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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

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 | 2016-07-25T13:30:35+00:00 July 25th, 2016|Antique Lures, Miscellaneous Lure Makers|Comments Off on Tempter Frog Antique Lure

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