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Roller Flasher Antique Lure

By | 2017-03-30T08:48:12+00:00 March 22nd, 2017|Antique Lures, Miscellaneous Lure Makers|

Roller Flasher Antique Lure The Roller Flasher Antique Lure was fist introduced in 1949. This lure was made by the B & J Tackle Company of Detroit Michigan. This antique lure measures 2 1/2" in length. The lure has painted eyes and the bottom of the lure is thinner than the top. The lure has [...]

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Shur Strike Small Dude Lure

By | 2017-03-30T08:47:25+00:00 March 21st, 2017|Antique Lures, Creek Chub Lures, Miscellaneous Lure Makers|

Shur Strike Small Dude Lure The Shur Strike Small Dude Lure was first released around 1941. The Creek Chub Bait Company under the Shur Strike Bait Companies name in Garrett Indiana produced this small wooden lure measuring just a hair over 1 3/4" in length. With a name like "Small Dude" you know it has [...]

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Wright McGill Mouse Lure

By | 2017-03-30T08:54:15+00:00 February 28th, 2017|Antique Lures, Miscellaneous Lure Makers|

Wright McGill Mouse Lure The Wright McGill Mouse Lure was introduced with a host of other life-like lures around 1930. The Swimming Mouse antique fishing lure was made by The Wright and McGill Company, out of Denver Colorado. The lure was available in a 2 different sizes, the size shown in the gallery being the [...]

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Pfeiffer Minnow Tube

By | 2017-03-30T08:54:56+00:00 February 27th, 2017|Antique Lures, Miscellaneous Lure Makers|

Pfeiffer Minnow Tube This Rare Pfeiffer Minnow Tube lure is a different class of lure compared to the many seen on this page. This great lure is made from glass instead of usual wood, plastic or metal materials we've come to know. This glass test tube shaped lure was made by the Pfeiffer's Live Bait [...]

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Shakespeare Bait Company Baseball Team

By | 2017-02-25T09:31:49+00:00 February 24th, 2017|Antique Lure and Reel Ads, Antique Lures, Miscellaneous Lure Makers, Shakespeare Lures|

Shakespeare Bait Company Baseball Team Many people are not aware of a Shakespeare Bait Company Baseball Team and a Antique Fishing Lure company relationship. Well its true, there is a tie in between Americas Favorite Past Times, Baseball and Fishing. Many years ago in doing my research for the Old Fishing Lure website I came [...]

Holzapfel Mushroom Bass Bait

By | 2017-03-07T09:22:40+00:00 February 15th, 2017|Antique Lures, Miscellaneous Lure Makers|

Holzapfel Mushroom Bass Bait The Holzapfel Mushroom Bass Bait was first introduced around the early teens. This antique lure was made by J. A. Holzapfel in Jackson Michigan. If this fishing lure looks familiar to another makers lures, the Croaker by C.A. Wilford and Son of the same city they should be. Mr. Holzapfel and [...]

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Shurbite Shedevil Lure

By | 2017-03-25T19:46:10+00:00 February 9th, 2017|Antique Lures, Miscellaneous Lure Makers|

Shurbite Shedevil Lure The Shurbite Shedevil Lure was introduced in the 1930's. This plastic lure was made by the Shurbite Bait Company out of Bronson Michigan. The company would also move and or have locations in Kokomo, Indiana and Lorain, Ohio. This nondescript odd shaped plastic lure measures 4" in length. The antique lure has [...]

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Bug N Bass Antique Lure

By | 2017-02-15T20:01:13+00:00 February 8th, 2017|Antique Lures, Miscellaneous Lure Makers|

Bug N Bass Antique Lure The Bug N Bass Antique Lure dates to around 1963. The Bug N Bass antique lure a product of the Buckeye Bait Company of Miamisburg, Ohio, later in Council Grove, Kansas. The Bug N Bass was not the only lure made by the buckeye Bait COmpany. The lure itself is [...]

