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Oliver Gruber GloWurm Antique Fishing Lure

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 [...]

By | 2017-04-27T13:23:21+00:00 April 27th, 2017|Antique Lures, Miscellaneous Lure Makers|0 Comments

Heddon Basser Antique Lure

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 [...]

By | 2017-04-26T09:24:20+00:00 April 26th, 2017|Antique Lures, Heddon Lures|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|0 Comments

Antique Lure Logo

Antique Lure Logo Check out our new Antique Lure Logo! A fellow collectors wife took many hours of her own time to help me become official by now having my own logo. She did a great job and went above and beyond and wanted to thank her publicly! Thanks Sharon! Will start work on a [...]

Heddon 300 7 Hook Minnow Lure

Heddon 300 7 Hook Minnow Lure This Heddon 300 7 Hook Minnow Lure dates to 1925. The model Heddon of Dowagiac, Michigan asigned this was a model 300 which had been being produed already for 20 years, just another version of it. This bohemoth of a antique lure was a wooden fat body 300, with [...]

By | 2017-04-18T10:28:35+00:00 April 18th, 2017|Antique Lures, Heddon Lures|0 Comments

Pflueger Maybug Spinner Lure

Pflueger May Bug Lure The Pflueger May Bug Lure was introduced in the late 1880's. The May Bug is one of the early quintessential Pflueger, or Enterprise Manufacturing Company Lure made in Akron Ohio.  The lure was produced for around 3 decades or thirty years until 1916. The May Bug was made to be fished [...]

By | 2017-04-14T19:37:45+00:00 April 14th, 2017|19th Century Fishing Lures, Antique Lures, Pflueger Lures|0 Comments

Heddon SOS 170 Minnow Lure

Heddon SOS 170 Minnow Lure The Heddon SOS 170 Minnow Lure is the second to the largest in the family of 4. This antique fishing lure was first introduced in 1928 by Heddon of Dowagiac Michigan. The wooden fishing lure measures in at roughly 4 1/2" in length. The lures main focus was the larger [...]

By | 2017-04-13T18:38:12+00:00 April 13th, 2017|Antique Lures, Heddon Lures|0 Comments

Creek Chub Baby Crawdad Lure

Creek Chub Baby Crawdad The Creek Chub Baby Crawdad Lure was first introduced in 1918 and was first called the Crab Wiggler, later the Crawdad. The antique lure was a Creek Chub model series 400, and was a smaller version of the crab or crawdad. The Crawdad lure had quite a production run and was [...]

By | 2017-04-13T08:26:24+00:00 April 13th, 2017|Antique Lures, Creek Chub Lures|0 Comments

Creek Chub Baby Wiggler Lure

Creek Chub Baby Wiggler Lure The Creek Chub Baby Wiggler Lure was first introduced in 1917 and lasted all the way through 1954. This antique fishing lure made by the Creek Chub Bait Company of Garrett Indiana was given a model series number 200. This lure is the smaller version of the longer 100 Wiggler [...]

By | 2017-04-12T18:10:34+00:00 April 12th, 2017|Antique Lures, Creek Chub Lures|0 Comments

Creek Chub Deluxe Wag Tail Lure

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 [...]

By | 2017-04-12T07:56:21+00:00 April 12th, 2017|Antique Lures, Creek Chub Lures|0 Comments

Creek Chub Jointed Snook Pikie Lure

Creek Chub Jointed Snook Pikie Lure The Creek Chub Jointed Snook Pikie Lure was first introduced in 1938. While its inventory continued to be sold and was in the Creek Chub Bait Company lure catalogs until 1978, it was produced after 1965. This large jointed or segmented lure is brother to the traditional and straight [...]

By | 2017-04-11T19:55:47+00:00 April 11th, 2017|Antique Lures, Creek Chub Lures|0 Comments

Ball Minnow Trap

Ball Minnow Trap The Ball Minnow Trap is really a great piece of angling history. Let me first add by saying yes, this is the same maker as the famous Ball jar line. For those that may not know here is a piece borrowed from the Society of Historical Archaeology Inc. Although its roots go [...]

Shur Strike Flat Face Lure

Shur Strike Flat Face Lure The Shur Strike Flat Face Lure is a uncatalogued lure. Made by Creek Chub of Garrett, Indiana but sold under the Shur Strike line up this lure is similar to the G or Slope Nose. This antique fishing lure is wooden, with no eyes, and is cigar in shape with [...]

