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WD Chapman Minnow Propeller Definition

WD Chapman Minnow Propeller Definition This WD Chapman Minnow Propeller Definition proves that life was simpler back then. In a day and age where everything seems to be complicated from our fishing bots to the equipment installed upon them we have come a long way. These two ads from 1884 are amusing, as they use [...]

By | 2016-09-21T13:30:34+00:00 September 21st, 2016|19th Century Fishing Lures, Antique Lure and Reel Ads, Antique Lures|Comments Off on WD Chapman Minnow Propeller Definition

Bonafide Minnow Antique Lure

Bonafide Minnow Antique Lure The Bonafide Minnow Antique Lure is timeless classic. The Bonafide lure made by its namesake the Bonafide Manufacturing Company was located out of Plymouth, Michigan. The patent for this metal minnow lure was given on January 15th, of 1907. The patent was divided equally between both Mr. Hiram Passage and Mr. [...]

By | 2016-09-20T10:40:58+00:00 September 20th, 2016|Antique Lures, Miscellaneous Lure Makers|Comments Off on Bonafide Minnow Antique Lure

Pflueger Puritan Beaded Egg Bait

Pflueger Puritan Beaded Egg Bait The Pflueger Puritan Beaded Egg Bait fishing lure was introduced some time after 1886. The Enterprise manufacturing Company of Akron Ohio is said to have purchased the patent rights to a lure. The antique lure called the Hamilton, originally made by the Nye Creaser Company. This antique lure can be [...]

By | 2016-10-26T11:41:07+00:00 September 13th, 2016|19th Century Fishing Lures, Antique Lures, Pflueger Lures|Comments Off on Pflueger Puritan Beaded Egg Bait

NFLCC Magazine Article Index 1998

NFLCC Magazine Article Index 1998 This  NFLCC Magazine Article Index 1998 contain the below Mentioned Articles.  June 1998 Volume 8 Issue Number 1 Cover Photo includes a photo montage of the previous years NFLCC magazines. From the Editor by Dudley Murphy In The Begininng / Carrie Frost, Pioneer American Fly Tier by Jerry Martin, Fred Kibler The Fred Keeling [...]

By | 2016-09-13T11:43:07+00:00 September 13th, 2016|Antique Lures, Collectible Fishing Empherma (Books, Catalogs, Photos, Etc), NFLCC|Comments Off on NFLCC Magazine Article Index 1998

Heddon Salt Water Torpedo Lure

Heddon Salt Water Torpedo Lure The Heddon Salt Water Torpedo Lure was given a model series number 30XWB. The lure made by Heddon of Dowagiac, Michigan in and around 1946-47. This lure wooden antique fishing lure measures 4 1/8" in length and features a front screw eye for line tie. The antique lure has no [...]

By | 2016-09-13T08:24:49+00:00 September 13th, 2016|Antique Lures, Heddon Lures|Comments Off on Heddon Salt Water Torpedo Lure

Creek Chub Toad Van Houton Wiggler Lure

Creek Chub Toad Van Houton Wiggler Lure The Creek Chub Toad Van Houton Wiggler Lure is really a series 200 Baby Wiggler. This model number antique lure made by the Creek Chub Bait Company of Garrett Indiana had been in existence since 1917 and lasted almost a half a century. For close to 50 years [...]

By | 2016-10-26T11:41:07+00:00 September 11th, 2016|Antique Lures, Creek Chub Lures|Comments Off on Creek Chub Toad Van Houton Wiggler Lure

Rainbow Wiggler Lure

Rainbow Wiggler Lure The Rainbow Wiggler Lure was first introduced in 1949. This antique fishing lure was made by the V.O. Prichard Company out of Springfield, Missouri. Theis plastic lure measures 2 3/4" in length. The lure was made of two separate plastic or lucite halves fashioned together with a color section between. You can [...]

By | 2016-09-10T09:25:08+00:00 September 8th, 2016|Antique Lures, Miscellaneous Lure Makers|Comments Off on Rainbow Wiggler Lure

Pflueger Governor Lure

Pflueger Governor Lure The Pflueger Governor Lure was first introduced around 1892. This antique fishing lure was made by the Enterprise Manufacturing Company, of Akron Ohio. This fancy Pflueger Metal Spoon and minnow was given a series 792. The "Governor" was the Luminous version to its non luminous counterpart, "The Admiral". These lures were offered in [...]

By | 2016-10-26T11:41:08+00:00 September 8th, 2016|19th Century Fishing Lures, Antique Lures, Pflueger Lures|Comments Off on Pflueger Governor Lure

NFLCC Magazine Article Index 1996

NFLCC Magazine Article Index 1996 This  NFLCC Magazine Article Index 1996 contain the below Mentioned Articles.  June 1996 Volume 6 Issue Number 1 Cover Photo includes Huge pile of Underwater Minnow Lures. From the Editor by Dudley Murphy When is it Time to Sell by Dan Rodd The Collectors Library by Dudley Murphy The South Bend Bait Company / Fly Rod Lures [...]

