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Antique Lure Logo

Antique Lure Logo Check out our new Antique Lure Logo! A fellow collectors wife took many hours of her own time to help me become official by now having my own logo. She did a great job and went above and beyond and wanted to thank her publicly! Thanks Sharon! Will start work on a [...]

Jamison Wig L Twin Lure Color Chart

Jamison Wig L Twin Lure Color Chart The Jamison Wig L Twin Lure Color Chart depicts the range in colors for this collector favorite lure. The Wig L Twin was first introduced in 1939. This tenite or plastic made lure has character both above and below the water. The sheet shows the 11 standard colors [...]

Ball Minnow Trap

Ball Minnow Trap The Ball Minnow Trap is really a great piece of angling history. Let me first add by saying yes, this is the same maker as the famous Ball jar line. For those that may not know here is a piece borrowed from the Society of Historical Archaeology Inc. Although its roots go [...]

Hoptacong Perch Minnow Antique Lure

Hoptacong Perch Minnow Antique Lure The Hoptacong Perch Minnow Antique Lure date to around 1905. The lure distributed and made by the William Mills and Sons Company of New York, New York. While advertised to be a combined 6 inches in length, the lure itself was 3 inches in length. Mounted to the shaft were a [...]

Sunday Sounds April Edition

Sunday Sounds April Edition On a rainy Sunday morning strolling through FB and Ebay with a cup of coffee in hand I came across a post of a Frog Spot Jamison Coaxer lure for sale, and if there is one thing that goes with Jamison in my head, its my buddy Joe. Jamison Coaxer [...]

Seeing through the Ice Louis Rhead Ice Fishing

Seeing Through the Ice Louis Rhead Ice Fishing Seeing Through the Ice Louis Rhead Ice Fishing is my meager attempt to assimilate the last two weeks of my life to fishing theme. Some who follow this blog know me and our families tribulations over the last decade. Weve had the rug pulled out from underneath [...]

By | 2017-03-21T13:42:33+00:00 March 21st, 2017|Antique Lure and Reel Ads, Antique Lures, Collectible Fishing Empherma (Books, Catalogs, Photos, Etc)|Comments Off on Seeing through the Ice Louis Rhead Ice Fishing

Bottom Scratcher Lure Color Chart

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 [...]

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

Paul Bunyan Lure Counter Display

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 [...]

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

Whopper Stopper Lizard Lure

Whopper Stopper Lizard Lure This is a super Whopper Stopper Lizard Lure dealer sheet introducing this new and unique lure. The sheet exclaims its a new lure, and is stamped, Nov 3 1953. This plastic jointed lure a really a unique piece and would be fun to collect a complete color set. Presenting the new [...]

By | 2017-01-11T11:00:29+00:00 January 11th, 2017|Antique Lures, Collectible Fishing Empherma (Books, Catalogs, Photos, Etc), Miscellaneous Lure Makers|Comments Off on Whopper Stopper Lizard Lure

Clark Popper Scout Darter Lure Chart

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 [...]

By | 2017-01-10T11:01:48+00:00 January 10th, 2017|Antique Lures, Collectible Fishing Empherma (Books, Catalogs, Photos, Etc), Miscellaneous Lure Makers|Comments Off on Clark Popper Scout Darter Lure Chart

Clark Water Scout Lure Chart

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 [...]

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

Smithwick Lure Early Sales Sheet

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 [...]

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

Mercury Minnow Lure Sales Sheet

Mercury Minnow Lure Sales Sheet This Mercury Minnow Lure Sales Sheet discusses the feature functions and benefits of the Mercury Minnow antique lure. The Mecoy Tackle Company of Grosse Point Michigan introduced this fishing lure in 1949. The Mercury minnow is just that it's namesake coming from the ball of Mercury that rolls around inside [...]

By | 2017-01-02T20:23:42+00:00 January 5th, 2017|Antique Lures, Collectible Fishing Empherma (Books, Catalogs, Photos, Etc), Miscellaneous Lure Makers|Comments Off on Mercury Minnow Lure Sales Sheet

Pico Lure Sales Sheet

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 [...]

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

Barracuda Brand Antique Lure Line Up

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 [...]

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

Buckeye Bait Mad Minno Lure Color Guide

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 [...]

By | 2016-12-31T10:05:44+00:00 December 31st, 2016|Antique Lures, Collectible Fishing Empherma (Books, Catalogs, Photos, Etc), Miscellaneous Lure Makers|Comments Off on Buckeye Bait Mad Minno Lure Color Guide

Wright McGill Eagle Claw History

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 [...]

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|Comments Off on Wright McGill Eagle Claw History

Bomber Bait Company Press Release

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 [...]

