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Pflueger Maybug Spinner Lure

Pflueger May Bug Lure The Pflueger May Bug Lure was introduced in the late 1880's. The May Bug is one of the early quintessential Pflueger, or Enterprise Manufacturing Company Lure made in Akron Ohio.  The lure was produced for around 3 decades or thirty years until 1916. The May Bug was made to be fished [...]

By | 2017-04-14T19:37:45+00:00 April 14th, 2017|19th Century Fishing Lures, Antique Lures, Pflueger Lures|0 Comments

Pflueger Antique Lure Sign Ad

Pflueger Antique Lure Sign Ad This Pflueger Antique Lure Sign Ad window sign was published in a 1905 Vol. 23 of "The Hardware Magazine". The ad specifies how dealers in Pflueger's Fishing Tackle can get one. I will take a dozen please. Finding Point of Sale or store displays for the Antique Lures, Reels and [...]

By | 2017-04-01T20:03:13+00:00 April 1st, 2017|Antique Lure and Reel Ads, Antique Lures, Pflueger Lures|0 Comments

Pflueger Pal O Mine Lure

Pflueger Pal O Mine Lure The Pflueger Pal O Mine Lure is one of those timeless classics that was first introduced in 1925. Made in Akron Ohio, this lure was a staple in the Pflueger Fishing Tackle Company lure line up for close to half a century. This straight uni-body Pal O Mine was given [...]

By | 2017-01-23T09:24:46+00:00 January 23rd, 2017|Antique Lures, Pflueger Lures|Comments Off on Pflueger Pal O Mine Lure

Enterprise Manufacturing Pflueger Fishing Tackle Plant

Enterprise Manufacturing Pflueger Fishing Tackle Plant This great Enterprise Manufacturing Pflueger Fishing Tackle Plant article comes to us from November 10th, 1900. The article found in the trade rag, Hardware; A Review of the American Hardware Market. The article discusses the growth and transition through acquisition of the Enterprise Manufacturing Company, Pflueger. Enterprise Manufacturing [...]

By | 2016-11-23T11:11:57+00:00 November 23rd, 2016|19th Century Fishing Lures, Antique Lure and Reel Ads, Antique Lures, Pflueger Lures|Comments Off on Enterprise Manufacturing Pflueger Fishing Tackle Plant

Pflueger Pippin Wobbler Lure

Pflueger Pippin Wobbler Lure The Pflueger Pippin Wobbler Lure was first introduced in 1929. This lure made by Pflueger or Akron, Ohio was given a model series number 6700. The lure was in the Pflueger antique lure line up for roughly a dozen years and was last seen around 1942 in this the largest version. [...]

By | 2016-12-13T09:05:07+00:00 November 5th, 2016|Antique Lures, Pflueger Lures|Comments Off on Pflueger Pippin Wobbler Lure

Pflueger Joseph Spoon Lure

Pflueger Joseph Spoon Lure The Pflueger Joseph Spoon was said to have been introduced around the late 1880's. Pflueger, the Enterprise Manufacturing Company of Akron, Ohio expanded their metal spinner and lure offering through innovations, patent purchases, mergers and aquisitions as well as making things very much like other companies. This antique fishing lure was [...]

By | 2016-10-27T10:35:02+00:00 October 27th, 2016|19th Century Fishing Lures, Antique Lures, Pflueger Lures|Comments Off on Pflueger Joseph Spoon Lure

Pflueger Pal O Mine Lure 2 T

Pflueger Pal O Mine Lure 2T The Pflueger Pal O Mine Lure 2T was first introduced in 1925. This Pflueger lure made in Akron Ohio was given the model series number 5000. This smaller 2T or two treble version measures 3 1/4" in length although it carries the same model number as the larger version. [...]

By | 2016-12-13T09:16:23+00:00 October 18th, 2016|Antique Lures, Pflueger Lures|Comments Off on Pflueger Pal O Mine Lure 2 T

Pflueger American Spinner Lure

Pflueger American Spinner Lure The Pflueger American Spinner Lure was first introduced around 1894. The Enterprise Manufacturing Company of Akron, Ohio would not be the only one to make this lure. A very similar with notable differences was produced and patented by John B. McHarg in 1896 as well as The Hedryx Bait Company. With [...]

