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Thanks for stopping by to Fin and Flame the only Antique Lure Photo Blog. This page was made to be a visual or piscatorial reference for Antique Lures, Reels, and fishing related items alike. This project born of over a decades worth of archival of some great fishing items I’ve had the pleasure of holding and seeing. No doubt if you’ve been in the antique lure hobby a while you have been to our sister site The Old Fishing Lure . That site was created to give you a broader historical perspective of some of the greatest lure makers of all timeI created. This site was amde to compliment it from a social networking side & integrate our great hobby with social media.

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Antique Lure Makers

Antique Lure Makers

Antique Lure Makers

While no doubt the names of antique fishing lure greats such as Heddon, Creek Chub, Shakespeare, Pflueger, Paw Paw, Moonlight, Chapman, and Buel your readily  familiar with. I will have a great variety of miscellaneous smaller antique lure maker names like Nichols, Bingo, Clinton, Clarks and more. Along with the aforementioned antique fishing lure makers we will take a peak at Antique Reel makers. Names like Meek, Horton, Winchester, Atlas, Shakespeare, Tabot, Coxe, Abu, Garcia, Langley, Bronson and more.

2 years ago I was involved in a accident because someone carelessly tied a pit bull to a front door. That incident cost me my career as a mailman and has left permanent spinal residuals even after multiple surgeries. The net affect, it took from me a lot of things, some tangible others not, and for a while even my enjoyment of this antique lure hobby. Part of my reason for this page is a bit selfish I must admit, but I want to take back something that was taken from me. I want to share my enjoyment of these great items, antique lures and such. They don’t deserve to be stuck in a file on my hard drive when I can share them.

Social Media and Lure Collecting

Speaking of sharing, feel free to click on the accompanying social media icons to share things you may like. The more people who are introduced to the great artistry and history and people our hobby of collecting antique lure and all it has to offer the more collectors will be born. Bolstering the membership of our great clubs like the NFLCC and ORCA will only continue help move our hobby to the next level. Maybe a few of these photos or my thoughts on them might spark someone to enjoy what we as antique lure collectors have come to love.

If you’ve stumbled on this page with the intent to sell your antique lures or reels, please feel free to contact me to see if its something I can use in my collection.

Scorpaena Volitans

By | July 9th, 2017|Categories: 19th Century Fishing Lures, Antique Lures, Collectible Fishing Empherma (Books, Catalogs, Photos, Etc)|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Scorpaena Volitans The Scorpaena Volitans whose name is an indication of its seductive & deadly beauty. I love old color plates, and this plate is almost 2 centuries ago, published in 1833. Plates exhibit a [...]

Paw Paw Croaker Lure

By | July 9th, 2017|Categories: Antique Lures, Paw Paw Moonlight Lures|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Paw Paw Croaker Lure The Paw Paw Croaker Lure is one of a series of lures that used real frog skin to cover the wooden bait. The lure itself made by the Paw Paw Bait Company [...]

Creek Chub Jointed Snook Pikie Lure

By | July 1st, 2017|Categories: Antique Lures, Creek Chub Lures|Tags: , , , , , , , |

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 [...]

Charles Hibbard Antique Lure

By | June 29th, 2017|Categories: 19th Century Fishing Lures, Antique Lures, Miscellaneous Lure Makers|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Charles Hibbard Antique Lure Heart Shaped Spoon This is an early Charles Hibbard Antique Lure. Charles A Hibbard of Grand Rapids Michigan was one of the pre 1900's antique lure makers. This heart shaped spinner [...]

Clewell Snakerbait Lure

By | June 28th, 2017|Categories: Antique Lures, Miscellaneous Lure Makers|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Clewell Snakerbait Lure The Clewell Snakerbait Lure was first introduced in 1926. Robert L Clewell from Canton, Ohio came up with this strange looking antique fishing lure that is very sought after by antique lure [...]

Moonlight Single Hook Pikaroon Lure

By | June 26th, 2017|Categories: Antique Lures, Paw Paw Moonlight Lures|Tags: , , , , , , |

Moonlight Single Hook Pikaroon Lure The Moonlight Single Hook Pikaroon Lure was first seen around 1923. The Moonlight Bait Company of Paw Paw Michigan gave this model a series number 2500. By far and away [...]

Lanes Wagtail Wobbler Lure

By | June 25th, 2017|Categories: Antique Lures, Miscellaneous Lure Makers|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Lanes Wagtail Wobbler Lure The Lanes Wagtail Wobbler Lure was first introduced in 1924. This antique fishing lure was fashioned by Charles W. Lane of Madrid, New York. Charles Lane a prominent resident of Madrid [...]

Kimmich Mouse Antique Lure

By | June 23rd, 2017|Categories: Antique Lures, Miscellaneous Lure Makers|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Kimmich Mouse Antique Lure The Kimmich Mouse Antique Lure was first introduced in 1929. This antique fishing lure invented by Harry Kimmich of Ellwood City, Pennsylvania. Harry (John) Kimmich was not a lure inventor full-time. [...]

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Moonlight Pollywog Lure

By | June 21st, 2017|Categories: Antique Lures, Paw Paw Moonlight Lures|Tags: , , , , , , |

Moonlight Pollywog Lure The Moonlight Pollywog Lure, is a series model 700. This antique lure dates to the mid 1920's. This pointed nose, sloping body, wooden, antique lure is one that is most synonymous with [...]

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Creek Chub Wiggler Antique Lure

By | June 20th, 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 Wee Dee Lure

By | June 19th, 2017|Categories: Antique Lures, Creek Chub Lures|Tags: , , , , , , |

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 [...]

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Creek Chub Plunker Lure

By | June 17th, 2017|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 was assigned a model number 3200. The wooden antique lure was made for over a [...]

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Bite-Em Bate Bite-Em Bait Lure

By | June 16th, 2017|Categories: Antique Lures, Miscellaneous Lure Makers|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Bite-Em Bate Bite-Em Bait Lure Its hard to find a antique lure more identifiable than the Bite-Em Bate Bite-Em Bait Lure. Having two locations then fits with the two names you will find associated with [...]

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Leo Wise Jointed Wobbler Lure

By | June 15th, 2017|Categories: Antique Lures, Miscellaneous Lure Makers|Tags: , , , , , , |

Leo Wise Jointed Wobbler Lure This is a Leo Wise Jointed Wobbler lure. This a product was made by Leo Wise out of Detroit, Michigan. This antique Leo Wise Lure is a multi segmented fishing [...]

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AW Saarimaa Fish Hawk Antique Lure

By | June 14th, 2017|Categories: Antique Lures, Miscellaneous Lure Makers|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

AW Saarimaa Fish Hawk Antique Lure The AW Saarimaa Fish Hawk Antique Lure is one I dont see very often in Oklahoma. This wooden antique fishing lure has made quite a journey beginning in Canada. [...]

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Pflueger Kent Floater Frog Antique Lure

By | June 13th, 2017|Categories: Antique Lures, Pflueger Lures|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Pflueger Kent Floater Frog Antique Lure The Pflueger Kent Floater Frog Antique Lure was released somewhere around the early teens.  This wooden chunk bait type series of lure carried the same model number of the [...]

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