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Shur Strike Petite Spinner Lure

By | 2017-02-07T18:45:26+00:00 February 7th, 2017|Antique Lures, Creek Chub Lures, Miscellaneous Lure Makers|

Shur Strike Petite Spinner Lure This Shur Strike Petite Spinner Lure was made roughly around 1941. The Shur Strike Series of lures were Creek Chub of Garrett Indiana's cheaper line up of lures. The Petite Spinner, Pumpkin Seed series were also referred to as the PS series. This antique lure was made from wood and [...]

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Biff Go Devil Lure

By | 2017-02-15T19:58:01+00:00 February 6th, 2017|Antique Lures, Miscellaneous Lure Makers|

Biff Go Devil Lure The Biff Go Devil Lure is a single section self proclaimed Weedless, Surface and a piece of Light Tackle. The Go-Devil was patented in December 22, 1925 and is shown in one of the 2 available colors, the other being a molted green. The antique fishing lure was only a 1" [...]

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Comstock Flying Helgramite Lure

By | 2017-02-01T19:03:10+00:00 February 1st, 2017|19th Century Fishing Lures, Antique Lures, Miscellaneous Lure Makers|

Comstock Flying Helgramite Lure The Comstock Flying Helgramite Lure was made by Harry Comstock, Fulton, New York. Circa 1883. This is considered one of if not the first glass eyed antique fishing lures produced. The inventor Harry Comstock was not only a lure maker but at the time a noted gun enthusiast, salesman, inventor and [...]

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Bomber Knothead Lure

By | 2017-02-15T19:55:31+00:00 February 1st, 2017|Antique Lures, Miscellaneous Lure Makers|

Bomber Knothead Lure The Bomber Knothead Lure was first produced around 1948 and this larger version given a Model number 1300. The Bomber Bait Company of Gainsville Texas produced this line of lures for roughly only 3 years making them harder to come by than the average Bomber lure. The Knothead lure was the companies [...]

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Bottom Scratcher Lure Color Chart

By | 2017-01-27T11:09:20+00:00 January 27th, 2017|Antique Lures, Collectible Fishing Empherma (Books, Catalogs, Photos, Etc), Miscellaneous Lure Makers|

Bottom Scratcher Lure Color Chart This Bottom Scratcher Lure Color Chart give us a cool look at the sale sheet for a uniquely named antique fishing lure. The Bottom Scratcher came out in around 1950 and helps us date the piece, as it talks about the "New" bait. Bottom Scratcher A New, Deep Diving Bait [...]

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Paul Bunyan Lure Counter Display

By | 2017-01-26T10:15:39+00:00 January 26th, 2017|Antique Lures, Collectible Fishing Empherma (Books, Catalogs, Photos, Etc), Miscellaneous Lure Makers|

Paul Bunyan Lure Counter Display This is a neat Paul Bunyan Lure Counter Display unit. This counter merchandising display dates to the 1940's or early 1950's. I also was pleasantly surprised to see they made and sold a combo whistle, I had no idea they ever sold these. If anyone owns one of these tore [...]

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Chautauqua Trolling Minnow

By | 2017-01-26T10:14:36+00:00 January 26th, 2017|19th Century Fishing Lures, Antique Lures, Miscellaneous Lure Makers|

Chautauqua Trolling Minnow The Chautauqua Trolling Minnow although looking the part is not a pre 1900's lure. Ive grouped it in there, as if to suggest while in truth it was made in 1909, if fits better with it the Pre 1900 friends made by Chapman, Buel, Mann Loftie and the slew of others. This [...]

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Kumm Fish Spotter Lure

By | 2017-01-25T13:12:24+00:00 January 25th, 2017|Antique Lures, Miscellaneous Lure Makers|

Kumm Fish Spotter Lure The Kumm Fish Spotter Lure was first introduced around 1933 when the patent was applied for. The patent wasnt granted to Arthur J Kumm of Dearborn Michigan until 1935. This first version wooden lure measures 2 7/8" in length.The antique lure has very small glass eyes inset into the head or [...]

