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Thanks for stopping by to Fin and Flame the only Antique Lure Photo Blog. This page was made to be a visual or piscatorial reference for Antique Lures, Reels, and fishing related items alike. This project born of over a decades worth of archival of some great fishing items I’ve had the pleasure of holding and seeing. No doubt if you’ve been in the antique lure hobby a while you have been to our sister site The Old Fishing Lure . That site was created to give you a broader historical perspective of some of the greatest lure makers of all timeI created. This site was amde to compliment it from a social networking side & integrate our great hobby with social media.

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Antique Lure Makers

Antique Lure Makers

Antique Lure Makers

While no doubt the names of antique fishing lure greats such as Heddon, Creek Chub, Shakespeare, Pflueger, Paw Paw, Moonlight, Chapman, and Buel your readily  familiar with. I will have a great variety of miscellaneous smaller antique lure maker names like Nichols, Bingo, Clinton, Clarks and more. Along with the aforementioned antique fishing lure makers we will take a peak at Antique Reel makers. Names like Meek, Horton, Winchester, Atlas, Shakespeare, Tabot, Coxe, Abu, Garcia, Langley, Bronson and more.

2 years ago I was involved in a accident because someone carelessly tied a pit bull to a front door. That incident cost me my career as a mailman and has left permanent spinal residuals even after multiple surgeries. The net affect, it took from me a lot of things, some tangible others not, and for a while even my enjoyment of this antique lure hobby. Part of my reason for this page is a bit selfish I must admit, but I want to take back something that was taken from me. I want to share my enjoyment of these great items, antique lures and such. They don’t deserve to be stuck in a file on my hard drive when I can share them.

Social Media and Lure Collecting

Speaking of sharing, feel free to click on the accompanying social media icons to share things you may like. The more people who are introduced to the great artistry and history and people our hobby of collecting antique lure and all it has to offer the more collectors will be born. Bolstering the membership of our great clubs like the NFLCC and ORCA will only continue help move our hobby to the next level. Maybe a few of these photos or my thoughts on them might spark someone to enjoy what we as antique lure collectors have come to love.

If you’ve stumbled on this page with the intent to sell your antique lures or reels, please feel free to contact me to see if its something I can use in my collection.

Fly Fishing Cabinet Card

By | April 28th, 2017|Categories: 19th Century Fishing Lures, Antique Lures, Collectible Fishing Empherma (Books, Catalogs, Photos, Etc), Fly Fishing|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Fly Fishing Cabinet Card Here is a great early 19th Century Fly Fishing Cabinet Card. The astute gentleman posing with his large green heart rod and what looks to be a larger Salmon type reel. [...]

Creek Chub Jointed Husky Musky Lure

By | April 28th, 2017|Categories: Antique Lures, Creek Chub Lures|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Creek Chub Jointed Husky Musky Lure The Creek Chub Jointed Husky Musky Lure was first made in the 1930's. This lure made by the Creek Chub Bait Company out of Garrett Indiana is exceedingly hard to [...]

Oliver Gruber GloWurm Antique Fishing Lure

By | April 27th, 2017|Categories: Antique Lures, Miscellaneous Lure Makers|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Oliver Gruber Glo Worm Antique Fishing Lure The Oliver Gruber GloWurm Antique Fishing Lure is quite an interesting story. Over the last few years I've touched on a few of the lure makers that thought outside [...]

Heddon Basser Antique Lure

By | April 26th, 2017|Categories: Antique Lures, Heddon Lures|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Heddon Basser Antique Lure The Heddon Basser Antique Lure was first introduced in 1922. The great wooden Heddon of Dowagiac Michigan lure was in the Heddon lure line up for over three decades. The Basser [...]

Clinton Little Wonder Lure

By | April 25th, 2017|Categories: Antique Lures, Miscellaneous Lure Makers|Tags: , , , , , |

Clinton Little Wonder Lure The Clinton Little Wonder Lure is one of my favorites. This "Barber Pole" style lure was made by The Clinton Wilt Manufacturing Company out of Springfield Missouri. While patented in 1913, [...]

Tempter Frog Antique Lure

By | April 24th, 2017|Categories: Antique Lures, Miscellaneous Lure Makers|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Tempter Frog Antique Lure The Tempter Frog Antique Lure is always a fun lure to find. The antique fly eater was made around 1930 and comes from a place we don't see a lot of [...]

