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. Lawrence, model 690, was the Luminous version. This antique lure dates to or is pre 1890. This beautiful example almost 120 years old has a great patina.
The Pflueger St. Clair Double Spoon lure was available in 5 different size models, One through Five, and after 1900 was offered in six different sizes. The lure can be found with varying fancy blades. This inline rig features a box swivel at the top attached to the pre-made factory loop. Next is one of the blades or some can be found with a trace leader with treble hook attached. The first of two beautiful metal spoons rests on a section of the shaft followed by a red ruby glass bead Pflueger’s fancy fluted ball. This pattern then repeated one more time before getting to the trailing feathered treble hook.
This great example of a Pflueger St. Clair Double Spoon lure shown uses the Fancy Fish Scale Blade as well as the Fancy Daisy blade patterns.
No matter what you collect, be it Pflueger, Heddon, Creek Chub or the litany of other early or later manufactures that used metal, plastic, or wood, appreciating the craftsmanship and the history of the American fishing lure is easy to do with examples such as this.
Lastly, I’d like to thank my friend and fellow antique lure collector, for allowing me access to his bevy of early Enterprise Manufacturing Company lures to share with the readers.