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Heddon Big Tiger Lure Baby Bass

Heddon Big Tiger Lure Baby Bass The Heddon Big Tiger Lure is a model 1040 and was first introduced in 1968. The lure would only make a short run for 3 years until it was discontinued in 1971. Although it would make a brief appearance again in 1980 it would again be phased out in [...]

By | 2017-05-27T07:57:53+00:00 May 27th, 2017|Antique Lures, Heddon Lures|0 Comments

Creek Chub Jointed Striper Pikie Lure

Creek Chub Jointed Striper Pikie Lure The Creek Chub Jointed Striper Pikie Lure, Model 6800 came on the scene a lot later compared to the rest of the Pikie lure family, making its introduction in 1950. The antique lure made it almost 3 decades and disappeared with many of the other lures around 1978, This [...]

By | 2017-05-26T07:32:34+00:00 May 26th, 2017|Antique Lures, Creek Chub Lures|0 Comments

Shur Strike Baby Slant Nose Antique Lure

Shur Strike Baby Slant Nose Antique Lure The Shur Strike Baby Slant Nose Lure is a Series or Style B. The lure was first introduced in 1933 and was made by the Creek Chub Bait Company of Garrett Indiana, and marketed and sold under the Shur Strike name. This was a year after its larger brother [...]

By | 2017-05-25T20:02:40+00:00 May 25th, 2017|Antique Lures, Miscellaneous Lure Makers|0 Comments

Heddon SOS 170 Minnow Lure

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 Michigan. The wooden fishing lure measures in at roughly 4 1/2" in length. The lures main focus was the larger [...]

By | 2017-05-24T10:28:12+00:00 May 24th, 2017|Antique Lures, Heddon Lures|0 Comments

Detroit Bass Caller Lure

Detroit Bass Caller Lure The Detroit Bass Caller Lure was first introduced in 1939. Made by the Detroit Bait company out of Detroit Michigan kind of looks like an airplane at first glance. This antique wooden lure measure 3 1/2" inches in length. The lure has a scooped popper type mouth with the front line [...]

By | 2017-05-18T07:44:06+00:00 May 18th, 2017|Antique Lures, Miscellaneous Lure Makers|0 Comments

Paw Paw Seagrams Seven Lure

Paw Paw Seagrams Seven Lure The Paw Paw Seagrams Seven Lure was first produced in 1953, crafted in the same fashion as the logo on the popular adult beverage. The lure falls into a few categories in the antique lure world. Collectors who amass Logo or advertising lures, those who collect "Brewerina", and finally those [...]

By | 2017-05-16T08:49:33+00:00 May 16th, 2017|Antique Lures, Paw Paw Moonlight Lures|0 Comments

Heddon Tiny River Runt Spook Lure

Heddon Tiny River Runt Spook Lure The Heddon Tiny River Runt Spook Lure was first introduced in 1953. This lure made by Heddon of Dowagiac Michigan was given a model series number 350. This Plastic spook lure was made in the likeness of all the previous runt spooks yet just made smaller. The antique fishing [...]

By | 2017-05-12T10:38:34+00:00 May 12th, 2017|Antique Lures, Heddon Lures|0 Comments

Mercury Minnow Lure

Mercury Minnow Lure  This Mercury Minnow Lure Sales Sheet discusses the feature functions and benefits of the Mercury Minnow antique lure. The Mecoy Tackle Company of Grosse Point Michigan introduced this fishing lure in 1949. The Mercury minnow is just that it's namesake coming from the ball of Mercury that rolls around inside the lure [...]

Heddon Little Luny Frog Lure

Heddon Little Luny Frog Lure The Heddon Little Luny Frog Lure is the smallest size in this collector favorite series. The lure a model 3400 was first introduced by Heddon of Dowagiac Michigan in 1927 and only lasted through 1931. The lure is made of a plastic, or pyralin substance and measures 3 3/4" in [...]

By | 2017-05-09T08:51:27+00:00 May 9th, 2017|Antique Lures, Heddon Lures|0 Comments

Whopper Stopper Lizard Lure

Whopper Stopper Lizard Lure This is a super Whopper Stopper Lizard Lure dealer sheet introducing this new and unique lure. The sheet exclaims its a new lure, and is stamped, Nov 3 1953. This plastic jointed lure a really a unique piece and would be fun to collect a complete color set. We Have a [...]