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Paul Bunyan Mouse Lure

By | 2017-01-25T12:34:05+00:00 January 25th, 2017|Antique Lures, Miscellaneous Lure Makers|

Paul Bunyan Mouse Lure The Paul Bunyan Mouse lure was first introduced in the late 1940's. Made and brought to market by the Paul Bunyan Bait Company out of Minneapolis Minnesota. This antique lure is akin to the Lady Bug type series, the mouse, is a plastic (Tenite) flat top water fished lure is a [...]

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Eger Junior Dillinger Lure

By | 2017-01-18T11:27:57+00:00 January 18th, 2017|Antique Lures, Miscellaneous Lure Makers|

Eger Junior Dillinger Lure The Eger Junior Dillinger Lure is part of a series of lures at the heart of the Eger antique fishing lure center. The Dillinger Junior lure is a model series 200. The lure first entered the market in 1941. It's hard to think of Eger without thinking Dillinger in the same [...]

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Weezle Sparrow Antique Lure

By | 2017-01-17T09:21:53+00:00 January 14th, 2017|Antique Lures, Miscellaneous Lure Makers|

Weezle Sparrow Antique Lure The Weezle Sparrow Antique Lure was first introduced around 1946. This lure was made in Cincinnati, Ohio manufactured by the Weezle Bait Company. This wooden lure is touted to have been covered in real Mallard Duck Feathers. This ingenious idea was based on the predator and prey theory of some of [...]

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Clark Popper Scout Darter Lure Chart

By | 2017-01-10T11:01:48+00:00 January 10th, 2017|Antique Lures, Collectible Fishing Empherma (Books, Catalogs, Photos, Etc), Miscellaneous Lure Makers|

Clark Popper Scout Darter Lure Chart This Clark Popper Scout Darter Lure Chart coinsides with the Water Scout, Little Eddie and Streamline posted yesterday. Giving us another look at a few lure models. Clark's Popper Scout Clark's Darter Scout Whichever series of Clark's lures you choose, they are yours for better fishing. They are designed [...]

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Clark Water Scout Lure Chart

By | 2017-01-09T11:14:24+00:00 January 9th, 2017|Antique Lures, Collectible Fishing Empherma (Books, Catalogs, Photos, Etc), Miscellaneous Lure Makers|

Clark Water Scout Lure Chart This Clark Water Scout Lure Chart gives us a birds eye view into the lures features, functions and color palates. I wish there was a date on these dealer sheets but I would assume based on the other paperwork that is with them that we are in the 1950's. For excelled [...]

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Smithwick Lure Early Sales Sheet

By | 2017-01-07T14:30:03+00:00 January 7th, 2017|Antique Lures, Collectible Fishing Empherma (Books, Catalogs, Photos, Etc), Miscellaneous Lure Makers|

Smithwick Lure Early Sales Sheet Here is a great Smithwick Lure Early Sales Sheet that I found among some other early Miscellaneous fishing lure dealer sheets. By Looking at the classic baits we know its early, unfortunately, there is no date stamped on this one like some of the others. I would bet this would [...]

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Pico Lure Sales Sheet

By | 2017-01-03T12:16:29+00:00 January 3rd, 2017|Antique Lures, Collectible Fishing Empherma (Books, Catalogs, Photos, Etc), Miscellaneous Lure Makers|

Pico Lure Sales Sheet This Pico Lure Sales Sheet dates to the January of 1952. The antique lure sales sheet contains a half dozen different lures in the assorted colors they were available in. Of historical note, you will see the PO Box address change, from 1194 to 5366 for those who may be  tracing and [...]

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Barracuda Brand Antique Lure Line Up

By | 2017-01-02T10:44:35+00:00 January 2nd, 2017|Antique Lures, Collectible Fishing Empherma (Books, Catalogs, Photos, Etc), Miscellaneous Lure Makers|

Barracuda Brand Antique Lure Line Up This Barracuda Brand Antique Lure Line Up sheet was part of a catalog sent out to tackle dealers in the 1950's. The sheet focuses on 12 of its current fishing lure line up and explains to dealers the features, functions, and benefits and packaging of each antique lure. I [...]