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|Comments Off on Bomber Bait Company Press Release

Sam the Black Bass Man Part I Sunday Sounds

Sam Sam the Black Bass Man Part I In introducing Sam the Black Bass Man, I must digress back a bit, and say thanks for all the views , likes comments, emails and texts I've received. The last 12 Months with Fin and Flame has been fun. I have even bigger expectations and plans for [...]

WD Chapman Photo

WD Chapman Photo This WD Chapman Photo is truly a great piece of history. In speaking to a local historian in Theresa New York Jefferson County she said she had a photo of the antique lure maker and would make a copy of her copy and mail it to me. Little nuggets of history come [...]

By | 2016-11-21T17:42:27+00:00 November 21st, 2016|19th Century Fishing Lures, Antique Lures, Collectible Fishing Empherma (Books, Catalogs, Photos, Etc)|Comments Off on WD Chapman Photo

J.A Coxe Reel Oil Bottle

J.A Coxe Reel Oil Bottle This great J.A Coxe Reel Oil bottle shows us that yes there are other things we can collect besides just the lures, reel and rods themselves. This hard to find oil bottle is part of a segment of collecting, Reel Oil Bottles, Rod Varnish Bottles, even Fly Dope or Mosquito [...]

By | 2016-12-13T08:50:00+00:00 November 14th, 2016|Antique Reels, Collectible Fishing Empherma (Books, Catalogs, Photos, Etc)|Comments Off on J.A Coxe Reel Oil Bottle

Antique Lure History Collage

Antique Lure History Collage While this Antique Lure History Collage isn't very old all being published in 1986, the author took great care in inserting some wonderful "Easter Eggs" to find. This photo was taken from an article in 1986, from "The Florida Today" newspaper. How many can you find? The Heddon Slope Nose or [...]

By | 2016-11-04T16:46:52+00:00 November 4th, 2016|19th Century Fishing Lures, Antique Lure and Reel Ads, Antique Lures, Collectible Fishing Empherma (Books, Catalogs, Photos, Etc)|Comments Off on Antique Lure History Collage

Antique Fishing Photo Sam Wallace CDV

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 [...]

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|Comments Off on Antique Fishing Photo Sam Wallace CDV

Louis Rhead Gamy Black Bass

Louis Rhead Gamy Black Bass The illustration by Louis Rhead Gamy Black Bass was part of a feature from the Brooklyn daily Feature on June 21, 1908. The Title of Gamy Black Bass How it is Caught with Bait and Fly, How and Where uses Rhead's masterful use of illustrations to give the reader a [...]

By | 2016-10-13T13:57:35+00:00 October 13th, 2016|Antique Lures, Collectible Fishing Empherma (Books, Catalogs, Photos, Etc), Fly Fishing|Comments Off on Louis Rhead Gamy Black Bass

Louis Rhead Putting Worms on a Hook

Louis Rhead Putting Worms on a Hook This Louis Rhead Putting Worms on a Hook Illustration invokes in many a special feeling or time. A time when we ourselves were children or when we passed on to another the love of angling. Through the decades Mr. Rhead through works illustrated not only a passion and love for [...]

By | 2016-10-26T11:41:07+00:00 October 12th, 2016|Antique Lures, Collectible Fishing Empherma (Books, Catalogs, Photos, Etc)|Comments Off on Louis Rhead Putting Worms on a Hook

JB McHarg Civil War Token

JB McHarg Civil War Token This great example of a JB McHarg Civil War Token is a prime example of what drives me to collect. Looking off the beaten path for neat items to compliment both my or other lure collections is something I've alway enjoyed. This drive or niche, or thinking outside the proverbial lure box [...]

By | 2016-10-26T11:41:07+00:00 September 22nd, 2016|19th Century Fishing Lures, Antique Lures, Collectible Fishing Empherma (Books, Catalogs, Photos, Etc)|Comments Off on JB McHarg Civil War Token

NFLCC Magazine Article Index 1999

NFLCC Magazine Article Index 1999 This  NFLCC Magazine Article Index 1999 contain the below Mentioned Articles.  June 1999 Volume 9 Issue Number 1 Cover Photo includes a photo montage of Split Shot Tin Collection. From the Editor by Dudley Murphy In The Begininng / Riley Haskell by Arlan Carter It's Only Just Begun / An Introduction to British Baits by Jack Gallagher [...]

By | 2016-09-21T18:58:05+00:00 September 21st, 2016|Antique Lures, Collectible Fishing Empherma (Books, Catalogs, Photos, Etc), NFLCC|Comments Off on NFLCC Magazine Article Index 1999

NFLCC Magazine Article Index 1998

NFLCC Magazine Article Index 1998 This  NFLCC Magazine Article Index 1998 contain the below Mentioned Articles.  June 1998 Volume 8 Issue Number 1 Cover Photo includes a photo montage of the previous years NFLCC magazines. From the Editor by Dudley Murphy In The Begininng / Carrie Frost, Pioneer American Fly Tier by Jerry Martin, Fred Kibler The Fred Keeling [...]

