike trolling....went too deep....but I think my old man still has it around.

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I have a Rapala Sliver, deep diving jointed minnow that I bought to imitate a smelt for trout fishing. It has a metal lip on it.

Yep! That's the one I have, in a couple of sizes and colors.

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