South Bend Underwater Minnow 905

South Bend Underwater Minnow 905 The South Bend Underwater Minnow 905 series is Circa 1912. This 905 series wooden, glass eyed minnow lure was made for over 20 years. The lure was South Bends 5 Hook Underwater minnow lure was the companies industry standard 5 hook lure at the time. The lure had a front [...]

By | 2017-04-08T12:56:35+00:00 April 8th, 2017|Antique Lures, South Bend Lures|0 Comments

Hoptacong Perch Minnow Antique Lure

Hoptacong Perch Minnow Antique Lure The Hoptacong Perch Minnow Antique Lure date to around 1905. The lure distributed and made by the William Mills and Sons Company of New York, New York. While advertised to be a combined 6 inches in length, the lure itself was 3 inches in length. Mounted to the shaft were a [...]

Sunday Sounds April Edition

Sunday Sounds April Edition On a rainy Sunday morning strolling through FB and Ebay with a cup of coffee in hand I came across a post of a Frog Spot Jamison Coaxer lure for sale, and if there is one thing that goes with Jamison in my head, its my buddy Joe. Jamison Coaxer [...]

Pflueger Antique Lure Sign Ad

Pflueger Antique Lure Sign Ad This Pflueger Antique Lure Sign Ad window sign was published in a 1905 Vol. 23 of "The Hardware Magazine". The ad specifies how dealers in Pflueger's Fishing Tackle can get one. I will take a dozen please. Finding Point of Sale or store displays for the Antique Lures, Reels and [...]

By | 2017-04-01T20:03:13+00:00 April 1st, 2017|Antique Lure and Reel Ads, Antique Lures, Pflueger Lures|0 Comments

Paw Paw Sucker Antique Lure

Paw Paw Sucker Antique Lure The Paw Paw Sucker Antique Lure is a kind of a misunderstood lure, starting with its own name, as its not a Sucker but and Old Chub Lure. This antique fishing lure dates into the 1930's with its target market being large game fish such as the larger Bass, the [...]

By | 2017-04-12T08:01:47+00:00 April 1st, 2017|Antique Lures, Paw Paw Moonlight Lures|0 Comments

Creek Chub River Rustler Lure

Creek Chub River Rustler Lure The Creek Chub River Rustler Lure was a short lived lure, first introduced in 1930 and only lasting until 1935. This lure a model series number 3700 was produced by the Creek Chub Bait Company of Garrett, Indiana. This smallish chunk type antique fishing lure is made of wood and [...]

By | 2017-03-31T08:56:21+00:00 March 31st, 2017|Antique Lures, Creek Chub Lures|0 Comments

Hustle Kindness Auctions For Peach

Hustle Kindness Auctions For Peach Hustle Kindness Auctions For Peach? What on earth does this have to do with antique fishing lures and just what are you talking about? Every now and then people come and go through our lives for certain reasons, many which are unbeknownst to us at the time. Many of you [...]

By | 2017-03-29T14:09:14+00:00 March 29th, 2017|Antique Lures, Friends & Clubs, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Hustle Kindness Auctions For Peach

Curv A Lure Vintage Fishing Lure

Curv A Lure Vintage Fishing Lure The Curv A Lure Vintage Fishing Lure is reported as being first introduced to the fishing world sometime in 1950, its patent shows it was applied for in 1946. Shown below, the patent was finally granted in January of 1951 almost 6 years later (Must have had a pretty good [...]

By | 2017-04-12T07:59:58+00:00 March 29th, 2017|Antique Lures, Miscellaneous Lure Makers|Comments Off on Curv A Lure Vintage Fishing 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

Gee Wiz Frog Lure

Gee Wiz Frog Lure The Gee Wiz Frog Lure was first introduced in 1930. This great frog was made by the All Star Bait Company, out of Chicago Illinois. This is the regular sized from measuring in at 4 3/8" in length. The frog lure was a musky size version as well. This wood core rubber [...]

By | 2017-04-12T07:58:40+00:00 March 27th, 2017|Antique Lures, Miscellaneous Lure Makers|Comments Off on Gee Wiz Frog Lure

Paw Paw Hipp Lure

Paw Paw Hipp Lure The Paw Paw Hipp lure as it was named by Scott and Reed in the Paw Paw book is a unidentified or unnamed lure. The lure is a green and gold spotted flat face wobbler. The lure is 3 3/8" in length and resembles a Rush Tango made bait. Reed and [...]