Tao & The Art of Backyard Living Pt1

I get asked a lot, " What does the Flame stand for, in Fin and Flame?". There is only one Hobby outside of family, that encompasses my time as much as Fishing Lures and its History, and that is cooking, grilling & smoking call it what you may. While the aforementioned titles or type sets [...]

Heddon Wilder Dilg Spook Fly Lure

Heddon Wilder Dilg Spook Fly Lure The Heddon Wilder Dilg Spook Fly Lure was a transition from its very popular Cork Bodied fly lures over to plastic, or spook bodied lures. The Wilder Dilg itself came to be 16 years prior to this culmination. The spook bodies began production in 1939 and were in the [...]

By | 2017-05-06T10:07:57+00:00 May 6th, 2017|Antique Lures, Fly Fishing, Fly Rod Lures, Heddon Lures|0 Comments

Orchard Industries Slippery Slim Lure

Orchard Industries Slippery Slim Lure The Orchard Industries Slippery Slim Lure is another lure in the trio produced by the company. Based in Detroit Michigan, on Morgan Drive, this famous antique lure maker was probably more noted for it's "Action Rod". The company founded in the late 1940s by co-owners Lewis Adam and A. Johnson. [...]

By | 2017-05-05T10:47:59+00:00 May 5th, 2017|Antique Lures, Miscellaneous Lure Makers|0 Comments

Creek Chub Husky Musky Lure

Creek Chub Husky Musky Lure The Creek Chub Husky Musky Lure was first introduced in 1919. This large wooden lure made by the Creek Chub Bait Company of Garrett Indiana had a model number 600. While its said its intent was to be salt water fished lure as it was first introduced in Mullet Scale [...]

By | 2017-05-04T09:11:24+00:00 May 4th, 2017|Antique Lures, Creek Chub Lures|0 Comments

Creek Chub Deluxe Wag Tail Lure

Creek Chub Deluxe Wag Tail Lure The Creek Chub Deluxe Wag Tail lure was made by Creek Chub Bait Company of Garrett Indiana. Wagtail Chub was being produced by hand since all the way back in 1918. Lets put that into world perspective; 1918 wasn't a time of peace, relaxation and fishing. 1918 most importantly [...]

By | 2017-05-03T10:01:18+00:00 May 3rd, 2017|Antique Lures, Creek Chub Lures|0 Comments

Creek Chub Beetle Lure

Creek Chub Beetle Lure The Creek Chub Beetle Lure was first introduced in 1931. Made in Garrett Indiana by the Creek Chub Bait Company this antique fishing lure was a model series number 3800. Produced for 23 years this wooden antique lure measures 2 1/2" in length and weighs in a 3/4 oz. The lure [...]

By | 2017-05-02T08:28:56+00:00 May 2nd, 2017|Antique Lures, Creek Chub Lures|0 Comments

Orvis Fly Fishing Catalog

Orvis Fly Fishing Catalog This Orvis Fly Fishing Catalog is a piscatorial visual treasure. I've always had a passion for the covers on 19th Century Fishing Tackle Companies, and this early early 1883 Orvis catalog does not disappoint. There are many fisherman through there lives make their way up to the Green Mountains of Vermont [...]

Winnie Stump Dodger Lure

Winnie Stump Dodger Lure The Winnie Stump Dodger Lure was born in Traverse City, Michigan. Albert Winnie received his patent for the Stump Dodger Lure in 1915. While the patent dates to 1915 his lures were being created earlier. It is no surprise that Traverse City would be home to a great lure maker. The [...]

By | 2017-05-01T09:23:22+00:00 May 1st, 2017|Antique Lures, Miscellaneous Lure Makers|0 Comments

Shur Strike Underwater Minnow Lure

Shur Strike Underwater Minnow Lure The Shur Strike Underwater Minnow Lure is Circa late 1930's. The three hook underwater antique lure was not a cataloged option and is highly sought after. This wooden, glass eyed, antique minnow measures 3 1/8" in length. The lure was produced with only a single floppy prop, unlike the Heddon 3 [...]

By | 2017-04-30T17:48:20+00:00 April 30th, 2017|Antique Lures, Creek Chub Lures, Miscellaneous Lure Makers|0 Comments

Cornelia Fly Rod Crosby

Cornelia Fly Rod Crosby Cornelia Fly Rod Crosby was Born and raised in Philips Maine in 1854. Cornelia "Fly Rod" Crosby was a writer, fly fisher, hunter, and outdoor enthusiast who worked for the Maine Central Railroad promoting the sporting life in Maine at the turn of the century. She held the first Maine Guide [...]

