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South Bend Lure Company Fishing Rod Division

South Bend Lure Company Fishing Rod Division

South Bend Lure Company

The South Bend Lure Company got its start in the late 1890’s with the Worden Bucktail. A very similar lure to the Shakespeare Revolution so similar it should be of no surprise that the lure was being sold though Shakespeare. Its first Company name was the Specialty Manufacturing Company then to the Worden Bucktail Bait Company and on finally to South Bend Bait Company in 1910. While the Worden underwater minnow baits excluding the Buck Tail seemed a bit crude in comparison or not as refined as say the Heddon minnow they still filled the need for the 1910 and prior American fisherman who was becoming obsessed with 3 and 5 hook Minnows through the teens. One should note as well the early rights that were acquired for the anti backlash reel by the South Bend Bait company who’s reel sales the company would rely heavily upon later.

Another Neat tidbit is there was actually another South Bend company focused on lures and was part of the South Bend Bait company. The South Bend Dowl and Rod company which sold the wooden blanks to many of its partner companies competitors. The greatest thing probably to happen to the South Bend Lure Company was its purchase or acquisition of the Patent Rights to what would be come one of the greatest selling South Bend Lures of all time. The Bass Oreno Lure took the South Bend Lure company to another level and it is that best selling lure the company would ride on for decades. Th elure is a great one to collect with all the variations and color combinations available.

 

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South Bend Surface Floating Minnow Lure

By | September 20th, 2017|Categories: Antique Lures, South Bend Lures|Tags: , , , , , , |

South Bend Surface Floating Minnow Lure The South Bend Surface Floating Minnow Lure was first introduced in 1912 by the South Bend Bait Company. Assigning it a model 920-through 922, all are relatively the same [...]

South Bend Muskie Surf Oreno Lure

By | September 10th, 2017|Categories: Antique Lures, South Bend Lures|Tags: , , , , , , |

South Bend Muskie Surf Oreno Lure The South Bend Muskie Surf Oreno Lure was given a model series number 964. The South Bend Bait Company, out of South Bend Indiana wanting to expound up the [...]

South Bend Midget Surf Oreno Lure

By | August 17th, 2017|Categories: Antique Lures, South Bend Lures|Tags: , , , , , , |

South Bend Midget Surf Oreno Lure The South Bend Midget Surf Oreno Lure is a model series 962. This lure is touted as being one of the South Bend Bait Company out of South Bend [...]

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South Bend Fin Dingo Lure

By | August 16th, 2017|Categories: Antique Lures, South Bend Lures|Tags: , , , |

South Bend Fin Dingo Lure The South Bend Fin Dingo Lure was first introduced in 1952. The antique fishing lure was given model 1965 by the South Bend Bait Company.  Surprisingly, the antique lure was [...]

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South Bend Callmac Fly Bug

By | July 26th, 2017|Categories: Antique Lures, Fly Rod Lures, South Bend Lures|Tags: , , , , |

South Bend Callmac Fly Bug The South Bend Callmac Fly Bug was a series model number 860. The South Bend Bait Company of South Bend Indiana made this Antique Fly Rod Lure was made for [...]

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South Bend Pike Oreno Lure

By | July 25th, 2017|Categories: Antique Lures, South Bend Lures|Tags: , , , , , , |

South Bend Pike Oreno Lure The South Bend Pike Oreno Lure was given a model number 957, by the South Bend Bait Company of South Bend, Indiana. The wooden antique lure went through a host [...]

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South Bend Plug Oreno Antique Lure

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

South Bend Plug Oreno Antique Lure The South Bend Plug Oreno Antique Lure was first brought to market in 1932. This wooden antique fishing lure produced by the South Bend Bait Company in South Bend [...]

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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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South Bend Combination Minnow

By | February 17th, 2017|Categories: Antique Lures, South Bend Lures|Tags: , , , , , |

South Bend Combination Minnow The South Bend Combination Minnow was an early lure and was first produced in 1912 and was given a model series number 931 / 932. Only three years after the legal [...]

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Best Of Luck Jointed Pikie Antique Lure

By | January 28th, 2017|Categories: Antique Lures, South Bend Lures|Tags: , , , , |

Best Of Luck Jointed Pikie Antique Lure The Best Of Luck Jointed Pikie Antique Lure was first introduced in 1935. The wooden antique lure is a model series number 931. Like the other large makers [...]

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South Bend Mouse Oreno Lure

By | January 19th, 2017|Categories: Antique Lures, South Bend Lures|Tags: , , , , , , |

South Bend Mouse Oreno Lure The South Bend Mouse Oreno Lure was first introduced in 1932 and lasted only a decade and was out of production by 1942. This lure mad by the South Bend [...]

