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Kimmich Mouse Antique Lure

Kimmich Mouse Antique Lure The Kimmich Mouse Antique Lure was first introduced in 1929. This antique fishing lure invented by Harry Kimmich of Ellwood City, Pennsylvania. Harry (John) Kimmich was not a lure inventor full-time. He owned a tire shop downtown, the "Kimmich Tire Shop." We see this with a lot of miscellaneous lure makers, [...]

By | 2017-06-23T07:12:13+00:00 June 23rd, 2017|Antique Lures, Miscellaneous Lure Makers|0 Comments

Moonlight Pollywog Lure

Moonlight Pollywog Lure The Moonlight Pollywog Lure, is a series model 700. This antique lure dates to the mid 1920's. This pointed nose, sloping body, wooden, antique lure is one that is most synonymous with the Silver Creek Brand. Silver Creek as a company which was acquired by the  Moonlight Lure Company in the early [...]

By | 2017-06-21T07:00:38+00:00 June 21st, 2017|Antique Lures, Paw Paw Moonlight Lures|0 Comments

Creek Chub Wiggler Antique Lure

Creek Chub Wiggler Antique Lure While it may have taken years to refine the Creek Chub Wiggler Antique Lure was the first lure ever commercially produced by the Creek Chub Bait Company of Garrett, Indiana. The year, 1916, the World was in the in the middle of what it termed as the "Great War" or [...]

By | 2017-06-20T10:28:48+00:00 June 20th, 2017|Antique Lures, Creek Chub Lures|0 Comments

Creek Chub Wee Dee Lure

Creek Chub Wee Dee Lure The Creek Chub Wee Dee lure is a favorite among antique fishing lure collectors. The antique lure was first produced in 1936, and lasted around 10 years in the Creek Chub lure line up. This wooden, glass eyed, chunk bait style lure was a Creek Chub of Garrett Indiana series [...]

By | 2017-06-19T17:24:00+00:00 June 19th, 2017|Antique Lures, Creek Chub Lures|0 Comments

Creek Chub Plunker Lure

Creek Chub Plunker Lure The Creek Chub Plunker Lure was first introduced in 1927. This Creek Chub of Garrett Indiana was assigned a model number 3200. The wooden antique lure was made for over a half a century in the Creek Chub lure line up. The fishing lure measure 3" in length and was 5/8 [...]

By | 2017-06-17T14:22:25+00:00 June 17th, 2017|Antique Lures, Creek Chub Lures|0 Comments

Bite-Em Bate Bite-Em Bait Lure

Bite-Em Bate Bite-Em Bait Lure Its hard to find a antique lure more identifiable than the Bite-Em Bate Bite-Em Bait Lure. Having two locations then fits with the two names you will find associated with Bite-Em Lures. The lures can be found with both spellings of the word Bate & Bate. The first location for [...]

By | 2017-06-16T07:21:48+00:00 June 16th, 2017|Antique Lures, Miscellaneous Lure Makers|0 Comments

Leo Wise Jointed Wobbler Lure

Leo Wise Jointed Wobbler Lure This is a Leo Wise Jointed Wobbler lure. This a product was made by Leo Wise out of Detroit, Michigan. This antique Leo Wise Lure is a multi segmented fishing lure measuring 4 5/8" in length. The composition is wood, with the a typical Wise fine Splatter enamel paint finish. [...]

By | 2017-06-15T13:17:54+00:00 June 15th, 2017|Antique Lures, Miscellaneous Lure Makers|0 Comments

Moonlight Pikaroon Antique Lure

Moonlight Pikaroon Antique Lure The Moonlight Pikaroon Antique Lure is probably the most synonymous with the Moonlight Bait Company of Paw Paw, Michigan. Although it should be the Floating Bait line, the Pikaroon with its sleek sexy looks and curves, woos most collectors its way. The Pikaroon wasn't originally a Moonlight Bait like the Floater, it [...]