By | 2016-10-26T11:41:06+00:00 October 15th, 2016|19th Century Fishing Lures, Antique Lures, Pflueger Lures|Comments Off on Pflueger American Spinner Lure

Pflueger Angle Worm Lure

Pflueger Angle Worm Lure The Pflueger Angle Worm Lure was first introduced in 1894. While the Angle Worm would be new, making rubber lures was not a new thing for the Enterprise Manufacturing Company, Pflueger, of Akron Ohio. I've said for a before that I believe Pflueger's choice of rubber as a antique lure medium [...]

By | 2016-10-14T10:28:58+00:00 October 14th, 2016|19th Century Fishing Lures, Antique Lures, Pflueger Lures|Comments Off on Pflueger Angle Worm Lure

Pflueger St Clair Double Spoon Lure

Pflueger St Clair Double Spoon Lure The Pflueger St Clair Double Spoon Lure is truly a beauty. This antique fancy metal Pflueger, Enterprise Manufacturing Company fishing lure was made in Akron, Ohio. The Saint Clair was a model 691 and was the Non Luminous Tandem Spoon, its counter-part the St. Lawrence, model 690, was the [...]

By | 2016-10-26T11:41:07+00:00 October 11th, 2016|19th Century Fishing Lures, Antique Lures, Pflueger Lures|Comments Off on Pflueger St Clair Double Spoon Lure

Pflueger Antique Lure 1893 Sportsman Directory

Pflueger Antique Lure 1893 Sportsman Directory In this Pflueger Antique Lure 1893 Sportsman Directory advertisement we see the Enterprise Manufacturing Company, Pflueger advertise its luminous lures. The Enterprise Manufacturing Co., out of Akron, Ohio had just a year earlier come out with the Success Spinner. The advertisement recants an anglers success and experiences with one of [...]

By | 2016-10-11T12:07:45+00:00 October 11th, 2016|19th Century Fishing Lures, Antique Lure and Reel Ads, Antique Lures, Pflueger Lures|Comments Off on Pflueger Antique Lure 1893 Sportsman Directory

Pflueger Archive Frog Lure

Pflueger Archive Frog Lure This Pflueger Archive Frog Lure is neat little unit. The only reference for fly eaters (Don Wheeler's Frog Collectors Guide Book) has and shows a few versions of this Pflueger Archives frog. This Metal lure is comprised of two concave halves affixed together at the rings on both the nose and [...]

By | 2016-09-28T08:39:03+00:00 September 28th, 2016|Antique Lures, Pflueger Lures|Comments Off on Pflueger Archive Frog Lure

Pflueger Puritan Beaded Egg Bait

Pflueger Puritan Beaded Egg Bait The Pflueger Puritan Beaded Egg Bait fishing lure was introduced some time after 1886. The Enterprise manufacturing Company of Akron Ohio is said to have purchased the patent rights to a lure. The antique lure called the Hamilton, originally made by the Nye Creaser Company. This antique lure can be [...]

By | 2016-10-26T11:41:07+00:00 September 13th, 2016|19th Century Fishing Lures, Antique Lures, Pflueger Lures|Comments Off on Pflueger Puritan Beaded Egg Bait

Pflueger Governor Lure

Pflueger Governor Lure The Pflueger Governor Lure was first introduced around 1892. This antique fishing lure was made by the Enterprise Manufacturing Company, of Akron Ohio. This fancy Pflueger Metal Spoon and minnow was given a series 792. The "Governor" was the Luminous version to its non luminous counterpart, "The Admiral". These lures were offered in [...]

By | 2016-10-26T11:41:08+00:00 September 8th, 2016|19th Century Fishing Lures, Antique Lures, Pflueger Lures|Comments Off on Pflueger Governor Lure

Pflueger Propeller Antique Lure

Pflueger Propeller Antique Lure The Pflueger Propeller Antique Lure is great piece of 19th Century metal. This antique lure was first made made by the Enterprise Manufacturing Company of Akron Ohio around 1886. There were two different versions available in the catalog. The "Propeller" was given a model 691, and was the non-luminous version, and [...]

