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Shur Strike Punkinseed Lure

Shur Strike Punkinseed Lure

The Shur Strike Punkinseed Lure was also called the Petite Spinner model PS. This antique fishing lure was first introduced in 1938. Although made by Creek Chub of Garrett Indiana and marketed under the Shur Strike name this was made of good quality. This wooden lure, made with glass eyes measured 2″ in length. The lure featured both a front and rear unmarked propellers consistent with the Shur Strike Line up. The Petite Spinner having two treble hooks, the forward of which used cup style hook hardware and the rear attached to the rear screw eye.

The lure shown below in the gallery is a color code 06, and is defined as a Brown Back Scaled finish in 1933, or Shiner Scale in 1937. This paint finish was even called Dark Scale in 1936. Regardless of indecisive name one thing is clear. The Petite Spinner or Punkinseed is a quality made small underwater minnow made to fish smaller sized fresh water game fish such as black bass.

Shur Strike Punkinseed Lure Photo Gallery

2016-12-13T08:42:13+00:00 November 18th, 2016|Comments Off on Shur Strike Punkinseed Lure

Shur Strike Injured Minnow Lure

Shur Strike Injured Minnow Lure

The Shur Strike Injured Minnow Lure was introduced in the early 1930’s. The antique fishing lure was given a series code IM. Unlike the Creek Chub of Garrett Indiana Injured Minnows, the Shur Strike antique fishing lure was produced with two treble hooks. The lure hooks used a standard type of cup rigging. This wooden, painted tack eyed, antique injured minnow measures 3 3/4″ in length. As far as propellers the antique lure was produced with only dual unmarked floppy props just like its more expensive cousin.

The Lure is painted in a 09 Color, which is a beautiful Green Scale. The lure not only shows well, its difficult to find in this color and condition. The lure having no belly weight to utilize its natural buoyancy.  It was fashioned just like its more expensive, best selling, Swims On Sides or SOS niche product.

Shur Strike Injured Minnow Photo Gallery

2016-12-13T08:45:51+00:00 November 17th, 2016|Comments Off on Shur Strike Injured Minnow Lure

Creek Chub Pop It Lure

Creek Chub Pop It Lure

The Creek Chub Pop It Lure was first introduced in 1927. This Fly made by the Creek Chub Bait Company of Garrett, Indiana was made for almost a half of a century coming in just shy at 47 years. That is quite a run for any lure made by any of the big manufactures and it shows the success it had among fly fisherman.

The fly itself was a simple cork bodied fly which used buck tail and mallard feathers in its making. The lure in total measures 3 1/4″ in length. The Pop It lure was only ever made in three colors.

F100 Chub (Shown in the Gallery Below)
F101 Perch
F102 Brown Bug

Creek Chub Pop It Fly Lure Catalog Creek Chub Pop It Fly Lure Catalog

Made with a Cork Body; No 1 Hollow Point Hook, Bucktail and Mallard Feathers. Feathers and Bucktail Permanently attached to the body without the use of thread guaranteed to stick tighter than if thread tied. Here is a lure which we guarantee to get the bass when pulled so as to make the bait go pop-pop on the surface. The reason it is such a killer is, that though it is a very small and light lure, when jerked it makes a big fuss on the surface, which the bass cant resist. When pulled fast it […]

2016-12-13T08:53:39+00:00 November 11th, 2016|Comments Off on Creek Chub Pop It Lure

Creek Chub Faust Special Lure

Creek Chub Faust Special Lure

The Creek Chub Faust Special Lure looks like the cross between a Plunker lure and a Creek Chub Skipper. Dating from the 1940’s to the 1950’s this special order Creek Chub Bait made its appearance. While being made in Garrett Indiana, its written that its destination was not a sporting goods store but a drugstore. Faust and sometimes written Foust’s Drug Store Chain sold the hybrid and special order antique fishing lure.

The production lure itself is most always found with painted eyes and in the standard Creek Chub finish color palette. The lure has a angled and slanted concave head and in its center, a single forward line tie. The mouth painted red like so many other models. The lure has a rear of the mid line treble hook secured with the traditional cup rigging. While at the rear trails another treble secured with its screw eye.

Creek Chub Faust Special Lure Photo Gallery

2016-12-13T09:11:16+00:00 October 31st, 2016|Comments Off on Creek Chub Faust Special Lure

Creek Chub Bomber Kreeker

Creek Chub Bomber Kreeker

The Creek Chub Bomber Kreeker shown first in the gallery below was introduced in 1942. The Bomber lure was a series model number 6600 made by Creek Chub of Garrett Indiana. This wooden antique lure is 2 7/8″ in length, and can also be referred to as a Kreeker (After), and Dive Bomber (Prior). In its lifespan of 12 years the lure was made in 6 different cataloged colors (there are non cataloged colors out there as well), and 3 different body sizes.

