Classic Fishing Products, Inc. began in 1977 in the garage of an avid Angler named Rodney B. Dann. When Rodney B. Dann introduced the now infamous Culprit Original Worm, it was the first-ever soft-plastic “ribbon tail” worm that featured one color on the top of the bait and a different color on the bottom. The two color process is now what the fishing industry refers to as a laminate color. Rodney was well known in the area for his fishing expertise and his “Culprit Original Worm” featuring laminate colors and a ribbon tail was immediately accepted by fishermen knowing it was designed by a fisherman.
In 1995, Classic Fishing Products, Inc. diversified the product line by adding their successful line of RipTide saltwater soft-plastics made for fishing all in-shore species of fish.
It’s been many decades since those days in Rodney’s garage back in 1977 and Classic Fishing Products now resides in a 3,400 sq. ft. manufacturing facility in Clermont, FL shared by its’ sister company, Cind-Al Manufacturing. It services the Wholesaler, Mom and Pop Retailer, Mass Merchant and most important, the end user – the consumer. Along with the fact that 100% of the lures are made in the USA, the facility continues to stimulate the local economy and employ members of the community and its surrounding cities.
Classic Fishing Products, Inc., today offers many popular designs and colors for fishermen and are continued to be designed by fishermen.
The Culprit and RipTide brands are among the leaders in the industry.