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Bomber Bait Company Press Release

Bomber Bait Company Press Release This Bomber Bait Company Press Release and accompanying letter from one of the founders is a neat breadcrumb that I came across in sizable pile of research docs, catalogs, and salesman brochures I had amassed over time. It was hidden behind some papers I had looked at many many times [...]

By | 2016-12-29T13:16:17+00:00 December 29th, 2016|Antique Lure and Reel Ads, Antique Lures, Collectible Fishing Empherma (Books, Catalogs, Photos, Etc), Miscellaneous Lure Makers|Comments Off on Bomber Bait Company Press Release

Heddon Midget Digit Spook Lure

Heddon Midget Digit Spook Lure The Heddon Midget Digit Spook Lure was first introduced in 1948. The lure was a continuation of Heddon's very popular wooden line, and was given model number 9020. The plastic antique fishing lure was 1 3/4" inches in length. The lure has a single forward line tie under the chin [...]

By | 2017-01-03T08:14:00+00:00 December 21st, 2016|Antique Lures, Heddon Lures|Comments Off on Heddon Midget Digit Spook Lure

Sam the Black Bass Man Part I Sunday Sounds

Sam Sam the Black Bass Man Part I In introducing Sam the Black Bass Man, I must digress back a bit, and say thanks for all the views , likes comments, emails and texts I've received. The last 12 Months with Fin and Flame has been fun. I have even bigger expectations and plans for [...]

Heddon Gamby Lure

Heddon Gamby Lure The Heddon Gamby Lure was part of a spinning series lure introduced around 1955. The Heddon Gamby produced in Dowagiac, Michigan was given a model series number 421 and 423. The 421 can be differentiated by the length and measures 2 3/4" while the 423 measures 3 3/4" in length. The lure [...]

By | 2016-12-21T08:37:43+00:00 December 15th, 2016|Antique Lures, Heddon Lures|Comments Off on Heddon Gamby Lure

Moonlight Jointed Pikaroon Lure

Moonlight Jointed Pikaroon Lure The Moonlight Jointed Pikaroon Lure was first introduced in the early 1920's. This jointed version of the Famous Pikaroon made by the Moonlight Bait Company. The lure comes from the acquisition of the Silver Creek Novelty Work's either through ingenuity or process. This wooden glass eyed minnow was given a model [...]

By | 2016-12-21T08:43:27+00:00 December 12th, 2016|Antique Lures, Paw Paw Moonlight Lures|Comments Off on Moonlight Jointed Pikaroon Lure

Paw Paw Hungry Bass Lure

Paw Paw Hungry Bass Lure The Paw Paw Hungry Bass Lure was produced roughly around the 1940's. This lure is listed as a Unknown in the Paw Paw Bait Company Book written both Reed and Scott. They deem it the Hungry Bass so Ill follow their lead. This antique lure made of wood measures 3" [...]

By | 2016-12-13T09:34:15+00:00 December 10th, 2016|Antique Lures, Paw Paw Moonlight Lures|Comments Off on Paw Paw Hungry Bass Lure

Heddon Wounded Spook Lure

Heddon Wounded Spook Lure The Heddon Wounded Spook Lure was a series 9140. This antique lure made by Heddon of Dowagiac Michigan was first introduced in 1939. Many of the early spooks have all but disappeared or transformed into a lure box full of dust and hooks due to the chemical instability of the plastic. [...]

By | 2016-12-13T09:32:17+00:00 December 10th, 2016|Antique Lures, Heddon Lures|Comments Off on Heddon Wounded Spook Lure

Heddon 9630 Punkinseed Lure

Heddon 9630 Punkinseed Lure The Heddon 9630 Punkinseed Lure was first introduced in 1950. This antique fishing lure made by Heddon of Dowagiac Michigan is part of a lineup of quintessential lures. The 9630 was later in the life cycle for this top Heddon seller. The 9630 is made of plastic instead of wood like [...]

By | 2016-12-13T09:30:48+00:00 December 8th, 2016|Antique Lures, Heddon Lures|Comments Off on Heddon 9630 Punkinseed Lure

Heddon Crazy Crawler Lure 2120 Series

Heddon Crazy Crawler Lure 2120 Series The Heddon Crazy Crawler Lure 2120 Series antique fishing lure was first introduced in 1941. This Crazy Crawler lure made by Heddon of Dowagiac, Michigan would be a great seller for Heddon over the next few decades. The offered the wooden version in three different models and corresponding sizes. [...]