By | 2017-04-28T18:33:45+00:00 April 29th, 2017|19th Century Fishing Lures, Antique Lures, Collectible Fishing Empherma (Books, Catalogs, Photos, Etc), Fly Fishing|Comments Off on Cornelia Fly Rod Crosby

Creek Chub Pop N Dunk Lure

Creek Chub Pop N Dunk Lure The Creek Chub Pop N Dunk lure was a model series number 6300. This antique fishing lure was first produced by Creek Chub of Garrett Indiana in 1941 and ended in 1954. This wooden in composition, glass eyed fishing lure measures 2 3/4" in length. At first glance this [...]

By | 2017-04-29T08:23:07+00:00 April 29th, 2017|Antique Lures, Creek Chub Lures|Comments Off on Creek Chub Pop N Dunk Lure

Fly Fishing Cabinet Card

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. Leaning upon the rock as well is a early landing gaff, single tine. Im not sure what I envy more [...]

By | 2017-04-28T17:09:54+00:00 April 28th, 2017|19th Century Fishing Lures, Antique Lures, Collectible Fishing Empherma (Books, Catalogs, Photos, Etc), Fly Fishing|Comments Off on Fly Fishing Cabinet Card

Creek Chub Jointed Husky Musky Lure

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 find. I try not to just throw the word rare around, however in the tens of thousands of lures Ive [...]

By | 2017-04-28T09:22:08+00:00 April 28th, 2017|Antique Lures, Creek Chub Lures|Comments Off on Creek Chub Jointed Husky Musky Lure

Oliver Gruber GloWurm Antique Fishing Lure

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 the box. Alfred Oliver and James Gruber thought inside the box, so to speak. We have a very Nice Oliver [...]

By | 2017-04-27T13:23:21+00:00 April 27th, 2017|Antique Lures, Miscellaneous Lure Makers|Comments Off on Oliver Gruber GloWurm Antique Fishing Lure

Heddon Basser Antique Lure

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 lure was given a series model 8500. This glass eyed fishing lure was 4 1/4" in length and traditionally came [...]

By | 2017-04-26T09:24:20+00:00 April 26th, 2017|Antique Lures, Heddon Lures|Comments Off on Heddon Basser Antique Lure

Clinton Little Wonder Lure

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, I believe the antique lure to have been around a few years preceding it based on the magazine articles available. [...]

By | 2017-04-25T17:02:42+00:00 April 25th, 2017|Antique Lures, Miscellaneous Lure Makers|Comments Off on Clinton Little Wonder Lure

Tempter Frog Antique Lure

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 lure manufacturers, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Its namesake being the name of the company, The Tempter Bait Company located at 707 Forbes [...]

By | 2017-04-24T13:47:43+00:00 April 24th, 2017|Antique Lures, Miscellaneous Lure Makers|Comments Off on Tempter Frog Antique Lure

Antique Lure Logo

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 great job and went above and beyond and wanted to thank her publicly! Thanks Sharon! Will start work on a [...]

By | 2017-04-20T19:05:26+00:00 April 20th, 2017|Antique Lures, Collectible Fishing Empherma (Books, Catalogs, Photos, Etc), Friends & Clubs|Comments Off on Antique Lure Logo

Heddon Ice Decoy Antique Lure

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 some type. This wooden 4 point Heddon Decoy was given a series model 400. This Ice fishing decoy would be [...]

By | 2017-04-20T13:12:14+00:00 April 20th, 2017|Antique Lures, Heddon Lures|Comments Off on Heddon Ice Decoy Antique Lure

Jamison Wig L Twin Lure Color Chart

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 tenite or plastic made lure has character both above and below the water. The sheet shows the 11 standard colors [...]

By | 2017-04-20T09:38:31+00:00 April 20th, 2017|Antique Lures, Collectible Fishing Empherma (Books, Catalogs, Photos, Etc), Miscellaneous Lure Makers|Comments Off on Jamison Wig L Twin Lure Color Chart

SJ Meyer Manhattan Lure

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 being attributed to 1910-1920. This antique fishing lure made of wood is typical of the rotary head style of lures [...]