By | 2016-10-26T11:41:08+00:00 September 8th, 2016|19th Century Fishing Lures, Antique Lures, Pflueger Lures|Comments Off on Pflueger Propeller Antique Lure

Pflueger Ballerina Antique Lure

Pflueger Ballerina Antique Lure The Pflueger Ballerina Antique Lure was introduced around 1952. This wooden pressed and painted eye lure was Pflueger of Akron, Ohio model series number 5400. This wooden tapering cigar shaped fishing lure has a front forward line tie. The lure itself measure 4 1/8" in length from tip to toe and [...]

By | 2016-09-07T18:19:43+00:00 September 7th, 2016|Antique Lures, Pflueger Lures|Comments Off on Pflueger Ballerina Antique Lure

Pflueger Kent Floater Frog Lure Wood Eye

Pflueger Kent Floater Frog Lure Wood Eye The Pflueger Kent Floater Frog Lure Wood Eye version was released somewhere around 1916. This series of lure carried the same model number of the previous and of the futures Pflueger Frog lures, series 2555. This Pflueger frog has the tell tale raised wooden eyes instead of the [...]

By | 2016-08-16T14:41:59+00:00 August 16th, 2016|Antique Lures, Pflueger Lures|Comments Off on Pflueger Kent Floater Frog Lure Wood Eye

Pflueger Flying Helgramite Vs Chapman Buel

Pflueger Flying Helgramite Vs Chapman Buel This great little ad discusses the Pflueger Flying Helgramite Vs Chapman Buel. This comes to us from 1884, 137 years ago. Early advertising for lures mentioned in here such as the Crystal Minnow, and the Flying Helgramite are hard to come by so enjoy. Pflueger Flying Helramite [...]

By | 2016-10-26T11:41:09+00:00 July 28th, 2016|19th Century Fishing Lures, Antique Lure and Reel Ads, Antique Lures, Collectible Fishing Empherma (Books, Catalogs, Photos, Etc), Pflueger Lures|Comments Off on Pflueger Flying Helgramite Vs Chapman Buel

Pflueger Antique Fly Lure 1888

Pflueger Antique Fly Lure 1888 This Pflueger Antique Fly Lure 1888 ad is one of those that I found off the beaten path. Recording media has been done since the beginning of time, its just the mode, methods and the medium for transmission have change. I found this great old Pflueger Antique Fly Fishing lure [...]

By | 2016-10-26T11:41:10+00:00 July 25th, 2016|19th Century Fishing Lures, Antique Lure and Reel Ads, Antique Lures, Pflueger Lures|Comments Off on Pflueger Antique Fly Lure 1888

Pflueger Surprise Minnow Lure

Pflueger Surprise Minnow Lure 1914-1924 The Pflueger Surprise Minnow Lure was first introduced in 1914 and assigning it a model number 3900. This wooden antique fishing lure was made by Pflueger, Enterprise Manufacturing Compay of Akron, Ohio. The lure shown is the first version, or the "Hole Eye"version, featuring painted holes for eyes. The antque [...]

By | 2016-10-26T11:41:10+00:00 July 1st, 2016|Antique Lures, Pflueger Lures|Comments Off on Pflueger Surprise Minnow Lure

Pflueger Catalina Lure

Pflueger Catalina Lure This Pflueger Catalina lure was a model 5500 series. This version of the lure date to the mid 1920's to 1940, This wooden, glass eyed coast minnow type is the 3rd version of the Catalina. This antique Pflueger Lure measures 4 1/8" in length and is torpedo in shape that tapers in [...]

By | 2016-06-15T13:25:00+00:00 June 15th, 2016|Antique Lures, Pflueger Lures|Comments Off on Pflueger Catalina Lure

Pflueger Luminous Lure Ad 1885

Pflueger Luminous Lure Ad 1885 This Pflueger Luminous Lure Ad came out in 1885. This makes it 131 years old and a treat to still be able to see. Finding advertising that is this old is certainly a high point for those out there like myself that love old paper that has to do with [...]

