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Jim Pfeffer Banana Lure

By | 2016-05-10T22:33:38+00:00 May 10th, 2016|Antique Lures, Miscellaneous Lure Makers|

Jim Pfeffer Banana Lure The Jim Pfeffer Banana Lure is reported to have been one of his earliest lures. There are those who will argue that the Orlando shiner is the first. But what we cant argue about is the success of the Banana Lure. Fashioned in the Shape of a Banana this wooden lure [...]

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Buel Arrowhead Spinner Antique Lure

By | 2016-10-26T11:41:18+00:00 May 8th, 2016|19th Century Fishing Lures, Antique Lures, Miscellaneous Lure Makers|

Buel Arrowhead Spinner Antique Lure The Buel Arrowhead Spinner Antique Lure was originally shown in the 1852 patent. There were a few changes over time to the shape and make of the lure. In 1893 Buel re brands his arrowhead with a convenience feature. This antique lure has a deeper notch between the bottom arrows [...]

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Gowan Bumble Bug Lure

By | 2016-07-13T12:46:53+00:00 May 4th, 2016|Antique Lures, Miscellaneous Lure Makers|

Gowan Bumble Bug Lure The Gowan Bumble Bug Lure was first produced in 1949. This antique lure was made by the Gowan Manufacturing Company of Gowan Michigan. Doing research on the company itself there wasn't anything out there i could put my fingers on. The lure first made of wood transitioned into plastic somewhere around [...]

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Live Action Frog Lure

By | 2016-10-17T08:21:18+00:00 May 4th, 2016|Antique Lures, Miscellaneous Lure Makers|

Live Action Frog Lure The Live Action Frog Lure shown in the box below is quite a fishing lure contraption. The fishing lure was first made in 1960 by the Action Frog Corporation out of Long Beach, California. This antique frog lure is 5 1/5" inches in length overall. This crazy frog lure has a [...]

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Decker Lure Ad Field Stream 1912

By | 2016-07-13T12:45:16+00:00 May 2nd, 2016|Antique Lure and Reel Ads, Antique Lures, Miscellaneous Lure Makers|

Decker Lure Ad Field Stream This Decker Lure Ad Field Stream comes from 1912. This ad comes after one of the greatest fishing derbies and challenges Field and Stream had. "The Decker lands so soft and true And spins when drawn in. Its lifelike lines are sure to lure." When you re amongst the big [...]

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Hendryx Burdett Bait Lure

By | 2016-10-26T11:41:19+00:00 May 2nd, 2016|Antique Lures, Miscellaneous Lure Makers|

Hendryx Burdett Bait Lure The Hendryx Burdett Bait Lure is one of the harder to find Hendryx antique fishing lures. If you not familiar with Hendryx baits, or reels, but your familiar with Winchester reels, your actually familiar with Hendryx and just didn't know it. Winchester bought the rights Hendryx in the late teens or [...]

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Gudebrod Bippie Lure

By | 2016-07-08T16:04:05+00:00 April 30th, 2016|Antique Lures, Miscellaneous Lure Makers|

Gudebrod Bippie Lure The Gudebrod Bippie Lure was made in 1975. I believe this lure is one of the youngest I've featured on the Blog. I would like to make sure that my intent isn't just to feature the rare and expensive but yet give a good cross section of all the lures rare or [...]

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Val Lure Val Products Chicago

By | 2016-07-07T22:25:43+00:00 April 29th, 2016|Antique Lures, Miscellaneous Lure Makers|

Val Lure Val Products Chicago This Val Lure Val Products Chicago made lure is a uniquely made fishing lure. The lure was made by Val Products out of Chicago Illinois, in the early to mid 1930's. It didn't last too long and was gone from production a decade later. The lure itself is a jointed [...]

