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Snook Minnow Lure

By | 2017-09-02T13:58:50+00:00 August 11th, 2017|Antique Lures, Miscellaneous Lure Makers|

Snook Minnow Lure The Snook Minnow Lure is a creation of Bob Ousley. Bob, a technician for Sears whose job eventually would transplant him from Tennessee to Florida had many hobbies. A man whose who careers and hobbies intersected and involved the use of his hands. To be handy in trades and his endeavors from [...]

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Pfeffer Spin Cripple Lure

By | 2017-09-02T14:05:34+00:00 August 8th, 2017|Antique Lures, Miscellaneous Lure Makers|

Pfeffer Spin Cripple Lure The Pfeffer Spin Cripple Lure is the smallest of the three sizes of Cripples produced by Jim Pfeffer. Jim Pfeffer, Florida Lure maker who history begins in Rome Ny would not make his way to Orlando until 1925, at the age of 1939. As far as Florida lure makers its hard [...]

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Miss Golddigger Lure

By | 2017-09-02T14:07:02+00:00 August 7th, 2017|Antique Lures, Miscellaneous Lure Makers|

Miss Golddigger Lure The Miss Golddigger Lure was the invention of Jodell White. Jodell was a simple man, who grew up during the depression. As we have seen before the countries economic woes would supplant many families, including the White's. Jodell's family was forced to move around during his early years as many families would [...]

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Four Tees Dolphin Lure

By | 2017-09-02T14:08:46+00:00 August 4th, 2017|Antique Lures, Miscellaneous Lure Makers|

Four Tees Dolphin Lure This lure is a Four Tees Dolphin lure. This antique fishing lure was made by William of Bill Bales from Tampa Florida in the early 1930's. Like many lure makers lore begins with a pocket knife and necessity, we hear the same of William's. As with many Americans in the throws of [...]

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Bagley Bass N Shad Lures

By | 2017-08-07T08:06:37+00:00 August 3rd, 2017|Antique Lures, Miscellaneous Lure Makers|

Bagley Bass N Shad Lures The Bagley Bass N Shad Lures were first introduced in 1984 and 1985 respectively. Made by the Bagley Bait Company which draws its roots from Winter Haven Florida in a sense. I say that because Jim Bagley Had purchased his first Company in 1954 from "The Dean Brothers" in Georgia. [...]

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Black Bass in Florida James Heddon Janette Hawley

By | 2017-04-12T12:07:15+00:00 April 12th, 2017|Antique Lure and Reel Ads, Antique Lures, Heddon Lures|

Black Bass in Florida James Heddon Janette Hawley In the Black Bass Florida James Heddon Janette Hawley article from 1904 printing of Angling Stories we get this great article from James Heddon, I think. The book is a compilation of Angling stories from other Magazines, such as Sports Afield. We see in the article penned [...]

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Barracuda Blooper Lure

By | 2016-07-14T18:38:34+00:00 May 6th, 2016|Antique Lures, Miscellaneous Lure Makers|

Barracuda Blooper Lure The Barracuda Blooper Lure was made by The Florida Fishing Tackle Manufacturing Company, Barracuda Brand and was found in the 1940’s. The wooden lure was a series number 88 in the Barracuda brand line up. The lure can be found in an array of color scheme finishes besides the rainbow color pattern [...]

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Jim Pfeffer Cripple Minnow Lure

By | 2016-07-07T22:18:03+00:00 April 28th, 2016|Antique Lures, Miscellaneous Lure Makers|

Jim Pfeffer Cripple Minnow Lure The Jim Pfeffer Cripple Minnow Lure is another antique lure that mimics that of another fish in distress. Many of the major antique fishing lure manufactures of their day had a injured minnow type. It wouldn't be to far of an assertion to say Jim Pfeffer saw a need in [...]

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Barracuda Reyhu Lure

By | 2016-06-19T01:52:07+00:00 March 29th, 2016|Antique Lures, Miscellaneous Lure Makers|

Barracuda Reyhu Lure The Barracuda Reyhu Lure is a small wooden 2 1/2" fishing lure. The antique lure was made by The Florida Fishing Tackle Manufacturing Company, Barracuda Brand and was found in the 1950's. The Lure can also be found under the Dandy Lures brand out of Tampa Florida in the Orange Clear top [...]

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