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Buckeye Bait Mad Minno Lure Color Guide

By | 2016-12-31T10:05:44+00:00 December 31st, 2016|Antique Lures, Collectible Fishing Empherma (Books, Catalogs, Photos, Etc), Miscellaneous Lure Makers|

Buckeye Bait Mad Minno Lure Color Guide This Buckeye Bait Mad Minno Lure Color Guide give us a an example by color Salesman or Dealer Sheet. Fining out what colors certain lures come in not only help us collectors by giving us a color guide to go by, but can help when trying to find [...]

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Martin Hotter N Ell Lure

By | 2017-01-17T09:36:21+00:00 December 31st, 2016|Antique Lures, Miscellaneous Lure Makers|

Martin Hotter N Ell Lure The Martin Hotter N Ell Lure lure falls into its own type category. More in the Hook & Harness and Spring Loaded catagroy. The 1951 lure catalog features two pages on the "Hotter'n'ell". One of the things I enjoy most about doing Fin and Flame is featuring some of these [...]

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Wright McGill Eagle Claw History

By | 2016-12-30T12:28:53+00:00 December 30th, 2016|Antique Lure and Reel Ads, Antique Lures, Collectible Fishing Empherma (Books, Catalogs, Photos, Etc), Fly Fishing, Miscellaneous Lure Makers|

Wright McGill Eagle Claw History This Wright McGill Eagle Claw History tale was taken from an excerpt from the Company in 1974. Stories like these breath life into the companies that we as collectors seek out. Being able to bring the different pieces of the puzzle to the table and recreate history with lore. Wright [...]

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Bomber Bait Company Press Release

By | 2016-12-29T13:16:17+00:00 December 29th, 2016|Antique Lure and Reel Ads, Antique Lures, Collectible Fishing Empherma (Books, Catalogs, Photos, Etc), Miscellaneous Lure Makers|

Bomber Bait Company Press Release This Bomber Bait Company Press Release and accompanying letter from one of the founders is a neat breadcrumb that I came across in sizable pile of research docs, catalogs, and salesman brochures I had amassed over time. It was hidden behind some papers I had looked at many many times [...]

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Storm Glop Antique Fishing Lure

By | 2016-12-23T08:01:56+00:00 December 23rd, 2016|Antique Lures, Miscellaneous Lure Makers|

Storm Glop The Storm Glop lure falls into a saying or category among antique fishing lure collectors that you can and will often hear. "Its more valuable because it didn't catch fish." Although that makes little sense from a pragmatic point of view, it makes sense if you apply a little logic. If it didn't catch [...]

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Worth Flutter Fin Lure

By | 2016-12-13T09:27:43+00:00 December 7th, 2016|Antique Lures, Miscellaneous Lure Makers|

Worth Flutter Fin Lure This version of the Worth Flutter Fin Lure is Circa 1962. The Worth Fishing Tackle Company was located out of Stevens Point Wisconsin. The Flutter Fin nicknamed by many "The Mustache Lure" was an invention made by Delbert Patterson of the Nova Tackle Company. The lure was sold around 1961 to [...]

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Carters Dunks Dunk It Lure

By | 2016-12-13T09:25:39+00:00 December 7th, 2016|Antique Lures, Miscellaneous Lure Makers|

Carters Dunks Dunk It Lure The Carters Dunks Dunk It Lure was first introduced around 1931-1933. This Indianapolis Indiana, and Dayton Ohio Produced lure like many other makers was the culmination and consolidation of multiple lure companies coming together. Milt Dunkelberger owned American Display and it is believed he bought the patents to The Carters [...]

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ShurKacth Baits Mouse Lure

By | 2017-03-19T14:58:49+00:00 November 30th, 2016|Antique Lures, Miscellaneous Lure Makers|

ShurKacth Baits Mouse Lure The ShurKacth Baits Mouse Lure is Circa 1939. The ShurKatch Bait company out of Richfield Springs, New York is thought to have been a distributor of Horrocks Ibbotson fishing lures. This wooden, painted eye mouse vintage fishing lure comes adorn with even a leather tail. This antique fishing lure uses a [...]