By | 2016-10-26T11:41:08+00:00 September 8th, 2016|Antique Lures, Friends & Clubs, NFLCC|Comments Off on NFLCC Magazine Article Index 1996

Pflueger Propeller Antique Lure

Pflueger Propeller Antique Lure The Pflueger Propeller Antique Lure is great piece of 19th Century metal. This antique lure was first made made by the Enterprise Manufacturing Company of Akron Ohio around 1886. There were two different versions available in the catalog. The "Propeller" was given a model 691, and was the non-luminous version, and [...]

By | 2016-10-26T11:41:08+00:00 September 8th, 2016|19th Century Fishing Lures, Antique Lures, Pflueger Lures|Comments Off on Pflueger Propeller Antique Lure

Jacks Tackle Pogo Spinner Lure

Jacks Tackle Pogo Spinner Lure This Jacks Tackle Pogo Spinner Lure was introduced in 1955. Jack's Tackle Manufacturing Company was located in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Jack's made a small assortment of plastic and wooden lures in the mid 1950's. This Pogo Spinner is a Smaller version of the Pogo Stick Lure, that you can actually [...]

By | 2016-09-08T08:34:47+00:00 September 8th, 2016|Antique Lures, Miscellaneous Lure Makers|Comments Off on Jacks Tackle Pogo Spinner Lure

Pflueger Ballerina Antique Lure

Pflueger Ballerina Antique Lure The Pflueger Ballerina Antique Lure was introduced around 1952. This wooden pressed and painted eye lure was Pflueger of Akron, Ohio model series number 5400. This wooden tapering cigar shaped fishing lure has a front forward line tie. The lure itself measure 4 1/8" in length from tip to toe and [...]

By | 2016-09-07T18:19:43+00:00 September 7th, 2016|Antique Lures, Pflueger Lures|Comments Off on Pflueger Ballerina Antique Lure

Joe Bob Crippled Critter Crawfish Lure

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 [...]

By | 2016-09-06T17:32:27+00:00 September 6th, 2016|Antique Lures, Miscellaneous Lure Makers|Comments Off on Joe Bob Crippled Critter Crawfish Lure

Shakespeare Bait Company Service Ring

Shakespeare Bait Company Service Ring This Shakespeare Bait Company Service Ring is a great example of one of those add on pieces we can all add to our collection. The fringe pieces that say have no reel (bad Pun) place on any shelf but can add depth and novelty to your antique lure or reel [...]

By | 2016-08-29T18:32:58+00:00 August 29th, 2016|Collectible Fishing Empherma (Books, Catalogs, Photos, Etc), Shakespeare Lures|Comments Off on Shakespeare Bait Company Service Ring

Creek Chub Fly Fishing Lure Pikie

Creek Chub Fly Fishing Lure Pikie The Creek Chub Fly Fishing Lure Pikie was fist introduced in 1924. This fly rod sized version of the classic Pikie minnow fishing lure came in both a bass and a trout size as so many of the Creek Chub Fly rod lures did. The Pikie Fly was only [...]

By | 2016-10-26T11:41:08+00:00 August 29th, 2016|Antique Lures, Creek Chub Lures, Fly Fishing, Fly Rod Lures|Comments Off on Creek Chub Fly Fishing Lure Pikie

NFLCC Magazine Article Index 1993

NFLCC Magazine Article Index 1993 This  NFLCC Magazine Article Index 1993 contain the below Mentioned Articles.  March 1993 Volume 3 Issue Number 1 Cover Photo includes lures New on card as the Allcock,  Skinner, Hendryx, Lowes, Hidebrant as well as Phantoms. From the Editor by Dudley Murphy In the Beginning Part 5 Welch and Graves by Arlan Carter The Hosmer [...]

By | 2016-08-27T11:18:47+00:00 August 27th, 2016|Antique Lures, Collectible Fishing Empherma (Books, Catalogs, Photos, Etc), NFLCC|Comments Off on NFLCC Magazine Article Index 1993

Shakespeare Rhodes Torpedo Lure

Shakespeare Rhodes Torpedo Lure This Shakespeare Rhodes Torpedo Lure was first introduced in 1934. This antique fishing lure made by the Shakespeare Bait Company of Kalamazoo, Michigan. They assigned it a model series number 6540. This wooden pressed eye lure is essentially as Shakespeare 33 underwater minnow lure. This wooden fishing lure measures 3" in [...]