By | 2016-12-08T11:35:44+00:00 June 13th, 2016|19th Century Fishing Lures, Antique Lure and Reel Ads, Antique Lures, Pflueger Lures|Comments Off on Pflueger Luminous Lure Ad 1885

Pflueger Trory Minnow Lure Ad

Pflueger Trory Minnow Lure Ad This Pflueger Trory Minnow Lure Ad comes to us from a 1904 catalog. The Pflueger Enterprise Manufacturing Company Claims to have created the first artificial minnow production with its Crystal Minnow then on to the Flying Helgramite then to the Trory. Its hard to argue with them. The Trory minnow [...]

By | 2016-10-26T11:41:16+00:00 June 3rd, 2016|19th Century Fishing Lures, Antique Lure and Reel Ads, Antique Lures, Pflueger Lures|Comments Off on Pflueger Trory Minnow Lure Ad

Pflueger Wizard Lure Ad 1904

Pflueger Wizard Lure Ad Here is a great early Pflueger Wizard Lure Ad. This clip is out of the 1904 Pfleuger Enterprise Manufacturing Company Catalog. The plate below touts it should the actual size. Model numbers 473 being Luminous, , Model 474 Non Luminous 1st Quality and 475 being of second quality. I'm not sure [...]

By | 2016-10-26T11:41:16+00:00 May 31st, 2016|Antique Lure and Reel Ads, Antique Lures, Pflueger Lures|Comments Off on Pflueger Wizard Lure Ad 1904

Pflueger May Bug Lure Ad 1904

Pflueger May Bug Lure Ad This Pflueger May Bug Lure Ad comes to us from a vintage 1904 Enterprise Manufacturing Company; Pflueger Lure and Reel Catalog. The May Bug spoon itself dates back into the 1800's and can be fished bait casting as well as skittering. The May Bug has always been a favorite among [...]

By | 2016-10-26T11:41:16+00:00 May 19th, 2016|19th Century Fishing Lures, Antique Lure and Reel Ads, Antique Lures, Pflueger Lures|Comments Off on Pflueger May Bug Lure Ad 1904

Pflueger Wooden Minnows Article 1918

Pflueger Wooden Minnows Article This Pflueger Wooden Minnows Article was printed in 1918. The article proclaims and lays out in detail the evolution of its lures asserting it was the first, or the industry leader in the artificial minnow production. It lays out a time line for the production of the Pflueger Crystal Minnow, The [...]

By | 2016-10-26T11:41:17+00:00 May 18th, 2016|Antique Lure and Reel Ads, Antique Lures, Pflueger Lures|Comments Off on Pflueger Wooden Minnows Article 1918

Pflueger Muskellunge Minnow Ad 1904

Pflueger Muskellunge Minnow Ad This Pflueger Muskellunge Minnow Ad is brought to you from 1904. The Ad itself is out of the 1904 Pflueger or Enterprise manufacturing Company from Akron Ohio. I've always loved this giant lure and had wished I had kept my example of this giant rubber minnow. The ad is a really [...]

By | 2016-10-26T11:41:17+00:00 May 14th, 2016|19th Century Fishing Lures, Antique Lure and Reel Ads, Antique Lures, Pflueger Lures|Comments Off on Pflueger Muskellunge Minnow Ad 1904

Pflueger Pakron Minnow Lure

Pflueger Pakron Minnow Lure The Pflueger Pakron Minnow Lure was first introduced around 1930. The Pflueger Lure company of Akron Ohio gave it model number 7000. This smallish lure has always been one of my favorite lures as it combines two of my favorite wooden lure features, a wooden tail and the use of no [...]

By | 2016-07-20T02:24:49+00:00 May 13th, 2016|Antique Lures, Pflueger Lures|Comments Off on Pflueger Pakron Minnow Lure

Pfleuger TNT Lure

Pfleuger TNT Lure The Pfleuger TNT Lure is a series 6900. The metalized minnow lure was first introduced in 1929. This antique lure made by Pflueger of Akron Ohio, measures 3 1/4" in length. It was available in roughly 6 Different colors. The lure features a deep diving lip in the notched mouth and painted [...]