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Vermilion Mouse Lure

By | 2016-07-07T22:14:13+00:00 April 26th, 2016|Antique Lures, Miscellaneous Lure Makers|

Vermilion Mouse Lure The Vermilion Mouse Lure is a cool little unit. This antique lure is wooden with faceted glass eye and has a leather tail. The mouse lure was first introduced in n the early 1920's somewhere between 1922 to 1924, and was made by Frank Knill of Vermilion Ohio. The lure itself, minus [...]

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Al Foss Bass Pop

By | 2016-05-08T14:08:18+00:00 April 24th, 2016|Antique Lures, Miscellaneous Lure Makers|

Al Foss Bass Pop The Al Foss Bass Pop, really is a True Temper / American Fork and Hoe Company, from Geneva Ohio. The Bass Pop antique lure is often found by itself and was first produced in 1941. The wooden glass eyed hair tailed Frog Trailer turns it from boring to exceptional. [...]

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Watt Tackle Twirling Twirp Lure

By | 2016-06-29T15:52:31+00:00 April 22nd, 2016|Antique Lures, Miscellaneous Lure Makers|

Watt Tackle Twirling Twirp Lure The Watt Tackle Twirling Twirp Lure is quite an interesting lure. The lure dates to around 1947 and was made by the Watt Tackle Company out of Detroit Michigan. This wooden no eyed lure measure 3 1/4" in length. The lure fashioned after a propeller features three set fins that [...]

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Winchester Multi Wobbler Lure

By | 2016-04-20T13:35:35+00:00 April 20th, 2016|Antique Lures, Miscellaneous Lure Makers|

Winchester Multi Wobbler Lure The Winchester Multi Wobbler Lure was first introduced in 1921. The Winchester Repeating Arms Company was located in New Haven Connecticut. The multi wobbler minnow is Winchesters copy of the Heddon Crab Wiggler. The wooden glass eyed antique lure bears the same shape as the crab wiggler, however it uses rear [...]

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Trenton Mad Mouse Lure

By | 2016-06-29T02:30:43+00:00 April 20th, 2016|Antique Lures, Miscellaneous Lure Makers|

Trenton Mad Mouse Lure The Trenton Mad Mouse Lure was first introduced in 1947. The Trenton Manufacturing Company was located in Covington Kentucky. The antique fishing lure used the eyes not only to adorn the lure. They were painted screws which secured the lire top the body. The mouse lure was roughly 2" in length [...]

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Omer Immell Inventor of the Chippewa Lure

By | 2016-10-26T11:41:20+00:00 April 18th, 2016|Antique Lure and Reel Ads, Antique Lures, Miscellaneous Lure Makers|

Omer Immell Inventor of the Chippewa Lure This Omer Immell Inventor of the Chippewa Lure historical excerpt is about Omer Immell, the inventor of the Chippewa antique fishing lure. HISTORY OF TREMPEALEAU COUNTY Omer F Immell hustling agent for the New York Life Insurance company was born on a farm three miles east of Blair, [...]

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Lockhart Wagtail Witch Lure Ad FS May 1909

By | 2016-04-18T19:32:07+00:00 April 18th, 2016|Antique Lure and Reel Ads, Antique Lures, Miscellaneous Lure Makers|

Lockhart Wagtail Witch Lure Ad FS May 1909 This is a Lockhart Wagtail Witch Lure Ad FS May 1909. Lockhart's Wagtail Witch That a rose by any other name would smell as sweet is pre-eminently true when applied to the implement that has attained repute under the designation of "Lockhart's Water Witch Bait" and for [...]

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Gentleman Jim Lure with Pflueger Archives

By | 2016-10-26T11:41:20+00:00 April 18th, 2016|Antique Lures, Miscellaneous Lure Makers|

Gentleman Jim Lure with Pflueger Archives Bait The Gentleman Jim Lure Was first seen around 1947. The lure was made of a plastic called tenite. The lure in almost a large salamander shape was 3 7/8" in length. The Gentle Man Jim was made by C.W. Waddle Company out of Chicago Illinois. The lure featured [...]

