The pflueger lures and the Pflueger lure company set the bar for American made fishing tackle makers. Being able to supplant the later giant James Heddon of Dowagiac Michigan with generational items such as the Summit Reel or the Supreme. Pflueger Lures were cataloged as early as 1883, although it is said that the company in some form or facet dates back to 1864. Pflueger’s first patent was for the paint that was applied to the lure giving it luminescent properties. Pflueger lures come on many mediums including leather, cork, metal, wood, rubber, glass, and pearl.
Pre 1900 Pflueger lures comprised mostly or metal, rubber and focus more on the period type of fishing. Skittering was a type of fishing on top of the lure using a long bamboo pole to skirt the lure on tfe top using lures like its famous lures such as the now famous Pflueger May bug lure. Early spinning lures such as the Crystal minnow, or Flying Helgramite to bring up lunkers from the deep. Obviously the early rubber, crystal, leather and other lure mediums that weren’t meant to transcend time are hard to find due to environmental hazards or just age themselves. There were some interesting things made by Pflueger Enterprise Manufacturing Company, this like horse saddle and bridal rosettes, made of crystal and metal.
As with many other manufactures at the turn of the Century the Pflueger lure arsenal would add wood to its materials. Adding lures such as the Pflueger Lure the Wizard, and Monarch and Neverfail lures to compete with the the other makers who were now focused heavily on 3 and 5 hook underwater minnows. Pflueger sold their trade minnows under many different names in the tees, such as Senate, Kingfisher, Congress, Triumph, Sterling and more. Pflueger stayed true to its use of metal creating spinners and spoons some with fancy ornate designs, others with the plane stamped kidney or flute. Pflueger continued to make rubber lures in the for of Frogs and insect lures, and began to focus a lot of its attention to ts reels.
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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 previous and of the all future Pflueger Frog lures, a model series 2555. It would [...]
Enterprise Manufacturing Pflueger Fishing Tackle Plant This great Enterprise Manufacturing Pflueger Fishing Tackle Plant article comes to us from November 10th, 1900. The article found in the trade rag, Hardware; A Review of the American Hardware Market. The article discusses the growth and transition through acquisition of the Enterprise Manufacturing Company, [...]
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 lure was produced for around 3 decades or thirty years until 1916. The May Bug [...]
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 one. I will take a dozen please. Finding Point of Sale or store displays for [...]
Pflueger Pal O Mine Lure The Pflueger Pal O Mine Lure is one of those timeless classics that was first introduced in 1925. Made in Akron Ohio, this lure was a staple in the Pflueger Fishing Tackle Company lure line up for close to half a century. This straight uni-body [...]
Pflueger Pippin Wobbler Lure The Pflueger Pippin Wobbler Lure was first introduced in 1929. This lure made by Pflueger or Akron, Ohio was given a model series number 6700. The lure was in the Pflueger antique lure line up for roughly a dozen years and was last seen around 1942 [...]
Pflueger Joseph Spoon Lure The Pflueger Joseph Spoon was said to have been introduced around the late 1880's. Pflueger, the Enterprise Manufacturing Company of Akron, Ohio expanded their metal spinner and lure offering through innovations, patent purchases, mergers and aquisitions as well as making things very much like other companies. [...]
Pflueger Pal O Mine Lure 2T The Pflueger Pal O Mine Lure 2T was first introduced in 1925. This Pflueger lure made in Akron Ohio was given the model series number 5000. This smaller 2T or two treble version measures 3 1/4" in length although it carries the same model [...]
Pflueger American Spinner Lure The Pflueger American Spinner Lure was first introduced around 1894. The Enterprise Manufacturing Company of Akron, Ohio would not be the only one to make this lure. A very similar with notable differences was produced and patented by John B. McHarg in 1896 as well as [...]
Pflueger Angle Worm Lure The Pflueger Angle Worm Lure was first introduced in 1894. While the Angle Worm would be new, making rubber lures was not a new thing for the Enterprise Manufacturing Company, Pflueger, of Akron Ohio. I've said for a before that I believe Pflueger's choice of rubber [...]
Pflueger St Clair Double Spoon Lure The Pflueger St Clair Double Spoon Lure is truly a beauty. This antique fancy metal Pflueger, Enterprise Manufacturing Company fishing lure was made in Akron, Ohio. The Saint Clair was a model 691 and was the Non Luminous Tandem Spoon, its counter-part the St. [...]
Pflueger Antique Lure 1893 Sportsman Directory In this Pflueger Antique Lure 1893 Sportsman Directory advertisement we see the Enterprise Manufacturing Company, Pflueger advertise its luminous lures. The Enterprise Manufacturing Co., out of Akron, Ohio had just a year earlier come out with the Success Spinner. The advertisement recants an anglers success [...]
Pflueger Archive Frog Lure This Pflueger Archive Frog Lure is neat little unit. The only reference for fly eaters (Don Wheeler's Frog Collectors Guide Book) has and shows a few versions of this Pflueger Archives frog. This Metal lure is comprised of two concave halves affixed together at the rings [...]
Pflueger Puritan Beaded Egg Bait The Pflueger Puritan Beaded Egg Bait fishing lure was introduced some time after 1886. The Enterprise manufacturing Company of Akron Ohio is said to have purchased the patent rights to a lure. The antique lure called the Hamilton, originally made by the Nye Creaser Company. [...]
Pflueger Governor Lure The Pflueger Governor Lure was first introduced around 1892. This antique fishing lure was made by the Enterprise Manufacturing Company, of Akron Ohio. This fancy Pflueger Metal Spoon and minnow was given a series 792. The "Governor" was the Luminous version to its non luminous counterpart, "The Admiral". [...]
Pflueger Propeller Antique Lure The Pflueger Propeller Antique Lure is great piece of 19th Century metal. This antique lure was first made made by the Enterprise Manufacturing Company of Akron Ohio around 1886. There were two different versions available in the catalog. The "Propeller" was given a model 691, and [...]
Pflueger Ballerina Antique Lure The Pflueger Ballerina Antique Lure was introduced around 1952. This wooden pressed and painted eye lure was Pflueger of Akron, Ohio model series number 5400. This wooden tapering cigar shaped fishing lure has a front forward line tie. The lure itself measure 4 1/8" in length [...]
Pflueger Flying Helgramite Vs Chapman Buel This great little ad discusses the Pflueger Flying Helgramite Vs Chapman Buel. This comes to us from 1884, 137 years ago. Early advertising for lures mentioned in here such as the Crystal Minnow, and the Flying Helgramite are hard to come by so enjoy. [...]