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Creek Chub Salt Surfster Lure

By | 2017-09-02T13:41:38+00:00 August 18th, 2017|Antique Lures, Creek Chub Lures|

Creek Chub Salt Surfster Lure The Creek Chub Salt Surfster Lure is the largest in the Surfster family line. This giant piece of lumber was given a model 7400 by the Creek Chub Bait Company of Garrett Indiana. The lure was first produced in 1953 and lasted less than a half dozen years, being discontinued [...]

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Heddon Punkie Spook Fly Lure

By | 2017-09-02T13:42:45+00:00 August 17th, 2017|Antique Lures, Fly Rod Lures, Heddon Lures|

Heddon Punkie Spook Lure The Heddon Punkie Spook Fly lure was made no doubt due to the popularity of the now famous Heddon Punkinseed lure. This antique fly lure was a series 980, and shown in Heddon's White Shore Finish Color Code XS and XRW. The lure was made in the in roughly a half [...]

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South Bend Fin Dingo Lure

By | 2017-09-02T13:48:24+00:00 August 16th, 2017|Antique Lures, South Bend Lures|

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 only made for only a single year under South Bends Roof. The Fin Dingo fishing lure was a round molded [...]

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Shakespeare Jacksmith Antique Lure

By | 2017-09-02T13:56:04+00:00 August 14th, 2017|Antique Lures, Shakespeare Lures|

Shakespeare Jacksmith Lure The Shakespeare Jacksmith lure was Series 6561. The wooden, pressed eye lure was first introduced in the 1930's by the Shakespeare Bait Company of Kalamazoo, Michigan. This antique fishing lure  measures 4 1/8" in length.  It features 3 standard size treble hooks, the rear of which is held on by Shakespeare's Ball [...]

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Messinger Fly Bucktail Hair Frog

By | 2017-09-02T14:04:18+00:00 August 10th, 2017|Antique Lures, Fly Rod Lures, Miscellaneous Lure Makers|

Messinger Fly Bucktail Hair Frog Collection We have a historic Messinger Fly Bucktail Hair Frog Collection in on Consignment, and available for sale over the next couple weeks. Over 40 Messinger Frog's, no 2 exactly the same a life collection of a fellow NFLCC club member. We've been given an opportunity to not only help [...]

Aqua Sport Storm Diving Doodle Bug Lure

By | 2017-08-09T12:38:00+00:00 August 9th, 2017|Antique Lures, Miscellaneous Lure Makers|

Aqua Sport Storm Diving Doodle Bug Lure This Aqua Sport Storm Diving Doodle Bug Lure was a neat novelty of its time. As I had noted in the article about the Glop Lure Storm began with the two Brothers Gary and William in 1964. After 1968 brother Richard also joined the company. It wasn't until [...]

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Pfeffer Spin Cripple Lure

By | 2017-09-02T14:05:34+00:00 August 8th, 2017|Antique Lures, Miscellaneous Lure Makers|

Pfeffer Spin Cripple Lure The Pfeffer Spin Cripple Lure is the smallest of the three sizes of Cripples produced by Jim Pfeffer. Jim Pfeffer, Florida Lure maker who history begins in Rome Ny would not make his way to Orlando until 1925, at the age of 1939. As far as Florida lure makers its hard [...]

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Miss Golddigger Lure

By | 2017-09-02T14:07:02+00:00 August 7th, 2017|Antique Lures, Miscellaneous Lure Makers|

Miss Golddigger Lure The Miss Golddigger Lure was the invention of Jodell White. Jodell was a simple man, who grew up during the depression. As we have seen before the countries economic woes would supplant many families, including the White's. Jodell's family was forced to move around during his early years as many families would [...]

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Heddon Spin Diver Antique Lure

By | 2017-09-02T14:08:01+00:00 August 5th, 2017|Antique Lures, Heddon Lures|

Heddon Spin Diver Antique Lure The Heddon Spin Diver Antique Lure is one of Heddon's most iconic, and identifiable golden age lures. The antique lure first was introduced in 1918 and wouldn't last as long as most of the other under-water minnow versions. The Spin Diver made by Heddon of Dowagiac, Michigan was given a model [...]

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Four Tees Dolphin Lure

By | 2017-09-02T14:08:46+00:00 August 4th, 2017|Antique Lures, Miscellaneous Lure Makers|

Four Tees Dolphin Lure This lure is a Four Tees Dolphin lure. This antique fishing lure was made by William of Bill Bales from Tampa Florida in the early 1930's. Like many lure makers lore begins with a pocket knife and necessity, we hear the same of William's. As with many Americans in the throws of [...]

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Paw Paw Crazy Mike Lure

By | 2017-08-07T08:07:51+00:00 August 3rd, 2017|Antique Lures, Paw Paw Moonlight Lures|

Paw Paw Crazy Mike Lure The Paw Paw Crazy Mike Lure sounds like a name given to everyone favorite uncle. While it may not be a part of our own lineage the Crazy Mike lure is part of the Flap Jack Family series of lures released in the early 1940's. This antique fishing lure is [...]