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WD Chapman 1888 Lure Maker Rochester NY

By | 2016-10-26T11:41:20+00:00 April 18th, 2016|Antique Lure and Reel Ads, Antique Lures, Miscellaneous Lure Makers|

WD Chapman 1888 Lure Maker Rochester NY The WD Chapman 1888 Lure Maker Rochester NY business description below gives us great insight into WD Chapman the antique lure maker. Giving insight into its business structure and partners of the era ,and some of the relational Chapman antique lure stamping you may find. It also isn't [...]

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Rush Tango Trout Tango Lure 6 Pack

By | 2016-06-23T01:00:01+00:00 April 17th, 2016|Antique Lures, Fly Rod Lures, Miscellaneous Lure Makers|

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 [...]

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Hobbs Supply Bon Net Lure

By | 2016-10-26T11:41:21+00:00 April 16th, 2016|Antique Lures, Miscellaneous Lure Makers|

Hobbs Supply Bon Net Lure The Hobbs Supply Bon Net Lure was a 6 fishing hook Minnow. This wooden glass eyed bait was Circa 1952 and measured in at 3 5/8" in length. The antique fishing lure had 6 hooks and used what collectors term as surface hardware. The Bon Net underwater minnow was made [...]

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Thoren Minnow Chaser Lure

By | 2016-06-22T01:12:40+00:00 April 13th, 2016|Antique Lures, Miscellaneous Lure Makers|

Thoren Minnow Chaser Lure The Thoren Minnow Chaser Lure was produced by its namesake A.H. Thoren. The lure was made in Chicago Illinois at 7407 Rhodes Ave. I'm not sure if they've ever pinned down a true start date. Some resources state 1928 and made by another manufacturer, Blake, of Casper Wyoming. While others that [...]

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Whirling Dervish Lure

By | 2016-06-22T01:09:38+00:00 April 12th, 2016|Antique Lures, Miscellaneous Lure Makers|

Whirling Dervish Lure The Whirling Dervish Lure is interesting antique lure. The lure itself is made plastic in the form of a drill bit of sorts. The lure dances across the top of the water as does its namesake across the dance area. The lure has a single trailing dressed treble hook. The Whirling Dervish [...]

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Makinen Wonder Lure

By | 2016-06-22T01:11:21+00:00 April 11th, 2016|Antique Lures, Miscellaneous Lure Makers|

Makinen Wonder Lure The Makinen Wonder Lure was made by Makinen Tackle Company from Kaleva Michigan. The lure was first introduced in 1947. Some of the earlier Makinen lure were made of wood, the Wonder Lure however is made of tenite. The lure is 2 1/2" inches in length, features a round diving lip, and [...]

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Spiral Lure and Box

By | 2016-06-19T02:59:30+00:00 April 7th, 2016|Antique Lures, Miscellaneous Lure Makers|

Spiral Lure The Spiral Lure was originally introduced in 1935. This antique lure was made in Detroit Michigan. This lure has a single forward line tie and rotates on a wire frame when retrieved through the water. The lure was Made by the Spiral Tackle Company, and I do believe this is the only lure [...]

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Anderson Minnow Lure

By | 2016-06-19T02:37:23+00:00 April 5th, 2016|Antique Lures, Miscellaneous Lure Makers|

Anderson Minnow Lure The Anderson Minnow Lure is a fun miscellaneous bait and falls in the spring loaded category. This lure first made in 1949 by the Anderson Bait Company out of Chicago, Illinois. The lure was offered up in frog, perch or red head paint scheme finishes. The hook would lock into place on [...]

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Wilson Bassmerizer Lure

By | 2016-06-19T02:22:09+00:00 April 2nd, 2016|Antique Lures, Miscellaneous Lure Makers|

Wilson Bassmerizer Lure The Wilson Bassmerizer Lure was first introduced in 1917. Wilson or the Hastings Sporting Goods Company out of Hastings, Michigan had been in business for a half dozen years by this point and had produced a handful of lures. The Bassmerizer is a no eyed, wooden lure, with a diving plane at [...]

