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Clark Goofy Gus Lure

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 [...]

By | 2016-10-25T11:14:43+00:00 October 25th, 2016|Antique Lures, Miscellaneous Lure Makers|Comments Off on Clark Goofy Gus Lure

Chapman Combination Minnow Lure Ad

Chapman Combination Minnow Lure Ad This Chapman Combination Minnow Lure Ad is out of Forrest and Stream from January 25th, 1885. Chapman's Bait Still Ahead The "New Combination," Just Out. See Cut In Three Sizes for Pike, Pickerel, Bass, Trout & Muskellunge Read the Testimonials: W.D. Chapman and Son, Theresa, New York: As an old [...]

By | 2016-10-27T12:56:43+00:00 October 24th, 2016|19th Century Fishing Lures, Antique Lure and Reel Ads, Antique Lures|Comments Off on Chapman Combination Minnow Lure Ad

Steel Wiggle Frog Lure

Steel Wiggle Frog Lure This Steel Wiggle Frog Lure dates to 1949. Inventor Frank Steel of Wilmette, Illinois Created this 2 1/4" plastic lure and was granted a patent in 1952. The lure is constructed on a wire harness and has a large clear plastic lip attached to the mouth that has the single forward [...]

By | 2016-10-14T19:48:14+00:00 October 14th, 2016|Antique Lures, Miscellaneous Lure Makers|Comments Off on Steel Wiggle Frog Lure

Schnell Fish Getter Lure

Schnell Fish Getter Lure The Schnell Fish Getter Lure was first introduced around 1926. The lure was made by its namesake August F Schnell of Kankakee, Illinois. The lure a solid metal spinner with a rotating front half spinner or propeller very very similar to the Al Foss Jazz and Shimmy Wiggler series of lures. [...]

By | 2016-10-12T19:11:59+00:00 October 12th, 2016|Antique Lures, Miscellaneous Lure Makers|Comments Off on Schnell Fish Getter Lure

Pachner Koehler Spinning Minnie Lure

Pachner Koehler Spinning Minnie Lure The Pachner Koehler Spinning Minnie Lure was first introduced in 1946. The Pachner and Koehler or P&K company was located out of Momence, Illinois. The Spinning Minnie lure measures 2 3/4 inches in length and was also made in a smaller fly rod size that measure 1" in length. The [...]

By | 2016-10-12T08:13:10+00:00 October 12th, 2016|Antique Lures, Miscellaneous Lure Makers|Comments Off on Pachner Koehler Spinning Minnie Lure

Shakespeare Antique Lure Ad 1906

Shakespeare Antique Lure Ad 1906 This Shakespeare Antique lure Ad 1906 was taken from "The Evening Star" newspaper and shows us the New addition of the Rhodes Mechanical Swimming Frog to its Artificial bait arsenal. The ad illustrates the Shakespeare Revolution, The Shakespeare Wooden Minnow and the Rhodes Mechanical Swimming Frog. Shakespeare Antique Lure Ad 1906 [...]

By | 2016-10-26T11:41:07+00:00 October 10th, 2016|Antique Lure and Reel Ads, Antique Lures, Shakespeare Lures|Comments Off on Shakespeare Antique Lure Ad 1906

Pflueger Archive Frog Lure

Pflueger Archive Frog Lure This Pflueger Archive Frog Lure is neat little unit. The only reference for fly eaters (Don Wheeler's Frog Collectors Guide Book) has and shows a few versions of this Pflueger Archives frog. This Metal lure is comprised of two concave halves affixed together at the rings on both the nose and [...]

By | 2016-09-28T08:39:03+00:00 September 28th, 2016|Antique Lures, Pflueger Lures|Comments Off on Pflueger Archive Frog Lure

Jamison Nemo Antique Lure

Jamison Nemo Antique Lure The Jamison Nemo Antique Lure is one of my favorite lures made by smiling Bill. Circa 1910 this rotary head antique lure made by the William Jamison Company of Chicago, Illinois. This wooden fishing lure measured 2 3/8" in length, and was also available in a musky sized version. The lure [...]

By | 2016-09-28T10:31:51+00:00 September 27th, 2016|Antique Lures, Miscellaneous Lure Makers|Comments Off on Jamison Nemo Antique Lure

Joe Bob Crippled Critter Crawfish Lure

Joe Bob Crippled Critter Crawfish Lure The Joe Bob Crippled Critter Crawfish Lure was introduced around 1947. This antique fishing lure was made by the Joe Bob Manufacturing Company, out of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. The lure itself has been found in a few different variations. This unit is 4 1/8" in length and is a [...]