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Paw Paw Flap Jack Lure

By | 2017-08-07T08:04:13+00:00 August 1st, 2017|Antique Lures, Paw Paw Moonlight Lures|

Paw Paw Flap Jack Lure The Paw Paw Flap Jack Lure was introduced in the 1950's, made by the Paw Paw Bait Company of Paw Paw Michigan. This version of the Paw paw Bait Company lure arsenal was given a model 3600. This plastic fishing lure measures 3 1/2" in length and weighs in at [...]

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South Bend Callmac Fly Bug

By | 2017-07-26T13:51:52+00:00 July 26th, 2017|Antique Lures, Fly Rod Lures, South Bend Lures|

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 over two decades. The lure was first produced beginning in 1921 and ending in or around 1942, you'll note that [...]

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South Bend Pike Oreno Lure

By | 2017-08-07T07:59:56+00:00 July 25th, 2017|Antique Lures, South Bend Lures|

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 of changes in its 21 years. The lure was first introduced in 1931 and lasted all the way until 1952. [...]

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Heddon Tiny Teaz Fly Lure

By | 2017-08-07T07:58:52+00:00 July 24th, 2017|Antique Lures, Fly Rod Lures, Heddon Lures|

Heddon Tiny Teaz Fly Lure The Heddon Tiny Teaz Fly Lure was first introduced in 1930. This pint sized Heddon lure, made in Dowagiac Michigan was very short lived. While introduced in 1930 this lure would disappear into obscurity by 1934 and not even make the lure line up catalog that year. This tiny little [...]

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Paw Paw Weedless Wotta Frog Lure

By | 2017-07-25T07:17:03+00:00 July 23rd, 2017|Antique Lures, Paw Paw Moonlight Lures|

Paw Paw Weedless Wotta Frog Lure The Paw Paw Weedless Wotta Frog Lure had been around for some time before this version was introduced after 1960. The lure made in Paw Paw Michigan, by the Paw Paw Bait Company, was the final metamorphosis of a lure that had seen both body, hook and size and [...]

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Moonlight Pikaroon Antique Lure

By | 2017-07-25T07:22:39+00:00 July 19th, 2017|Antique Lures, Paw Paw Moonlight Lures|

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 [...]

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Heddon Tiny River Runt Spook Lure

By | 2017-07-25T07:25:04+00:00 July 18th, 2017|Antique Lures, Heddon Lures|

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 [...]

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Trenton Surface Doodler Lure

By | 2017-07-25T07:26:49+00:00 July 17th, 2017|Antique Lures, Miscellaneous Lure Makers|

Trenton Surface Doodler Lure The Trenton Surface Doodler Lure was introduced around 1946. From the same company that brought us the Mad Mouse we have highlighted before, The Trenton Manufacturing Company, Located in Trenton Ohio. This wooden antique fishing lure measures 2 5/8" in length. The lure seems to take it shape from crossing a [...]

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Paw Paw Bonehead Antique Lures

By | 2017-07-25T07:27:45+00:00 July 16th, 2017|Antique Lures, Paw Paw Moonlight 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 [...]

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Creek Chub Giant Jointed Pikie Lure

By | 2017-07-25T07:29:56+00:00 July 15th, 2017|Antique Lures, Creek Chub Lures|

Creek Chub Giant Jointed Pikie Lure The Creek Chub Giant Jointed Pikie Lure was first introduced in 1957. This giant behemoth of a fishing lure was Creek Chub, of Garrett, Indiana's largest production fishing lure. The antique fishing lure was assign a model series 800. Truth be told this thing is larger than most fish [...]

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Heddon 00 Lure 5 Hook Underwater Minnow

By | 2017-07-25T07:37:15+00:00 July 10th, 2017|Antique Lures, Heddon Lures|

Heddon 00 Lure The Heddon 00 Lure is a 5 sided or flat sided underwater minnow fishing lure. The Dowagiac 00 is a wooden, glass eye 5 hook lure which first came in around 1915, making it one of the many classic Heddon antique lures that came out of the teen years and is over [...]

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Clewell Snakerbait Lure

By | 2017-06-28T16:45:54+00:00 June 28th, 2017|Antique Lures, Miscellaneous Lure Makers|

Clewell Snakerbait Lure The Clewell Snakerbait Lure was first introduced in 1926. Robert L Clewell from Canton, Ohio came up with this strange looking antique fishing lure that is very sought after by antique lure collectors. This painted early form of plastic or rubber wound or built onto a wire harness, in the shapes of [...]

