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 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, [...]
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 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 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 [...]
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 [...]
Creek Chub Dinger Lure The Creek Chub Dinger Lure was first produced in 1939 and was made until 1954. This Creek Chub of Garret Indiana antique fishing lure was a model series number 5600. This [...]
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 [...]
Shur Strike Small Dude Lure The Shur Strike Small Dude Lure was first released around 1941. The Creek Chub Bait Company under the Shur Strike Bait Companies name in Garrett Indiana produced this small wooden [...]
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 Husky Plunker Lure The Creek Chub Husky Plunker Lure was first introduced in 1939. The Creek Chub Bait Company out of Garrett Indiana assigned it a model Number 5800. The antique fishing lure [...]
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 [...]
Creek Chub Shur Strike Pike Lure This version Creek Chub Shur Strike Pike Lure was first introduced around 1933 - 1936. This antique lure creation a extension of the Creek Chub Bait Company under the [...]
Creek Chub Seven Thousand Lure The Creek Chub Seven Thousand Lure is a unique lure even from its very name. This antique fishing lure was first introduced to the Creek Chub Bait Company line up in [...]
Creek Chub Baby Pikie Lure The Creek Chub Baby Pikie Lure was first introduced to the fishing lure public in 1921. This lure a model 900 series was produced by the Creek Chub Bait Company [...]
Creek Chub Baby Wiggle Fish Lure The Creek Chub Baby Wiggle Fish Lure was first introduced in 1925. This antique lure made by Creek Chub of Garrett Indiana was a model series number 2500. This [...]
Creek Chub Jointed Pikie Minnow The Creek Chub Jointed Pikie Deep Diving Minnow lure is certainly one of the companies mainstays. The Jointed Pikie antique lure has a history of roughly 5 decades, or 50 years [...]
Shur Strike Gar Minnow Lure This Shur Strike Gar Minnow Lure was a series number 2900, or GM. Creek chub like the other antique lure makers branched out its normal lure line up and created [...]
Shur Strike Petite Spinner Lure This Shur Strike Petite Spinner Lure was made roughly around 1941. The Shur Strike Series of lures were Creek Chub of Garrett Indiana's cheaper line up of lures. The Petite [...]