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Heddon Jointed Vamp Antique Lure

Heddon Jointed Vamp Antique Lure The Heddon Jointed Vamp Antique Lure was first introduced in 1927 by Heddon of Dowagiac Michigan. Expanding upon the success of its straight uni-body predecessor the Heddon Vamp, the Jointed Vamp was given a model series 7300. This wooden, glass eyed vintage fishing lure would enjoy success and be in [...]

By | 2017-07-25T07:18:01+00:00 July 22nd, 2017|Antique Lures, Heddon Lures|0 Comments

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 | 2017-07-25T07:37:15+00:00 July 10th, 2017|Antique Lures, Heddon Lures|0 Comments

Charles Hibbard Antique Lure

Charles Hibbard Antique Lure Heart Shaped Spoon This is an early Charles Hibbard Antique Lure. Charles A Hibbard of Grand Rapids Michigan was one of the pre 1900's antique lure makers. This heart shaped spinner or spoon bears the stamp Hibbard, Pat March 25, 84. Hibbard became part of the L.S. Hill Company in 1879 [...]

Creek Chub Wiggler Antique Lure

Creek Chub Wiggler Antique Lure While it may have taken years to refine the Creek Chub Wiggler Antique Lure was the first lure ever commercially produced by the Creek Chub Bait Company of Garrett, Indiana. The year, 1916, the World was in the in the middle of what it termed as the "Great War" or [...]

By | 2017-07-10T07:41:20+00:00 June 20th, 2017|Antique Lures, Creek Chub Lures|Comments Off on Creek Chub Wiggler Antique Lure

Rhodes Perfect Casting Minnow

Rhodes Perfect Casting Minnow The Rhodes Perfect Casting Minnow is certainly a beauty to behold. It has all the qualities of a classic fishing lure. This wooden antique lure was produced in two different models a 3", 3 Hook and a 4" 5 Hook minnow. I was reading a 1904 issue of National Sportsman today [...]

By | 2017-06-17T14:05:00+00:00 June 4th, 2017|Antique Lures, Miscellaneous Lure Makers, Shakespeare Lures|Comments Off on Rhodes Perfect Casting Minnow

Neon Mickey Antique Fishing Lure

Neon Mickey Antique Fishing Lure The Neon Mickey Antique Fishing Lure was first introduced in 1955. This novelty type lure was born by the Neon Mickey Company out of Oregon. This plastic fishing lure measures 4" in length and was available in a few primary colors. The purpose or guise of the Neon Mickey was [...]

By | 2017-07-10T07:58:16+00:00 May 30th, 2017|Antique Lures, Miscellaneous Lure Makers|Comments Off on Neon Mickey Antique Fishing Lure

Creek Chub Beetle Lure

Creek Chub Beetle Lure The Creek Chub Beetle Lure was first introduced in 1931. Made in Garrett Indiana by the Creek Chub Bait Company this antique fishing lure was a model series number 3800. Produced for 23 years this wooden antique lure measures 2 1/2" in length and weighs in a 3/4 oz. The lure [...]

By | 2017-05-02T08:28:56+00:00 May 2nd, 2017|Antique Lures, Creek Chub Lures|Comments Off on Creek Chub Beetle Lure

Shakespeare Tarpalunge Lure

Shakespeare Tarpalunge Lure This Shakespeare Tarpalunge antique fishing lure is a model #6640. This jointed, wooden antique Shakespeare lure is circa 1930 and has two very large single hooks. This antique Shakespeare salt water fishing lure measures in at  5 3/4 inches in length. The lure was touted to hold over a 200 lb dead pull [...]

By | 2017-04-03T19:59:50+00:00 April 3rd, 2017|Antique Lures, Shakespeare Lures|Comments Off on Shakespeare Tarpalunge Lure

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

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

Bomber Knothead Lure

Bomber Knothead Lure The Bomber Knothead Lure was first produced around 1948 and this larger version given a Model number 1300. The Bomber Bait Company of Gainsville Texas produced this line of lures for roughly only 3 years making them harder to come by than the average Bomber lure. The Knothead lure was the companies [...]

By | 2017-02-15T19:55:31+00:00 February 1st, 2017|Antique Lures, Miscellaneous Lure Makers|Comments Off on Bomber Knothead Lure

Heddon Chugger Spook Lure

Heddon Chugger Spook Lure The Heddon Chugger Spook Lure has a long history that begins in 1938. The antique lure made by Heddon of Dowagiac Michigan would take on a model number 9540. This painted eye spook lure measure right at 3". Like many of the base model lures they would be the inspiration for [...]

