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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

Heddon Wood River Runtie Fly Lure

Heddon Wood River Runtie Fly Lure The Heddon Wood River Runtie Fly Lure was first introduced in 1937. Made by Heddon in Dowagiac Michigan this antique fly rod lure was given a series 750. The 1930's was a time of transition for the America, and the fishing lure industry. In the early part of the [...]

By | 2017-01-17T09:37:33+00:00 December 30th, 2016|Antique Lures, Fly Fishing, Fly Rod Lures, Heddon Lures|Comments Off on Heddon Wood River Runtie Fly Lure

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 [...]

Heddon River Runtie Spook Lure

Heddon River Runtie Spook Lure The Heddon River Runtie Spook Lure was first introduced in 1937 and was assigned a model 950. This second coming of this Heddon from Dowagiac Michigan fly lure was like many of the other period lures made from plastic. Although first introduced in a wood variation it wouldnt take Heddon [...]

By | 2016-12-13T08:51:03+00:00 November 13th, 2016|Antique Lures, Fly Fishing, Fly Rod Lures, Heddon Lures|Comments Off on Heddon River Runtie Spook Lure

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

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

Creek Chub Fly Fishing Lure Pikie

Creek Chub Fly Fishing Lure Pikie The Creek Chub Fly Fishing Lure Pikie was fist introduced in 1924. This fly rod sized version of the classic Pikie minnow fishing lure came in both a bass and a trout size as so many of the Creek Chub Fly rod lures did. The Pikie Fly was only [...]

By | 2016-10-26T11:41:08+00:00 August 29th, 2016|Antique Lures, Creek Chub Lures, Fly Fishing, Fly Rod Lures|Comments Off on Creek Chub Fly Fishing Lure Pikie

Tropical Bait Stormy Petrel Lure

Tropical Bait Stormy Petrel Lure The Tropical Bait Stormy Petrel Lure has always been a favorite with collectors. Ned Danforth of Indianapolis, Indiana was the Owner and inventor of the Stormy Petrel. Ned began making his now famous fishing lures as early as 1935. The Stormy Petrel as it is referred to some as the [...]

By | 2016-08-20T16:54:55+00:00 August 20th, 2016|Antique Lures, Fly Fishing, Fly Rod Lures, Miscellaneous Lure Makers|Comments Off on Tropical Bait Stormy Petrel Lure

Shakespeare Midget Oregon Fly Lure

Shakespeare Midget Oregon Fly Lure The Shakespeare Midget Oregon Fly lure was first introduced in the 1934 Shakespeare. A copy of the lure catalog ad by the Shakespeare Bait Company from Kalamazoo Michigan is shown below. I apologize for the quality but it was the best I could present. This small wooden antique fly lure [...]

By | 2016-10-26T11:41:08+00:00 August 17th, 2016|Antique Lures, Fly Fishing, Fly Rod Lures, Shakespeare Lures|Comments Off on Shakespeare Midget Oregon Fly Lure

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

1794 Fishing Tackle Ad

1794 Fishing Tackle Ad This a 1794 Fishing Tackle Ad. It proves that sometimes while we believe the roots of the American Fly Fishing or Fishing Tackle industry started in the early to mid 19th Century, it did not. While names such as TH Bate, JT Buel, WD Chapman and others like Bradford and Anthony [...]

By | 2016-10-26T11:41:09+00:00 August 2nd, 2016|Antique Lure and Reel Ads, Antique Lures, Fly Fishing|Comments Off on 1794 Fishing Tackle Ad

Heddon Widget Fly Lure

Heddon Widget Fly Lure This Heddon Widget Fly Lure was first introduced in 1952. This antique fly lure was given model series number 300. This fly lure measures 1 1/4" in length and has a #10 size treble hook. The lure has a small split shot ring attached to the front line tie on the [...]

By | 2016-07-10T23:22:59+00:00 July 10th, 2016|Antique Lures, Fly Fishing, Fly Rod Lures, Heddon Lures|Comments Off on Heddon Widget Fly Lure

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

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

Creek Chub Fly Rod Mouse Lure

Creek Chub Fly Rod Mouse Lure The Creek Chub Fly Rod mouse lure was first introduced in 1931. Creek Chub recommended using a 9ft 5-6 weight fly rod to fish these new pan fish fly rod lures. The graphic photo shown at the bottom of the page is out of that catalog. The antique fly [...]

By | 2016-10-26T11:41:21+00:00 April 10th, 2016|Antique Lures, Creek Chub Lures, Fly Fishing|Comments Off on Creek Chub Fly Rod Mouse Lure

Fly Fishing Feature Friday IV

Fly Fishing Feature Friday IV Fly Fishing Feature Friday IV: I've heard the old saying twisted around, the reason you fish are yours and yours alone, but the passion is for all to share. People spend tens of thousands of dollars to travel to the most remote faces of the planet to enjoy and pursue [...]

By | 2016-06-19T02:17:10+00:00 April 1st, 2016|Fly Fishing|Comments Off on Fly Fishing Feature Friday IV

Fly Fishing Feature Friday III

Fly Fishing Feature Friday III Fly Fishing Feature Friday III: What a great week, a week of fly fishing fun even if it was living vicariously through the F3T. A word of thanks today, goes out to the crew of F3T, and Backwater Fly of OKC ladies and gents that made it possible. A night [...]

By | 2016-10-26T11:41:22+00:00 March 25th, 2016|Fly Fishing|Comments Off on Fly Fishing Feature Friday III

Fly Fishing Feature Friday II

Fly Fishing Feature Friday II Last week on the inaugural Fly Fishing Feature Friday we dove right in to water with Geofish, a great way to not only get your feet wet, but set your shoes on fire to do something you've always wanted, then we satisfied your refined palet and poured you a 3 [...]

By | 2016-10-26T11:41:23+00:00 March 18th, 2016|Fly Fishing|Comments Off on Fly Fishing Feature Friday II

Catch Magazine February March Issue 45

Catch Magazine Catch Magazine photographically speaking is at the top there's no one out there better than Todd Moen and Catch Magazine. Issue 45 the Febuary and March issue continues down that path. The path to providing a thinnest veil or window pane between us the end user and the glass itself. Todd videos were [...]

By | 2016-06-18T03:01:32+00:00 March 12th, 2016|Fly Fishing|Comments Off on Catch Magazine February March Issue 45

Fly Fishing Feature Friday

Fly Fishing Feature Friday  In this Fly Fishing Feature Friday I would be remiss at taking you a step forward without first looking in the rear view mirror. What am I talking about, simply put, GeoBass and Motiv fishing. While most would agree lifes not the destination, its about the journey, the these guy have taken [...]

By | 2016-06-18T02:54:16+00:00 March 11th, 2016|Fly Fishing|Comments Off on Fly Fishing Feature Friday

Paul Puckettt F3T Poster Donated for Cast 4 a Cure

Paul Puckettt F3T Poster Who's to say fishing cant be done for a cause. While we as fisherman undeniably use the outdoors and our passion to often escape from life's reality, sometimes, its where we turn to face it. Paul Puckett is an artist who takes his love for the shutter and turns it into [...]

By | 2016-10-26T11:41:26+00:00 March 7th, 2016|Fly Fishing, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Paul Puckettt F3T Poster Donated for Cast 4 a Cure