By | 2016-12-13T09:29:19+00:00 December 7th, 2016|Antique Lures, Heddon Lures|Comments Off on Heddon Crazy Crawler Lure 2120 Series

Worth Flutter Fin Lure

Worth Flutter Fin Lure This version of the Worth Flutter Fin Lure is Circa 1962. The Worth Fishing Tackle Company was located out of Stevens Point Wisconsin. The Flutter Fin nicknamed by many "The Mustache Lure" was an invention made by Delbert Patterson of the Nova Tackle Company. The lure was sold around 1961 to [...]

By | 2016-12-13T09:27:43+00:00 December 7th, 2016|Antique Lures, Miscellaneous Lure Makers|Comments Off on Worth Flutter Fin Lure

Carters Dunks Dunk It Lure

Carters Dunks Dunk It Lure The Carters Dunks Dunk It Lure was first introduced around 1931-1933. This Indianapolis Indiana, and Dayton Ohio Produced lure like many other makers was the culmination and consolidation of multiple lure companies coming together. Milt Dunkelberger owned American Display and it is believed he bought the patents to The Carters [...]

By | 2016-12-13T09:25:39+00:00 December 7th, 2016|Antique Lures, Miscellaneous Lure Makers|Comments Off on Carters Dunks Dunk It Lure

Paw Paw Musky Natural Hair Mouse Lure

Paw Paw Musky Natural Hair Mouse Lure The Paw Paw Musky Natural Hair Mouse Lure was first introduced in 1929. This antique lure was had a wooden painted head and a stacked deer hair tail, with a large treble hook on the rear. This fishing lure is pretty big at 4 3/4" in length. This [...]

By | 2016-12-13T09:23:23+00:00 December 1st, 2016|Antique Lures, Paw Paw Moonlight Lures|Comments Off on Paw Paw Musky Natural Hair Mouse Lure

South Bend Whirl Oreno Lure

South Bend Whirl Oreno The South Bend Whirl Oreno lure is a series number 935. This antique lure was first produced in 1929 - 1933 on its first production run, and 1938 to 1940 on its second short lived production run. The antique lure had no eyes and is 3" in width with a trailing [...]

By | 2016-12-13T09:22:28+00:00 December 1st, 2016|Antique Lures, South Bend Lures|Comments Off on South Bend Whirl Oreno Lure

ShurKacth Baits Mouse Lure

ShurKacth Baits Mouse Lure The ShurKacth Baits Mouse Lure is Circa 1939. The ShurKatch Bait company out of Richfield Springs, New York is thought to have been a distributor of Horrocks Ibbotson fishing lures. This wooden, painted eye mouse vintage fishing lure comes adorn with even a leather tail. This antique fishing lure uses a [...]

By | 2017-03-19T14:58:49+00:00 November 30th, 2016|Antique Lures, Miscellaneous Lure Makers|Comments Off on ShurKacth Baits Mouse Lure

Heddon Magnum Torpedo Lure

Heddon Magnum Torpedo Lure The Heddon Magnum Torpedo Lure was first introduced in 1969. This Antique Lure was Heddon / Pradco in Ft Smith Arkansas model series number 362. This plastic spook lure is the largest of the Torpedo Spook lures and measures 3 1/4" inch in length. This antique lure features a single forward [...]

By | 2016-11-30T08:53:03+00:00 November 30th, 2016|Antique Lures, Heddon Lures|Comments Off on Heddon Magnum Torpedo Lure

Hanson Sub Master Lure

Hanson Sub Master Lure The Hanson Sub Master Lure was patented in 1951, while being made as early as 1950. This lure was distributed by Hanson's Custom Loading out of Bonner Springs, Kansas. This little known lure has a large clear plastic diving lip almost the same length of its body.  This lure is 3 [...]

By | 2016-12-13T09:19:00+00:00 November 29th, 2016|Antique Lures, Miscellaneous Lure Makers|Comments Off on Hanson Sub Master Lure

Jamison Humdinger Lure

Jamison Humdinger Lure The Jamison Humdinger Lure was first introduced in 1916. This wooden no eyed fishing lure was made by William J Jamison Company out of Chicago Illinois, know affectionately as "Smilling Bill". This antique fishing lure measures 3 1/8" inches in length and is really a larger version of the struggling mouse which [...]