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Donaly Redfin Minnow Lure

By | 2016-06-19T02:06:26+00:00 March 31st, 2016|Antique Lures, Miscellaneous Lure Makers|

Donaly Redfin Minnow Lure The Donaly Redfin Minnow Lure is one of those pre 1920's lures that's a treasure to hold or own. The lure was made in 1911 with some indications that it may have been earlier. That makes this wooden glass eyed antique lure over a century old. I only hope I can [...]

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Jacobs Polly Frog Lure

By | 2016-06-19T02:01:30+00:00 March 30th, 2016|Antique Lures, Fly Rod Lures, Miscellaneous Lure Makers|

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 [...]

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Barracuda Reyhu Lure

By | 2016-06-19T01:52:07+00:00 March 29th, 2016|Antique Lures, Miscellaneous Lure Makers|

Barracuda Reyhu Lure The Barracuda Reyhu Lure is a small wooden 2 1/2" fishing lure. The antique lure was made by The Florida Fishing Tackle Manufacturing Company, Barracuda Brand and was found in the 1950's. The Lure can also be found under the Dandy Lures brand out of Tampa Florida in the Orange Clear top [...]

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Dolly Rotator Lure

By | 2016-06-19T01:36:26+00:00 March 27th, 2016|Antique Lures, Miscellaneous Lure Makers|

Dolly Rotator Lure The Dolly Rotator lure is a Hard Plastic multi segmented lure. This antique lures rear end is in the shape of a cork screw rotating the rear half while the front segment stays stationary. The lure measures 3 7/8" in length and is Circa 1964. Ive only ever seen the red and [...]

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Outing Bassy Getum Lure

By | 2016-06-19T01:26:38+00:00 March 25th, 2016|Antique Lures, Miscellaneous Lure Makers|

Outing Bassy Getum Lure The Outing Bassy Getum lure is Circa 1926. The antique lure is a hollow, painted brass lure. As you can guess the paint doesn't like to stick to these after they were used a few times. The fishing lure was made by the Outing Manufacturing company from Elkhart Indiana. Outing made [...]

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Chase a Bug Lure

By | 2016-12-08T18:41:34+00:00 March 25th, 2016|Antique Lures, Miscellaneous Lure Makers|

Chase A Bug Lure The Chase a Bug Lure is just a really really neat neat lure out of Detroit Michigan, and made in a great looked molted green color. The fishing lure was made by Leo Krozaleski, the founder of Leon Tackle Company. The Chase a Bug when pulled through the water spins the propeller [...]

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Drake Sea Bat Lure in Box

By | 2016-10-26T11:41:22+00:00 March 23rd, 2016|Antique Lures, Miscellaneous Lure Makers|

Drake Sea Bat This Drake Sea Bat lure in the box is circa 1932. This interesting lure has 2 adjustable diving planes on each side affixed via tube. Inside the tube there is a BB that makes the lure turn into a rattle lure. The lure was made by Harry Drake from Milwaukee, Wisconsin. I [...]

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Tumble Bug Lure Ross Bait Company

By | 2016-06-18T20:33:44+00:00 March 21st, 2016|Antique Lures, Miscellaneous Lure Makers|

Tumble Bug Lure The Tumble Bug lure was first made in 1947. This fine antique lure is another post WWII produced lure and was made by Ross Bait Company of Akron Ohio. This plastic chunk type antique lure and is 3" in length. The lure was made of molded or formed plastic and had a dual [...]

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Bubble Sally Lure With Box

By | 2016-10-26T11:41:22+00:00 March 20th, 2016|Antique Lures, Miscellaneous Lure Makers|

Bubble Sally Lure The Bubble Sally lure first showed up in 1948. Fair Play Industries out of Detroit Michigan put out 2 lures that focused on a antique lure niche using effervescence. The antique fishing lure itself was only 3/4" in length attached to a spinner and housed or held the bubble action tablet. There [...]