The antique lure can be found with no eyes or painted eyes, and with 2 treble hooks attached via cup and screw hardware. The finish shown below is the famous victory or V in Morse Code, and no doubt was made in reference to the victory over Hitler and the Japanese of WWII.

As well as the color shown below in the lure gallery, you can find them listed in the following colors.

00   Pike Scale
01   Perch Scale (Shown Below)
02   Red and White
04    Golden Shiner
18   Silver Flash 
29   Victory Finish (Shown Below)

Creek Chub Bomber Kreeker Lure Gallery

2017-09-08T21:23:12+00:00 September 14th, 2016|Comments Off on Creek Chub Bomber Kreeker

Creek Chub Toad Van Houton Wiggler Lure

Creek Chub Toad Van Houton Wiggler Lure

The Creek Chub Toad Van Houton Wiggler Lure is really a series 200 Baby Wiggler. This model number antique lure made by the Creek Chub Bait Company of Garrett Indiana had been in existence since 1917 and lasted almost a half a century. For close to 50 years the Creek Chub Baby wiggler lure was made, so it should come to no surprise to anyone that collects, researches and hunts up old fishing tackle, that there would be variations. We not referring though in this case to the eyes or the hook hardware or normal evolution based on improvements to the lure itself. What we are referring to is the painted lip and noticeable difference in the paint scheme that separates this 200 from its seemingly identical brothers.

‘One cant help but notice the triangle shaped and hand painted lip on this antique fishing lure. It’s namesake a young hard working employee named Austin “Toad” Van Houten. It’s been written that this young gentleman with great work ethics made his way up through the ranks at he creek chub Bait Company to that of supervisor. It’s also said that when times were slow Toad would work on his special line that he gave his personal touch on. The Baby Wiggler inst the only lure out there with the avant garde painted lip so keep your eyes out. You’ll also notice that the 03 Silver Shiner color […]

2016-10-26T11:41:07+00:00 September 11th, 2016|Comments Off on Creek Chub Toad Van Houton Wiggler Lure

Creek Chub Fly Fishing Lure Pikie

Creek Chub Fly Fishing Lure Pikie

The Creek Chub Fly Fishing Lure Pikie was fist introduced in 1924. This fly rod sized version of the classic Pikie minnow fishing lure came in both a bass and a trout size as so many of the Creek Chub Fly rod lures did. The Pikie Fly was only cataloged in three different colors, 00 Pike, 02 Red and White, and 05 Red Side. The lure was available in a trout size which was code 1200, and measured 1 1/4″ and a Bass size model 1400 measuring in at 1 5/8″. The lure was a pretty good replica of the original Pikie Minnow antique lure just in a miniature size. The lure has a single line tie and can be found with a leader attached. The antique lure uses a small size double hook to catch its prey.

The Fly Rod Pike

Our famous Pikie Minnow has the reputation of getting the most fish and the little darting wobbling Pikies carry on. Hooks Reversible.

Pikie Fly Lure 1931 Catalog Cut Pikie Fly Lure 1931 Catalog Cut

Creek Chub Fly Fishing Lure Pikie Photo Gallery

2016-10-26T11:41:08+00:00 August 29th, 2016|Comments Off on Creek Chub Fly Fishing Lure Pikie

Creek Chub Fly Rod Ding Bat Lure Bass

Creek Chub Fly Rod Ding Bat Lure Bass

The Creek Chub Fly Rod Ding Bat Lure Bass size was a series F1400. This antique fly lure was first introduced by the Creek Chub Bait Company of Garrett Indiana in 1937. It would last less than a decade and be gone from the catalogs by 1946. This wooden lure mimics in shape its larger brethren and is the second to the smallest size fly that is why I added the bass and I refer to the smallest series the F1300 ast he trout. The lure has a single small forward line tie on the bottom of the chin , the round body and the a typical 2 tufts of hair exiting the rear lure. This antique fly has painted yellow eyes with a black iris. The antique fly lure has a single #6 size hook affixed to the rear of the lure. The lure wold come housed in a True to Nature box as shown below in the gallery and would be inset into a black card.

