Christopher Augustus of Heirloom Lures
My lures are reproductions of 1900 to 1950 antique patented wood fish lures. This was the golden age for wood lures in the U.S. James Heddon is credited with patenting the first wood lure in 1902. After the 1950’s plastics dominated the market, so that 50 year period was the heyday for wood lures. Each lure I create is hand crafted of basswood on my wood lathe painted with six to eight coats of enamel paint and a clear finish.
Each lure has a distinct name , history and a backstory that’s noteworthy to a fisherman or collector.