The worm that started it all, The Plow Jockey®
Kellys pre-rigged anise scented Plow Jockey, Pier Boy Special and Reveille Jr. were started by Glenn B. Kelly as a hobby in the late 1950’s and were used by family, friends and co-workers at International Harvester Company.
Glenn started having a lot of requests because of the word of mouth advertisement the lures received, so he began to sell them.
Kelly’s Annealed Electro-Stat Crawlers was started in 1960 and began selling to tackle shops.
The name was changed to Kelly’s Annealed Baits and incorporated in 1978.
Glenn B. Kelly passes away in 1979. His son and daughter-in-law, Mike and Grace, continue the business. It continues to grow, and eventually becomes a full-time endeavor.
Kellys introduces the pre-rigged anise scented Striper, Firetails, Two-Hook Weedless and Weedless Bass Crawler worms.
1990 – Christie, Mike and Grace’s daughter, joins the business.
All of our anise scented pre-rigged worms are made and assembled in the USA.
Every worm is HAND-SEWN to give each scented worm its own action and the best quality possible. Some lures use the phrase hand-tied to make you assume it is all hand made, but only the Famous Original Kelly’s is hand-tied HAND-SEWN so it is truly a hand made product. By doing this it creates a life like action in the lure that bass cannot resist and cannot be duplicated by copycats.
HAND-SEWN REALLY DOES MAKE THE DIFFERENCE!
Kellys have reached the Ultimate in Soft Plastic Scented Worms. Our Secret Process of Annealing keeps our plastic worms Soft and Flexible for Good Action and gives our baits a Unique Blend of Fish-Catching Colors and Scent. This Distracts Fish from Their Traditional Habits and Gives You the Edge In Catching Bass!
Quality you can trust
Kellys Pre-Rigged Plastic Bass Worms are made with High Quality Material and Craftsmanship, such as 17lb test Trilene XL line and Mustad hooks. We take No Shortcuts in making the Best! Every scented plastic worm is Hand-Poured, Each Hook and Leader is Hand-Tied and Hand-Sewn into the worm, Not molded in. This Creates a Natural Life-Like Action that Bass Can't Resist! The hooks are precisely sewn into the worm lure not only for Bass Attacks but also to give superior Tantalizing Body and Tail Action! The kind of Quality you get in one of our Bass fishing worms gives you Full Hooking and Holding Power in every cast!
Kelly's Beats All Others To The Limit
Others have tried to copy Kellys but there is No Substitution for our Quality, Action, Colors, Scent and Results! We're The Famous Original! We're the Best! We police our registered trademarks and color names in any language. We take Pride in knowing our Bass Fishing Lures "Do Catch Fish"! The Hundreds of Thousands of letters and orders we have received over the years attest to this. So Don't Settle for Less, When Kellys are the Best!