The Fly Rod Dingbat was available in 7 standard colors.
00 Pike Scale
01 Perch Scale
02 Red and White
04 Golden Shiner
13 All Black
18 Silver Flash (Shown Below)
19 Frog (Shown Below)

Creek Chub Fly Rod Ding Bat Lure Bass Size Silver Flash Photo Gallery

Creek Chub Fly Rod Ding Bat Lure Bass Size […]

2016-07-22T13:40:50+00:00 July 22nd, 2016|Comments Off on Creek Chub Fly Rod Ding Bat Lure Bass

Creek Chub River Scamp Lure

Creek Chub River Scamp Lure

The Creek Chub River Scamp Lure was a model number 4300. This was first introduced in the Creek Chub antique lure catalog in 1934. The Scamp lure would last almost 2 decades. The Scamp is similar in looks to the Baby Pike although the lure is more of a wedge shape. This wooden, glass eyed minnow lure measured in at 2 1/2″ in length. The lure also differed from Pikie’s as it has a single belly weight making it a underwater lure. The lure had a few changes over time and at one point could be bought with a deep diving lip. The lure has two treble hooks the center connected with cup and the rear connected with the screw eye.
The antique lure was available in a half dozen colors.
00 Pike
01 Perch
02 Res and White
05 Dace (Shown in Gallery Below)
08 Rainbow
18 Silver Flash

Creek Chub River Scamp Lure Photo Gallery

2016-06-27T00:29:54+00:00 June 27th, 2016|Comments Off on Creek Chub River Scamp Lure

Creek Chub Spinning Deepster Lure

Creek Chub Spinning Deepster Lure

The Creek Chub Spinning Deepster Lure was first introduced in 1953 and only lasted a very limited time. The antique lure was a model series number 9600 made by the Creek Chub Bait Company of Garret Indiana. This small deep diving plug received its name due to the large diving lip it possessed and it light weight causing it to make deep dives and erratic moves. This small wooden antique fishing lure on ever had painted eyes and its single line tie attached to the diving lip. The antique lure had two treble hooks to secure its catch. The Deepster lure was available in five different color scheme finishes but has been found in uncatalogued colors as well.
00 Pike Scale
01 Perch Scale
02 Red and White
18 Silver Flash (Shown in the Gallery Below)
36 Black Sucker

Creek Chub Spinning Deepster Lure Photo Gallery

2016-06-22T14:21:16+00:00 June 22nd, 2016|Comments Off on Creek Chub Spinning Deepster Lure

Creek Chub Flip Flap Lure

Creek Chub Flip Flap Lure

The Creek Chub Flip Flap Lure was first introduced into the catalog line up in 1934. This Creek Chub of Garrett Indiana made lure was a series model number 4400. This wooden, glass eyed antique fishing lure measures 3 1/4″ inch in length. The tell tale or distinctive large nickle flap thats attached to the forward line tie gives the lure its radical dive and flip motion upon retrieve. Later in the life of the lure you could specify or order a copper plated flap instead. The lure resembles a Dingbat lure in appearance but was gone from the Creek Chub antique fishing lure line up by 1941. The antique lure unfortunately only was ever produced in four different catalog color scheme paint finishes.
02 Red And White
05 Dace (Shown in Gallery Below)
18 Silver Flash
19 Frog

Creek Chub Flip Flap Lure Photo Gallery

2016-06-19T22:59:34+00:00 June 19th, 2016|Comments Off on Creek Chub Flip Flap Lure

Creek Chub Champ Lure

Creek Chub Champ Lure

The Creek Chub Champ Lure was first introduced in 1936. This antique metal lure was Creek Chub of Garrett Indiana model series number S30. The model number end would change to match the color of the lure for example a green scale one would be S39. This odd metal lure only lasted roughly 8 years in the Creek Chub antique lure line up. The lure besides be available in different colors also was available in a Musky and Salt Water Sizes. This version was 3 1/4″ in length and had stamped and painted eyes. The metal fishing lure has a single line tie between the eyes, and had two treble hooks attached to catch its prey.

The smallest version Champ antique lure shown below in the gallery was available in 6 different colors.
S30 Pike Scale
S30-N Nickle
S30-C Copper
S32 Red and White
S39 Green Scale

Creek Chub Champ Lure Photo Gallery 

2016-07-29T00:21:19+00:00 June 4th, 2016|Comments Off on Creek Chub Champ Lure

Creek Chub Fly Rod Crawdad Lure

Creek Chub Fly Rod Crawdad Lure

The Creek Chub Fly Rod Crawdad Lure was a series model number F50 and F51. This antique fly rod lure was first introduced in to fly fisherman in 1924. The fly lure was a success for fisherman and for the Creek Chub Bait company out of Garrett Indiana. Fashioned after its larger brethren, the Fly Rod Crawdad lure was roughly one inch in length. The lure featured fur claw and feather legs. The antique fly lure was only ever available in two fishing lure color schemes. Tan Crab was model series the F5,1 and the model series F50 was Natural Crab color finish. The lure can be found housed in the typical green and white True to Nature Creek Chub lure boxes.