By | 2017-04-18T21:15:15+00:00 April 18th, 2017|Antique Lures, Miscellaneous Lure Makers|Comments Off on SJ Meyer Manhattan Lure

Syracuse Split Bamboo Fish Rod Company

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 it to be enjoyed by collectors and American Fishing Historians a century later. I've always been fond of Antique Paper [...]

By | 2017-04-18T14:30:57+00:00 April 18th, 2017|19th Century Fishing Lures, Antique Lure and Reel Ads, Antique Lures|Comments Off on Syracuse Split Bamboo Fish Rod Company

Heddon 300 7 Hook Minnow Lure

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 20 years, just another version of it. This bohemoth of a antique lure was a wooden fat body 300, with [...]

By | 2017-04-18T10:28:35+00:00 April 18th, 2017|Antique Lures, Heddon Lures|Comments Off on Heddon 300 7 Hook Minnow Lure

Heddon 800 Series Swimming Minnow

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 was another in the part of a marketing series called "It Swims" or focusing on how the lure swims. The [...]

By | 2017-04-17T16:13:32+00:00 April 17th, 2017|Antique Lures, Heddon Lures|Comments Off on Heddon 800 Series Swimming Minnow

Paw Paw Plenty Sparkle Lure

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 model series number 5500. This wooden lure measured in at 4" inches in length and was a top water fished [...]

By | 2017-04-16T08:11:50+00:00 April 16th, 2017|Antique Lures, Paw Paw Moonlight Lures|Comments Off on Paw Paw Plenty Sparkle Lure

Moonlight 1900 Zig Zag Lure

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 series 1900 before being Called a Zig Zag which was previously used on another earlier Minnow. This jointed or segmented [...]

By | 2017-04-15T07:31:45+00:00 April 15th, 2017|Antique Lures, Paw Paw Moonlight Lures|1 Comment

Pflueger Maybug Spinner Lure

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 lure was produced for around 3 decades or thirty years until 1916. The May Bug was made to be fished [...]

By | 2017-04-14T19:37:45+00:00 April 14th, 2017|19th Century Fishing Lures, Antique Lures, Pflueger Lures|Comments Off on Pflueger Maybug Spinner Lure

Heddon Dowagiac Underwater Lure 1902 Ad

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. You just wont find many items in 1902, the same year the Dowagiac Underwater Casting lure and the Dowagiac Expert [...]

By | 2017-04-13T13:27:04+00:00 April 13th, 2017|Antique Lure and Reel Ads, Antique Lures, Heddon Lures|Comments Off on Heddon Dowagiac Underwater Lure 1902 Ad

Creek Chub Baby Crawdad Lure

Creek Chub Baby Crawdad The Creek Chub Baby Crawdad Lure was first introduced in 1918 and was first called the Crab Wiggler, later the Crawdad. The antique lure was a Creek Chub model series 400, and was a smaller version of the crab or crawdad. The Crawdad lure had quite a production run and was [...]

By | 2017-04-13T08:26:24+00:00 April 13th, 2017|Antique Lures, Creek Chub Lures|Comments Off on Creek Chub Baby Crawdad Lure

Creek Chub Baby Wiggler Lure

Creek Chub Baby Wiggler Lure The Creek Chub Baby Wiggler Lure was first introduced in 1917 and lasted all the way through 1954. This antique fishing lure made by the Creek Chub Bait Company of Garrett Indiana was given a model series number 200. This lure is the smaller version of the longer 100 Wiggler [...]

By | 2017-04-12T18:10:34+00:00 April 12th, 2017|Antique Lures, Creek Chub Lures|Comments Off on Creek Chub Baby Wiggler Lure

Black Bass in Florida James Heddon Janette Hawley

Black Bass in Florida James Heddon Janette Hawley In the Black Bass Florida James Heddon Janette Hawley article from 1904 printing of Angling Stories we get this great article from James Heddon, I think. The book is a compilation of Angling stories from other Magazines, such as Sports Afield. We see in the article penned [...]

By | 2017-04-12T12:07:15+00:00 April 12th, 2017|Antique Lure and Reel Ads, Antique Lures, Heddon Lures|Comments Off on Black Bass in Florida James Heddon Janette Hawley

Creek Chub Jointed Snook Pikie Lure

Creek Chub Jointed Snook Pikie Lure The Creek Chub Jointed Snook Pikie Lure was first introduced in 1938. While its inventory continued to be sold and was in the Creek Chub Bait Company lure catalogs until 1978, it was produced after 1965. This large jointed or segmented lure is brother to the traditional and straight [...]

