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Heddon Basser Antique Lure

By | 2017-12-05T08:47:58+00:00 December 8th, 2017|Antique Lures, Heddon Lures|

Heddon Basser Antique Lure The Heddon Basser Antique Lure was first introduced in 1922. The great wooden Heddon of Dowagiac Michigan lure was in the Heddon lure line up for over three decades. The Basser lure was given a series model 8500. This glass eyed fishing lure was 4 1/4" in length and traditionally came [...]

Paw Paw Old Wounded Minnow Lure

By | 2017-10-29T09:39:04+00:00 October 8th, 2017|Antique Lures, Paw Paw Moonlight Lures|

Paw Paw Old Wounded Minnow Lure The Paw Paw Old Wounded Minnow Lure was the Paw Paw Bait Company's answer to the industry craving for injured minnows. Imitation being the nearest and dearest sense of flattery, or just pure marketing trying to get a piece of what was a booming business for both Heddon and [...]

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Creek Chub Jointed Husky Musky Lure

By | 2017-09-19T10:12:48+00:00 September 11th, 2017|Antique Lures, Creek Chub Lures|

Creek Chub Jointed Husky Musky Lure The Creek Chub Jointed Husky Musky Lure was first made in the 1930's. This lure made by the Creek Chub Bait Company out of Garrett Indiana is exceedingly hard to find. I try not to just throw the word rare around, however in the tens of thousands of lures Ive [...]

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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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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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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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Mercury Minnow Lure

By | 2017-06-08T20:03:48+00:00 May 10th, 2017|Antique Lures, Collectible Fishing Empherma (Books, Catalogs, Photos, Etc), Miscellaneous Lure Makers|

Mercury Minnow Lure  This Mercury Minnow Lure Sales Sheet discusses the feature functions and benefits of the Mercury Minnow antique lure. The Mecoy Tackle Company of Grosse Point Michigan introduced this fishing lure in 1949. The Mercury minnow is just that it's namesake coming from the ball of Mercury that rolls around inside the lure [...]

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Oliver Gruber GloWurm Antique Fishing Lure

By | 2017-04-27T13:23:21+00:00 April 27th, 2017|Antique Lures, Miscellaneous Lure Makers|

Oliver Gruber Glo Worm Antique Fishing Lure The Oliver Gruber GloWurm Antique Fishing Lure is quite an interesting story. Over the last few years I've touched on a few of the lure makers that thought outside the box. Alfred Oliver and James Gruber thought inside the box, so to speak. We have a very Nice Oliver [...]

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Joe Bob Crippled Critter Crawfish Lure

By | 2016-09-06T17:32:27+00:00 September 6th, 2016|Antique Lures, Miscellaneous Lure Makers|

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 [...]

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Tropical Bait Stormy Petrel Lure

By | 2016-08-20T16:54:55+00:00 August 20th, 2016|Antique Lures, Fly Fishing, Fly Rod Lures, Miscellaneous Lure Makers|

Tropical Bait Stormy Petrel Lure The Tropical Bait Stormy Petrel Lure has always been a favorite with collectors. Ned Danforth of Indianapolis, Indiana was the Owner and inventor of the Stormy Petrel. Ned began making his now famous fishing lures as early as 1935. The Stormy Petrel as it is referred to some as the [...]

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Nichols Jumbo Killer Lure

By | 2016-08-19T01:56:19+00:00 August 19th, 2016|Antique Lures, Miscellaneous Lure Makers|

Nichols Jumbo Killer Lure The Nichols Jumbo Killer Lure was first introduced in the early 1940's. The Jumbo Killer, made by the Nichols Bait Company of Corpus Christi Texas, later to be known by PICO. This lure bears a striking resemblance to most of the top water type lures of the day, the Heddon Lucky [...]

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Hastings Frog Antique Lure

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

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 [...]

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JD Allen Antique Lure Fish Spoon

By | 2016-10-26T11:41:08+00:00 August 18th, 2016|19th Century Fishing Lures, Antique Lures|

JD Allen Antique Lure Fish Spoon This JD Allen Antique Lure Fish Spoon is kind of a 19th Century fishing lure head scratcher for me. The spoon is marked JD Allen, South Otselic, NY and a size number 4. What is the confusing part is, in Arlan's book he lists JD Allen being from South Otselic [...]

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Shakespeare Midget Oregon Fly Lure

By | 2016-10-26T11:41:08+00:00 August 17th, 2016|Antique Lures, Fly Fishing, Fly Rod Lures, Shakespeare Lures|

Shakespeare Midget Oregon Fly Lure The Shakespeare Midget Oregon Fly lure was first introduced in the 1934 Shakespeare. A copy of the lure catalog ad by the Shakespeare Bait Company from Kalamazoo Michigan is shown below. I apologize for the quality but it was the best I could present. This small wooden antique fly lure [...]

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