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Hanson Sub Master Lure

By | 2016-12-13T09:19:00+00:00 November 29th, 2016|Antique Lures, Miscellaneous Lure Makers|

Hanson Sub Master Lure The Hanson Sub Master Lure was patented in 1951, while being made as early as 1950. This lure was distributed by Hanson's Custom Loading out of Bonner Springs, Kansas. This little known lure has a large clear plastic diving lip almost the same length of its body.  This lure is 3 [...]

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Jamison Humdinger Lure

By | 2016-11-29T10:41:02+00:00 November 29th, 2016|Antique Lures, Miscellaneous Lure Makers|

Jamison Humdinger Lure The Jamison Humdinger Lure was first introduced in 1916. This wooden no eyed fishing lure was made by William J Jamison Company out of Chicago Illinois, know affectionately as "Smilling Bill". This antique fishing lure measures 3 1/8" inches in length and is really a larger version of the struggling mouse which [...]

Jamison Winged Mascot Lure No 2

By | 2016-11-28T19:37:42+00:00 November 28th, 2016|Antique Lures, Miscellaneous Lure Makers|

Jamison Winged Mascot Lure No. 2 Today I lost one of my best friends who I traveled across country to lure shows for years with. For two decades Joe and I were friends and my list of memories just as long. So many times, at the end of the nights, if neither of us sold [...]

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Rhodes Mechanical Frog in Wood Box

By | 2016-12-13T08:28:15+00:00 November 27th, 2016|Antique Lures, Miscellaneous Lure Makers, Shakespeare Lures|

Rhodes Mechanical Frog The Rhodes Mechanical Frog lure in the correct wooden box combines 2 different things that antique lure collectors get excited about. First off, a wood box lure, who doesn't like just the sound of that. This antique lure box shows the printed images clearly, and shows the patent date of October 31, [...]

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Fly Boy Antique Lure

By | 2016-12-13T08:32:17+00:00 November 26th, 2016|Antique Lures, Miscellaneous Lure Makers|

Fly Boy Antique Lure The Fly Boy Antique Lure is a neat little fishing lure out of Kansas City Missouri. The lure dates to the early 1970's and is on what I call the cusp of being antique. I have a hard time calling it antique because we are both the same age and Id [...]

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Skinner Turkey Wing Ad 1884

By | 2016-11-24T09:17:00+00:00 November 24th, 2016|19th Century Fishing Lures, Antique Lure and Reel Ads, Antique Lures, Miscellaneous Lure Makers|

Skinner Turkey Wing Ad Since today's motif is Turkey, I found  this apropos. This Skinner Turkey Wing Ad came from 1884. The Hibbard Spencer and Bartlett Company was a large seller of many items fishing tackle included. GM Skinner Clayton NY Silver Plated Oval and Kidney Pattern. These Baits are noted for superior workmanship and [...]

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Shur Strike Shovel Nose Wiggler Lure

By | 2016-12-13T08:38:35+00:00 November 21st, 2016|Antique Lures, Creek Chub Lures, Miscellaneous Lure Makers|

Shur Strike Shovel Nose Wiggler Lure The Shur Strike Shovel Nose Wiggler Lure was first introduced in 1933. This Creek Chub lure was made in Garrett, Indiana was to be sold under the Shur Strike Lure line up. The lure is quite a unique lure and isn't a knock of of any Creek Chub lure. [...]

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Wright McGill Flapper Crab Lure

By | 2016-11-20T10:44:37+00:00 November 20th, 2016|Antique Lures, Miscellaneous Lure Makers|

Wright McGill Flapper Crab Lure The Wright McGill Flapper Crab Lure in first introduced around 1930. The Flapper Crab antique lure was made by The Wright and McGill Company out of Denver Colorado. The lure was available in a few different sizes. The Flapper Crab fishing lure was made from the traditional molded composition that [...]

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Shur Strike Punkinseed Lure

By | 2016-12-13T08:42:13+00:00 November 18th, 2016|Antique Lures, Creek Chub Lures, Miscellaneous Lure Makers|

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 [...]

