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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.

Pflueger Maybug Spinner Lure

By | April 14th, 2017|Categories: 19th Century Fishing Lures, Antique Lures, Pflueger Lures|Tags: , , , , , , |

Pflueger May Bug Lure The Pflueger May Bug Lure was introduced in the late 1880's. The May Bug is one of the early quintessential Pflueger, or Enterprise Manufacturing Company Lure made in Akron Ohio.  The [...]

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Heddon Dowagiac Underwater Lure 1902 Ad

By | April 13th, 2017|Categories: Antique Lure and Reel Ads, Antique Lures, Heddon Lures|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Heddon Dowagiac Underwater Lure 1902 Ad This Heddon Dowagiac Underwater Lure 1902 Ad is one of the earliest lure articles and ads I've seen or have run across for Heddon and their antique fishing lures. [...]

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Creek Chub Baby Crawdad Lure

By | April 13th, 2017|Categories: Antique Lures, Creek Chub Lures|Tags: , , , , , , , |

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, [...]

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Creek Chub Baby Wiggler Lure

By | April 12th, 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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Black Bass in Florida James Heddon Janette Hawley

By | April 12th, 2017|Categories: Antique Lure and Reel Ads, Antique Lures, Heddon Lures|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Black Bass in Florida James Heddon Janette Hawley In the Black Bass Florida James Heddon Janette Hawley article from 1904 printing of Angling Stories we get this great article from James Heddon, I think. The [...]

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Creek Chub Jointed Snook Pikie Lure

By | April 11th, 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 [...]

Ball Minnow Trap

By | April 11th, 2017|Categories: Collectible Fishing Empherma (Books, Catalogs, Photos, Etc)|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Ball Minnow Trap The Ball Minnow Trap is really a great piece of angling history. Let me first add by saying yes, this is the same maker as the famous Ball jar line. For those [...]

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Charles Murat Mureel Lure

By | April 11th, 2017|Categories: Antique Lures, Miscellaneous Lure Makers|Tags: , , , , |

Charles Murat Mureel Lure The Charles Murat Mureel lure is more than a lure, but a story of a man and the Surf Striper Industry. The lure was created by Charles Murat or as his [...]

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Shur Strike Flat Face Lure

By | April 9th, 2017|Categories: Antique Lures, Creek Chub Lures, Miscellaneous Lure Makers|Tags: , , , , , , |

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 [...]

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South Bend Underwater Minnow 905

By | April 8th, 2017|Categories: Antique Lures, South Bend Lures|Tags: , , , , , |

South Bend Underwater Minnow 905 The South Bend Underwater Minnow 905 series is Circa 1912. This 905 series wooden, glass eyed minnow lure was made for over 20 years. The lure was South Bends 5 [...]

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Heddon Top Sonic Lure

By | April 4th, 2017|Categories: Antique Lures, Heddon Lures|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Heddon Top Sonic Lure The Heddon Top Sonic Lure was a Heddon Dowagiac Series number 300. This antique lure was made from 1966 to 1969, so it was a short run in comparison to some [...]

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Shakespeare Tarpalunge Lure

By | April 3rd, 2017|Categories: Antique Lures, Shakespeare Lures|Tags: , , , , , |

Shakespeare Tarpalunge Lure This Shakespeare Tarpalunge antique fishing lure is a model #6640. This jointed, wooden antique Shakespeare lure is circa 1930 and has two very large single hooks. This antique Shakespeare salt water fishing lure [...]

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Hoptacong Perch Minnow Antique Lure

By | April 3rd, 2017|Categories: Antique Lures, Collectible Fishing Empherma (Books, Catalogs, Photos, Etc), Miscellaneous Lure Makers|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Hoptacong Perch Minnow Antique Lure The Hoptacong Perch Minnow Antique Lure date to around 1905. The lure distributed and made by the William Mills and Sons Company of New York, New York. While advertised to be [...]

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Sunday Sounds April Edition

By | April 2nd, 2017|Categories: Antique Lures, Collectible Fishing Empherma (Books, Catalogs, Photos, Etc), Friends & Clubs|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Sunday Sounds April Edition On a rainy Sunday morning strolling through FB and Ebay with a cup of coffee in hand I came across a post of a Frog Spot Jamison Coaxer lure for sale, [...]

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Creek Chub Dinger Lure

By | April 2nd, 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 of Garret Indiana antique fishing lure was a model series number 5600. This [...]

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Pflueger Antique Lure Sign Ad

By | April 1st, 2017|Categories: Antique Lure and Reel Ads, Antique Lures, Pflueger Lures|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Pflueger Antique Lure Sign Ad This Pflueger Antique Lure Sign Ad window sign was published in a 1905 Vol. 23 of "The Hardware Magazine". The ad specifies how dealers in Pflueger's Fishing Tackle can get [...]

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Paw Paw Sucker Antique Lure

By | April 1st, 2017|Categories: Antique Lures, Paw Paw Moonlight Lures|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Paw Paw Sucker Antique Lure The Paw Paw Sucker Antique Lure is a kind of a misunderstood lure, starting with its own name, as its not a Sucker but and Old Chub Lure. This antique [...]

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Creek Chub River Rustler Lure

By | March 31st, 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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