By | 2017-06-15T07:36:36+00:00 June 15th, 2017|Antique Lures, Paw Paw Moonlight Lures|0 Comments

AW Saarimaa Fish Hawk Antique Lure

AW Saarimaa Fish Hawk Antique Lure The AW Saarimaa Fish Hawk Antique Lure is one I dont see very often in Oklahoma. This wooden antique fishing lure has made quite a journey beginning in Canada. The lure was created - invented and patented by August W. Saarimaa. This unique lure dates to the early 1940's [...]

By | 2017-06-14T08:38:37+00:00 June 14th, 2017|Antique Lures, Miscellaneous Lure Makers|0 Comments

Pflueger Kent Floater Frog Antique Lure

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 take on a multitude of [...]

By | 2017-06-13T07:51:02+00:00 June 13th, 2017|Antique Lures, Pflueger Lures|0 Comments

Creek Chub Husky Musky Lure

Creek Chub Husky Musky Lure The Creek Chub Husky Musky Lure was first introduced in 1919. This large wooden lure made by the Creek Chub Bait Company of Garrett Indiana had a model number 600. While its said its intent was to be salt water fished lure as it was first introduced in Mullet Scale [...]

By | 2017-06-12T07:19:48+00:00 June 12th, 2017|Antique Lures, Creek Chub Lures|0 Comments

Creek Chub Wiggle Fish Lure

Creek Chub Wiggle Fish Lure The Creek Chub Wiggle Fish Lure was first introduced in 1925. The lure made by the Creek Chub Bait Company of Garrett, Indiana would be a staple in their antique lure line up for more than a quarter of a century. This wooden, glass eyed lure was a model 2400 [...]

By | 2017-06-11T08:04:30+00:00 June 11th, 2017|Antique Lures, Creek Chub Lures|0 Comments

Paw Paw Bonehead Antique Lures

Paw Paw Bonehead Antique Lures The Paw Paw Bonehead Antique Lures are a very distinctive and identifiable series within the Paw Paw Antique Lure line up. The Bonehead refers to Paw Paws molted brown spotted or striped finish. The antique lures were first produced in 1956 and lasted for roughly 8 years. The lures were always [...]

By | 2017-06-10T19:44:32+00:00 June 10th, 2017|Antique Lures, Paw Paw Moonlight Lures|0 Comments

Creek Chub Baby Wiggler Lure

Creek Chub Baby Wiggler Lure The Creek Chub Baby Wiggler Lure was first introduced in 1917 and lasted all the way through 1954. This antique fishing lure made by the Creek Chub Bait Company of Garrett Indiana was given a model series number 200. This lure is the smaller version of the longer 100 Wiggler [...]

By | 2017-06-10T09:29:07+00:00 June 10th, 2017|Antique Lures, Creek Chub Lures|0 Comments

South Bend Plug Oreno Antique Lure

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 Indiana was given a model number 959. This fly eater was in production for 12 years and was removed from [...]

By | 2017-06-10T09:33:29+00:00 June 8th, 2017|Antique Lures, South Bend Lures|0 Comments

Rhodes Perfect Casting Minnow

Rhodes Perfect Casting Minnow The Rhodes Perfect Casting Minnow is certainly a beauty to behold. It has all the qualities of a classic fishing lure. This wooden antique lure was produced in two different models a 3", 3 Hook and a 4" 5 Hook minnow. I was reading a 1904 issue of National Sportsman today [...]

JB McHarg Civil War Token

JB McHarg Civil War Token This great example of a JB McHarg Civil War Token is a prime example of what drives me to collect. Looking off the beaten path for neat items to compliment both my or other lure collections is something I've always enjoyed. This drive or niche, or thinking outside the proverbial lure box [...]

Heddon Lure Memorial Day Ad

Heddon Lure Memorial Day Ad This great Heddon Lure Memorial Day Ad falls in line with our thoughts and thanks. For those that made the ultimate sacrifice we thank you. And thank you Mr. Bill Sonnet for finding this and allowing me to share it with my readers. A Boy Fished and Went to War......A [...]

