Lures of Yesteryear
Welcome to John's Classic Lures. We are a small family business dedicated to making working replicas of the lures of yesteryear. We truly love and deeply appreciate the old wooden plugs of the early 1900's. That's why we do what we do; taking pains to preserve the design, the heft, and the carefully crafted look and feel of the tried and true. After all, they've worked for over 100 years. Even our colors have been modeled after the originals, with paints mixed to duplicate the shading you may have thought was a thing of the past. We believe these lures to be the finest quality made anywhere.
"Every lure is a working replica of a famous antique lure!"
Lures with a Soul
The great outdoor writer, Jerry Dennis, once claimed that wooden canoes have a soul. We believe the same thing is true of our handcrafted wooden lures. After all, not too long ago, they were alive and growing in the woods along the rivers and streams of America's Midwest. So drift back in time and give a gift that stirs memories of fine things past; the smell of campfires and coffee, the sizzle of bacon in an iron skillet, and the hiss of an old Coleman lantern. More importantly, give a gift that recreates the unmistakable, bass-enticing sound of a Jitterbug being fished at night, or the "kerplunk" of a Lucky 13 on still water. It is with great pride that we offer these lures. Be you a fisherman, collector, (or both), we hope that you greatly enjoy your selection.