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Mercury Minnow Lure

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 [...]

Heddon Little Luny Frog Lure

Heddon Little Luny Frog Lure The Heddon Little Luny Frog Lure is the smallest size in this collector favorite series. The lure a model 3400 was first introduced by Heddon of Dowagiac Michigan in 1927 and only lasted through 1931. The lure is made of a plastic, or pyralin substance and measures 3 3/4" in [...]

By | 2017-05-09T08:51:27+00:00 May 9th, 2017|Antique Lures, Heddon Lures|0 Comments

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 | 2017-04-30T17:48:20+00:00 April 30th, 2017|Antique Lures, Creek Chub Lures, Miscellaneous Lure Makers|0 Comments

Tempter Frog Antique Lure

Tempter Frog Antique Lure The Tempter Frog Antique Lure is always a fun lure to find. The antique fly eater was made around 1930 and comes from a place we don't see a lot of lure manufacturers, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Its namesake being the name of the company, The Tempter Bait Company located at 707 Forbes [...]

By | 2017-04-24T13:47:43+00:00 April 24th, 2017|Antique Lures, Miscellaneous Lure Makers|Comments Off on Tempter Frog Antique Lure

Shurebite Frog Lure

Shurebite Frog Lure This Shurebite Frog Lure is the later in the series of Frogs created by Shuebite. Hopping into the picture around 1948 this version upgrade changes its makeup from sponge and wood to what we see here using tenite. Located in 1948 in Bronson Michigan the Surebite antique lure company making its move [...]

By | 2017-04-12T07:59:20+00:00 March 28th, 2017|Antique Lures, Miscellaneous Lure Makers|Comments Off on Shurebite Frog Lure

Shur Strike Plunker Lure

Shur Strike Plunker Lure The Shur Strike Plunker Lure was first introduced in 1938. This antique fishing lure made by Creek Chub of Garrett, Indiana was labeled under the Shur Strike lure line up. The wooden fishing lure was a copy of the famous Creek Chub lure, and was actually fashioned like the early humpback [...]

By | 2017-02-15T19:59:29+00:00 February 7th, 2017|Antique Lures, Miscellaneous Lure Makers|Comments Off on Shur Strike Plunker 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

Abbey Imbrie Go Getter Frog Lure

Abbey Imbrie Go Getter Frog Lure The Abbey Imbrie Go Getter Frog Lure is part of a series of lures created in the late 1930's, around 1938. Abbey and Imbrie in some form or fashion has been in business since around the 1830's as the Andrew Clerk Company. Early in 1930 Abbey and Imbrie was [...]

By | 2016-12-13T09:07:45+00:00 November 3rd, 2016|Antique Lures, Miscellaneous Lure Makers|Comments Off on Abbey Imbrie Go Getter Frog Lure

Creek Chub Faust Special Lure

Creek Chub Faust Special Lure The Creek Chub Faust Special Lure looks like the cross between a Plunker lure and a Creek Chub Skipper. Dating from the 1940's to the 1950's this special order Creek Chub Bait made its appearance. While being made in Garrett Indiana, its written that its destination was not a sporting [...]

By | 2016-12-13T09:11:16+00:00 October 31st, 2016|Antique Lures, Creek Chub Lures|Comments Off on Creek Chub Faust Special Lure

Pachner Koehler Spinning Minnie Lure

Pachner Koehler Spinning Minnie Lure The Pachner Koehler Spinning Minnie Lure was first introduced in 1946. The Pachner and Koehler or P&K company was located out of Momence, Illinois. The Spinning Minnie lure measures 2 3/4 inches in length and was also made in a smaller fly rod size that measure 1" in length. The [...]

By | 2016-10-12T08:13:10+00:00 October 12th, 2016|Antique Lures, Miscellaneous Lure Makers|Comments Off on Pachner Koehler Spinning Minnie Lure

Pflueger Archive Frog Lure

Pflueger Archive Frog Lure This Pflueger Archive Frog Lure is neat little unit. The only reference for fly eaters (Don Wheeler's Frog Collectors Guide Book) has and shows a few versions of this Pflueger Archives frog. This Metal lure is comprised of two concave halves affixed together at the rings on both the nose and [...]

By | 2016-09-28T08:39:03+00:00 September 28th, 2016|Antique Lures, Pflueger Lures|Comments Off on Pflueger Archive Frog Lure

Pflueger Kent Floater Frog Lure Wood Eye

Pflueger Kent Floater Frog Lure Wood Eye The Pflueger Kent Floater Frog Lure Wood Eye version was released somewhere around 1916. This series of lure carried the same model number of the previous and of the futures Pflueger Frog lures, series 2555. This Pflueger frog has the tell tale raised wooden eyes instead of the [...]

By | 2016-08-16T14:41:59+00:00 August 16th, 2016|Antique Lures, Pflueger Lures|Comments Off on Pflueger Kent Floater Frog Lure Wood Eye

Weezle Bopper Antique Lure

Weezle Bopper Antique Lure The Weezle Bopper Antique Lure was introduced around 1946. This wooden model appears to be a featherless version of the it's brethren the Sparrow. Manufactured by it's namesake The Weezle Bait Company out of Cincinatti, Ohio. The lure had a single forward line tie that was attached in the center of [...]

By | 2016-07-06T23:06:15+00:00 July 6th, 2016|Antique Lures, Miscellaneous Lure Makers|Comments Off on Weezle Bopper Antique Lure

South Bend Tease Oreno Lure

South Bend Tease Oreno Lure The South Bend Tease Oreno Lure was first introduced in 1929. The antique lure lasted over a dozen years in the South Bend of Indiana's lure line up. The fishing lure was a series 940 and lasted long enough to go through a few modifications. The Tease Oreno measured in [...]

By | 2016-07-13T02:33:26+00:00 May 3rd, 2016|Antique Lures, South Bend Lures|Comments Off on South Bend Tease Oreno Lure

Paw Paw Croaker Lure

Paw Paw Croaker Lure The Paw Paw Croaker lure is one of a series of lures that used real frog skin to cover the wooden bait. This antique lure was first introduced in 1940 and was 3" in length and had two trailing treble hooks. Paw Paw offered a half dozen or so selected fishing [...]

By | 2016-06-18T20:12:55+00:00 March 19th, 2016|Antique Lures, Paw Paw Moonlight Lures|Comments Off on Paw Paw Croaker Lure

Shakespeare Pop I Lure

Shakespeare Pop I Lure The Shakespeare Pop I lure was a series model number 6574. This painted eye, wooden lure, was Shakespeare's answer to a segment of fisherman wanting to emulate one of natures greatest food supplies for sports fish, the frog. The antique lure was circa 1938, and was 3 5/8" in length with [...]

By | 2016-06-18T19:15:17+00:00 March 14th, 2016|Antique Lures, Shakespeare Lures|Comments Off on Shakespeare Pop I Lure

Shakespeare 7-11 Plopper Lure in Frog Spot

Shakespeare 7-11 Plopper Lure This Shakespeare 7-11 Plopper antique fishing lure has always been one of my favorite Shakespeare antique lures of its period. The antique lure itself was first introduced into the Shakespeare antique lure line up around 1927. The Plopper would become Shakespeare of Kalamazoo Michigan's model series number 6511. This wooden, glass [...]

By | 2016-06-18T02:02:23+00:00 March 6th, 2016|Antique Lures, Shakespeare Lures|Comments Off on Shakespeare 7-11 Plopper Lure in Frog Spot