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Moonlight Single Hook Pikaroon Lure

By | 2017-06-26T08:37:42+00:00 June 26th, 2017|Antique Lures, Paw Paw Moonlight Lures|

Moonlight Single Hook Pikaroon Lure The Moonlight Single Hook Pikaroon Lure was first seen around 1923. The Moonlight Bait Company of Paw Paw Michigan gave this model a series number 2500. By far and away one of the cooler and my favorite Moonlight lures. This wooden antique fishing lure measures 4 1/4" in length. This [...]

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Kimmich Mouse Antique Lure

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

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, [...]

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Moonlight Pollywog Lure

By | 2017-07-10T07:40:03+00:00 June 21st, 2017|Antique Lures, Paw Paw Moonlight Lures|

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 [...]

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Creek Chub Wiggler Antique Lure

By | 2017-07-10T07:41:20+00:00 June 20th, 2017|Antique Lures, Creek Chub Lures|

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 [...]

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Creek Chub Wee Dee Lure

By | 2017-07-10T07:42:27+00:00 June 19th, 2017|Antique Lures, Creek Chub Lures|

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 [...]

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Bite-Em Bate Bite-Em Bait Lure

By | 2017-07-10T07:44:38+00:00 June 16th, 2017|Antique Lures, Miscellaneous Lure Makers|

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 [...]

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Leo Wise Jointed Wobbler Lure

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

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. [...]

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AW Saarimaa Fish Hawk Antique Lure

By | 2017-07-10T07:47:02+00:00 June 14th, 2017|Antique Lures, Miscellaneous Lure Makers|

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 [...]

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Pflueger Kent Floater Frog Antique Lure

By | 2017-07-10T07:50:26+00:00 June 13th, 2017|Antique Lures, Pflueger Lures|

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. Born in Akron, Ohio of the Enterprise [...]

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Creek Chub Husky Musky Lure

By | 2017-07-10T07:52:39+00:00 June 12th, 2017|Antique Lures, Creek Chub Lures|

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 [...]

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South Bend Plug Oreno Antique Lure

By | 2017-07-10T07:56:16+00:00 June 8th, 2017|Antique Lures, South Bend Lures|

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 [...]

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Rhodes Perfect Casting Minnow

By | 2017-06-17T14:05:00+00:00 June 4th, 2017|Antique Lures, Miscellaneous Lure Makers, Shakespeare Lures|

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 [...]

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JB McHarg Civil War Token

By | 2017-05-31T09:09:00+00:00 May 31st, 2017|19th Century Fishing Lures, Antique Lures, Collectible Fishing Empherma (Books, Catalogs, Photos, Etc)|

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 [...]

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Heddon Lure Memorial Day Ad

By | 2017-05-29T14:31:45+00:00 May 29th, 2017|Antique Lures, Collectible Fishing Empherma (Books, Catalogs, Photos, Etc), Heddon Lures|

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 [...]

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Heddon Big Tiger Lure Baby Bass

By | 2017-06-14T08:45:53+00:00 May 27th, 2017|Antique Lures, Heddon Lures|

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 [...]

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Detroit Bass Caller Lure

By | 2017-06-08T20:01:53+00:00 May 18th, 2017|Antique Lures, Miscellaneous Lure Makers|

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 [...]

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Paw Paw Seagrams Seven Lure

By | 2017-06-14T08:41:07+00:00 May 16th, 2017|Antique Lures, Paw Paw Moonlight Lures|

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 [...]

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Heddon Little Luny Frog Lure

By | 2017-06-08T20:04:56+00:00 May 9th, 2017|Antique Lures, Heddon Lures|

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 [...]

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Whopper Stopper Lizard Lure

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

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 [...]

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Orchard Industries Slippery Slim Lure

By | 2017-05-05T10:47:59+00:00 May 5th, 2017|Antique Lures, Miscellaneous Lure Makers|

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. [...]

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Shur Strike Underwater Minnow Lure

By | 2017-04-30T17:48:20+00:00 April 30th, 2017|Antique Lures, Creek Chub Lures, Miscellaneous Lure Makers|

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 [...]

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Clinton Little Wonder Lure

By | 2017-04-25T17:02:42+00:00 April 25th, 2017|Antique Lures, Miscellaneous Lure Makers|

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. [...]

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Antique Lure Logo

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

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 [...]

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Heddon Ice Decoy Antique Lure

By | 2017-04-20T13:12:14+00:00 April 20th, 2017|Antique Lures, Heddon Lures|

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 [...]

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SJ Meyer Manhattan Lure

By | 2017-04-18T21:15:15+00:00 April 18th, 2017|Antique Lures, Miscellaneous Lure Makers|

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 [...]

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Heddon 300 7 Hook Minnow Lure

By | 2017-04-18T10:28:35+00:00 April 18th, 2017|Antique Lures, Heddon Lures|

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 [...]

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Heddon 800 Series Swimming Minnow

By | 2017-04-17T16:13:32+00:00 April 17th, 2017|Antique Lures, Heddon Lures|

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 [...]

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