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Heddon Wilder Dilg Spook Fly Lure

Heddon Wilder Dilg Spook Fly Lure The Heddon Wilder Dilg Spook Fly Lure was a transition from its very popular Cork Bodied fly lures over to plastic, or spook bodied lures. The Wilder Dilg itself came to be 16 years prior to this culmination. The spook bodies began production in 1939 and were in the [...]

By | 2017-05-06T10:07:57+00:00 May 6th, 2017|Antique Lures, Fly Fishing, Fly Rod Lures, Heddon Lures|0 Comments

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|0 Comments

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

Tempter Frog Antique Lure

Tempter Frog Antique Lure The Tempter Frog Antique Lure is always a fun lure to find. The antique fly eater was made around 1930 and comes from a place we don't see a lot of lure manufacturers, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Its namesake being the name of the company, The Tempter Bait Company located at 707 Forbes [...]

By | 2017-04-24T13:47:43+00:00 April 24th, 2017|Antique Lures, Miscellaneous Lure Makers|Comments Off on Tempter Frog Antique Lure

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

Black Bass in Florida James Heddon Janette Hawley

Black Bass in Florida James Heddon Janette Hawley In the Black Bass Florida James Heddon Janette Hawley article from 1904 printing of Angling Stories we get this great article from James Heddon, I think. The book is a compilation of Angling stories from other Magazines, such as Sports Afield. We see in the article penned [...]

By | 2017-04-12T12:07:15+00:00 April 12th, 2017|Antique Lure and Reel Ads, Antique Lures, Heddon Lures|Comments Off on Black Bass in Florida James Heddon Janette Hawley

Roller Flasher Antique Lure

Roller Flasher Antique Lure The Roller Flasher Antique Lure was fist introduced in 1949. This lure was made by the B & J Tackle Company of Detroit Michigan. This antique lure measures 2 1/2" in length. The lure has painted eyes and the bottom of the lure is thinner than the top. The lure has [...]

By | 2017-03-30T08:48:12+00:00 March 22nd, 2017|Antique Lures, Miscellaneous Lure Makers|Comments Off on Roller Flasher Antique Lure

Wilson Grass Widow Antique Lure

Wilson Grass Widow Antique Lure The Wilson Grass Widow Antique Lure was first introduced in 1919. This wooden chunk bait antique fishing lure measure 2 1/4" in length and was rather plain in appearance. The lure features a single forward screw eye line tie at the nose of the lure. Having only one double hook [...]

By | 2016-07-07T23:38:30+00:00 July 7th, 2016|Antique Lures, Miscellaneous Lure Makers|Comments Off on Wilson Grass Widow Antique Lure

Country Living Facebook Cover Photo Antique Lures

Country Living Facebook Cover Photo Antique Lures Just a quick post to note the Country Living Facebook Cover Photo is now showing Fin and Flames Antique Lures They published the article on their Facebook Page here, but got a few of the details mixed up like Heddon being the first lure producer, but O well...Country [...]

By | 2016-10-26T11:41:12+00:00 June 10th, 2016|Antique Lure and Reel Ads, Antique Lures|Comments Off on Country Living Facebook Cover Photo Antique Lures

Barracuda Blooper Lure

Barracuda Blooper Lure The Barracuda Blooper Lure was made by The Florida Fishing Tackle Manufacturing Company, Barracuda Brand and was found in the 1940’s. The wooden lure was a series number 88 in the Barracuda brand line up. The lure can be found in an array of color scheme finishes besides the rainbow color pattern [...]

By | 2016-07-14T18:38:34+00:00 May 6th, 2016|Antique Lures, Miscellaneous Lure Makers|Comments Off on Barracuda Blooper Lure

Creek Chub Husky Injured Minnow Lure Prototype

Creek Chub Husky Injured Minnow Lure Prototype This Creek Chub Husky Injured Minnow Lure is a series 3500. This wooden glass eyed Creek Chub lure made in Garrett Indiana was first introduced in 1929. The antique lure measures 5" inches in length. This specific one is believed to have been a prototype of sorts and [...]

By | 2016-10-26T11:41:18+00:00 May 6th, 2016|Antique Lures, Creek Chub Lures|Comments Off on Creek Chub Husky Injured Minnow Lure Prototype