By | 2017-03-30T08:51:10+00:00 March 25th, 2017|Antique Lures, Paw Paw Moonlight Lures|Comments Off on Paw Paw Hipp Lure

Shakespeare Evolution Lure

Shakespeare Evolution Lure The Shakespeare Evolution Lure was one of Shakespeare's earliest lures being first introduced in in 1902. There were a few versions of the lure which also corresponded to a few different length measurements. Shakespeare in their first catalog made its lures almost out of opposing or different materials. Its Revolution and Worden [...]

By | 2017-03-30T08:50:09+00:00 March 25th, 2017|Antique Lures, Shakespeare Lures|Comments Off on Shakespeare Evolution Lure

Roller Flasher Antique Lure

Roller Flasher Antique Lure The Roller Flasher Antique Lure was fist introduced in 1949. This lure was made by the B & J Tackle Company of Detroit Michigan. This antique lure measures 2 1/2" in length. The lure has painted eyes and the bottom of the lure is thinner than the top. The lure has [...]

By | 2017-03-30T08:48:12+00:00 March 22nd, 2017|Antique Lures, Miscellaneous Lure Makers|Comments Off on Roller Flasher Antique Lure

Seeing through the Ice Louis Rhead Ice Fishing

Seeing Through the Ice Louis Rhead Ice Fishing Seeing Through the Ice Louis Rhead Ice Fishing is my meager attempt to assimilate the last two weeks of my life to fishing theme. Some who follow this blog know me and our families tribulations over the last decade. Weve had the rug pulled out from underneath [...]

By | 2017-03-21T13:42:33+00:00 March 21st, 2017|Antique Lure and Reel Ads, Antique Lures, Collectible Fishing Empherma (Books, Catalogs, Photos, Etc)|Comments Off on Seeing through the Ice Louis Rhead Ice Fishing

Shur Strike Small Dude Lure

Shur Strike Small Dude Lure The Shur Strike Small Dude Lure was first released around 1941. The Creek Chub Bait Company under the Shur Strike Bait Companies name in Garrett Indiana produced this small wooden lure measuring just a hair over 1 3/4" in length. With a name like "Small Dude" you know it has [...]

By | 2017-03-30T08:47:25+00:00 March 21st, 2017|Antique Lures, Creek Chub Lures, Miscellaneous Lure Makers|Comments Off on Shur Strike Small Dude Lure

Paw Paw Flap Jack Lure

Paw Paw Flap Jack Lure The Paw Paw Flap Jack Lure was introduced in the 1950's, made by the Paw Paw Bait Company of Paw Paw Michigan. This version of the Paw paw Bait Company lure arsenal was given a model 3600. This plastic lure measures 3 1/2" in length and weighs in at 3/4 [...]

By | 2017-03-30T08:42:24+00:00 March 10th, 2017|Antique Lures, Paw Paw Moonlight Lures|Comments Off on Paw Paw Flap Jack Lure

Creek Chub Husky Plunker Lure

Creek Chub Husky Plunker Lure The Creek Chub Husky Plunker Lure was first introduced in 1939. The Creek Chub Bait Company out of Garrett Indiana assigned it a model Number 5800. The antique fishing lure was a larger version of the already successful Plunker lure, and measures in at 4 1/4 inches in length. Made [...]

By | 2017-03-08T12:23:53+00:00 March 9th, 2017|Antique Lures, Creek Chub Lures|Comments Off on Creek Chub Husky Plunker Lure

Heddon Musky Flap Tail Lure

Heddon Musky Flap Tail Lure The Heddon Musky Flap Tail Lure was first introduced around 1935. This antique fishing lure was given the model number 7050 inside the Heddon of Dowagiac Michigan's lure line up. While not the largest in the Flap Tail series this wooden lure measures 5" in length. The lure can be [...]

By | 2017-03-30T08:52:08+00:00 March 7th, 2017|Antique Lures, Heddon Lures|Comments Off on Heddon Musky Flap Tail Lure

Creek Chub Shur Strike Pike Lure

Creek Chub Shur Strike Pike Lure This version Creek Chub Shur Strike Pike Lure was first introduced around 1933 - 1936. This antique lure creation a extension of the Creek Chub Bait Company under the Shur Strike name. The Pike was essentially a similar design of the Creek Chub Pikie minnow that had gained worldwide [...]