By | 2016-11-29T10:41:02+00:00 November 29th, 2016|Antique Lures, Miscellaneous Lure Makers|6 Comments

Heddon SOS 160 Lure Strawberry Spot

Heddon SOS 160 Lure Strawberry Spot The Heddon SOS 160 Lure was first introduced in 1928. This antique lure made by the Heddon Lure Company out of Dowagiac Michigan was one of the mid sized SOS or Swims on Sides lure made by the company. This wooden, glass eyed lure was made to mimic a [...]

By | 2016-12-13T09:17:32+00:00 November 28th, 2016|Antique Lures, Heddon Lures|Comments Off on Heddon SOS 160 Lure Strawberry Spot

Shakespeare Kingfish Wobbler Lure

Shakespeare Kingfish Wobbler Lure The Shakespeare Kingfish Wobbler Lure is a series model number 6535. The antique fishing lure is Circa late 1930s to 1940 for a time frame. The Kingfish Wobbler minnow is 5" in length made of wood and has pressed painted eyes. The lure has a distinctive keel underneath and is a [...]

By | 2016-12-13T08:26:46+00:00 November 27th, 2016|Antique Lures, Shakespeare Lures|Comments Off on Shakespeare Kingfish Wobbler Lure

Rhodes Mechanical Frog in Wood Box

Rhodes Mechanical Frog The Rhodes Mechanical Frog lure in the correct wooden box combines 2 different things that antique lure collectors get excited about. First off, a wood box lure, who doesn't like just the sound of that. This antique lure box shows the printed images clearly, and shows the patent date of October 31, [...]

By | 2016-12-13T08:28:15+00:00 November 27th, 2016|Antique Lures, Miscellaneous Lure Makers, Shakespeare Lures|Comments Off on Rhodes Mechanical Frog in Wood Box

Creek Chub Lucky Mouse Lure

Creek Chub Lucky Mouse Lure The Creek Chub Lucky Mouse Lure is a painted wooden antique lure with Beaded eyes. The antique lure is a Creek Chub series model number 3600. The antique fishing lure was first introduced in 1929 and lasted just under 20 years. The lure is 3 inches in length, sports a [...]

By | 2016-12-13T08:29:07+00:00 November 26th, 2016|Antique Lures, Creek Chub Lures|Comments Off on Creek Chub Lucky Mouse Lure

Fly Boy Antique Lure

Fly Boy Antique Lure The Fly Boy Antique Lure is a neat little fishing lure out of Kansas City Missouri. The lure dates to the early 1970's and is on what I call the cusp of being antique. I have a hard time calling it antique because we are both the same age and Id [...]

By | 2016-12-13T08:32:17+00:00 November 26th, 2016|Antique Lures, Miscellaneous Lure Makers|Comments Off on Fly Boy Antique Lure

Skinner Turkey Wing Ad 1884

Skinner Turkey Wing Ad Since today's motif is Turkey, I found  this apropos. This Skinner Turkey Wing Ad came from 1884. The Hibbard Spencer and Bartlett Company was a large seller of many items fishing tackle included. GM Skinner Clayton NY Silver Plated Oval and Kidney Pattern. These Baits are noted for superior workmanship and [...]

By | 2016-11-24T09:17:00+00:00 November 24th, 2016|19th Century Fishing Lures, Antique Lure and Reel Ads, Antique Lures, Miscellaneous Lure Makers|Comments Off on Skinner Turkey Wing Ad 1884

Enterprise Manufacturing Pflueger Fishing Tackle Plant

Enterprise Manufacturing Pflueger Fishing Tackle Plant This great Enterprise Manufacturing Pflueger Fishing Tackle Plant article comes to us from November 10th, 1900. The article found in the trade rag, Hardware; A Review of the American Hardware Market. The article discusses the growth and transition through acquisition of the Enterprise Manufacturing Company, Pflueger. Enterprise Manufacturing [...]

By | 2016-11-23T11:11:57+00:00 November 23rd, 2016|19th Century Fishing Lures, Antique Lure and Reel Ads, Antique Lures, Pflueger Lures|Comments Off on Enterprise Manufacturing Pflueger Fishing Tackle Plant

Neon Mickey Antique Fishing Lure

Neon Mickey Antique Fishing Lure The Neon Mickey Antique Fishing Lure was first introduced in 1955. This novelty type lure was born by the Neon Mickey Company out of Oregon. This plastic fishing lure measures 4" in length and was available in a few primary colors. The purpose or guise of the Neon Mickey was [...]

