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 saw the last year of fighting in the great World War I, which ended in November of that same year. It was also one of the Last battles of the American Indian War that was fought in Arizona. That same year we see the great Pandemic of Influenza killing over 10,000 people. Just a mere 2 hours away (of course at today’s’ speed) we had the great Circus car train crash which killed 86 people.
The lure was in Creek Chub’s lure production line up for over 3 decades. The Deluxe Wag Tail Chub was Creek Chub’s model 800 fishing lure series number. The color code is 06 for the corresponding gold fish color but was offered in under a dozen color choices notated below. This wooden, glass eyed antique lure was 2 3/4 inches in length and weighed in at 1/2oz. The fishing lure came standard with 2 hanging belly double hooks. The Deluxe Wagtail Chub was issued in both a fluted or straight metal tail fin. The wagtail lure also came in both the single and double line tie as shown below.
Some of the other finishes you may find on this antique lure include
00 Chub (Shown Below in Box with Papers)
01 Perch Scale
02 Red and White (Shown Below)
04 Golden Shiner
05 Red Side / Dace
06 Goldfish Scale (Shown Below)
18 Silver Flash (Shown Below)
Creek Chub Deluxe Wag Tail Chub Antique Lure Gallery
The Deluxe Wagtail Chub
“A bait which apparently swims with its tail. Looks like a minnow, swims like one and is a real fish getter. Has a nickle-plated tail which swings back and forth as the bat travels through water, and the flash of the nickle makes a more attractive lure. Double hook so placed that the fish get hooked when striking and at the same time the bait is practically weedless. With one half turn of screw eye, hooks can be turned up.”