The Rapala Vääksy rod is dedicated to the birthplace of legendary Rapala lures. The Rapala story began in 1936 in Vääksy, Finland, when Lauri Rapala carved his first lure that perfectly mimicked the movements of a wounded minnow.

Lauri’s very first lure became the forefather to many other Rapala lures that have helped more anglers experience the thrill of catching big fish over the years.

Today, Rapala continues to produce legendary lures that catch more IGFA world-record fish than any other lure brand in history.

Inspired by the Lauri Rapala story, the Rapala Vääksy rod was developed with passion and dedication to bring the joy of catching fish with lures to anglers all over the world.

As an 80th anniversary commemorative rod, the key requirements was that this rod series had to be made from quality materials, be light and comfortable to fish all day with, and look good but yet be affordable.

in this respect, the Rapala Vääksy rod series features a lightweight, hi-modulus graphite blank and comes equipped with Fuji® Aluminium Oxide guides and Fuji® ECS and VSS reel seats. Eye-catching red cosmetics are bound to turn heads on the water.

An all-round performer that packs some decent fish-stopping power, the Rapala Vääksy is a truly remarkable lure-casting rod that’s worthy of a commemorative rod bearing its namesake.