By | 2016-08-27T10:32:56+00:00 August 27th, 2016|Antique Lures, Shakespeare Lures|Comments Off on Shakespeare Rhodes Torpedo Lure

Siren Minnow Antique Lure

Siren Minnow Antique Lure The Siren Minnow Antique Lure dates to around 1947. This lure was made by the Siren Life Action Lure Company out of Los Angeles, California. The Siren Minnow lure itself measure 2 1/4" inches in length and came in two different sizes. The lures were sold in tubes, kid of like [...]

By | 2016-08-25T08:00:04+00:00 August 25th, 2016|Antique Lures, Miscellaneous Lure Makers|Comments Off on Siren Minnow Antique Lure

Kimmich Mouse Antique Lure

Kimmich Mouse Antique Lure The Kimmich Mouse Antique Lure was first introduced in 1929. This antique fishing lure invented by Harry Kimmich of Ellwood City, Pennsylvania. Harry (John) Kimmich was not a lure inventor full-time. He owned a tire shop downtown, the "Kimmich Tire Shop." We see this with a lot of miscellaneous lure makers, [...]

By | 2016-08-24T08:55:31+00:00 August 24th, 2016|Antique Lures, Miscellaneous Lure Makers|Comments Off on Kimmich Mouse Antique Lure

Tropical Bait Stormy Petrel Lure

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 [...]

By | 2016-08-20T16:54:55+00:00 August 20th, 2016|Antique Lures, Fly Fishing, Fly Rod Lures, Miscellaneous Lure Makers|Comments Off on Tropical Bait Stormy Petrel Lure

Shakespeare Musky Trolling Minnow Lure

Shakespeare Musky Trolling Minnow Lure The Shakespeare Musky Trolling Minnow Lure was first introduced around 1924. This model 972 made by the Shakespeare Bait Company, of Kalamazoo, Michigan measures 5" in length. This antique spinning lure came with a front fluted spinner attached to the shaft of the rig. The lure has the traditional red [...]

By | 2016-08-19T23:58:16+00:00 August 19th, 2016|Antique Lures, Shakespeare Lures|Comments Off on Shakespeare Musky Trolling Minnow Lure

Hastings Frog Antique Lure

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 [...]

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

JD Allen Antique Lure Fish Spoon

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 [...]

By | 2016-10-26T11:41:08+00:00 August 18th, 2016|19th Century Fishing Lures, Antique Lures|Comments Off on JD Allen Antique Lure Fish Spoon

Shakespeare Midget Oregon Fly Lure

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 [...]

By | 2016-10-26T11:41:08+00:00 August 17th, 2016|Antique Lures, Fly Fishing, Fly Rod Lures, Shakespeare Lures|Comments Off on Shakespeare Midget Oregon Fly Lure

John Mann Tandem Improved Trolling Spoon

John Mann Tandem Improved Trolling Spoon The John Mann Tandem Improved Trolling Spoon is an early Pre 1900's or 19th Century fishing Lure. The John H Mann Company of Syracuse NY is one of the most successful grocery, sundries, dry good and fishing tackle store central New York would ever have. Most don't know Mr. [...]

By | 2016-10-26T11:41:09+00:00 July 31st, 2016|19th Century Fishing Lures, Antique Lures|Comments Off on John Mann Tandem Improved Trolling Spoon

Skinner Gananoque Antique Lure Story

Skinner Gananoque Antique Lure Story This Skinner Gananoque Antique Lure Story is borrowed from; A souvenir of the Thousand Islands of the St. Lawrence River. by John Haddock, and was written in 1895. We see another famed antique lure maker referenced, WD Chapman of Theresa NY. The old articles are great to be able to associate the [...]

By | 2016-10-26T11:41:19+00:00 May 1st, 2016|19th Century Fishing Lures, Antique Lure and Reel Ads, Antique Lures|Comments Off on Skinner Gananoque Antique Lure Story

FC Woods Expert Lure Ad Shields 1907

FC Woods Expert Lure Ad Shields 1907 This ad is a FC Woods Expert Lure Ad Shields 1907. The Shields magazine had the same editor as the previous decade Recreation magazine and has provided more then a few great ads of antique fishing lures and tackle. The ad highlights their new type 2 detachable hooks [...]

By | 2016-10-26T11:41:19+00:00 May 1st, 2016|Antique Lure and Reel Ads, Antique Lures|Comments Off on FC Woods Expert Lure Ad Shields 1907

Heddon Shrimpy Spook Lure Series 9000

Heddon Shrimpy Spook Lure The Heddon Shrimpy Spook lure is a series 9000. This antique plastic spook lure is 3 7/8" inches in length. The lure was first introduced in 1930 and was only in its catalogs a few years. The lure is made of Pyralin as was most of Heddon's first spook series lures. [...]

By | 2016-11-08T11:04:02+00:00 March 6th, 2016|Antique Lures, Heddon Lures|Comments Off on Heddon Shrimpy Spook Lure Series 9000