By | 2016-12-13T08:35:21+00:00 November 22nd, 2016|Antique Lures, Miscellaneous Lure Makers|Comments Off on Neon Mickey Antique Fishing Lure

Heddon Water Wave River Runt Lure

Heddon Water Wave River Runt Lure The Heddon Water Wave River Runt Lure was introduced in 1938. This antique Heddon lure made in Dowagiac, Michigan was given a Model E9400RW. This version of the iconic Heddon lure is a floater river runt series. This lure was born of an experiment to blend the paint into [...]

By | 2016-12-13T08:36:09+00:00 November 22nd, 2016|Antique Lures, Heddon Lures|Comments Off on Heddon Water Wave River Runt Lure

Shur Strike Shovel Nose Wiggler Lure

Shur Strike Shovel Nose Wiggler Lure The Shur Strike Shovel Nose Wiggler Lure was first introduced in 1933. This Creek Chub lure was made in Garrett, Indiana was to be sold under the Shur Strike Lure line up. The lure is quite a unique lure and isn't a knock of of any Creek Chub lure. [...]

By | 2016-12-13T08:38:35+00:00 November 21st, 2016|Antique Lures, Creek Chub Lures, Miscellaneous Lure Makers|Comments Off on Shur Strike Shovel Nose Wiggler Lure

Winnie Stump Dodger Lure

Winnie Stump Dodger Lure The Winnie Stump Dodger Lure was born in Traverse City, Michigan. Albert Winnie received his patent for the Stump Dodger Lure in 1915. While the patent dates to 1915 his lures were being created earlier. It is no surprise that Traverse City would be home to a great lure maker. The [...]

By | 2016-12-13T08:39:53+00:00 November 21st, 2016|Antique Lures, Miscellaneous Lure Makers|Comments Off on Winnie Stump Dodger Lure

Antique Lure History Whence The Plug American Angler

Antique Lure History Whence The Plug American Angler 1918 In this Antique Lure History Whence The Plug American Angler article you will find an amazing read. I was truly excited when I ran across this gem. If you love antique lures and you love the history bind them, you will love the article from the May [...]

By | 2016-11-20T12:34:35+00:00 November 20th, 2016|Antique Lure and Reel Ads, Antique Lures|Comments Off on Antique Lure History Whence The Plug American Angler

Wright McGill Flapper Crab Lure

Wright McGill Flapper Crab Lure The Wright McGill Flapper Crab Lure in first introduced around 1930. The Flapper Crab antique lure was made by The Wright and McGill Company out of Denver Colorado. The lure was available in a few different sizes. The Flapper Crab fishing lure was made from the traditional molded composition that [...]

By | 2016-11-20T10:44:37+00:00 November 20th, 2016|Antique Lures, Miscellaneous Lure Makers|Comments Off on Wright McGill Flapper Crab Lure

Creek Chub Wee Dee Lure

Creek Chub Wee Dee Lure The Creek Chub Wee Dee lure is a favorite among antique fishing lure collectors. The antique lure was first produced in 1936, and lasted around 10 years in the Creek Chub lure line up. This wooden, glass eyed, chunk bait style lure was a Creek Chub of Garrett Indiana series [...]

By | 2016-11-19T16:09:55+00:00 November 19th, 2016|Antique Lures, Creek Chub Lures|Comments Off on Creek Chub Wee Dee Lure

Antique Fishing Attire 1875

Antique Fishing Attire 1875 There have been may discussion over Antique Fishing attire in as much as the ability of the common layman to be able to afford to fish as a leisure or pleasure hobby. Simply put many people in early 19th Century America fished for food not for pleasure. In the span of [...]

By | 2016-11-19T07:34:53+00:00 November 19th, 2016|19th Century Fishing Lures, Antique Lure and Reel Ads, Antique Lures|Comments Off on Antique Fishing Attire 1875

Heddon Meadow Mouse Lure

Heddon Meadow Mouse Lure The Heddon Meadow Mouse Lure was first introduced in 1929. This Heddon mouse lure made in Dowagiac Michigan would last for more than half a century in the antique lure line up. This fishing lure the wooden enameled version is a series number 4000. This antique lure measures 2 3/4" in [...]

By | 2016-12-13T08:41:26+00:00 November 19th, 2016|Antique Lures, Heddon Lures|Comments Off on Heddon Meadow Mouse Lure

Shur Strike Punkinseed Lure

Shur Strike Punkinseed Lure The Shur Strike Punkinseed Lure was also called the Petite Spinner model PS. This antique fishing lure was first introduced in 1938. Although made by Creek Chub of Garrett Indiana and marketed under the Shur Strike name this was made of good quality. This wooden lure, made with glass eyes measured [...]

