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Gentleman Jim Lure with Pflueger Archives

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 [...]

By | 2016-10-26T11:41:20+00:00 April 18th, 2016|Antique Lures, Miscellaneous Lure Makers|Comments Off on Gentleman Jim Lure with Pflueger Archives

WD Chapman 1888 Lure Maker Rochester NY

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 [...]

By | 2016-10-26T11:41:20+00:00 April 18th, 2016|Antique Lure and Reel Ads, Antique Lures, Miscellaneous Lure Makers|Comments Off on WD Chapman 1888 Lure Maker Rochester NY

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

Hobbs Supply Bon Net Lure

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 [...]

By | 2016-10-26T11:41:21+00:00 April 16th, 2016|Antique Lures, Miscellaneous Lure Makers|Comments Off on Hobbs Supply Bon Net Lure

Thoren Minnow Chaser Lure

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 [...]

By | 2016-06-22T01:12:40+00:00 April 13th, 2016|Antique Lures, Miscellaneous Lure Makers|Comments Off on Thoren Minnow Chaser Lure

Whirling Dervish Lure

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 [...]

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

Makinen Wonder Lure

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 [...]

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

Spiral Lure and Box

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 [...]

By | 2016-06-19T02:59:30+00:00 April 7th, 2016|Antique Lures, Miscellaneous Lure Makers|Comments Off on Spiral Lure and Box

Goo Goo Eyes Lure

Goo Goo Eyes Lure The Goo Goo Eyes Lure is another one of those lures from the golden age of Striper fishing in New England. Leo Cooper of Stamford Connecticut who's creation born from his passion of fishing for striper, turned his personal creations into a business sometime between 1956 and 1958. These surf casting [...]

By | 2016-10-26T11:41:21+00:00 April 7th, 2016|Antique Lures, Miscellaneous Lure Makers|Comments Off on Goo Goo Eyes Lure

Anderson Minnow Lure

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 [...]

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

Wilson Bassmerizer Lure

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 [...]

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

Donaly Redfin Minnow Lure

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 [...]

By | 2016-06-19T02:06:26+00:00 March 31st, 2016|Antique Lures, Miscellaneous Lure Makers|Comments Off on Donaly Redfin Minnow Lure

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

Barracuda Reyhu Lure

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 [...]

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

Dolly Rotator Lure

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 [...]

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

Outing Bassy Getum Lure

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 [...]

By | 2016-06-19T01:26:38+00:00 March 25th, 2016|Antique Lures, Miscellaneous Lure Makers|Comments Off on Outing Bassy Getum Lure

Chase a Bug Lure

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 [...]

By | 2016-12-08T18:41:34+00:00 March 25th, 2016|Antique Lures, Miscellaneous Lure Makers|Comments Off on Chase a Bug Lure

Drake Sea Bat Lure in Box

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 [...]

By | 2016-10-26T11:41:22+00:00 March 23rd, 2016|Antique Lures, Miscellaneous Lure Makers|Comments Off on Drake Sea Bat Lure in Box

Tumble Bug Lure Ross Bait Company

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 [...]

By | 2016-06-18T20:33:44+00:00 March 21st, 2016|Antique Lures, Miscellaneous Lure Makers|Comments Off on Tumble Bug Lure Ross Bait Company

Bubble Sally Lure With Box

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 [...]

By | 2016-10-26T11:41:22+00:00 March 20th, 2016|Antique Lures, Miscellaneous Lure Makers|Comments Off on Bubble Sally Lure With Box

Hi Yo Lure in Box with Papers

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 [...]

By | 2016-06-18T20:09:18+00:00 March 19th, 2016|Antique Lures, Miscellaneous Lure Makers|Comments Off on Hi Yo Lure in Box with Papers

Wonder State Bug R Bird Lure

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 [...]

By | 2016-06-18T20:02:12+00:00 March 19th, 2016|Antique Lures, Miscellaneous Lure Makers|Comments Off on Wonder State Bug R Bird Lure

Staley Johnson Twin Min Lure

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 [...]

By | 2016-06-18T19:56:19+00:00 March 18th, 2016|Antique Lures, Miscellaneous Lure Makers|Comments Off on Staley Johnson Twin Min Lure

Trip Lure Atomic Fishing

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 [...]

By | 2016-06-18T19:20:19+00:00 March 14th, 2016|Antique Lures, Miscellaneous Lure Makers|Comments Off on Trip Lure Atomic Fishing

Dickens Weedless Wonder Lure

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 [...]

By | 2016-06-18T02:58:32+00:00 March 11th, 2016|Antique Lures, Miscellaneous Lure Makers|Comments Off on Dickens Weedless Wonder Lure

Jet Jiggler Lure

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 [...]

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

Four Tees Dolphin Lure

Four Tees Dolphin Lure This lure is a Four Tees Dolphin lure. This antique fishing lure was made by William of Bill Bales from Tampa Florida in the early 1940's. The Four Tees name stands for "The Topper That Tops top". This lure is the larger of the 2 fishing lure models made in this shape. [...]

By | 2016-06-18T02:06:38+00:00 March 6th, 2016|Antique Lures, Miscellaneous Lure Makers|Comments Off on Four Tees Dolphin Lure

Judas Frog Lure Sporting Industries

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 [...]

By | 2016-06-17T23:21:42+00:00 March 3rd, 2016|Antique Lures, Miscellaneous Lure Makers|Comments Off on Judas Frog Lure Sporting Industries

Abbey Imbrie Ghost Fishing Lure

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 [...]

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