By | 2016-09-06T17:32:27+00:00 September 6th, 2016|Antique Lures, Miscellaneous Lure Makers|Comments Off on Joe Bob Crippled Critter Crawfish Lure

Siren Minnow Antique Lure

Siren Minnow Antique Lure The Siren Minnow Antique Lure dates to around 1947. This lure was made by the Siren Life Action Lure Company out of Los Angeles, California. The Siren Minnow lure itself measure 2 1/4" inches in length and came in two different sizes. The lures were sold in tubes, kid of like [...]

By | 2016-08-25T08:00:04+00:00 August 25th, 2016|Antique Lures, Miscellaneous Lure Makers|Comments Off on Siren Minnow Antique Lure

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 | 2016-08-24T08:55:31+00:00 August 24th, 2016|Antique Lures, Miscellaneous Lure Makers|Comments Off on Kimmich Mouse Antique Lure

Aqua Sport Storm Diving Doodle Bug Lure

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 [...]

By | 2016-10-26T11:41:08+00:00 August 22nd, 2016|Antique Lures, Miscellaneous Lure Makers|Comments Off on Aqua Sport Storm Diving Doodle Bug Lure

Hastings Frog Antique Lure

Hastings Frog Antique Lure The Hastings Frog Antique Lure was originally made by James T Hastings, of Chicago, Illinois. He patented his version of the fly eater, August 24th, 1895. However, this version of the antique frog lure was made by smiling Bill Jamison, also of Chicago, Illinois. Jamison acquired the rights to this patent somewhere [...]

By | 2016-08-18T13:05:10+00:00 August 18th, 2016|19th Century Fishing Lures, Antique Lures, Miscellaneous Lure Makers|Comments Off on Hastings Frog Antique Lure

Pflueger Kent Floater Frog Lure Wood Eye

Pflueger Kent Floater Frog Lure Wood Eye The Pflueger Kent Floater Frog Lure Wood Eye version was released somewhere around 1916. This series of lure carried the same model number of the previous and of the futures Pflueger Frog lures, series 2555. This Pflueger frog has the tell tale raised wooden eyes instead of the [...]

By | 2016-08-16T14:41:59+00:00 August 16th, 2016|Antique Lures, Pflueger Lures|Comments Off on Pflueger Kent Floater Frog Lure Wood Eye

Moonlight Floating Weedless Lure

Moonlight Floating Weedless Lure The Moonlight Floating Weedless Lure was another in a series of the early Moonlight lure. This version of the self glowing bait red headed bait dates to the early teens. Moonlight, of Paw Paw Michigan used these yellow boxes for a while even though they stated in the early ads that [...]

By | 2016-08-10T14:17:25+00:00 August 10th, 2016|Antique Lures, South Bend Lures|Comments Off on Moonlight Floating Weedless Lure

Shakespeare Worden Bucktail Yellow Spot

Shakespeare Worden Bucktail Yellow Spot The Shakespeare Worden Bucktail Yellow Spot lure is quite a beauty. I did a post prior on the earliest version of Worden Bucktail Spinner lures, however I thought Id add this asa well to show a different version. This version of the antique lure is a later one. You'll notice the more [...]

By | 2016-08-09T12:48:59+00:00 August 9th, 2016|Antique Lures, Shakespeare Lures|Comments Off on Shakespeare Worden Bucktail Yellow Spot

Moonlight Floating Bait Lure

Moonlight Floating Bait Lure The Moonlight Floating Bait Lure is a classic in the history of the american fishing industry. First advertised in 1909 as shown below this wooden collared floating bait was the foundation for the Moonlight Bait Company of Paw Paw Michigan. The Floating Bait antique lure was a series Number #1 and this [...]

By | 2016-08-07T18:55:30+00:00 August 7th, 2016|Antique Lures, Paw Paw Moonlight Lures|Comments Off on Moonlight Floating Bait Lure

Detroit Minnow Tube Antique Lure

Detroit Minnow Tube Antique Lure The Detroit Minnow Tube Antique Lure is a classic staple to most advanced lure collections. Circa 1914 this antique fishing lure used the premises to save from having to replace minnows all day long. I've never quite understood the thinking with a glass fishing lure. As even the earliest of tackle boxes [...]

By | 2016-08-05T13:01:54+00:00 August 5th, 2016|Antique Lures, Miscellaneous Lure Makers|Comments Off on Detroit Minnow Tube Antique Lure

Jamison Struggling Mouse Lure

Jamison Struggling Mouse Lure The Jamison Struggling Mouse Lure was first introduced around 1917. This great little Jamison lure wooden antique fishing lure measures 2 1/4" in length. The cool little unit has both an upper and a lower line tie. The smallish lure features an upturned diving wing on each side of the lure [...]

