About Us

Rippertail Lures, LLC is a family owned and operated business now located just outside of Kansas City, Missouri. Founded in 2007 by professional guide Larry Vaughan, the Rippertail Lure was his answer to durability issues as well as the limited action that many baits offered. Originally Rippertail Lures were a solid body with a corrugated and tapered tail poured in Larry’s garage for personal use. In 2010, after numerous requests, Larry decided to make his lure available to the public and started distributing them to local Truman Lake Reservoir Bait Shops! After a few years and as many subtle improvements, Larry reached the sleek, effective, tangle free Rippertail Lure we offer today!

In 2014, cousins Mike and Bryan purchased Rippertail Lures in an effort to take what Larry had built to the next level and offer Rippertail Lures nationwide, both online and through our many reputable dealers! Proudly manufactured in the USA, Rippertail Lures are constructed with the finest soft-plastics using the latest injection molding technology in the industry! It is our goal to provide high quality products with you, the fisherman, in mind!