By | 2017-01-22T09:05:32+00:00 January 22nd, 2017|Antique Lures, Heddon Lures|Comments Off on Heddon Chugger Spook Lure

South Bend Spin I Diddee Lure

South Bend Spin I Diddee Lure The South Bend Spin I Diddee Lure was first introduced in 1952, and lasted only a dozen years and was gone by 1964. The South Bend Bait Corporation of South Bend Indiana assigned it a model number 916 when it first came out. The 916 came standard with two [...]

By | 2017-01-17T09:22:45+00:00 January 14th, 2017|Antique Lures, South Bend Lures|Comments Off on South Bend Spin I Diddee Lure

Heddon Midget Digit Spook Lure

Heddon Midget Digit Spook Lure The Heddon Midget Digit Spook Lure was first introduced in 1948. The lure was a continuation of Heddon's very popular wooden line, and was given model number 9020. The plastic antique fishing lure was 1 3/4" inches in length. The lure has a single forward line tie under the chin [...]

By | 2017-01-03T08:14:00+00:00 December 21st, 2016|Antique Lures, Heddon Lures|Comments Off on Heddon Midget Digit Spook Lure

Heddon SOS 160 Lure Strawberry Spot

Heddon SOS 160 Lure Strawberry Spot The Heddon SOS 160 Lure was first introduced in 1928. This antique lure made by the Heddon Lure Company out of Dowagiac Michigan was one of the mid sized SOS or Swims on Sides lure made by the company. This wooden, glass eyed lure was made to mimic a [...]

By | 2016-12-13T09:17:32+00:00 November 28th, 2016|Antique Lures, Heddon Lures|Comments Off on Heddon SOS 160 Lure Strawberry Spot

WD Chapman Photo

WD Chapman Photo This WD Chapman Photo is truly a great piece of history. In speaking to a local historian in Theresa New York Jefferson County she said she had a photo of the antique lure maker and would make a copy of her copy and mail it to me. Little nuggets of history come [...]

By | 2016-11-21T17:42:27+00:00 November 21st, 2016|19th Century Fishing Lures, Antique Lures, Collectible Fishing Empherma (Books, Catalogs, Photos, Etc)|Comments Off on WD Chapman Photo

Grover Cleveland Fisherman President

Grover Cleveland Fisherman President What do Grover Cleveland Fisherman President and Joseph Decatur, Dr Kassen Gibson and the small town I grew up in in Upstate NY have in common? Grover Cleveland, who in my opinion was one of our best presidents was arguably one of the better fisherman and outdoors sportsmen presidents of all time. [...]

By | 2016-11-01T18:56:04+00:00 November 1st, 2016|19th Century Fishing Lures, Antique Lure and Reel Ads, Antique Lures|Comments Off on Grover Cleveland Fisherman President

Schnell Fish Getter Lure

Schnell Fish Getter Lure The Schnell Fish Getter Lure was first introduced around 1926. The lure was made by its namesake August F Schnell of Kankakee, Illinois. The lure a solid metal spinner with a rotating front half spinner or propeller very very similar to the Al Foss Jazz and Shimmy Wiggler series of lures. [...]

By | 2016-10-12T19:11:59+00:00 October 12th, 2016|Antique Lures, Miscellaneous Lure Makers|Comments Off on Schnell Fish Getter Lure

Shakespeare Antique Lure Ad 1906

Shakespeare Antique Lure Ad 1906 This Shakespeare Antique lure Ad 1906 was taken from "The Evening Star" newspaper and shows us the New addition of the Rhodes Mechanical Swimming Frog to its Artificial bait arsenal. The ad illustrates the Shakespeare Revolution, The Shakespeare Wooden Minnow and the Rhodes Mechanical Swimming Frog. Shakespeare Antique Lure Ad 1906 [...]

By | 2016-10-26T11:41:07+00:00 October 10th, 2016|Antique Lure and Reel Ads, Antique Lures, Shakespeare Lures|Comments Off on Shakespeare Antique Lure Ad 1906

Creek Chub Fly Rod Mouse Lure

Creek Chub Fly Rod Mouse Lure The Creek Chub Fly Rod mouse lure was first introduced in 1931. Creek Chub recommended using a 9ft 5-6 weight fly rod to fish these new pan fish fly rod lures. The graphic photo shown at the bottom of the page is out of that catalog. The antique fly [...]

By | 2016-10-26T11:41:21+00:00 April 10th, 2016|Antique Lures, Creek Chub Lures, Fly Fishing|Comments Off on Creek Chub Fly Rod Mouse Lure