By | 2016-07-30T13:13:05+00:00 July 30th, 2016|Antique Lures, Miscellaneous Lure Makers|Comments Off on Jamison Struggling Mouse Lure

Rev O Noc Underwater Minnow Lure

Rev O Noc Underwater Minnow Lure The Rev O Noc Underwater Minnow Lure dates to the mid and early teens. Like the Shakespeare lure shown in side the "New Winner" wood box, this is a South Bend 3 Hook underwater minnow lure of dual purpose. The Rev-O-Noc name was used as a trade name by [...]

By | 2016-08-02T18:23:43+00:00 June 10th, 2016|Antique Lures, South Bend Lures|Comments Off on Rev O Noc Underwater Minnow Lure

Lanes Wagtail Wobbler Lure

Lanes Wagtail Wobbler Lure The Lanes Wagtail Wobbler Lure was first introduced in 1924. This antique fishing lure was fashioned by Charles W. Lane of Madrid, New York. This antique lure was hand painted in shades of green, silver and brown with scale marks running along the sides. The lure measures close to 2 3/4" [...]

By | 2016-08-02T18:19:48+00:00 June 9th, 2016|Antique Lures, Miscellaneous Lure Makers|Comments Off on Lanes Wagtail Wobbler Lure

Shakespeare Fisher Bait Lure

Shakespeare Fisher Bait Lure The Shakespeare Fisher Bait Lure was first introduced in 1940. The Shakespeare Bait Company from Kalamazoo Michigan gave this lure the model series number 6509. This wooden fishing fishing lure measures in at 3 3/4" in length. This lure kinda stays within the same theme we see Shakespeare go with in [...]

By | 2016-07-27T18:01:58+00:00 June 1st, 2016|Antique Lures, Shakespeare Lures|Comments Off on Shakespeare Fisher Bait 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

Bear Creek Tweedler Lure

Bear Creek Tweedler Lure The Bear Creek Tweedler Lure is a odd looking lure at first glance. Most people are more familiar with the line of ice spearing Decoys that the Bear Creek Bait Company out of Kelva Michigan. The company started by two brother and a best friend. This wooden antique fishing lure was [...]

By | 2016-07-25T17:42:52+00:00 May 20th, 2016|Antique Lures, Miscellaneous Lure Makers|Comments Off on Bear Creek Tweedler 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 | 2016-07-22T00:56:00+00:00 May 19th, 2016|Antique Lures, Miscellaneous Lure Makers|Comments Off on Detroit Bass Caller Lure

Jamison Convertible Coaxer Lure

Jamison Convertible Coaxer Lure The Jamison Convertible Coaxer Lure was introduced around 1905-1909. I give a date range as the books say one thing and I have dug up advertising that says it was new that dates to 1909. Either way its a very early lure and another one of our century club members. The [...]

By | 2016-10-26T11:41:17+00:00 May 12th, 2016|Antique Lures, Miscellaneous Lure Makers|Comments Off on Jamison Convertible Coaxer Lure

Artificial Lures for Black Bass

Artificial Lures for Black Bass The Chapter Artificial Lures for Black Bass out of  a 1905 "The Book of Basses"  is a great read. The article is about their opinions on artificial lures and the experience the author has had. You also note the illustrations are done by Louis Rhead. the famous fly tier. [...]

By | 2016-10-26T11:41:19+00:00 April 28th, 2016|Antique Lure and Reel Ads, Antique Lures|Comments Off on Artificial Lures for Black Bass

Jacobs Polly Frog Lure

Jacobs Polly Frog Lure    The Jacobs Polly Frog Lure was patented in 1942, and as stated on its box "Being a lure for all game fish". From the already famous maker of the Jacobs Hoss or Horse Fly lure, we see a new offering. The Polly Frog antique fly lure was available in 4 [...]

By | 2016-06-19T02:01:30+00:00 March 30th, 2016|Antique Lures, Fly Rod Lures, Miscellaneous Lure Makers|Comments Off on Jacobs Polly Frog Lure

Chase a Bug Lure

Chase A Bug Lure The Chase a Bug Lure is just a really really neat neat lure out of Detroit Michigan, and made in a great looked molted green color. The fishing lure was made by Leo Krozaleski, the founder of Leon Tackle Company. The Chase a Bug when pulled through the water spins the propeller [...]

By | 2016-12-08T18:41:34+00:00 March 25th, 2016|Antique Lures, Miscellaneous Lure Makers|Comments Off on Chase a Bug Lure

Catch Magazine February March Issue 45

Catch Magazine Catch Magazine photographically speaking is at the top there's no one out there better than Todd Moen and Catch Magazine. Issue 45 the Febuary and March issue continues down that path. The path to providing a thinnest veil or window pane between us the end user and the glass itself. Todd videos were [...]

By | 2016-06-18T03:01:32+00:00 March 12th, 2016|Fly Fishing|Comments Off on Catch Magazine February March Issue 45