Antique Lure Logo

By | April 20th, 2017|Categories: Antique Lures, Collectible Fishing Empherma (Books, Catalogs, Photos, Etc), Friends & Clubs|Tags: , , , , |

Antique Lure Logo Check out our new Antique Lure Logo! A fellow collectors wife took many hours of her own time to help me become official by now having my own logo. She did a [...]

Heddon Ice Decoy Antique Lure

By | April 20th, 2017|Categories: Antique Lures, Heddon Lures|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Heddon Ice Decoy Antique Lure This version of the Heddon Ice Decoy Antique Lure is distinguished by its 4 point fin shape. Not all antique lures are technically lures, but they are all attractants of [...]

Jamison Wig L Twin Lure Color Chart

By | April 20th, 2017|Categories: Antique Lures, Collectible Fishing Empherma (Books, Catalogs, Photos, Etc), Miscellaneous Lure Makers|Tags: , |

Jamison Wig L Twin Lure Color Chart The Jamison Wig L Twin Lure Color Chart depicts the range in colors for this collector favorite lure. The Wig L Twin was first introduced in 1939. This [...]

SJ Meyer Manhattan Lure

By | April 18th, 2017|Categories: Antique Lures, Miscellaneous Lure Makers|Tags: , , , , |

SJ Meyer Manhattan Lure The SJ Meyer Manhattan Lure is one of those antique fishing lures we haven't found too much information about. There is an estimated 10 year time frame that this lure is [...]

Syracuse Split Bamboo Fish Rod Company

By | April 18th, 2017|Categories: 19th Century Fishing Lures, Antique Lure and Reel Ads, Antique Lures|Tags: , , , , , , |

Syracuse Split Bamboo Fish Rod Company This Syracuse Split Bamboo Fish Rod Company, Henry Loftie catalog is a great early pre 1900's Catalog. Circa 1889, this cover has made it over a century protected for [...]

Heddon 300 7 Hook Minnow Lure

By | April 18th, 2017|Categories: Antique Lures, Heddon Lures|Tags: , , , , , , |

Heddon 300 7 Hook Minnow Lure This Heddon 300 7 Hook Minnow Lure dates to 1925. The model Heddon of Dowagiac, Michigan asigned this was a model 300 which had been being produed already for [...]

Heddon 800 Series Swimming Minnow

By | April 17th, 2017|Categories: Antique Lures, Heddon Lures|Tags: , , , , , , |

Heddon 800 Series Swimming Minnow The Heddon 800 Series Swimming Minnow, was only ever cataloged in 1911. This was the smaller of the Swimming Minnows. This antique lure made by James Heddon of Dowagiac Michigan [...]

Paw Paw Plenty Sparkle Lure

By | April 16th, 2017|Categories: Antique Lures, Paw Paw Moonlight Lures|Tags: , , , , , |

Paw Paw Plenty Sparkle Lure The Paw Paw Plenty Sparkle Lure is created in the late 1950's early 1960's. This antique fishing lure made by Paw Paw of Paw Paw Michigan and was a lure [...]

Moonlight 1900 Zig Zag Lure

By | April 15th, 2017|Categories: Antique Lures, Paw Paw Moonlight Lures|Tags: , , , , , , |

Moonlight 1900 Zig Zag Lure The Moonlight 1900 Zig Zag Lure was first introduced in the early 1920's by the Moonlight Bait Company of Paw Paw, Michigan. This wooden, glass eyed lure was deemed a [...]

Pflueger Maybug Spinner Lure

By | April 14th, 2017|Categories: 19th Century Fishing Lures, Antique Lures, Pflueger Lures|Tags: , , , , , , |

Pflueger May Bug Lure The Pflueger May Bug Lure was introduced in the late 1880's. The May Bug is one of the early quintessential Pflueger, or Enterprise Manufacturing Company Lure made in Akron Ohio.  The [...]

Heddon SOS 170 Minnow Lure

By | April 13th, 2017|Categories: Antique Lures, Heddon Lures|Tags: , , , , , , |

Heddon SOS 170 Minnow Lure The Heddon SOS 170 Minnow Lure is the second to the largest in the family of 4. This antique fishing lure was first introduced in 1928 by Heddon of Dowagiac [...]

Heddon Dowagiac Underwater Lure 1902 Ad

By | April 13th, 2017|Categories: Antique Lure and Reel Ads, Antique Lures, Heddon Lures|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Heddon Dowagiac Underwater Lure 1902 Ad This Heddon Dowagiac Underwater Lure 1902 Ad is one of the earliest lure articles and ads I've seen or have run across for Heddon and their antique fishing lures. [...]