Heddon Big Tiger Lure Baby Bass

Heddon Big Tiger Lure Baby Bass The Heddon Big Tiger Lure is a model 1040 and was first introduced in 1968. The lure would only make a short run for 3 years until it was discontinued in 1971. Although it would make a brief appearance again in 1980 it would again be phased out in [...]

By | 2017-06-14T08:45:53+00:00 May 27th, 2017|Antique Lures, Heddon Lures|Comments Off on Heddon Big Tiger Lure Baby Bass

Shur Strike Baby Slant Nose Antique Lure

Shur Strike Baby Slant Nose Antique Lure The Shur Strike Baby Slant Nose Lure is a Series or Style B. The lure was first introduced in 1933 and was made by the Creek Chub Bait Company of Garrett Indiana, and marketed and sold under the Shur Strike name. This was a year after its larger brother [...]

By | 2017-06-08T19:59:38+00:00 May 25th, 2017|Antique Lures, Miscellaneous Lure Makers|Comments Off on Shur Strike Baby Slant Nose Antique Lure

Heddon SOS 170 Minnow Lure

Heddon SOS 170 Minnow Lure The Heddon SOS 170 Minnow Lure is the second to the largest in the family of 4. This antique fishing lure was first introduced in 1928 by Heddon of Dowagiac Michigan. The wooden fishing lure measures in at roughly 4 1/2" in length. The lures main focus was the larger [...]

By | 2017-06-08T20:01:02+00:00 May 24th, 2017|Antique Lures, Heddon Lures|Comments Off on Heddon SOS 170 Minnow Lure

Detroit Bass Caller Lure

Detroit Bass Caller Lure The Detroit Bass Caller Lure was first introduced in 1939. Made by the Detroit Bait company out of Detroit Michigan kind of looks like an airplane at first glance. This antique wooden lure measure 3 1/2" inches in length. The lure has a scooped popper type mouth with the front line [...]

By | 2017-06-08T20:01:53+00:00 May 18th, 2017|Antique Lures, Miscellaneous Lure Makers|Comments Off on Detroit Bass Caller Lure

Paw Paw Seagrams Seven Lure

Paw Paw Seagrams Seven Lure The Paw Paw Seagrams Seven Lure was first produced in 1953, crafted in the same fashion as the logo on the popular adult beverage. The lure falls into a few categories in the antique lure world. Collectors who amass Logo or advertising lures, those who collect "Brewerina", and finally those [...]

By | 2017-06-14T08:41:07+00:00 May 16th, 2017|Antique Lures, Paw Paw Moonlight Lures|Comments Off on Paw Paw Seagrams Seven Lure

Heddon Tiny River Runt Spook Lure

Heddon Tiny River Runt Spook Lure The Heddon Tiny River Runt Spook Lure was first introduced in 1953. This lure made by Heddon of Dowagiac Michigan was given a model series number 350. This Plastic spook lure was made in the likeness of all the previous runt spooks yet just made smaller. The antique fishing [...]

By | 2017-05-12T10:38:34+00:00 May 12th, 2017|Antique Lures, Heddon Lures|Comments Off on Heddon Tiny River Runt Spook Lure

Heddon Little Luny Frog Lure

Heddon Little Luny Frog Lure The Heddon Little Luny Frog Lure is the smallest size in this collector favorite series. The lure a model 3400 was first introduced by Heddon of Dowagiac Michigan in 1927 and only lasted through 1931. The lure is made of a plastic, or pyralin substance and measures 3 3/4" in [...]

By | 2017-06-08T20:04:56+00:00 May 9th, 2017|Antique Lures, Heddon Lures|Comments Off on Heddon Little Luny Frog Lure

Whopper Stopper Lizard Lure

Whopper Stopper Lizard Lure This is a super Whopper Stopper Lizard Lure dealer sheet introducing this new and unique lure. The sheet exclaims its a new lure, and is stamped, Nov 3 1953. This plastic jointed lure a really a unique piece and would be fun to collect a complete color set. Presenting [...]