By | 2016-07-13T12:53:14+00:00 May 5th, 2016|Antique Lures, Pflueger Lures|Comments Off on Pfleuger TNT Lure

Pflueger Mustang Minnow Heavy Duty Lure

Pflueger Mustang Minnow Heavy Duty Lure The Pflueger Mustang Minnow Heavy Duty Lure is the largest of the Mustang Minnow Lure series. This Pflueger of Akron Ohio antique fishing lure is a series model number 9500, and the color code is 46. This wooden, pressed eye, antique lure is 5" in length. It dates from [...]

By | 2016-07-10T23:28:45+00:00 May 1st, 2016|Antique Lures, Pflueger Lures|Comments Off on Pflueger Mustang Minnow Heavy Duty Lure

Pflueger Helgramite Lure

Pflueger Helgramite Lure The Pflueger Helgramite Lure shares its name partially with another more valuable brother inside the Pflueger antique lure lineup. Yes, the Flying Helgramite. The Pflueger Helgramite was originally named the Dobson. The Dobson lure dates back to roughly 1885. I say roughly as when were discussing things that are 130+ years old [...]

By | 2016-10-26T11:41:20+00:00 April 27th, 2016|Antique Lures, Fly Fishing, Pflueger Lures|Comments Off on Pflueger Helgramite Lure

Pflueger Globe Lure

Pflueger Globe Lure The Pflueger Globe Lure is antique lure that seems to span a lot of time for Pflueger Enterprise Lure Company of Akron Ohio. The antique Pflueger Lure was introduced around 1910, and by some accounts even earlier. The lure was first seen with see through hardware. The globe lure bears a striking [...]

By | 2016-10-26T11:41:21+00:00 April 9th, 2016|Antique Lures, Pflueger Lures|Comments Off on Pflueger Globe Lure

Pflueger Magnet Lure with Box

Pflueger Magnet Lure The Pflueger Magnet lure was a lure designed in the early to mid teens some records indicate 1916. This wooden antique Pflueger lure was a series 3600 and featured 3 treble hooks. The lure underwent 4 different modifications, between collar slop and hook hanger devices over its lifespan. The lure striking various [...]

By | 2016-06-19T01:16:20+00:00 March 25th, 2016|Antique Lures, Pflueger Lures|Comments Off on Pflueger Magnet Lure with Box

Pflueger Razem Lure

Pflueger Razem Lure The Pflueger Razem Lure was a series 7496. The lure was first introduced in 1929 and was only around 6 years until 1935. Pflueger has been making rubberized minnow by over 50 years at this point.  This antique fishing lure had the best of all worlds for it combined a minnow with [...]

By | 2016-06-18T20:14:52+00:00 March 20th, 2016|Antique Lures, Pflueger Lures|Comments Off on Pflueger Razem Lure

Pflueger O Boy Lure

Pflueger O Boy Lure The Pflueger O Boy lure is Circa 1924. Pflueger of Akron, Ohio gave it a model number 5469. This antique fishing lure was only in production for roughly 5 years. This antique wooden lure measures 3 1/2" inches  in length and resembles a chubby Pal O Mine minnow fishing lure. The [...]

By | 2016-06-18T02:23:34+00:00 March 6th, 2016|Antique Lures, Pflueger Lures|Comments Off on Pflueger O Boy Lure

Pflueger Pine Cone Scale Spinner Lure

Pflueger Pine Cone Scale Spinner Lure The Pflueger Pine Cone Scale Spinner lure can date all the way back to the late 1800's. One of the keys to Pflueger's success (no pun intended) in the fishing lure arena has always been tied to its sale of metal spoons. A concept which was due to being [...]

By | 2016-11-06T15:25:57+00:00 March 6th, 2016|19th Century Fishing Lures, Antique Lures, Pflueger Lures|Comments Off on Pflueger Pine Cone Scale Spinner Lure