Mother Nature Lure Co. has been designing and creating wooden topwater baits and surface lures for over twenty years now.. Each lure is hand assembled and handpainted the same way lures were made a 100 years ago.

A few miles north of Orillia, Ontario sits a small creek, Amigo Creek, that connects to Lake Couchiching. Every spring this creek would flood and become a perfect breeding ground for spawning large mouth bass. After spawning season the bass would travel out of Amigo Creek towards the outskirts of Lake Couchiching where the large bass would feed on minnows, frogs and bugs. This is where the wooden waterbug lure was created more than twenty years ago. In 1994 The Original Waterbug lure was made of pine wood and handpainted with picture frame eyescrews.  The Original Waterbug was very successful catching largemouth bass and northern pike that year. After a few years of making prototypes and experimenting with topwater baits the MOTHER NATURE LURE CO. was born. Since 1996 the MOTHER NATURE LURE CO. has been creating and designing several variations of both bass and pike lures.

Handcrafted wooden lures will always be a source of pride and remind us of our early days at Amigo Creek but our desire to provide an expanded product line led MOTHER NATURE LURE CO. to introduce new underwater swimbaits. The Lifelike Collection was launched in 2018. The Pike and the Sunfish are now available as a collectible series with the Perch line currently under development and ready for market in Fall 2019. Certain lures in each series will have limited availability and they will be retired over time thereby ensuring good value and a worthwhile addition to your tackle box collection. As always, you know that you can trust MOTHER NATURE LURE CO. to deliver a quality, detailed lure that will stand the test of time.

MOTHER NATURE LURE CO. ~ PURVEYORS OF QUALITY SINCE 1996

Bug Lure Collection

  • Dragonfly (#30 made) retired
  • Backswimmer(#50 made) retired
  • Water Boatman (#10 made) retired
  • Water scorpion(#50 made) retired
  • Diving Beetle (#30 made) retired
  • Ripple Bug (#30 made) retired
  • Velvet Waterbug (#30 made) retired
  • Toadbug (#50 made) retired
  • Grasshopper (#30 made) retired
  • Horsefly (#30 made) retired
  • Ringed Bog Hunter Dragonfly (#3 made) retired
  • Green Darner Dragonfly (#5 made) retired
  • Violet Tail Damselfly (#10 made) retired
  • Hummingbird Moth (#3 made) retired
  • Plume Moth (#10 made) retired
  • Earwig (#5 made) retired
  • Bush Cricket (#10 made) retired
  • Stag Beetle (#10 made) retired
  • Long Horn Beetle (#10 made) retired
  • Snout Beetle (#30 made) retired
  • Amber Dragonfly (#5 made) retired
  • Thread waisted Wasp (#10 made) retired
  • Female Mosquito (#10 made) retired
  • Male Mosquito (#10 made) retired
  • Marshtreader (#10 made) retired
  • Creeping Waterbug (#75 made) retired
  • Cucumber Beetle (#10 made) retired
  • Dragonfly Nymph (#10 made) retired
  • Red Ant (#10 made) retired

Production Lures

  • Baby Muskrat Lure 2 inch(#200 made) retired
  • Baby Muskrat Lure 3 inch(#100 made) retired
  • Giant Waterbug (#500 made) retired

Underwater Lure Collection

  • Underwater Baby Sunfish Lure #100 (1st Edition)
  • Date: 1998
  • Length: 3″
  • Hooks: treble/double
  • Colours: Rainbow / Bullfrog / Leppard Frog / Midnight / Y & B Poison / Victory / White / Red / Black / Redhead / Blackhead / Bluehead / Blackshore / Whiteshore / Ladybug / Waterbug / Sunfish / Trout / Bass / Perch
  • Production: #200 made(retired)
  • Value Range is $50-$90 

Notes: Glasseyes. Fixed rear propeller. Double sided hook that locks into place.(1st edition #100 series).

  • Underwater Baby Sunfish Lure #100 (2nd Edition)
  • Date: 1999
  • Length: 3″
  • Hooks: 3 trebles
  • Value Range is $50-$70
  • Colours: #100 sunfish / #101 Leppard Frog / #102 Rainbow/#103 Midnight / #104 Blackshore  / #105 Solid White / #106 Ladybug/ #107 Blackhead / #108 Perch / #109 Rainbow Trout / #110 Large Mouth Bass / #111 Solid Black / #112 Solid Bronze / #113 Victory
  • Production: #1000 made (retired)Notes: Glass eyes with 2 rotating propellers. Free hanging side hooks( 2nd edition #100 series).
  • Underwater Baby Perch Lure #200
  • Date: 2000
  • Length: 4.5″
  • Hooks: 3 trebles
  • Colours: #5
  • Production: #50 made (retired)
  • Value Range is $75-$100

Notes: Glasseyes. Lures came in slide top wooden box with paperwork.

Mother Nature Lures has been featured in Fishing lure collectibles volume 2 book(by the Murphys) and also featured the the 2001 NFLCC magazine (Contemporary Collectibles).