By | 2017-06-08T20:05:53+00:00 May 7th, 2017|Antique Lures, Collectible Fishing Empherma (Books, Catalogs, Photos, Etc), Miscellaneous Lure Makers|Comments Off on Whopper Stopper Lizard Lure

Orchard Industries Slippery Slim Lure

Orchard Industries Slippery Slim Lure The Orchard Industries Slippery Slim Lure is another lure in the trio produced by the company. Based in Detroit Michigan, on Morgan Drive, this famous antique lure maker was probably more noted for it's "Action Rod". The company founded in the late 1940s by co-owners Lewis Adam and A. Johnson. [...]

By | 2017-05-05T10:47:59+00:00 May 5th, 2017|Antique Lures, Miscellaneous Lure Makers|Comments Off on Orchard Industries Slippery Slim Lure

Creek Chub Deluxe Wag Tail Lure

Creek Chub Deluxe Wag Tail Lure The Creek Chub Deluxe Wag Tail lure was made by Creek Chub Bait Company of Garrett Indiana. Wagtail Chub was being produced by hand since all the way back in 1918. Lets put that into world perspective; 1918 wasn't a time of peace, relaxation and fishing. 1918 most importantly [...]

By | 2017-05-03T10:01:18+00:00 May 3rd, 2017|Antique Lures, Creek Chub Lures|Comments Off on Creek Chub Deluxe Wag Tail Lure

Shur Strike Underwater Minnow Lure

Shur Strike Underwater Minnow Lure The Shur Strike Underwater Minnow Lure is Circa late 1930's. The three hook underwater antique lure was not a cataloged option and is highly sought after. This wooden, glass eyed, antique minnow measures 3 1/8" in length. The lure was produced with only a single floppy prop, unlike the Heddon 3 [...]

By | 2017-04-30T17:48:20+00:00 April 30th, 2017|Antique Lures, Creek Chub Lures, Miscellaneous Lure Makers|Comments Off on Shur Strike Underwater Minnow Lure

Creek Chub Pop N Dunk Lure

Creek Chub Pop N Dunk Lure The Creek Chub Pop N Dunk lure was a model series number 6300. This antique fishing lure was first produced by Creek Chub of Garrett Indiana in 1941 and ended in 1954. This wooden in composition, glass eyed fishing lure measures 2 3/4" in length. At first glance this [...]

By | 2017-04-29T08:23:07+00:00 April 29th, 2017|Antique Lures, Creek Chub Lures|Comments Off on Creek Chub Pop N Dunk Lure

Creek Chub Jointed Husky Musky Lure

Creek Chub Jointed Husky Musky Lure The Creek Chub Jointed Husky Musky Lure was first made in the 1930's. This lure made by the Creek Chub Bait Company out of Garrett Indiana is exceedingly hard to find. I try not to just throw the word rare around, however in the tens of thousands of lures Ive [...]

By | 2017-04-28T09:22:08+00:00 April 28th, 2017|Antique Lures, Creek Chub Lures|Comments Off on Creek Chub Jointed Husky Musky Lure

Heddon Basser Antique Lure

Heddon Basser Antique Lure The Heddon Basser Antique Lure was first introduced in 1922. The great wooden Heddon of Dowagiac Michigan lure was in the Heddon lure line up for over three decades. The Basser lure was given a series model 8500. This glass eyed fishing lure was 4 1/4" in length and traditionally came [...]

By | 2017-06-14T08:44:23+00:00 April 26th, 2017|Antique Lures, Heddon Lures|Comments Off on Heddon Basser Antique Lure

Clinton Little Wonder Lure

Clinton Little Wonder Lure The Clinton Little Wonder Lure is one of my favorites. This "Barber Pole" style lure was made by The Clinton Wilt Manufacturing Company out of Springfield Missouri. While patented in 1913, I believe the antique lure to have been around a few years preceding it based on the magazine articles available. [...]

By | 2017-04-25T17:02:42+00:00 April 25th, 2017|Antique Lures, Miscellaneous Lure Makers|Comments Off on Clinton Little Wonder Lure

Antique Lure Logo

Antique Lure Logo Check out our new Antique Lure Logo! A fellow collectors wife took many hours of her own time to help me become official by now having my own logo. She did a great job and went above and beyond and wanted to thank her publicly! Thanks Sharon! Will start work on a [...]

