at Kirwan, Townsville, 4817 Australia
Old Dog handcrafted timber lures......blending experience, craftsmanship and technology.....designed to catch
I’ve been kicking around creeks fishing and crabbing for as far back as I can remember and in 1984 Judi (Mrs Old Dog) and I took that passion, some would say obsession, and began manufacturing lures commercially. We called our business Killalure. Killalure products went on to become a household name with international recognition. They were exported to Japan, Taiwan, Singapore, Sri Lanka and New Zealand, sold in every major tackle store in Australia as well as AMart, KMart and Big W. We sold Killalure in the late 1990’s and stayed on to oversee the conversion to plastic until 2000. We launched Old Dog Lures in 2013 with a desire to live a quiet life, stay small enough to enjoy doing what we love handcrafting wooden lures that work and having interaction with our customers. I’m responsible for the design and manufacture side of the business Judi handles the customer service, administration, marketing and advertising. Old Dog Lures are handcrafted from sustainable timber and designed from the ground up. We don’t start with an off the shelf bib or blank and design around those, we design and build our own components. The concept usually comes from someone’s desire for a lure that will do a specific task, say run at 40’ at 4 knots. We discuss what type of action they want and what species they are targeting. From there the body profile is designed then weight placement and then the bib. A note on design: When it comes to lure body shape, like boats and aeroplanes, there are only so many shapes that will work. What separates a good lure from an ordinary one is weight placement, tow point placement, bib angle and shape those four make up a lures DNA. Get them right and it all works, get any one of them wrong and you’ve got a piece of stick or plastic. It's easier to get them all correct in a plastic molded lure but to do it consistently in a handcrafted wooden lure is an art form. At Old Dog Lures we blend, a lifetime of fishing experience, a knowledge of CNC and CAD, traditional craft skills, collaboration with the end users and a desire to create fishing lures that are affordable and catch fish. Old Dog Lures: Use sustainable timbers Each lure is fitted with quality hooks and components Tank test every lure (except poppers and stick baits) And strive for outstanding customer service We guarantee our lures against faulty workmanship, faulty materials and to swim. If your not happy we're not happy.
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Old Dog is a small scale maker of timber fishing lures.
Each month we hand make a batch (aka a litter) of fishing lures across the Old Dog range which we then send to our carefully selected, specialist tackle stores, as well as sell in our online shop.
Sometimes stocks in our Shop run low before another batch can be produced but as soon as a new batch is completed we advise our Old Dog Community via email and by a post on Facebook.
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We also have a selection of lure components for those of you that make your own lures.
There are Designer Dog products for all Dog lovers.
Take a closer look at our selection and click on a picture below for more information.
What a great package and at a great price.
Been buying your lures since u first put them on the market a long time ago I might add.
Best of luck guys keep up the great work.
— Alan Christensen
These are some of the best timber lures I've used.
— Deborah Shanks
Great lures that actually catch fish not something just laying around in the bottom of your tackle box unused and quality Australian made too not a cheap chinese import.
— Wayne Kinsey
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