By | 2017-04-11T19:55:47+00:00 April 11th, 2017|Antique Lures, Creek Chub Lures|1 Comment

Charles Murat Mureel Lure

Charles Murat Mureel Lure The Charles Murat Mureel lure is more than a lure, but a story of a man and the Surf Striper Industry. The lure was created by Charles Murat or as his friends called him, Charlie. Murat's Tackle Shop, which started around 1946 not only sold the Mureel Lure a self confessed [...]

By | 2017-04-11T09:30:15+00:00 April 11th, 2017|Antique Lures, Miscellaneous Lure Makers|Comments Off on Charles Murat Mureel Lure

Shur Strike Flat Face Lure

Shur Strike Flat Face Lure The Shur Strike Flat Face Lure is a uncatalogued lure. Made by Creek Chub of Garrett, Indiana but sold under the Shur Strike line up this lure is similar to the G or Slope Nose. This antique fishing lure is wooden, with no eyes, and is cigar in shape with [...]

By | 2017-04-09T09:08:22+00:00 April 9th, 2017|Antique Lures, Creek Chub Lures, Miscellaneous Lure Makers|Comments Off on Shur Strike Flat Face Lure

South Bend Underwater Minnow 905

South Bend Underwater Minnow 905 The South Bend Underwater Minnow 905 series is Circa 1912. This 905 series wooden, glass eyed minnow lure was made for over 20 years. The lure was South Bends 5 Hook Underwater minnow lure was the companies industry standard 5 hook lure at the time. The lure had a front [...]

By | 2017-04-08T12:56:35+00:00 April 8th, 2017|Antique Lures, South Bend Lures|Comments Off on South Bend Underwater Minnow 905

Heddon Top Sonic Lure

Heddon Top Sonic Lure The Heddon Top Sonic Lure was a Heddon Dowagiac Series number 300. This antique lure was made from 1966 to 1969, so it was a short run in comparison to some of its other sonic lure brothers. The Top Sonic fishing lure features a tail and a tiny dorsal fin the [...]

By | 2017-04-04T08:54:36+00:00 April 4th, 2017|Antique Lures, Heddon Lures|Comments Off on Heddon Top Sonic Lure

Shakespeare Tarpalunge Lure

Shakespeare Tarpalunge Lure This Shakespeare Tarpalunge antique fishing lure is a model #6640. This jointed, wooden antique Shakespeare lure is circa 1930 and has two very large single hooks. This antique Shakespeare salt water fishing lure measures in at  5 3/4 inches in length. The lure was touted to hold over a 200 lb dead pull [...]

By | 2017-04-03T19:59:50+00:00 April 3rd, 2017|Antique Lures, Shakespeare Lures|Comments Off on Shakespeare Tarpalunge Lure

Hoptacong Perch Minnow Antique Lure

Hoptacong Perch Minnow Antique Lure The Hoptacong Perch Minnow Antique Lure date to around 1905. The lure distributed and made by the William Mills and Sons Company of New York, New York. While advertised to be a combined 6 inches in length, the lure itself was 3 inches in length. Mounted to the shaft were a [...]

By | 2017-04-03T10:35:29+00:00 April 3rd, 2017|Antique Lures, Collectible Fishing Empherma (Books, Catalogs, Photos, Etc), Miscellaneous Lure Makers|Comments Off on Hoptacong Perch Minnow Antique Lure

Sunday Sounds April Edition

Sunday Sounds April Edition On a rainy Sunday morning strolling through FB and Ebay with a cup of coffee in hand I came across a post of a Frog Spot Jamison Coaxer lure for sale, and if there is one thing that goes with Jamison in my head, its my buddy Joe. Jamison Coaxer [...]

By | 2017-04-02T14:10:19+00:00 April 2nd, 2017|Antique Lures, Collectible Fishing Empherma (Books, Catalogs, Photos, Etc), Friends & Clubs|Comments Off on Sunday Sounds April Edition

Creek Chub Dinger Lure

Creek Chub Dinger Lure The Creek Chub Dinger Lure was first produced in 1939 and was made until 1954. This Creek Chub of Garret Indiana antique fishing lure was a model series number 5600. This wooden glass eyed lure falls into the hair bait category. The hair itself stacked vertically on the rear of the [...]

By | 2017-04-12T08:02:35+00:00 April 2nd, 2017|Antique Lures, Creek Chub Lures|Comments Off on Creek Chub Dinger Lure