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Making AC Shiners Bait and Lures – Made in the USA – Shop Local


Kentucky afield travels just over the river to Southern Ohio to talk with the founder and maker of the famous AC Shiners artificial bait, still made in the USA.


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31 Thoughts to “Making AC Shiners Bait and Lures – Made in the USA – Shop Local”

  1. Jenn M

    Honest, fresh lures made and tested with love 6/7 days a week by this 92-year old man. I saw him yesterday and they’re still produced with the same quality standards and materials as they were 50+ years ago! orders taken via email acshinersinc@gmail.com or phone

  2. poot111111

    I have my Grandpa’s tackle box who passed away ~20 years ago and it is full of AC Shiners. Some still in the box, others have been hit so many times you can barely tell what color it was new.
    Also, Thank you for opening the website, before then I would have to wait until traveling back through the area to find a tackle shop that carried AC Shiners.

    1. G.W. Buffalo

      I have one AC Shiner and didn’t know what it was until now. I thought it was an old hand tuned rapala before they stamped the name on the bill.

    2. Manbunn McFanypak {just a cool guy being cool}

      I have one AC Shiner and didn’t know what it was until now. I thought it was an old hand tuned rapala before they stamped the name on the bill.

  3. Ray choi

    Typical American lure…. Wal- Mart quality for red necks who never travel outside of their caves

    1. Jenn M

      You obviously have not used them in comparison to an actual WalMart lure. Each stage of the manufacturing process (28) is checked for quality, and each finished lure is tested to swim straight and drop perfectly right out of the box, definitely not what made-in-China factory crap puts out.

  4. Kenneth Rich

    Not enough likes for this fine company & gentleman. Hats off to you sir !

  5. NorCal OutDoor

    good swimming lure.

  6. james barry

    Recently got into fishing in my mid 30s after a 20 year break. Found AC shiners by chance the ac300 and its been a blast. Inherited an old tackle box from a family member that hadn’t been opened in 30 years and low and behold it had a couple AC 300s in in, identical to the one I’m using now. Great lure and after watching this video I feel even better about using them.

  7. Randy Lewis

    The ac shiners are the best baits I have ever used the black back, for large and small mouth bass.
    Plus they are great qaulity, I have one thats still in use for 30 years.

  8. Mike Whitaker

    GOD bless him, a real American that worked hard to make a living for his family and a fellow lure maker, long life to him.

  9. Michael McDowell

    Setting record straight. Lures have been shipped, Anticipating having fun introducing salt water fish to Midwestern lures. Thanks Susan.

  10. Michael McDowell

    Tried to purchase a couple of lures. My money went through Pay pal but no acknowledgement from AC Shiner and now can not access my account. Hope this is just a mistake.

  11. BTU_Knockout

    Wow! Just beautiful! The whole thing is beautiful the lures the quality the history! God bless ya.

  12. Carloncho RGUEZ

    Hola que madera usas

  13. Michael Jones

    How could any angler watch this video and not want a couple of these lures in their tackle box?

  14. Pasha Savchuk

    I just ordered 5 baits. Now they will catch fish in Russia ! Respect for this craftsman!

  15. BreakLine Charters

    These lures are fantastic. Not only do they catch fish, but look at all the love and care that goes into them. Even if you haven’t used one, after watching this video, I don’t know how anyone could resist getting one for their tackle box. I run the 675 and 00. Silver Black back, most use these sizes for musky but I’ve found they’re awesome for striper trolling. Thanks!

  16. Radu Toderean

    Anybody knows what kind of plastic is he using at the dipping process of the lures?

    1. Andrew Slazmo

      Radu Toderean would possibly be a UV stable polyurethane.

  17. Eric Ross

    American made, tested, quality control, keep moving and you’ll never get old, great vid and kool lure maker

  18. xlucim

    Think I’ll get my butt off the chair and go make some lures.

    1. Isaac Tanner

      Me to do you. What lures do you make

  19. 61diemai

    …………”I don’t mind to stand here , what the heck , it’s better than sittin’ up the house watching the television” ……!

    A truly passionate luremaker , …..great video , …thanks a lot for sharing , greetz from northern Germany ,  61diemai

  20. Ron Parian

    The best top water lure I have ever used. I “ve lost count on the number of bass taken on this lure. I always use the #375 black and silver. I met Art years ago on Bullskin Creek off the Ohio river. I’ll be ordering more lures very soon.

  21. Educated South

    i may try to make some fishing lures. i already make my own in line spinners

  22. tkeajax

    Thank you for this. AC Shiner 300 is my favorite bait when I go to Elkhorn Creek.

  23. Brooks Pearce

    Thanks, I will look him up. I want one for my box.

  24. Randy

    The ac shiners are the best baits I have ever used the black back, for large and small mouth bass.
    Plus they are great qaulity, I have one thats still in use for 30 years.

  25. Kirk Louis

    The ac shiners are the best baits I have ever used the black back, for large and small mouth bass.
    Plus they are great qaulity, I have one thats still in use for 30 years.

  26. Patrick Anthes

    Simply awesome!! Thanks for what you do 🙂

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