New Ike's Custom Ink Lures

From baking lures in the sun for a faded look to modifying them with nail polish and glitter, anglers often go to extremes to customize favorite baits in hopes of “matching the hatch “ to outsmart finicky fish.

Few have taken the art of lure customization to as high a level as Rapala pro-staffer and 2006 Bass Angler of the Year Mike “Ike” Iaconelli.

Such is his talent for creating effective color patterns that Rapala, the most trusted name in fishing, enlisted him to design the “Ike’s Custom Ink” color patterns available on a variety of the world’s favorite Rapala lures.

This year, Rapala and Ike have added the immensely popular Shad Rap and X-Rap to the Ike’s Custom Ink arsenal and introduced four new, attention-grabbing color patterns for the Rapala DT (Dives-To) Series.

According to Ike, three key elements set his Custom Ink offerings apart from the competition:

1. A muted toned-down color pattern.
2. A fine layer of eye-catching glitter that replicates the appearance of natural scales.
3. A pearlescent finish that mimics the natural sheen and vibrancy of real-life forage species.

Here’s a quick video of Ike previewing the latest in the Rapala’s Ike’s Custom Ink

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