Oklahoma Fishing Guides

Check out the new Rippertail Lures!

ww.OklahomaFishingGuides.com is proud to announce our newest sponsor, Rippertail Luresa family owned and operated business that was founded in 2007 by professional fishing guide Larry Vaughan.  

Unable to find a lure that combined durability with a high level of action, Larry decided to create a lure with a solid body and a corrugated, tapered tail.  He started out by pouring these lures in his garage for personal use only, but  after much success and numerous requests, Larry decided to make his lure available at Truman Lake Reservoir bait shops in Missouri in 2010.

As the success and reputation of Rippertail Lures has grown, new and subtle improvements have been added that continue the lure’s effectiveness.  Rippertail’s current selection is not only sleek and effective but tangle free too.

Crappie fishermen rave about Rippertail Lures.  Kevin Weber, avid fisherman and staff writer for Missouri Great Outdoors, has this to say about Rippertail Lures:

“My first impression was the vibrancy of the colors and the unique tail…[they have] a soft feel that gave me the impression the fish would hold on to them instead of quickly spitting them out. …I started off with a three tone grey color and had fish immediately.  We worked [them] around structure and vertical jigging with success…I was pleased to see that they stayed on the hook well even after sever fish were caught. ”  Read the entire review here: http://www.missourigreatoutdoors.com/rippertail_fishing_lures.php

Proudly manufactured in the USA, Rippertail Lures are constructed with the finest soft-plastics using the latest injection molding technology in the industry to provide the high quality fishing lures available in the US.  Check out the entire line at www.RippertailLures.com.  Online ordering is now available.

iCast Best of Show Awards

Las Vegas, NV – July 15, 2010 – ICAST 2010, the International Convention of Allied Sportfishing Trades, the world’s largest sportfishing tradeshow, was held from July 14-16, at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nev. Over 7,000 representatives from the sportfishing industry, including more than 2,000 buyers and over 500 media representatives, are gathered to see the latest innovations in tackle, gear and apparel and network with the global sportfishing community. The sportfishing industry’s premier trade event is produced by the American Sportfishing Association (ASA), the industry’s trade association, which is headquartered in Alexandria, Va.

This year, the 53rd year of ICAST, the New Product Showcase, the tradeshow’s flagship event, was more competitive than ever. Sponsored by Fishing Tackle Retailer, produced by ESPN Outdoors/BASS , 210 exhibiting companies entered 750 tackle products and accessories into the New Product Showcase. The product category with the most product submissions was the hard lure category.

2010 ICAST New Product Showcase Award Winners

  • Overall Best of Show – G.Loomis – NRX
  • Apparel – Frabill, Inc. – FXE Stormsuit
  • Combo – Ardent/Lamiglas – C400/XC704 Fishouflage Bass
  • Electronics – Lowrance-Navico – Lowrance Elite-5 DSI
  • Eyewear – Maui Jim Sunglasses – Guy Harvey Collection
  • Fishing Accessory – Adventure Products, Inc. – EGO S2 Slider Landing Net
  • Giftware – Boating Expressions, Inc. – Fishfenders
  • Kids Tackle – Pure Fishing – Pflueger-Spinning Combo-Apprentice
  • Line – Rapala – Sufix 832 Advanced Superline
  • Soft Lure – Koppers Fishing & Tackle Corporation – Live Target Hollow Body Frog
  • Hard Lure – Shimano American Corporation – Waxwing Sub-Surface Swimming Jig
  • Marine – Minn Kota-Johnson Outdoors, Inc. – Talon-Shallow Water Anchor
  • Freshwater Reel – Shimano American Corporation – Stella FE
  • Saltwater Reel – Shimano American Corporation – Trinidad A
  • Freshwater Rod – G.Loomis – NRX
  • Saltwater Rod – Shimano American Corporation – Terez
  • Tackle Management – HYI, Inc. – Openwater Tackle Backpack
  • Terminal Tackle – Sebile Innovative Fishing – Soft Weight System