By | 2017-03-30T08:52:50+00:00 March 6th, 2017|Antique Lures, Creek Chub Lures, Miscellaneous Lure Makers|Comments Off on Creek Chub Shur Strike Pike Lure

Heddon 00 Lure 5 Hook Underwater Minnow

Heddon 00 Lure The Heddon 00 Lure is a 5 sided or flat sided underwater minnow fishing lure. The Dowagiac 00 is a wooden, glass eye 5 hook lure which first came in around 1915, making it one of the many classic Heddon antique lures that came out of the teen years and is over [...]

By | 2017-03-30T08:53:39+00:00 March 3rd, 2017|Antique Lures, Heddon Lures|Comments Off on Heddon 00 Lure 5 Hook Underwater Minnow

Wright McGill Mouse Lure

Wright McGill Mouse Lure The Wright McGill Mouse Lure was introduced with a host of other life-like lures around 1930. The Swimming Mouse antique fishing lure was made by The Wright and McGill Company, out of Denver Colorado. The lure was available in a 2 different sizes, the size shown in the gallery being the [...]

By | 2017-03-30T08:54:15+00:00 February 28th, 2017|Antique Lures, Miscellaneous Lure Makers|Comments Off on Wright McGill Mouse Lure

Pfeiffer Minnow Tube

Pfeiffer Minnow Tube This Rare Pfeiffer Minnow Tube lure is a different class of lure compared to the many seen on this page. This great lure is made from glass instead of usual wood, plastic or metal materials we've come to know. This glass test tube shaped lure was made by the Pfeiffer's Live Bait [...]

By | 2017-03-30T08:54:56+00:00 February 27th, 2017|Antique Lures, Miscellaneous Lure Makers|Comments Off on Pfeiffer Minnow Tube

Creek Chub Seven Thousand Lure

Creek Chub Seven Thousand Lure The Creek Chub Seven Thousand Lure is a unique lure even from its very name. This antique fishing lure was first introduced to the Creek Chub Bait Company line up in 1950. Creek Chub of Garrett Indiana, made the model number be this lures name. Although this Wooden Crawfish type lure [...]

By | 2017-03-07T09:16:55+00:00 February 26th, 2017|Antique Lures, Creek Chub Lures|Comments Off on Creek Chub Seven Thousand Lure

Heddon Darting Zara Lure

Heddon Darting Zara The Heddon Darting Zara lure dates back to 1933 if not a little earlier. This straight bodied fishing lure was Heddon of Dowagiac Michigan's series model number 6600. The wooden, glass eyed lure measure 3 3/8"  inches in length, and had 3 trailing treble hooks. The Frog Spot Zara's three trebles are secured [...]

By | 2017-03-07T09:17:44+00:00 February 24th, 2017|Antique Lures, Heddon Lures|Comments Off on Heddon Darting Zara Lure

Creek Chub Baby Pikie Lure

Creek Chub Baby Pikie Lure The Creek Chub Baby Pikie Lure was first introduced to the fishing lure public in 1921. This lure a model 900 series was produced by the Creek Chub Bait Company of Garrett Indiana. This smaller version of the industry changing and dominating Pikie minnow was made of wood and measured [...]

By | 2017-03-07T09:18:31+00:00 February 23rd, 2017|Antique Lures, Creek Chub Lures|Comments Off on Creek Chub Baby Pikie Lure

Creek Chub Baby Wiggle Fish Lure

Creek Chub Baby Wiggle Fish Lure The Creek Chub Baby Wiggle Fish Lure was first introduced in 1925. This antique lure made by Creek Chub of Garrett Indiana was a model series number 2500. This wooden antique fishing lure measures 2 1/2" in length and is a multi segmented lure weighing only a half ounce. This [...]

By | 2017-03-15T11:56:57+00:00 February 19th, 2017|Antique Lures, Creek Chub Lures|Comments Off on Creek Chub Baby Wiggle Fish Lure

South Bend Combination Minnow

South Bend Combination Minnow The South Bend Combination Minnow was an early lure and was first produced in 1912 and was given a model series number 931 / 932. Only three years after the legal formation of the company, the South Bend Bait Co released this a model series 1932. This fishing lure would last [...]

