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Wright McGill Flapper Crab Lure

By | 2016-11-20T10:44:37+00:00 November 20th, 2016|Antique Lures, Miscellaneous Lure Makers|

Wright McGill Flapper Crab Lure The Wright McGill Flapper Crab Lure in first introduced around 1930. The Flapper Crab antique lure was made by The Wright and McGill Company out of Denver Colorado. The lure was available in a few different sizes. The Flapper Crab fishing lure was made from the traditional molded composition that [...]

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Keller Gets Em Lure

By | 2016-11-17T19:04:14+00:00 November 17th, 2016|Antique Lures, Miscellaneous Lure Makers|

Keller Gets Em Lure The Keller Gets Em Lure was first introduced in 1916. Made in Rochester, Indiana this antique fishing lure is just cresting the century old mark. This colorful wooden, antique fishing lure measures in at 3 1/4" in length. This vintage minnow came in a painted eye and no eye version. The [...]

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Creek Chub Faust Special Lure

By | 2016-12-13T09:11:16+00:00 October 31st, 2016|Antique Lures, Creek Chub Lures|

Creek Chub Faust Special Lure The Creek Chub Faust Special Lure looks like the cross between a Plunker lure and a Creek Chub Skipper. Dating from the 1940's to the 1950's this special order Creek Chub Bait made its appearance. While being made in Garrett Indiana, its written that its destination was not a sporting [...]

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Chippewa Minnow Lure

By | 2016-10-30T11:36:00+00:00 October 30th, 2016|Antique Lures, Miscellaneous Lure Makers|

Chippewa Minnow Lure The Chippewa Minnow Lure was part of a lure first patented in 1910. The second part of this antique fishing lure was patented in 1911. Both shown below in the antique fishing lure patent galleries. The Immell Bait Bait Company, of Blair Wisconsin was the creation of Omer Immell born of Blair [...]

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Bite Em Water Mole Lure

By | 2017-02-22T19:25:09+00:00 October 26th, 2016|Antique Lures, Miscellaneous Lure Makers|

Bite Em Water Mole Lure The Bite Em Water Mole Lure was first introduced in 1920. The Bite Em Bait Company out of Fort Wayne, Indiana has two versions. The one shown below in the gallery is a type II with a slanted face where as the type I is rounded. This no eyed wooden [...]

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Clark Goofy Gus Lure

By | 2016-10-25T11:14:43+00:00 October 25th, 2016|Antique Lures, Miscellaneous Lure Makers|

Clark Goofy Gus Lure The Clark Goofy Gus Lure was first introduced around 1948. The lure made by the C.A. Clark Bait Company, Springfield, Missouri was given a model series 2600. This top water fished wooden lure measures 3 1/8" in length. The antique fishing lure has both a front and rear unmarked propellers, however [...]

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Martin Injured Minnow Lure

By | 2016-08-01T12:58:53+00:00 August 1st, 2016|Antique Lures, Miscellaneous Lure Makers|

Martin Injured Minnow Lure The Martin Injured Minnow Lure in Circa late 1930's. Martin is a name synonymous with the Salmon Fishing tackle world. Thier standard plugs being great fish catchers for decades. This is a bit of a deviation for the company but this Injured Minnow lure was trying to capitalize on the successful [...]

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Shakespeare Striped Bass Wobbler Lure

By | 2017-06-29T08:37:21+00:00 June 19th, 2016|Antique Lures, Shakespeare Lures|

Shakespeare Striped Bass Wobbler Lure The Shakespeare Striped Bass Wobbler Lure was first introduced in 1940. The lure was very short lived, and from what I can see never was actually in the Shakespeare Reel and Fishing Lure Catalog. This wooden antique fishing lure measures in at 6" in length. The lure features the same [...]

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Shakespeare Tantalizer Jr Lure

By | 2016-06-18T13:14:45+00:00 June 18th, 2016|Antique Lures, Shakespeare Lures|

Shakespeare Tantalizer Jr Lure The Shakespeare Tantalizer Jr Lure was first introduced in 1940. The Shakespeare Bait Company From Kalamazoo, Michigan assigned it, Model series number 6638. This antique fishing lure is wooden, only ever came with painted pressed eyes and measures in at 3 5/8" inches in length. This is the smaller brother to [...]

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Keeling Pike Kee Wig Lure

By | 2016-06-17T23:50:39+00:00 June 17th, 2016|Antique Lures, Miscellaneous Lure Makers|

Keeling Pike Kee Wig Lure The Keeling Pike Kee Wig Lure was first introduced around 1928. This wooden, no eyed, pointed at both ends torpedo shaped lure measure 4 5/8" in length. The Kee Wig lure is very similar to the Flapper lure, however its more slim or skinnier lure. The antique lure rides on [...]

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Creek Chub Midget Beetle Lure

By | 2016-06-16T13:27:06+00:00 June 16th, 2016|Antique Lures, Creek Chub Lures|

Creek Chub Midget Beetle Lure The Creek Chub Midget Beetle Lure was first produced in 1939. The classic Creek Chub made in Garrett Indiana was a model number 6000. The Baby Beetle lure is exactly the same as its bigger brother except the antique fishing lure was only 2" in length. This wooden lure was [...]

