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Following the Super Bowl, which I thought lacked in creative commercials, I was lamenting to my family that I had not seen any good fishing commercials this year either.  I have thought that many of the Rapala commercials over the years have been particularly creative and entertaining.

Then I got an e-mail with this video.  I think they are taking a different path this year. . . .


That is pretty gutsy, calling the shot.  We will see how that works out for them.

It has already hooked me.  You know I LOVE suspending jerkbaits (e.g. In Suspense ).  If Rapala is coming out with another bait like that, I cannot wait to buy a half dozen.  I hope they make it in sizes large enough for my likes (i.e. “Big Baits = Big Fish”).

I will add a few more boxes to my collection.


Speaking of the Super Bowl:  The BassMaster Classic has been called the “Super Bowl” of bass fishing.  Actually, I read an article once where founder Ray Scott said the Super Bowl should be called the BassMaster Classic of football.  I like that.  Anyway, now that the Super Bowl and other preliminaries are out of the way, the 2015 BassMaster Classic is just around the corner.  I do not know who I will cheer for this year because KVD will not be fishing the classic for the first time in his career.  We will see if any of the Shadow Rap “shot-calling” comes true???


Oh, if any of those bass jocks want to talk about “cold weather” bass fishing, I might know a thing or two.



About daryl bauer

Daryl is a lifelong resident of Nebraska (except for a couple of years spent going to graduate school in South Dakota). He has been employed as a fisheries biologist for the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission for 25 years, and his current tour of duty is as the fisheries outreach program manager. Daryl loves to share his educational knowledge and is an avid multi-species angler. He holds more than 120 Nebraska Master Angler Awards for 14 different species and holds more than 30 In-Fisherman Master Angler Awards for eight different species. He loves to talk fishing and answer questions about fishing in Nebraska, be sure to check out his blog at outdoornebraska.org.

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