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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 Big Creek Bug Wiggler Lure

By | February 24th, 2018|Categories: Antique Lures, Creek Chub Lures|Tags: , , , , , , |

Creek Chub Big Creek Bug Wiggler Lure The Creek Chub Big Creek Bug Wiggler Lure was the largest in the Bug Wiggler antique Lure line up. Very rare and hard to find now by collectors [...]

Creek Chub Plunker Lure

By | February 22nd, 2018|Categories: Antique Lures, Creek Chub Lures|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Creek Chub Plunker Lure The Creek Chub Plunker Lure was first introduced in 1927. This Creek Chub of Garrett Indiana fishing lure was assigned a model number 3200. The wooden antique lure was made for [...]

Creek Chub Salt Spin Darter

By | February 17th, 2018|Categories: Antique Lures, Creek Chub Lures|Tags: , , , , , , |

Creek Chub Salt Spin Darter The Creek Chub Salt Spin Darter was a short lived or produced antique lure. The antique lure was first produced in 1955 and was out by 1958, so only was [...]

Creek Chub Jigger Lure

By | February 5th, 2018|Categories: Antique Lures, Creek Chub Lures|Tags: , , , , , |

Creek Chub Jigger Lure The Creek Chub Jigger Lure was first introduced in 1933 and was available for 13 years. The wooden antique lure was a model number 4100 made by Creek Chub Bait Company [...]

Creek Chub Midget Beetle Lure

By | February 1st, 2018|Categories: Antique Lures, Creek Chub Lures|Tags: , , , , |

Creek Chub Midget Beetle Lure The Creek Chub Midget Beetle Lure was first produced in 1939. The classic Creek Chub made in Garrett Indiana was a model number 6000. The Baby Beetle lure is exactly [...]

Creek Chub Husky Surfster Lure

By | January 25th, 2018|Categories: Antique Lures, Creek Chub Lures|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Creek Chub Husky Surfster Lure The Creek Chub Husky Surfster Lure was first offered in 1953. The antique lure was Creek Chub of Garrett, Indiana lure model series number 7300. This large wooden cedar lure [...]

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Creek Chub Snook Pikie Antique Lure

By | January 17th, 2018|Categories: Antique Lures, Creek Chub Lures|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Creek Chub Snook Pikie Antique Lure The Creek Chub Snook Pikie Antique Lure is a model series 3400. The Creek Chub Bait Company, of Garrett Indiana introduced this lure in 1929 and produced it for [...]

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Creek Chub Jointed Midget Pikie

By | January 12th, 2018|Categories: Antique Lures, Creek Chub Lures, Fishing For History|Tags: , , , , , |

Creek Chub Jointed Midget Pikie The Creek Chub Jointed Midget Pikie  antique lure was first introduced in 1934 and lasted until 1961. This lure made by the Creek Chub Bait Company of Garrett, Indiana was [...]

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Creek Chub Beetle Lure

By | December 18th, 2017|Categories: Antique Lures, Creek Chub Lures|Tags: , , , , , , |

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 [...]

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Creek Chub Jointed Pikie Antique Lure

By | December 17th, 2017|Categories: Antique Lures, Creek Chub Lures|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Creek Chub Jointed Pikie Antique Lure The Creek Chub Jointed Pikie Antique Lure is certainly one of the companies mainstays. The Jointed Pikie has a history that spans roughly 5 decades, or 50 years of fishing [...]

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Creek Chub Wiggler Antique Lure

By | December 16th, 2017|Categories: Antique Lures, Creek Chub Lures|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

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. [...]

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Creek Chub Baby Wiggler Lure

By | December 16th, 2017|Categories: Antique Lures, Creek Chub Lures|Tags: , , , , , , |

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 [...]

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Creek Chub Surface Ding Bat

By | December 7th, 2017|Categories: Antique Lures, Creek Chub Lures|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Creek Chub Surface Ding Bat The Creek Chub Surface Ding Bat lure was first introduced in 1938 and given a model series number 5400. Another lure in the series of popular hair baits designed and [...]

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Creek Chub Dinger Lure

By | December 6th, 2017|Categories: Antique Lures, Creek Chub Lures|Tags: , , , , , |

Creek Chub Dinger Lure The Creek Chub Dinger Lure was first produced in 1939 and was made until 1954. This Creek Chub Bait Company of Garret Indiana antique fishing lure was a model series number [...]

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Creek Chub Polly Wiggle Lure

By | December 5th, 2017|Categories: Antique Lures, Creek Chub Lures|Tags: , , , , |

Creek Chub Polly Wiggle Lure The Creek Chub Polly Wiggle Lure is a cool little antique lure. The Polly Wiggle is born of the Creek Chub Bait Company of Garrett Indiana, and was a model [...]

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Creek Chub Castrola Lure

By | November 9th, 2017|Categories: Antique Lures, Creek Chub Lures|Tags: , , , , , , |

Creek Chub Castrola Lure The Creek Chub Castrola Lure is a lure that I've always wondered its namesake origin. The lure was given a model series number 3100 by the Creek Chub Bait Company of [...]

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Creek Chub River Rustler Lure

By | November 8th, 2017|Categories: Antique Lures, Creek Chub Lures|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Creek Chub River Rustler Lure The Creek Chub River Rustler Lure was a short lived lure, first introduced in 1930 and only lasting until 1935. This lure a model series number 3700 was produced by [...]

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Creek Chub Wiggle Fish Lure

By | October 22nd, 2017|Categories: Antique Lures, Creek Chub Lures|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

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 [...]

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