Creek Chub Fly Rod Crawdad Lure Photo Gallery

The 1931 Creek Chub Catalog States:

A light little lure with body about an inch long, squirrel tail claws, feather legs and tail. No. 1/0 Shaughnessy hook. Made to float and fr use with a split shot.

Fly Rod Crawdad Page in Creek Chub Lure Catalog Fly Rod Crawdad Page in Creek Chub Lure Catalog

2016-10-26T11:41:17+00:00 May 10th, 2016|Comments Off on Creek Chub Fly Rod Crawdad Lure

Creek Chub Fin Tail Shiner Lure

Creek Chub Fin Tail Shiner Lure

The Creek Chub Fin Tail Shiner Lure was first introduced in 1924. This glass eyed, wooden, antique lure was Creek Chub of Garrett Indiana model series number 2100. The Fintail shiner is 4 inches in length. The lure has glass eyes and the new improved lip which held one of the two lines ties on the lure. Its tell tale features however were its dorsal, pectoral and rear fins.

The antique lure evolved over time as far as the composition or type of product used. The first were made of rubber then on to cloth and finally it was changed over to metal fins that could weather the environmental changes sitting in a metal tackle box much better. The fishing lure used two large treble hooks secured by the traditional cup hardware to snag and hold its prey. The lure was available in a half dozen different colors besides the Perch Scale shown in the gallery.

01 Perch Scale (Shown in Gallery)
02 Red and White
03 Silver Shiner
04 Golden Shiner
05 Red Side / Dace
18 Silver Flash

Creek Chub Fin Tail Shiner Lure Creek Chub Fin Tail Shiner Lure

The catalog ad states:

“With its beautiful, natural colors, scale finish, flat sides, swishing tail, flexible fins-and patented mouthpiece-this lure is as near like a living, breathing, wiggling minnow as […]

2016-10-26T11:41:19+00:00 April 30th, 2016|Comments Off on Creek Chub Fin Tail Shiner Lure

Creek Chub Fly Rod Mouse Lure

Creek Chub Fly Rod Mouse Lure

The Creek Chub Fly Rod mouse lure was first introduced in 1931. Creek Chub recommended using a 9ft 5-6 weight fly rod to fish these new pan fish fly rod lures. The graphic photo shown at the bottom of the page is out of that catalog. The antique fly Lure was a series F213, correlating to its black color. The antique lure was first found in a Yellow and Red printed Mouse Intro box.

The Fly Rod Mouse Lure below is shown in the True to Nature Box with black insert card, however this example is unmarked. The fly rod mouse came in 3 colors, the F213 All black, the F200 Gray Mouse , and the F202 which was all white in color. The Creek Chub antique fly rod sized Mouse lure lasted 15 years in the Creek Chub Fly Fishing lure line up.

Creek Chub Fly Rod Mouse Lure Gallery

The New Fly Rod Mouse No. F200 Series as shown in the 1931 Catalog that year for just $.75 cents : “The Baby mouse has long been a favorite food of the big trout and bass of lake and stream and in this little lure we have brought to perfection the looks and action of a tiny mouse struggling in the water. Very Lightly made and lifts easily from the surface; so well covered by the hook that very […]

2016-10-26T11:41:21+00:00 April 10th, 2016|Comments Off on Creek Chub Fly Rod Mouse Lure

Creek Chub Open Mouth Shiner Lure

Creek Chub Open Mouth Shiner Lure

The Creek Chub Open Mouth Shiner antique lure resembles the Darter lure somewhat as both having the notched mouth. The lure was actually named the Open Mouth Weedless at first. The antique lure was first introduced around 1918/1919 and was a creek chub series 500. The antique fishing lure shown is red and white in color and would be Creek Chubs color code 02.

The wooden lure is roughly  3 1/4″ in length and I say roughly as there are small variations in sizes in this thing. The lure was short lived at just around 13 years. The antique lure gets a bad wrap with most of the love from fisherman being shown to the Darter, however I really like the Open mouth Shiner as a classic under appreciated Creek Chub  lure. The lure was offered in no eye and painted eye versions aike. The antique fishing lure came in under a half dozen different color variations. The lure has a single line tie in the front and has 2 treble hooks the front which pulls up next to the body upon retrieval. The fishing lure can be found in a regular Creek Chub Green box as well as a Intro box showing a picture of the lure. There are a few ads out there in Outdoor Recreation, and Field and Stream both in 1922 advertising the Creek Chub Open Mouth Shiner for Sale for .75 cents.

Some of the […]

2016-10-26T11:41:23+00:00 March 16th, 2016|Comments Off on Creek Chub Open Mouth Shiner Lure