By | 2017-04-20T19:05:26+00:00 April 20th, 2017|Antique Lures, Collectible Fishing Empherma (Books, Catalogs, Photos, Etc), Friends & Clubs|Comments Off on Antique Lure Logo

Heddon Ice Decoy Antique Lure

Heddon Ice Decoy Antique Lure This version of the Heddon Ice Decoy Antique Lure is distinguished by its 4 point fin shape. Not all antique lures are technically lures, but they are all attractants of some type. This wooden 4 point Heddon Decoy was given a series model 400. This Ice fishing decoy would be [...]

By | 2017-04-20T13:12:14+00:00 April 20th, 2017|Antique Lures, Heddon Lures|Comments Off on Heddon Ice Decoy Antique Lure

SJ Meyer Manhattan Lure

SJ Meyer Manhattan Lure The SJ Meyer Manhattan Lure is one of those antique fishing lures we haven't found too much information about. There is an estimated 10 year time frame that this lure is being attributed to 1910-1920. This antique fishing lure made of wood is typical of the rotary head style of lures [...]

By | 2017-04-18T21:15:15+00:00 April 18th, 2017|Antique Lures, Miscellaneous Lure Makers|Comments Off on SJ Meyer Manhattan Lure

Heddon 300 7 Hook Minnow Lure

Heddon 300 7 Hook Minnow Lure This Heddon 300 7 Hook Minnow Lure dates to 1925. The model Heddon of Dowagiac, Michigan asigned this was a model 300 which had been being produed already for 20 years, just another version of it. This bohemoth of a antique lure was a wooden fat body 300, with [...]

By | 2017-04-18T10:28:35+00:00 April 18th, 2017|Antique Lures, Heddon Lures|Comments Off on Heddon 300 7 Hook Minnow Lure

Heddon 800 Series Swimming Minnow

Heddon 800 Series Swimming Minnow The Heddon 800 Series Swimming Minnow, was only ever cataloged in 1911. This was the smaller of the Swimming Minnows. This antique lure made by James Heddon of Dowagiac Michigan was another in the part of a marketing series called "It Swims" or focusing on how the lure swims. The [...]

By | 2017-04-17T16:13:32+00:00 April 17th, 2017|Antique Lures, Heddon Lures|Comments Off on Heddon 800 Series Swimming Minnow

Moonlight 1900 Zig Zag Lure

Moonlight 1900 Zig Zag Lure The Moonlight 1900 Zig Zag Lure was first introduced in the early 1920's by the Moonlight Bait Company of Paw Paw, Michigan. This wooden, glass eyed lure was deemed a series 1900 before being Called a Zig Zag which was previously used on another earlier Minnow. This jointed or segmented [...]

By | 2017-04-15T07:31:45+00:00 April 15th, 2017|Antique Lures, Paw Paw Moonlight Lures|1 Comment

Pflueger Maybug Spinner Lure

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 was made to be fished [...]

By | 2017-06-15T07:50:27+00:00 April 14th, 2017|19th Century Fishing Lures, Antique Lures, Pflueger Lures|Comments Off on Pflueger Maybug Spinner Lure

Creek Chub Baby Crawdad Lure

Creek Chub Baby Crawdad The Creek Chub Baby Crawdad Lure was first introduced in 1918 and was first called the Crab Wiggler, later the Crawdad. The antique lure was a Creek Chub model series 400, and was a smaller version of the crab or crawdad. The Crawdad lure had quite a production run and was [...]

By | 2017-04-13T08:26:24+00:00 April 13th, 2017|Antique Lures, Creek Chub Lures|Comments Off on Creek Chub Baby Crawdad Lure

Shur Strike Flat Face Lure

Shur Strike Flat Face Lure The Shur Strike Flat Face Lure is a uncatalogued lure. Made by Creek Chub of Garrett, Indiana but sold under the Shur Strike line up this lure is similar to the G or Slope Nose. This antique fishing lure is wooden, with no eyes, and is cigar in shape with [...]

