KINGER Lead-Free Lures
get the lead out
"KiNGER Lead-Free Lures" started in 2018, when owner/operator Matt followed a dream to innovate and began pouring lures and crafting non-lead fishing gear in a tiny garage on a rugged island of coastal B.C. Since then, manufacturing operations have moved to Vancouver Island and we are so pleased and grateful for the local responses & support that we have received.
KiNGER Lead-Free Lures quickly grew into its own independent company, the name having its own personal significance. The "KiNGER CREW" documented catching gorgeous fish with these new lead-free beauties on every expedition.
KiNGER lead-free lures quickly proved to catch beautiful salmon, lingcod, rockfish, and much more.
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What We Make:
KiNGER has over 100 different lead-free lures to choose from, including the most popular bait of the century the: ball head jig, and the new hotness of 2020, the midwest finesse jig (used for making the ned rig) the list never stops growing. Our raw (un-painted, un-coated, no eyes, no holographic tape) lures and weights are the most environmentally-friendly and safest lures and weights available on the market today.
Our mission at KiNGER Lead-Free Lures is to provide ANY angler with an alternative to the conventional toxic standard of lead fishing lures & weights.
It's uncalled for that most conventional lures are toxic... check out the CANCER
warning on those labels! Things you wouldn't believe, such as kids' fishing rods, rod leashes, rubber worms & baits, most jigs/weights, and more, are sadly ALL made out of lead compounds and other toxic substances. It's the 21st century and everyone is impacted by environmental damage and sickness/cancer. Our goal is to help provide an alternative to lead and we're working towards making all of our products including eyes, paint, coating, assist cord, etc., completely non-toxic and food grade.
Unfortunately, we still use conventional sources for decorating our jigs and lures, and some of these products are toxic, which we are not fans of. So, right now we are drawing up plans to re-think everything involved in the process so that when eco-friendly replacements become available we incorporate them, or we eventually have the funding to innovate them in-house, where they can be tested and implemented. For example, milk paint and food-grade silicon rubber are being tested currently. Our dream for rubber baits is to make (or partner with someone who makes) GOOD usable hemp plastic baits, and try our hand at 3D printed jigs in the future.
As a small family company, we handcraft lead-free fishing lures & weights that are strong, effective, and affordable. Our mission is to make the lures available to anyone through our online store. Through our community involvement, and with our products themselves, we hope to also set an example to inspire new anglers, young adults and kids, to respectfully enjoy & care for wildlife.
How "Lead Free" is our metal?
Our lures are 99.99% LEAD-FREE. (For more information, check our "Info" page for our current metal suppliers' Saftey Data Sheet and certificates)
Our lures & weights are made out of non-toxic metals: a blend of bismuth and tin. Bismuth is a non-toxic metal, safe to ingest, also found in Pepto-Bismol.
Tin was used for years as non-toxic food storage and oxidizes naturally in the waterways, leaving no harmful residues. 100% legal and safe to use where lead is banned (national parks, etc.) our alloy is safe for birds of prey and waterfowl and safe for kids to handle, and is also a safely bio-degradable alloy.
WHY LEAD IS BAD
Q.*1. What are the environmental effects of lead in water?
A. "Lead and lead compounds are generally toxic pollutants. Lead(II)salts and organic lead compounds are most harmful ecotoxicologically. Lead salts are attributed to water hazard class 2, and consequently are harmful. The same applies to lead compounds such as lead acetate, lead oxide, lead nitrate, and lead carbonate.
Lead limits plant chlorophyll synthesis. Nevertheless, plants can take up high levels of lead up to 500 ppm from soils. Higher concentrations negatively influence plant growth. Through plant uptake, lead enters food chains. Consequently, lead pesticide application is prohibited in most countries. Lead accumulates in organisms, sediments, and sludge. Lead in wastewater mostly stems from streets and roofs.
Lead exists as four stable isotopes, and no less than 26 instable isotopes."
Q.*2. LEAD POISONING CAN BE FATAL?
A. "Lead has a fairly similar chemical structure to calcium. Both have two positively charged ions. Because of that, inside the body, the toxic metal can bind to the same proteins as the vital mineral. Over time, lead poisoning occurs as the element crowds out the minerals your body needs to function, including not just calcium, but iron, zinc, and other nutrients.
Lead can travel through the body in the same way that those minerals can, including passing through the brain-blood barrier and into the bones. As a result, exposure to lead—whether through paint, pipes, contaminated soil, or any other means—can be very dangerous, especially for children, for whom lead poisoning can cause learning disabilities, delayed growth, brain damage, coma, and death. Scientists believe there is no safe threshold for lead exposure."
Q.*3. Wildlife risk?
A. "Wildlife, particularly waterbirds, can ingest fishing sinkers and jigs by mistaking sinkers and jigs for food items or by consuming lost fish bait with the line and weight still attached. Ingestion of a single lead sinker or lead-headed jig can be sufficient to be lethal for a bird.
Lead sinker and jig ingestion has been documented in 10 different wildlife species in Canada and 23 species in the United States including loons, swans, cranes, pelicans, cormorants, and other waterfowl. Evidence indicates that lead sinker and jig ingestion is the only significant source of elevated lead exposure and lead toxicity for Common Loons (Gavia immer) and is also the single most important cause of death reported for adult Common Loons in eastern Canada and the United States.
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Please do your own research. "Get the lead out!"
WE WORK HARD FOR OUR CUSTOMERS
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Our base metals cost over 3 times the price of lead!! Nevertheless, we work hard to ensure our prices are competitive with our lead competitors' lures of similar size and quality. Check our blog section for upcoming articles and pictures of the process and raw metals.
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KINGER Lead-Free Lures HALL OF FAME:
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The best quality (*not the biggest fish*) picture will be chosen for the hall of fame, and the winners win a prize from amongst our products and will be featured on our website and social media.
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