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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 | 2017-06-08T20:06:54+00:00 May 6th, 2017|Antique Lures, Fly Fishing, Fly Rod Lures, Heddon Lures|Comments Off on Heddon Wilder Dilg Spook Fly Lure

Heddon Punkie Spook Fly Lure

Heddon Punkie Spook Lure The Heddon Punkie Spook Fly lure was made no doubt due to the popularity of the now famous Heddon Punkinseed lure. This antique fly lure was a series 980, and shown in Heddon's White Shore Finish Color Code XS and XRW. The lure was made in the in roughly a half [...]

By | 2017-03-30T08:46:37+00:00 March 20th, 2017|Antique Lures, Fly Rod Lures, Heddon Lures|Comments Off on Heddon Punkie Spook Fly Lure

Heddon Wood River Runtie Fly Lure

Heddon Wood River Runtie Fly Lure The Heddon Wood River Runtie Fly Lure was first introduced in 1937. Made by Heddon in Dowagiac Michigan this antique fly rod lure was given a series 750. The 1930's was a time of transition for the America, and the fishing lure industry. In the early part of the [...]

By | 2017-01-17T09:37:33+00:00 December 30th, 2016|Antique Lures, Fly Fishing, Fly Rod Lures, Heddon Lures|Comments Off on Heddon Wood River Runtie Fly Lure

Heddon River Runtie Spook Lure

Heddon River Runtie Spook Lure The Heddon River Runtie Spook Lure was first introduced in 1937 and was assigned a model 950. This second coming of this Heddon from Dowagiac Michigan fly lure was like many of the other period lures made from plastic. Although first introduced in a wood variation it wouldnt take Heddon [...]

By | 2016-12-13T08:51:03+00:00 November 13th, 2016|Antique Lures, Fly Fishing, Fly Rod Lures, Heddon Lures|Comments Off on Heddon River Runtie Spook 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 [...]

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

Shakespeare Fly Rod Mouse Lure

Shakespeare Fly Rod Mouse Lure Shakespeare Fly Rod Mouse Lure, or the Swimming Mouse as its referred to sometimes was introduced around the late 1930's or early 1940's. The Shakespeare Company of Kalamazoo Michigan labeled it as new in the 1940 antique lure catalog, but Ive learned that sometimes print doesn't change from year to [...]

By | 2016-12-13T08:55:24+00:00 November 8th, 2016|Antique Lures, Fly Rod Lures, Shakespeare Lures|Comments Off on Shakespeare Fly Rod Mouse Lure

Heddon Bubbling Bug Fly Rod Lure

Heddon Bubbling Bug Fly The Heddon Bubbling Bug fly rod minnow lure is Heddon's Series number 90. The fly rod fishing lure is not your A Typical small trout Fly one thinks of, as you can see in the gallery against a ruler this fly measures 1 3/4" in length. This antique Heddon fly rod [...]

By | 2016-12-13T09:01:49+00:00 November 7th, 2016|Antique Lures, Fly Rod Lures, Heddon Lures|Comments Off on Heddon Bubbling Bug Fly Rod 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 [...]

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

Tropical Bait Stormy Petrel Lure

Tropical Bait Stormy Petrel Lure The Tropical Bait Stormy Petrel Lure has always been a favorite with collectors. Ned Danforth of Indianapolis, Indiana was the Owner and inventor of the Stormy Petrel. Ned began making his now famous fishing lures as early as 1935. The Stormy Petrel as it is referred to some as the [...]

By | 2016-08-20T16:54:55+00:00 August 20th, 2016|Antique Lures, Fly Fishing, Fly Rod Lures, Miscellaneous Lure Makers|Comments Off on Tropical Bait Stormy Petrel Lure

Shakespeare Midget Oregon Fly Lure

Shakespeare Midget Oregon Fly Lure The Shakespeare Midget Oregon Fly lure was first introduced in the 1934 Shakespeare. A copy of the lure catalog ad by the Shakespeare Bait Company from Kalamazoo Michigan is shown below. I apologize for the quality but it was the best I could present. This small wooden antique fly lure [...]

By | 2016-10-26T11:41:08+00:00 August 17th, 2016|Antique Lures, Fly Fishing, Fly Rod Lures, Shakespeare Lures|Comments Off on Shakespeare Midget Oregon Fly Lure

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. [...]

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

Heddon Widget Fly Lure

Heddon Widget Fly Lure This Heddon Widget Fly Lure was first introduced in 1952. This antique fly lure was given model series number 300. This fly lure measures 1 1/4" in length and has a #10 size treble hook. The lure has a small split shot ring attached to the front line tie on the [...]

By | 2016-07-10T23:22:59+00:00 July 10th, 2016|Antique Lures, Fly Fishing, Fly Rod Lures, Heddon Lures|Comments Off on Heddon Widget Fly Lure

Paw Paw Indian Sign Fly Lure Box

Paw Paw Indian Sign Fly Lure Box This Paw Paw Indian Sign Fly Lure Box is a great example of a antique fly lure box. Collecting the lures themselves is just one piece of the Antique lure puzzle, or paradigm the boxes which house them and the paperwork inserts is another. Here is a classic [...]

By | 2016-10-26T11:41:11+00:00 June 21st, 2016|Antique Lures, Fly Rod Lures, Paw Paw Moonlight Lures|Comments Off on Paw Paw Indian Sign Fly Lure Box

Heddon Wilder Dilg Bob Davis Fly Lure

Heddon Wilder Dilg Bob Davis Fly Lure We've come to know the Heddon Wilder Dilg Bob Davis Fly Lure as Yellow Head Yellow Hackle fly. But, do we know who Bob Davis the American Editor and photographer is? Why is this a face on the cover of the intro Heddon Fly rod antique lure box. [...]

By | 2016-10-26T11:41:16+00:00 June 2nd, 2016|Antique Lures, Fly Rod Lures, Heddon Lures|Comments Off on Heddon Wilder Dilg Bob Davis Fly Lure

South Bend Callmac Fly Bug

South Bend Callmac Fly Bug The South Bend Callmac Fly Bug was a series model number 860. This South Send Antique Fly Rod Lure was made for over two decades beginning in 1921 and ending in or around 1942. This antique fly lure was available in 2 different lure sizes and were always well adorned [...]

By | 2016-07-19T02:03:30+00:00 May 12th, 2016|Antique Lures, Fly Rod Lures, South Bend Lures|Comments Off on South Bend Callmac Fly Bug

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 [...]

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

Rush Tango Trout Tango Lure 6 Pack

Rush Tango Trout Tango Lure 6 Pack The Rush Tango Trout Tango Lure is the smallest of the Tango line up. The Rush Tango Trout Tango lure was a fly rod lure measuring 1 3/4" in length and having a detachable small double hook. The lure meant to be cast with a medium weight rod [...]

By | 2016-06-23T01:00:01+00:00 April 17th, 2016|Antique Lures, Fly Rod Lures, Miscellaneous Lure Makers|Comments Off on Rush Tango Trout Tango Lure 6 Pack

Jacobs Polly Frog Lure

Jacobs Polly Frog Lure    The Jacobs Polly Frog Lure was patented in 1942, and as stated on its box "Being a lure for all game fish". From the already famous maker of the Jacobs Hoss or Horse Fly lure, we see a new offering. The Polly Frog antique fly lure was available in 4 [...]

By | 2016-06-19T02:01:30+00:00 March 30th, 2016|Antique Lures, Fly Rod Lures, Miscellaneous Lure Makers|Comments Off on Jacobs Polly Frog Lure