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South Bend Spin I Diddee Lure

By | January 14th, 2017|Categories: Antique Lures, South Bend Lures|Tags: , , , , , |

South Bend Spin I Diddee Lure The South Bend Spin I Diddee Lure was first introduced in 1952, and lasted only a dozen years and was gone by 1964. The South Bend Bait Corporation of [...]

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South Bend Whirl Oreno Lure

By | December 1st, 2016|Categories: Antique Lures, South Bend Lures|Tags: , , , , |

South Bend Whirl Oreno The South Bend Whirl Oreno lure is a series number 935. This antique lure was first produced in 1929 - 1933 on its first production run, and 1938 to 1940 on [...]

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South Bend Fly Rod Surf Oreno Lure

By | November 7th, 2016|Categories: Antique Lures, South Bend Lures|Tags: , , , , , , |

South Bend Fly Rod Surf Oreno Lure The South Bend Fly Rod Surf Oreno Lure was a series model 961. Made by the South Bend Bait Company of South Bend, Indiana was first introduced in [...]

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South Bend Panetlla Minnow

By | November 5th, 2016|Categories: Antique Lures, South Bend Lures|Tags: , , , , , , , |

South Bend Panetlla Minnow The South Bend Panetlla Minnow was first introduced in 1912. For three decades this lure a model series 913 was present in the South Bend Bait Company lure catalogs of South [...]

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South Bend Lunge Oreno Lure

By | November 1st, 2016|Categories: Antique Lures, South Bend Lures|Tags: , , , , , , |

South Bend Lunge Oreno Lure The South Bend Lunge Oreno Lure was first introduced in 1932. Produced at 1108 South High Street, South Bend Indiana this antique fishing lure was given a model series 966. [...]

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Moonlight Floating Weedless Lure

By | August 10th, 2016|Categories: Antique Lures, South Bend Lures|Tags: , , , , |

Moonlight Floating Weedless Lure The Moonlight Floating Weedless Lure was another in a series of the early Moonlight lure. This version of the self glowing bait red headed bait dates to the early teens. Moonlight, [...]

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South Bend Zane Grey Teaser Lure

By | July 20th, 2016|Categories: Antique Lures, South Bend Lures|Tags: , , , , , |

South Bend Zane Grey Teaser Lure The South Bend Zane Grey Teaser Lure is a giant antique fishing lure. This monstrous wooden lure was given a model series number 981. This huge salt water teaser [...]

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South Bend Plunk Oreno Lure

By | July 11th, 2016|Categories: Antique Lures, South Bend Lures|Tags: , , , |

South Bend Plunk Oreno Lure The South Bend Plunk Oreno Lure was a short lived antique fishing lure beginning in 1929 and only lasting 3 years in this form. The lure was given a model [...]

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South Bend Sun Spot Spoon Lure

By | July 9th, 2016|Categories: Antique Lures, South Bend Lures|Tags: , , |

South Bend Sun Spot Spoon Lure The South Bend Sun Spot Spoon Lure was first introduced in 1941. The Sun Spot Spoon however was not a South Bend origional lure. However when brought into the [...]

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Rev O Noc Underwater Minnow Lure

By | June 10th, 2016|Categories: Antique Lures, South Bend Lures|Tags: , , , , |

Rev O Noc Underwater Minnow Lure The Rev O Noc Underwater Minnow Lure dates to the mid and early teens. Like the Shakespeare lure shown in side the "New Winner" wood box, this is a [...]

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South Bend Tease Oreno Lure

By | May 3rd, 2016|Categories: Antique Lures, South Bend Lures|Tags: , , , |

South Bend Tease Oreno Lure The South Bend Tease Oreno Lure was first introduced in 1929. The antique lure lasted over a dozen years in the South Bend of Indiana's lure line up. The fishing [...]

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South Bend King Andy Lure

By | April 15th, 2016|Categories: Antique Lures, South Bend Lures|Tags: , , , , |

South Bend King Andy Lure The South Bend King Andy Lure was a very short lived lure. The King Andy was once again another antique lure that was a victim to the model sharing number [...]

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South Bend Midget Pike Oreno

By | April 13th, 2016|Categories: Antique Lures, South Bend Lures|Tags: , , , |

South Bend Midget Pike Oreno The South Bend Midget Pike Oreno Lure is a series 974. This wooden antique lure is 3" in length and is the smaller version of the Pike Oreno. This lure [...]

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