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Shakespeare Tantalizer Jr Lure

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 [...]

By | 2016-06-18T13:14:45+00:00 June 18th, 2016|Antique Lures, Shakespeare Lures|Comments Off on Shakespeare Tantalizer Jr Lure

Keeling Pike Kee Wig Lure

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 [...]

By | 2016-06-17T23:50:39+00:00 June 17th, 2016|Antique Lures, Miscellaneous Lure Makers|Comments Off on Keeling Pike Kee Wig Lure

Creek Chub Midget Beetle Lure

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 [...]

By | 2016-06-16T13:27:06+00:00 June 16th, 2016|Antique Lures, Creek Chub Lures|Comments Off on Creek Chub Midget Beetle Lure

Pflueger Catalina Lure

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 [...]

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

Edgren Spinning Minnow Lure

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 [...]

By | 2016-10-26T11:41:11+00:00 June 14th, 2016|Antique Lures, Miscellaneous Lure Makers|Comments Off on Edgren Spinning Minnow Lure

Moonlight Fish Spear Lure Ad 1916

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 [...]

By | 2016-10-26T11:41:12+00:00 June 11th, 2016|Antique Lure and Reel Ads, Antique Lures, Paw Paw Moonlight Lures|Comments Off on Moonlight Fish Spear Lure Ad 1916

Streich Flex O Minnow Lure

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 [...]

By | 2016-07-29T00:15:53+00:00 June 3rd, 2016|Antique Lures, Miscellaneous Lure Makers|Comments Off on Streich Flex O Minnow Lure

Dam Mouse Antique Lure

Dam Mouse Antique Lure The Dam Mouse Antique Lure is a neat little lure. Dam a German fishing tackle company has been around since the late 1800's in some form. Widely popular with European collectors Dam can kind of be equated to our Abbey and Imbrie. More notably known for their version of spinning reels [...]

By | 2016-10-26T11:41:16+00:00 May 31st, 2016|Antique Lures, Miscellaneous Lure Makers|Comments Off on Dam Mouse Antique Lure

Shoff Socko King Lure

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 [...]

By | 2016-07-25T17:49:56+00:00 May 24th, 2016|Antique Lures, Miscellaneous Lure Makers|Comments Off on Shoff Socko King Lure

Lakeland Products Mystery Lure

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 [...]

By | 2016-07-25T17:47:52+00:00 May 22nd, 2016|Antique Lures, Miscellaneous Lure Makers|Comments Off on Lakeland Products Mystery Lure

Shakespeare Strike It Minnow Lure

Shakespeare Strike It The Shakespeare Strike It minnow was made in 1930. This antique lure is a wooden glass eye jointed minnow. The lure having 2 segments with 2 treble hooks one attached to each side. The rear of the Strike antique lure is usually held on with the ball hanger hardware. The antique fishing [...]

By | 2016-06-19T02:34:38+00:00 April 4th, 2016|Antique Lures, Shakespeare Lures|Comments Off on Shakespeare Strike It Minnow Lure

Paw Paw Woggle Bug Lure

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 [...]

By | 2016-10-26T11:41:23+00:00 March 17th, 2016|Antique Lures, Paw Paw Moonlight Lures|Comments Off on Paw Paw Woggle Bug Lure

Shakespeare Pop I Lure

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 [...]

By | 2017-06-14T10:15:09+00:00 March 14th, 2016|Antique Lures, Shakespeare Lures|Comments Off on Shakespeare Pop I Lure

Shakespeare 7-11 Plopper Lure in Frog Spot

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 [...]

By | 2017-06-14T09:58:22+00:00 March 6th, 2016|Antique Lures, Shakespeare Lures|Comments Off on Shakespeare 7-11 Plopper Lure in Frog Spot

Heddon Vamp in Goldfish

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 [...]

By | 2017-06-14T09:53:59+00:00 March 2nd, 2016|Antique Lures, Heddon Lures|Comments Off on Heddon Vamp in Goldfish