Creek Chub Lures
The Creek Chub Lures may have been made before but company got its start in 1916 as far as mass lure production was concerned. While the stories and tales before this date vary by the story teller one thing is for certain, 3 Men came together to build and transform the American Fishing Lure Industry. Henry Dills, Carl Heinzerling, and George Schulthess are the three names atop or at the apex of the Creek Chub Lure dynasty. These three men having different functions within the company made it their mission to not only create a quality product the would stand tall to anglers, but would stand tall against the trail and tribulations the the world and the industry would face. While known primarily for it lures which would become famous for its world record fish catching ability, it was through its innovations and applications it really excelled.
The most famous inventions I would argue, were not for the lures themselves but for its enhancement. Yes, there are those that will argue the Creek Chub Lure the Pikie, is its most famous accomplishment. I would ask then where is that pikie without its diving lip, and its painted lifelike scale finish. The Scale finish, applied by spraying the lure through a screen to give it scales was patent Number 1,323,458 granted in 1919. This process had already caused a stir between of all major lure makers Heddon included. It is said that Creek Chub had allowed Heddon to use this process for the cost of $1.00 and eventually awarding half the patent to Heddon to avoid costly court battles over patent rights to the antique lure painting process. The legal battles would continue into the late 20s and its final settlement with the South Bend Lure Company.
The second Patent was granted for its improvement in the diving lip, while in use and applied for in 1915, it was granted until 1920. The use of the diving lip was to adjust the dept at which the lure swam during retrieval by the angle, size and shape. This development alone would be instrumental in the success of current and later lures alike. Whatever your opinion of its greatest contribution, one must agree from the Pikie, to the Darter, from the Injured Minnow to the Wiggler that Creek Chub lures made an impact on the fisherman and the industry.
Creek Chub Lures have always had a vast array or color combinations and lures to collect. From the advanced to the neophyte, Creek Chub lures provide a broad spectrum from the standard colors to collecting special order or “Friday Specials”. There are great books and websites out there to help guide you along your path. The Creek Chub lure and company has been well documented to help educate you on the way they valued their employees, customers and community alike.
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Creek Chub Lure Blog Articles
Creek Chub Midget Plunker Lure The Creek Chub Midget Plunker Lure was born in Garrett, Indiana. The Creek Chub Bait Company was looking to capitalize on its widely successful Plunker Lure line up. The midget [...]
Creek Chub Wiggle Fish Lure The Creek Chub Wiggle Fish Lure was first introduced in 1925. The lure made by the Creek Chub Bait Company of Garrett, Indiana would be a staple in their antique [...]
Shur Strike Pike Lure This version Shur Strike Pike Lure was first introduced around 1933 - 1936. This antique lure creation a extension of the Creek Chub Bait Company under the Shur Strike name. The [...]
Creek Chub Giant Jointed Pikie Lure The Creek Chub Giant Jointed Pikie Lure was first introduced in 1957. This giant behemoth of a fishing lure was Creek Chub, of Garrett, Indiana's largest production fishing lure. [...]
Creek Chub Jointed Snook Pikie Lure The Creek Chub Jointed Snook Pikie Lure was first introduced in 1938. While its inventory continued to be sold and was in the Creek Chub Bait Company lure catalogs [...]
Creek Chub Wiggler Antique Lure While it may have taken years to refine the Creek Chub Wiggler Antique Lure was the first lure ever commercially produced by the Creek Chub Bait Company of Garrett, Indiana. [...]
Creek Chub Wee Dee Lure The Creek Chub Wee Dee lure is a favorite among antique fishing lure collectors. The antique lure was first produced in 1936, and lasted around 10 years in the Creek [...]
Creek Chub Plunker Lure The Creek Chub Plunker Lure was first introduced in 1927. This Creek Chub of Garrett Indiana was assigned a model number 3200. The wooden antique lure was made for over a [...]
Creek Chub Husky Musky Lure The Creek Chub Husky Musky Lure was first introduced in 1919. This large wooden lure made by the Creek Chub Bait Company of Garrett Indiana had a model number 600. [...]
Creek Chub Baby Wiggler Lure The Creek Chub Baby Wiggler Lure was first introduced in 1917 and lasted all the way through 1954. This antique fishing lure made by the Creek Chub Bait Company of [...]
Creek Chub Jointed Striper Pikie Lure The Creek Chub Jointed Striper Pikie Lure, Model 6800 came on the scene a lot later compared to the rest of the Pikie lure family, making its introduction in [...]
Creek Chub Deluxe Wag Tail Lure The Creek Chub Deluxe Wag Tail lure was made by Creek Chub Bait Company of Garrett Indiana. Wagtail Chub was being produced by hand since all the way back [...]
Creek Chub Beetle Lure The Creek Chub Beetle Lure was first introduced in 1931. Made in Garrett Indiana by the Creek Chub Bait Company this antique fishing lure was a model series number 3800. Produced [...]
Shur Strike Underwater Minnow Lure The Shur Strike Underwater Minnow Lure is Circa late 1930's. The three hook underwater antique lure was not a cataloged option and is highly sought after. This wooden, glass eyed, antique [...]
Creek Chub Pop N Dunk Lure The Creek Chub Pop N Dunk lure was a model series number 6300. This antique fishing lure was first produced by Creek Chub of Garrett Indiana in 1941 and [...]
Creek Chub Jointed Husky Musky Lure The Creek Chub Jointed Husky Musky Lure was first made in the 1930's. This lure made by the Creek Chub Bait Company out of Garrett Indiana is exceedingly hard to [...]
Creek Chub Baby Crawdad The Creek Chub Baby Crawdad Lure was first introduced in 1918 and was first called the Crab Wiggler, later the Crawdad. The antique lure was a Creek Chub model series 400, [...]
Shur Strike Flat Face Lure The Shur Strike Flat Face Lure is a uncatalogued lure. Made by Creek Chub of Garrett, Indiana but sold under the Shur Strike line up this lure is similar to [...]