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Creek Chub Crawdad Antique Lure

Creek Chub Crawdad Antique Lure

The Creek Chub Crawdad Antique Lure was a model series number 300. This lure made by the Creek Chub Bait Company of Garrett Indiana was first introduced in 1917 as “The Wiggler”. Hence after 1920 the name would change to the Crawdad and would be so until the end of its lure production cycle in 1964. The 200 series antique lure measures in at around 2 3/4″ in length and tops the scales at 3/4 ounce.

Creek Chub Crawdad Series 300 Lure Catalog Cut Creek Chub Crawdad Series 300 Lure Catalog Cut

The 1931 Creek Chub Catalog States: Natural Shaped body ant tail, black bead eyes, rubber legs, bronze hooks, movement backwards, same as a crab. Wiggle mostly in tail. Floats until Started. Tail guards hooks from snags and bottom. This is the lure to use in stony bottom lakes where bass feed on crayfish. It should be retrieved at such a speed that it will run very close to the bottom in water 4 to 8 feet deep. For small mouth bass it is a dandy as they are particularly fond of crayfish. Has a very fast wiggle, and is a favorite with many fishermen. Casts like a bullet.

The lure was only ever available in just over a half dozen finishes, however there are some great uncatalogued ones such as this black and white out there to seek out for your antique lure collection. The Crawdad had the traditional rubber legs or feelers, these and father time tend to not get along and become brittle and break over time. The lure came standard with the traditional bead eyes at the front, and a rear line tie from the tail to imitate a real crawdad swimming backwards. The Crawdad only ever had 2 trebles and Im unaware of an special orders with a single treble.

Creek Chub Crawdad Antique Lure

2017-09-19T10:03:32+00:00 September 14th, 2017|Antique Lures, Creek Chub Lures|Comments Off on Creek Chub Crawdad Antique Lure

Creek Chub Seven Thousand Lure

Creek Chub Seven Thousand Lure

The Creek Chub Seven Thousand Lure is a unique lure even from its very name. This antique fishing lure was first introduced to the Creek Chub Bait Company line up in 1950. Creek Chub of Garrett Indiana, made the model number be this lures name. Although this Wooden Crawfish type lure is similar, the Seven Thousand Lure is distinctly different. The antique lure made of wood measures 2 3/4″ in length and weighs in at 3/4oz. The lure uses the same bead eyes and rubber legs that we have seen previously on the 300-400 series Crawdad. These little fellas are actually quite hard to find as Creek Chub only produced this lure for 4 years and was out of production by 1954. The lure features a larger diving lip to allow it to dive deeper that the traditional Crawdads.

The Seven Thousand Lure came standard in seven finishes.

00 – Pike Scale
01 – Perch Scale
02 – Red & White
13 – Solid Black
18 – Silver Flash (Shown Below)
31 – Rainbow Fire
32 – Fire Plug

Creek Chub Seven Thousand Lure Photo Gallery

2017-03-07T09:16:55+00:00 February 26th, 2017|Antique Lures, Creek Chub Lures|Comments Off on Creek Chub Seven Thousand 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 multi segmented plastic body with the side feelers broken off. There has also been a smaller single body section version found. The lure has two sets of treble hooks on the antique fishing lure. The lure has been found with black eyes as well as the red beaded eyes shown in the example below in the gallery.

The lure is shown in its correct Yellow antique lure box marked Crippled Critter Patent Pending. The side of the box is marked white, so while I assume its incorrect and is for a white crawdad this was the lure that was found with the box. I have seen a couple variations of the actual box as well.

Joe Bob Crippled Critter Crawfish Lure Photo Gallery

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

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