By | 2016-12-13T08:42:13+00:00 November 18th, 2016|Antique Lures, Creek Chub Lures, Miscellaneous Lure Makers|Comments Off on Shur Strike Punkinseed Lure

Keller Gets Em Lure

Keller Gets Em Lure The Keller Gets Em Lure was first introduced in 1916. Made in Rochester, Indiana this antique fishing lure is just cresting the century old mark. This colorful wooden, antique fishing lure measures in at 3 1/4" in length. This vintage minnow came in a painted eye and no eye version. The [...]

By | 2016-11-17T19:04:14+00:00 November 17th, 2016|Antique Lures, Miscellaneous Lure Makers|Comments Off on Keller Gets Em Lure

Unner Flash Lure

Unner Flash Lure The Unner Flash Lure was introduced around 1953. This antique wooden lure was made by the O. M. Bait Company out of Hazel Park Michigan. This no eyed lure measures 2" in length and has two treble hooks to secure its catch. The Unner Flash has a flat downward angling diving lip [...]

By | 2016-12-13T08:45:13+00:00 November 17th, 2016|Antique Lures, Miscellaneous Lure Makers|Comments Off on Unner Flash Lure

Shur Strike Injured Minnow Lure

Shur Strike Injured Minnow Lure The Shur Strike Injured Minnow Lure was introduced in the early 1930's. The antique fishing lure was given a series code IM. Unlike the Creek Chub of Garrett Indiana Injured Minnows, the Shur Strike antique fishing lure was produced with two treble hooks. The lure hooks used a standard type of [...]

By | 2016-12-13T08:45:51+00:00 November 17th, 2016|Antique Lures, Creek Chub Lures, Miscellaneous Lure Makers|Comments Off on Shur Strike Injured Minnow Lure

Shur Strike Crab Lure

Shur Strike Crab Lure This Shur Strike Crab Lure was first introduced around 1938. This Shur Strike minnow was made by the Creek Chub Bait Company of Garrett Indiana and given a series model, CR. This wooden, glass eyed, antique minnow measures 2 3/4" in length. The lure bears striking similarities to the Heddon Crab [...]

By | 2016-12-13T08:47:38+00:00 November 15th, 2016|Antique Lures, Creek Chub Lures, Miscellaneous Lure Makers|Comments Off on Shur Strike Crab Lure

Shur Strike Underwater Minnow Lure

Shur Strike Underwater Minnow Lure The Shur Strike Underwater Minnow Lure is Circa late 1930's. The three hook underwater antique lure was not a cataloged option and is highly sought after. This wooden, glass eyed, antique minnow measures 3 1/8" in length. The lure was produced with only a single floppy prop, unlike the Heddon 3 [...]

By | 2016-12-13T08:48:39+00:00 November 15th, 2016|Antique Lures, Creek Chub Lures, Miscellaneous Lure Makers|Comments Off on Shur Strike Underwater Minnow Lure

J.A Coxe Reel Oil Bottle

J.A Coxe Reel Oil Bottle This great J.A Coxe Reel Oil bottle shows us that yes there are other things we can collect besides just the lures, reel and rods themselves. This hard to find oil bottle is part of a segment of collecting, Reel Oil Bottles, Rod Varnish Bottles, even Fly Dope or Mosquito [...]

By | 2016-12-13T08:50:00+00:00 November 14th, 2016|Antique Reels, Collectible Fishing Empherma (Books, Catalogs, Photos, Etc)|Comments Off on J.A Coxe Reel Oil Bottle

Heddon Musky Crazy Crawler Lure

Heddon Musky Crazy Crawler Lure The Heddon Musky Crazy Crawler Lure was first introduced in 1940. This antique fishing lure was manufactured in Heddon's plant in Dowagiac Michigan and was assigned a model series number 2150. This giant lure makes quite a commotion coming across the top of the water. The lure lasted 17 years [...]

By | 2016-12-13T08:52:05+00:00 November 11th, 2016|Antique Lures, Heddon Lures|Comments Off on Heddon Musky Crazy Crawler Lure

Creek Chub Pop It Lure

Creek Chub Pop It Lure The Creek Chub Pop It Lure was first introduced in 1927. This Fly made by the Creek Chub Bait Company of Garrett, Indiana was made for almost a half of a century coming in just shy at 47 years. That is quite a run for any lure made by any [...]