By | 2017-03-07T09:21:02+00:00 February 17th, 2017|Antique Lures, South Bend Lures|Comments Off on South Bend Combination Minnow

Paw Paw Young Wounded Minnow lure

Paw Paw Young Wounded Minnow The Paw Paw Young Wounded Minnow lure was first introduced in 1941. The antique lure is shown housed in a I Go For Lucky Lures Red box. This antique lure made in Paw Paw, Michigan, would go through a series of body and weight changes over its lifespan. Ranging in [...]

By | 2017-03-07T09:21:51+00:00 February 16th, 2017|Antique Lures, Paw Paw Moonlight Lures|Comments Off on Paw Paw Young Wounded Minnow lure

Holzapfel Mushroom Bass Bait

Holzapfel Mushroom Bass Bait The Holzapfel Mushroom Bass Bait was first introduced around the early teens. This antique lure was made by J. A. Holzapfel in Jackson Michigan. If this fishing lure looks familiar to another makers lures, the Croaker by C.A. Wilford and Son of the same city they should be. Mr. Holzapfel and [...]

By | 2017-03-07T09:22:40+00:00 February 15th, 2017|Antique Lures, Miscellaneous Lure Makers|Comments Off on Holzapfel Mushroom Bass Bait

Creek Chub Jointed Pikie Minnow 2600

Creek Chub Jointed Pikie Minnow The Creek Chub Jointed Pikie Deep Diving Minnow lure is certainly one of the companies mainstays. The Jointed Pikie antique lure has a history of roughly 5 decades, or 50 years of production. From various colors, eye differences, lure composition, diving lips, from single to double line ties, this antique lure [...]

By | 2017-03-07T09:23:31+00:00 February 13th, 2017|Antique Lures, Creek Chub Lures|Comments Off on Creek Chub Jointed Pikie Minnow 2600

Shur Strike Gar Minnow Lure

Shur Strike Gar Minnow Lure This Shur Strike Gar Minnow Lure was a series number 2900, or GM. Creek chub like the other antique lure makers branched out its normal lure line up and created a new company to sell a cheaper priced lure. This wooden torpedo shaped lure was called the Gar minnow. The [...]

By | 2017-02-15T20:03:51+00:00 February 10th, 2017|Antique Lures, Creek Chub Lures|Comments Off on Shur Strike Gar Minnow Lure

Shurbite Shedevil Lure

Shurbite Shedevil Lure The Shurbite Shedevil Lure was introduced in the 1930's. This plastic lure was made by the Shurbite Bait Company out of Bronson Michigan. The company would also move and or have locations in Kokomo, Indiana and Lorain, Ohio. This nondescript odd shaped plastic lure measures 4" in length. The antique lure has [...]

By | 2017-03-25T19:46:10+00:00 February 9th, 2017|Antique Lures, Miscellaneous Lure Makers|Comments Off on Shurbite Shedevil Lure

Bug N Bass Antique Lure

Bug N Bass Antique Lure The Bug N Bass Antique Lure dates to around 1963. The Bug N Bass antique lure a product of the Buckeye Bait Company of Miamisburg, Ohio, later in Council Grove, Kansas. The Bug N Bass was not the only lure made by the buckeye Bait COmpany. The lure itself is [...]

By | 2017-02-15T20:01:13+00:00 February 8th, 2017|Antique Lures, Miscellaneous Lure Makers|Comments Off on Bug N Bass Antique 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

Creek Chub Midget Pikie Lure

Creek Chub Midget Pikie Lure The Creek Chub Midget Pikie lure is a series, 2200. The Midget Pikie Minnow lure was first made by the Creek Chub of Garrett Indiana in 1924 and lasted until 1961. This wooden antique fishing lure lure has glass eyes, 2 treble hooks. The lure has a single line tie, [...]

By | 2017-02-15T19:56:39+00:00 February 2nd, 2017|Antique Lures, Creek Chub Lures|Comments Off on Creek Chub Midget Pikie Lure

Comstock Flying Helgramite Lure

Comstock Flying Helgramite Lure The Comstock Flying Helgramite Lure was made by Harry Comstock, Fulton, New York. Circa 1883. This is considered one of if not the first glass eyed antique fishing lures produced. The inventor Harry Comstock was not only a lure maker but at the time a noted gun enthusiast, salesman, inventor and [...]

By | 2017-02-01T19:03:10+00:00 February 1st, 2017|19th Century Fishing Lures, Antique Lures, Miscellaneous Lure Makers|Comments Off on Comstock Flying Helgramite Lure