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Hi Yo Lure in Box with Papers

By | 2016-06-18T20:09:18+00:00 March 19th, 2016|Antique Lures, Miscellaneous Lure Makers|

Hi Yo Lure The Hi Yo lure is a lure that give a fisherman or collectors great pause. Stopping for a minute to think what in heavens were they thinking. The antique lure is Circa 1947, this was a time when we see a increase or influx of fisherman in the US. The years following the great [...]

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Wonder State Bug R Bird Lure

By | 2016-06-18T20:02:12+00:00 March 19th, 2016|Antique Lures, Miscellaneous Lure Makers|

Wonder State Bug R Bird Lure The Wonder State Bug R Bird Lure is a great miscellaneous antique fishing lure. The lure was made in Helena Arkansas, Circa 1948. The lure is pretty scarce to find and the box even more so, as the company was in business for only a single year. The box [...]

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Staley Johnson Twin Min Lure

By | 2016-06-18T19:56:19+00:00 March 18th, 2016|Antique Lures, Miscellaneous Lure Makers|

Staley Johnson Twin Min Lure The Staley Johnson Twin Min Lure was first introduced in 1947. This wooden, painted, antique lure was made to give the impression of a school of fish by having two lures attached. The fishing lure had dual wooden bodies affixed to a metal frame underneath with 3 smaller treble hooks [...]

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Trip Lure Atomic Fishing

By | 2016-06-18T19:20:19+00:00 March 14th, 2016|Antique Lures, Miscellaneous Lure Makers|

Trip Lure Atomic Fishing The Trip Lure was made by Atomic Fishing Tackle Division of S&G Products in Bogota New Jersey. This obscure antique fishing lure dates to the end of WWII, Circa 1946. The antique lure falls into the spring loaded hook category with some others such as the EZ Way. The Trip Atomic Fishing [...]

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Dickens Weedless Wonder Lure

By | 2016-06-18T02:58:32+00:00 March 11th, 2016|Antique Lures, Miscellaneous Lure Makers|

Dickens Weedless Wonder Lure The Dickens Weedless Wonder lure first emerged roughly around 1920. The Dickens Bait Company was located in Ft. Wayne Indiana. The lure came in its own labeled "Weedless Wonder" patent applied for two piece cardboard box as shown, marked 63 on the ends. The box described itself as being "A surface bait [...]

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Jet Jiggler Lure

By | 2016-06-18T02:33:55+00:00 March 8th, 2016|Antique Lures, Miscellaneous Lure Makers|

Jet Jiggler Antique Lure The Jet Jiggler lure was "Built with Jet Action" or so at least the box says. This antique lure is circa 1960 and measures 3" in length. The lure was made by KO Plug Company Yonkers, New York. This nifty lure has a hole through the center of the lure allowing [...]

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Judas Frog Lure Sporting Industries

By | 2016-06-17T23:21:42+00:00 March 3rd, 2016|Antique Lures, Miscellaneous Lure Makers|

Judas Frog Lure The Judas Frog Lure was made in 1947.  We see a lot of lures especially novelty type lures being made after WWII, as all the men return from the war wanting to spend time doing recreational things. This also is the beginning of the Baby Boom era and generation, and America returning [...]

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Abbey Imbrie Ghost Fishing Lure

By | 2016-10-26T11:41:26+00:00 March 1st, 2016|19th Century Fishing Lures, Antique Lures, Miscellaneous Lure Makers|

Abbey Imbrie Ghost Lure The Abbey Imbrie Ghost Lure comes from one of the larger jobbers in American fishing history was Abbey and Imbrie. Although its roots are decades deeper the company itself was founded in 1875 via merger, Abbey and Imbrie's reach into the various facets of the fishing tackle history would run long [...]

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