By | 2016-09-13T11:43:07+00:00 September 13th, 2016|Antique Lures, Collectible Fishing Empherma (Books, Catalogs, Photos, Etc), NFLCC|Comments Off on NFLCC Magazine Article Index 1998

NFLCC Magazine Article Index 1995

NFLCC Magazine Article Index 1995 This  NFLCC Magazine Article Index 1995 contain the below Mentioned Articles.  June 1995 Volume 5 Issue Number 1 Cover Photo includes a some Early Fly Reels, Bamboo Rod and Large Dry Casting Flies. From the Editor by Dudley Murphy In the Beginning Part 9  Early Fishing Lures of Western Michigan by Bob Groters It's Still Out [...]

By | 2016-10-26T11:41:08+00:00 September 8th, 2016|Antique Lures, Collectible Fishing Empherma (Books, Catalogs, Photos, Etc), NFLCC|Comments Off on NFLCC Magazine Article Index 1995

NFLCC Magazine Article Index 1994

NFLCC Magazine Article Index 1994 This  NFLCC Magazine Article Index 1994 contain the below Mentioned Articles.  June 1994 Volume 4 Issue Number 1 Cover Photo includes a Line Spool Collection with  rod, reel and a few underwater minnows such as the Heddon 150. From the Editor by Dudley Murphy In the Beginning Part 7  Central New York Lure Makers by Gerry [...]

By | 2016-09-07T13:49:53+00:00 September 7th, 2016|Antique Lures, Collectible Fishing Empherma (Books, Catalogs, Photos, Etc), NFLCC|Comments Off on NFLCC Magazine Article Index 1994

Hibbard Spencer Bartlett Fishing Catalog

Hibbard Spencer Bartlett Fishing Catalog This Hibbard Spencer Bartlett Fishing Catalog is from 1893. Its one of my favorite antique fishing lure and reel catalogs. The company playing a major role in the outdoor sporting fields both hunting, fishing, and fly fishing for many decades. Acting as a major jobber and distributor of fishing tackle [...]

By | 2016-09-02T10:19:50+00:00 September 2nd, 2016|19th Century Fishing Lures, Antique Lures, Antique Reels, Collectible Fishing Empherma (Books, Catalogs, Photos, Etc), Fly Fishing|Comments Off on Hibbard Spencer Bartlett Fishing Catalog

Shakespeare Bait Company Service Ring

Shakespeare Bait Company Service Ring This Shakespeare Bait Company Service Ring is a great example of one of those add on pieces we can all add to our collection. The fringe pieces that say have no reel (bad Pun) place on any shelf but can add depth and novelty to your antique lure or reel [...]

By | 2016-08-29T18:32:58+00:00 August 29th, 2016|Collectible Fishing Empherma (Books, Catalogs, Photos, Etc), Shakespeare Lures|Comments Off on Shakespeare Bait Company Service Ring

NFLCC Magazine Article Index 1993

NFLCC Magazine Article Index 1993 This  NFLCC Magazine Article Index 1993 contain the below Mentioned Articles.  March 1993 Volume 3 Issue Number 1 Cover Photo includes lures New on card as the Allcock,  Skinner, Hendryx, Lowes, Hidebrant as well as Phantoms. From the Editor by Dudley Murphy In the Beginning Part 5 Welch and Graves by Arlan Carter The Hosmer [...]

By | 2016-08-27T11:18:47+00:00 August 27th, 2016|Antique Lures, Collectible Fishing Empherma (Books, Catalogs, Photos, Etc), NFLCC|Comments Off on NFLCC Magazine Article Index 1993

NFLCC Magazine Article Index 1992

NFLCC Magazine Article Index 1992 This  NFLCC Magazine Article Index 1992 contain the below Mentioned Articles.  March 1992 Volume 2 Issue Number 1 Cover Photo includes lures such as the Heddon Slope Nose in the Box, Radiant in the box, Pflueger Surprise and Neverfail Minnows and a host of others. From the Editor by Dudley Murphy In the Beginning Part 3 The [...]

By | 2016-08-27T11:20:01+00:00 August 26th, 2016|Antique Lures, Collectible Fishing Empherma (Books, Catalogs, Photos, Etc), NFLCC|Comments Off on NFLCC Magazine Article Index 1992

NFLCC Magazine 1991 Articles

NFLCC Magazine Article Index 1991 These 2 NFLCC Magazine 1991 issues contain the below Mentioned Articles. I was trying to find an article the other day and came to the realization there was no list I could go to look at and find the article I wanted. I figured, if I was looking, there would be others as well. Hope you [...]