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Keller Gets Em Lure

By | 2016-11-17T19:04:14+00:00 November 17th, 2016|Antique Lures, Miscellaneous Lure Makers|

Keller Gets Em Lure The Keller Gets Em Lure was first introduced in 1916. Made in Rochester, Indiana this antique fishing lure is just cresting the century old mark. This colorful wooden, antique fishing lure measures in at 3 1/4" in length. This vintage minnow came in a painted eye and no eye version. The [...]

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Unner Flash Lure

By | 2016-12-13T08:45:13+00:00 November 17th, 2016|Antique Lures, Miscellaneous Lure Makers|

Unner Flash Lure The Unner Flash Lure was introduced around 1953. This antique wooden lure was made by the O. M. Bait Company out of Hazel Park Michigan. This no eyed lure measures 2" in length and has two treble hooks to secure its catch. The Unner Flash has a flat downward angling diving lip [...]

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Shur Strike Injured Minnow Lure

By | 2016-12-13T08:45:51+00:00 November 17th, 2016|Antique Lures, Creek Chub Lures, Miscellaneous Lure Makers|

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 [...]

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Nifty Minne Minnow Tube

By | 2016-11-08T10:57:20+00:00 November 8th, 2016|Antique Lures, Miscellaneous Lure Makers|

Nifty Minne Lure Minnow Tube The Nifty Minne lure, Circa 1913 falls into the minnow tube lure category. I've always spelled the name of this antique lure wrong for years Ill admit it. Minnow lure constraint devices vary from tubes to cages to hooks and pins to hold in place the pray to provide the [...]

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Antique Fishing Photo Sam Wallace CDV

By | 2016-11-03T11:55:51+00:00 November 3rd, 2016|19th Century Fishing Lures, Antique Lures, Collectible Fishing Empherma (Books, Catalogs, Photos, Etc), Miscellaneous Lure Makers|

Antique Fishing Photo Sam Wallace CDV This a great Antique Fishing Photo Sam Wallace CDV. CDV or Carte De Viste is a photography format or medium like we a few have discussed before with Samuel Tisdale the Black bass Man. The Carte De Viste CDV was invented and patented by France by photographer André Adolphe [...]

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Abbey Imbrie Go Getter Frog Lure

By | 2016-12-13T09:07:45+00:00 November 3rd, 2016|Antique Lures, Miscellaneous Lure Makers|

Abbey Imbrie Go Getter Frog Lure The Abbey Imbrie Go Getter Frog Lure is part of a series of lures created in the late 1930's, around 1938. Abbey and Imbrie in some form or fashion has been in business since around the 1830's as the Andrew Clerk Company. Early in 1930 Abbey and Imbrie was [...]

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Orchard Industries Bottom Scratcher Lure

By | 2016-12-13T09:08:56+00:00 November 2nd, 2016|Antique Lures, Miscellaneous Lure Makers|

Orchard Industries Bottom Scratcher Lure The Orchard Industries Bottom Scratcher Lure was first introduced in 1950. Orchard Industries of Detroit, Michigan made a small handful of Antique lures in the 1950. With a name that invokes a smile and is catchy it's hard not to like this small lure. While it's intent is to make [...]

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Chippewa Minnow Lure

By | 2016-10-30T11:36:00+00:00 October 30th, 2016|Antique Lures, Miscellaneous Lure Makers|

Chippewa Minnow Lure The Chippewa Minnow Lure was part of a lure first patented in 1910. The second part of this antique fishing lure was patented in 1911. Both shown below in the antique fishing lure patent galleries. The Immell Bait Bait Company, of Blair Wisconsin was the creation of Omer Immell born of Blair [...]

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Bite Em Water Mole Lure

By | 2017-02-22T19:25:09+00:00 October 26th, 2016|Antique Lures, Miscellaneous Lure Makers|

Bite Em Water Mole Lure The Bite Em Water Mole Lure was first introduced in 1920. The Bite Em Bait Company out of Fort Wayne, Indiana has two versions. The one shown below in the gallery is a type II with a slanted face where as the type I is rounded. This no eyed wooden [...]

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