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Pflueger Catalina Lure

By | 2017-06-25T08:49:30+00:00 June 15th, 2016|Antique Lures, Pflueger Lures|

Pflueger Catalina Lure This Pflueger Catalina lure was a model 5500 series. This version of the lure date to the mid 1920's to 1940 by the Pflueger Bait Company of Akron, Ohio. This wooden, glass eyed coast minnow type is the 3rd version of the Catalina. This antique Pflueger Lure measures 4 1/8" in length [...]

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Edgren Spinning Minnow Lure

By | 2016-10-26T11:41:11+00:00 June 14th, 2016|Antique Lures, Miscellaneous Lure Makers|

Edgren Spinning Minnow Lure The Edgren Spinning Minnow Lure was first introduced in 1904. The lure was made by the Edgren Manufacturing Company our of Chicago Illinois. This smallish metal fish shaped antique fishing lure was available in three different models and sizes. Sizes 1-3 were offered for sale, with Size 1 the largest, measuring [...]

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Moonlight Fish Spear Lure Ad 1916

By | 2016-10-26T11:41:12+00:00 June 11th, 2016|Antique Lure and Reel Ads, Antique Lures, Paw Paw Moonlight Lures|

Moonlight Fish Spear Lure Ad This Moonlight Fish Spear Lure Ad comes from a 1916 Shakespeare Lure catalog, yes that wasn't a mistype. The Fish Spear is a classic Moonlight bait we don't get to see advertised much due to the scarcity of early Moonlight antique fishing lure catalogs. I do find it amusing the [...]

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Streich Flex O Minnow Lure

By | 2016-07-29T00:15:53+00:00 June 3rd, 2016|Antique Lures, Miscellaneous Lure Makers|

Streich Flex O Minnow Lure The Streich Flex O Minnow Lure was first patented in 1921. This antique lure was made by the Streich's Company out of Joliet Illinois. The lure was a painted metal head with glass eyes and a rubber tail. The antique fishing lure had only a single hook to which the [...]

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Shoff Socko King Lure

By | 2016-07-25T17:49:56+00:00 May 24th, 2016|Antique Lures, Miscellaneous Lure Makers|

Shoff Socko King Lure The Shoff Socko King Lure is by far and away one of the cooler looking lures made in the 40's. I've always enjoyed this little lure when they have come in on consignment. The lure was introduced around the late 30's early 1940's and falls into the North West Salmon plug [...]

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Lakeland Products Mystery Lure

By | 2016-07-25T17:47:52+00:00 May 22nd, 2016|Antique Lures, Miscellaneous Lure Makers|

Lakeland Products Mystery Lure The Lakeland Products Mystery Lure has gone by a few names in its lifetime. This version of the Mystery lure was made in the early 1950's by the Lake-Land Products Company out of Detroit Michigan. This antique lure is a plastic lure made in a leg bait type fashion. The lure [...]

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Paw Paw Woggle Bug Lure

By | 2016-10-26T11:41:23+00:00 March 17th, 2016|Antique Lures, Paw Paw Moonlight Lures|

Paw Paw Woggle Bug Lure The Paw Paw Woggle Bug Lure was first introduced in 1963. The Woggle Bug series WB-900 shown with a lip, bears a striking similarity to the 20 year young Fred Arbogast Jitterbug Circa 1942, even the name is very similar to Jitterbug. The wooden, pressed and painted eye, antique fishing [...]

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Shakespeare Pop I Lure

By | 2017-06-14T10:15:09+00:00 March 14th, 2016|Antique Lures, Shakespeare Lures|

Shakespeare Pop I Lure The Shakespeare Pop I lure was a series model number 6574, and created by the Shakespeare Bait Company of Kalamazoo, Michigan. This painted eye, wooden lure, was Shakespeare's answer to a segment of fisherman wanting to emulate one of natures greatest food supplies for sports fish, the frog. The antique lure [...]

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Shakespeare 7-11 Plopper Lure in Frog Spot

By | 2017-06-14T09:58:22+00:00 March 6th, 2016|Antique Lures, Shakespeare Lures|

Shakespeare 7-11 Plopper Lure This Shakespeare 7-11 Plopper antique fishing lure has always been one of my favorite Shakespeare antique lures of its period. The antique lure itself was first introduced into the Shakespeare antique lure line up around 1927. The Plopper would become Shakespeare of Kalamazoo Michigan's model series number 6511. This wooden, glass [...]

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Heddon Vamp in Goldfish

By | 2017-06-14T09:53:59+00:00 March 2nd, 2016|Antique Lures, Heddon Lures|

Heddon Vamp in Goldfish This Heddon Vamp in Goldfish is a series 7500, and painted in Heddon Goldfish color, a color we as lure collectors cant seem to get enough of. The lure was first produced in 1920 and was a regular staple in the James Heddon and Son lineup. The color is a tough [...]

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