By | 2016-12-13T08:53:39+00:00 November 11th, 2016|Antique Lures, Creek Chub Lures, Fly Rod Lures|Comments Off on Creek Chub Pop It Lure

Shakespeare 43 Underwater Minnow Lure

Shakespeare 43 Underwater Minnow Lure The Shakespeare 43 Underwater Minnow Lure is one of my favorite Shakespeare antique lures. This lure is very similar to the Heddon 175 Heavy Casting Minnow lure. The lure is a 3T or 3 Hook underwater minnow made of wood with glass eyes to props both fore and aft. This [...]

By | 2016-11-10T19:32:37+00:00 November 10th, 2016|Antique Lures, Shakespeare Lures|Comments Off on Shakespeare 43 Underwater Minnow Lure

Heddon Musky Vamp Lure

Heddon Musky Vamp Lure The Heddon Musky Vamp Lure is a series model number 7600. The antique Heddon lure first appears in 1925 and is housed in a giant box made especially for the Heddon Musky Vamp Minnow Lure. This rather large antique lure is sometimes affectionately referred to as the Baseball Bat Vamp for [...]

By | 2016-11-10T09:13:31+00:00 November 10th, 2016|Antique Lures, Heddon Lures|Comments Off on Heddon Musky Vamp Lure

Shakespeare Fly Rod Mouse Lure

Shakespeare Fly Rod Mouse Lure Shakespeare Fly Rod Mouse Lure, or the Swimming Mouse as its referred to sometimes was introduced around the late 1930's or early 1940's. The Shakespeare Company of Kalamazoo Michigan labeled it as new in the 1940 antique lure catalog, but Ive learned that sometimes print doesn't change from year to [...]

By | 2016-12-13T08:55:24+00:00 November 8th, 2016|Antique Lures, Fly Rod Lures, Shakespeare Lures|Comments Off on Shakespeare Fly Rod Mouse Lure

Nifty Minne Minnow Tube

Nifty Minne Lure Minnow Tube The Nifty Minne lure, Circa 1913 falls into the minnow tube lure category. I've always spelled the name of this antique lure wrong for years Ill admit it. Minnow lure constraint devices vary from tubes to cages to hooks and pins to hold in place the pray to provide the [...]

By | 2016-11-08T10:57:20+00:00 November 8th, 2016|Antique Lures, Miscellaneous Lure Makers|Comments Off on Nifty Minne Minnow Tube

South Bend Fly Rod Surf Oreno Lure

South Bend Fly Rod Surf Oreno Lure The South Bend Fly Rod Surf Oreno Lure was a series model 961. Made by the South Bend Bait Company of South Bend, Indiana was first introduced in 1928 and lasted fourteen years through 1942.The antique Fly Rod fishing Lure measures 1 1/2" in length and has painted [...]

By | 2016-12-13T09:03:22+00:00 November 7th, 2016|Antique Lures, South Bend Lures|Comments Off on South Bend Fly Rod Surf Oreno Lure

Pflueger Pippin Wobbler Lure

Pflueger Pippin Wobbler Lure The Pflueger Pippin Wobbler Lure was first introduced in 1929. This lure made by Pflueger or Akron, Ohio was given a model series number 6700. The lure was in the Pflueger antique lure line up for roughly a dozen years and was last seen around 1942 in this the largest version. [...]

By | 2016-12-13T09:05:07+00:00 November 5th, 2016|Antique Lures, Pflueger Lures|Comments Off on Pflueger Pippin Wobbler Lure

South Bend Panetlla Minnow

South Bend Panetlla Minnow The South Bend Panetlla Minnow was first introduced in 1912. For three decades this lure a model series 913 was present in the South Bend Bait Company lure catalogs of South Bend, Indiana. I don't think this lure is given the credit it deserves for its longevity and place along side [...]

By | 2016-12-13T09:06:19+00:00 November 5th, 2016|Antique Lures, South Bend Lures|Comments Off on South Bend Panetlla Minnow

Antique Lure History Collage

Antique Lure History Collage While this Antique Lure History Collage isn't very old all being published in 1986, the author took great care in inserting some wonderful "Easter Eggs" to find. This photo was taken from an article in 1986, from "The Florida Today" newspaper. How many can you find? The Heddon Slope Nose or [...]

By | 2016-11-04T16:46:52+00:00 November 4th, 2016|19th Century Fishing Lures, Antique Lure and Reel Ads, Antique Lures, Collectible Fishing Empherma (Books, Catalogs, Photos, Etc)|Comments Off on Antique Lure History Collage