By | 2016-08-25T15:59:28+00:00 August 25th, 2016|Collectible Fishing Empherma (Books, Catalogs, Photos, Etc), NFLCC|Comments Off on NFLCC Magazine 1991 Articles

19th Century Fly Fishing Illustration

19th Century Fly Fishing Illustration These classic 19th Century Fly Fishing Illustration come to use from a William Blacker fly fishing portfolio. Black was a fishing and fly fishing distributor, and are of English origin. The Rocky mount illustration was done by Benjamin Waterhouse Hawkins. I am uncertain of the illustrator for the other. The [...]

By | 2016-10-26T11:41:09+00:00 August 3rd, 2016|19th Century Fishing Lures, Antique Lures, Collectible Fishing Empherma (Books, Catalogs, Photos, Etc), Fly Fishing|Comments Off on 19th Century Fly Fishing Illustration

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

Izaak Walton Colored Print

Izaak Walton Colored Print This Izaak Walton Colored Print is one of my favorites. I posted the other week a Currier and Ives Colored Trout photo and got good reception, so I thought another piece of art was apropos. This dates to the mid 1800's and was published by Dean and Company. There are as [...]

By | 2016-10-26T11:41:09+00:00 July 27th, 2016|19th Century Fishing Lures, Antique Lure and Reel Ads, Antique Lures, Collectible Fishing Empherma (Books, Catalogs, Photos, Etc)|Comments Off on Izaak Walton Colored Print

Brook Trout Fishing Currier and Ives

Brook Trout Fishing Currier and Ives This Brook Trout Fishing Currier and Ives is part of a series of lithographs I've always enjoyed. Currier and Ives created over 7500 different titled lithographs. They were made between 1834 to 1907. Some of their fly fishing and fishing series even appearing on calendars. The annals of American [...]

By | 2016-10-26T11:41:10+00:00 June 25th, 2016|19th Century Fishing Lures, Antique Lures, Collectible Fishing Empherma (Books, Catalogs, Photos, Etc), Fly Fishing|Comments Off on Brook Trout Fishing Currier and Ives

The Thrill of the Hunt Country Living June 2016

The Thrill of the Hunt Country Living June 2016 The Thrill of the Hunt speaks volumes to many of us collectors, either in spirit or in dedication. Whether its that crazed passion that wakes us up in the morning 4 hours early to get to be first in line at the estate sale or travel [...]

By | 2016-11-30T08:50:16+00:00 May 17th, 2016|Antique Lure and Reel Ads, Antique Lures, Collectible Fishing Empherma (Books, Catalogs, Photos, Etc)|Comments Off on The Thrill of the Hunt Country Living June 2016

Woods Lollacapop

Woods Lollacapop This tin of Woods Lollacapop is one of those things people can find to ad depth or character to their antique lure collection. Those that know me well know that I love a good story, and a ancillary item such as this as much as I love the antique fishing lures themselves. This [...]

By | 2016-10-26T11:41:18+00:00 May 7th, 2016|19th Century Fishing Lures, Collectible Fishing Empherma (Books, Catalogs, Photos, Etc)|Comments Off on Woods Lollacapop

South Bend Counter Display Marlin

South Bend Counter Display This South Bend Counter display piece is one of the other miscellaneous pieces we a antique lures collectors covet. As if our lures rooms weren't covered head to toe with lures reels, catalogs, oilers, fish plaques, mounts, nets, creels, line dryers, minnow buckets, minnow traps, tackle boxes...... Are you starting to [...]

By | 2016-06-18T20:24:33+00:00 March 20th, 2016|Collectible Fishing Empherma (Books, Catalogs, Photos, Etc), South Bend Lures|Comments Off on South Bend Counter Display Marlin

Mepps Spear Gun

Mepps Spear Gun This Mepps Spear Gun was one of my favorite consignments. I've had a few crazy ones over the years, from a truck sitting in a field for 70 years to someone accidentally packing a half eatin sandwich they were enjoying instead of the antique fishing lure they had in their hand when they [...]

By | 2016-03-16T17:00:53+00:00 March 16th, 2016|Collectible Fishing Empherma (Books, Catalogs, Photos, Etc)|Comments Off on Mepps Spear Gun

Antique Fishing License the Paper Years

Antique Fishing License the Paper Years Not all fishing collectibles are specifically lure or reel related. In this gallery you see some great examples of Antique Fishing License. Just as each state has there own regulations on tariffs, trade, property and income. On a micro or personal level the regulation of certain industries was left up [...]

By | 2016-10-26T11:41:26+00:00 February 24th, 2016|Collectible Fishing Empherma (Books, Catalogs, Photos, Etc)|Comments Off on Antique Fishing License the Paper Years