By | 2017-04-09T09:08:22+00:00 April 9th, 2017|Antique Lures, Creek Chub Lures, Miscellaneous Lure Makers|Comments Off on Shur Strike Flat Face Lure

South Bend Underwater Minnow 905

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 Hook Underwater minnow lure was the companies industry standard 5 hook lure at the time. The lure had a front [...]

By | 2017-04-08T12:56:35+00:00 April 8th, 2017|Antique Lures, South Bend Lures|Comments Off on South Bend Underwater Minnow 905

Heddon Top Sonic Lure

Heddon Top Sonic Lure The Heddon Top Sonic Lure was a Heddon Dowagiac Series number 300. This antique lure was made from 1966 to 1969, so it was a short run in comparison to some of its other sonic lure brothers. The Top Sonic fishing lure features a tail and a tiny dorsal fin the [...]

By | 2017-04-04T08:54:36+00:00 April 4th, 2017|Antique Lures, Heddon Lures|Comments Off on Heddon Top Sonic Lure

Shakespeare Tarpalunge Lure

Shakespeare Tarpalunge Lure This Shakespeare Tarpalunge antique fishing lure is a model #6640. This jointed, wooden antique Shakespeare lure is circa 1930 and has two very large single hooks. This antique Shakespeare salt water fishing lure measures in at  5 3/4 inches in length. The lure was touted to hold over a 200 lb dead pull [...]

By | 2017-04-03T19:59:50+00:00 April 3rd, 2017|Antique Lures, Shakespeare Lures|Comments Off on Shakespeare Tarpalunge Lure

Hoptacong Perch Minnow Antique Lure

Hoptacong Perch Minnow Antique Lure The Hoptacong Perch Minnow Antique Lure date to around 1905. The lure distributed and made by the William Mills and Sons Company of New York, New York. While advertised to be a combined 6 inches in length, the lure itself was 3 inches in length. Mounted to the shaft were a [...]

By | 2017-04-03T10:35:29+00:00 April 3rd, 2017|Antique Lures, Collectible Fishing Empherma (Books, Catalogs, Photos, Etc), Miscellaneous Lure Makers|Comments Off on Hoptacong Perch Minnow Antique Lure

Creek Chub Dinger Lure

Creek Chub Dinger Lure The Creek Chub Dinger Lure was first produced in 1939 and was made until 1954. This Creek Chub of Garret Indiana antique fishing lure was a model series number 5600. This wooden glass eyed lure falls into the hair bait category. The hair itself stacked vertically on the rear of the [...]

By | 2017-04-12T08:02:35+00:00 April 2nd, 2017|Antique Lures, Creek Chub Lures|Comments Off on Creek Chub Dinger Lure

Pflueger Antique Lure Sign Ad

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 the Antique Lures, Reels and [...]

By | 2017-04-01T20:03:13+00:00 April 1st, 2017|Antique Lure and Reel Ads, Antique Lures, Pflueger Lures|Comments Off on Pflueger Antique Lure Sign Ad

Paw Paw Sucker Antique Lure

Paw Paw Sucker Antique Lure The Paw Paw Sucker Antique Lure is a kind of a misunderstood lure, starting with its own name, as its not a Sucker but and Old Chub Lure. This antique fishing lure dates into the 1930's with its target market being large game fish such as the larger Bass, the [...]

By | 2017-04-12T08:01:47+00:00 April 1st, 2017|Antique Lures, Paw Paw Moonlight Lures|Comments Off on Paw Paw Sucker Antique Lure

Creek Chub River Rustler Lure

Creek Chub River Rustler Lure The Creek Chub River Rustler Lure was a short lived lure, first introduced in 1930 and only lasting until 1935. This lure a model series number 3700 was produced by the Creek Chub Bait Company of Garrett, Indiana. This smallish chunk type antique fishing lure is made of wood and [...]

By | 2017-03-31T08:56:21+00:00 March 31st, 2017|Antique Lures, Creek Chub Lures|Comments Off on Creek Chub River Rustler Lure