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Heddon SOS 170 Minnow Lure

By | 2017-09-19T10:04:46+00:00 September 14th, 2017|Antique Lures, Heddon Lures|

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 [...]

Paw Paw Flap Jack Lure

By | 2017-08-07T08:04:13+00:00 August 1st, 2017|Antique Lures, Paw Paw Moonlight Lures|

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 fishing lure measures 3 1/2" in length and weighs in at [...]

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Heddon Tiny Teaz Fly Lure

By | 2017-08-07T07:58:52+00:00 July 24th, 2017|Antique Lures, Fly Rod Lures, Heddon Lures|

Heddon Tiny Teaz Fly Lure The Heddon Tiny Teaz Fly Lure was first introduced in 1930. This pint sized Heddon lure, made in Dowagiac Michigan was very short lived. While introduced in 1930 this lure would disappear into obscurity by 1934 and not even make the lure line up catalog that year. This tiny little [...]

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Moonlight Pikaroon Antique Lure

By | 2017-07-25T07:22:39+00:00 July 19th, 2017|Antique Lures, Paw Paw Moonlight Lures|

Moonlight Pikaroon Antique Lure The Moonlight Pikaroon Antique Lure is probably the most synonymous with the Moonlight Bait Company of Paw Paw, Michigan. Although it should be the Floating Bait line, the Pikaroon with its sleek sexy looks and curves, woos most collectors its way. The Pikaroon wasn't originally a Moonlight Bait like the Floater, it [...]

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Paw Paw Croaker Lure

By | 2017-07-10T07:38:55+00:00 July 9th, 2017|Antique Lures, Paw Paw Moonlight Lures|

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. The lure itself made by the Paw Paw Bait Company out of Paw Paw, Michigan. This antique lure was first introduced in 1940 and was made of wood measuring 3" [...]

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Charles Hibbard Antique Lure

By | 2017-06-29T08:45:06+00:00 June 29th, 2017|19th Century Fishing Lures, Antique Lures, Miscellaneous Lure Makers|

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 [...]

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Rhodes Perfect Casting Minnow

By | 2017-06-17T14:05:00+00:00 June 4th, 2017|Antique Lures, Miscellaneous Lure Makers, Shakespeare Lures|

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 [...]

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Paw Paw Seagrams Seven Lure

By | 2017-06-14T08:41:07+00:00 May 16th, 2017|Antique Lures, Paw Paw Moonlight Lures|

Paw Paw Seagrams Seven Lure The Paw Paw Seagrams Seven Lure was first produced in 1953, crafted in the same fashion as the logo on the popular adult beverage. The lure falls into a few categories in the antique lure world. Collectors who amass Logo or advertising lures, those who collect "Brewerina", and finally those [...]

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Mercury Minnow Lure

By | 2017-06-08T20:03:48+00:00 May 10th, 2017|Antique Lures, Collectible Fishing Empherma (Books, Catalogs, Photos, Etc), Miscellaneous Lure Makers|

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 [...]

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Heddon Little Luny Frog Lure

By | 2017-06-08T20:04:56+00:00 May 9th, 2017|Antique Lures, Heddon Lures|

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 [...]

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Orchard Industries Slippery Slim Lure

By | 2017-05-05T10:47:59+00:00 May 5th, 2017|Antique Lures, Miscellaneous Lure Makers|

Orchard Industries Slippery Slim Lure The Orchard Industries Slippery Slim Lure is another lure in the trio produced by the company. Based in Detroit Michigan, on Morgan Drive, this famous antique lure maker was probably more noted for it's "Action Rod". The company founded in the late 1940s by co-owners Lewis Adam and A. Johnson. [...]

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Winnie Stump Dodger Lure

By | 2017-06-20T07:42:56+00:00 May 1st, 2017|Antique Lures, Miscellaneous Lure Makers|

Winnie Stump Dodger Lure The Winnie Stump Dodger Lure was born in Traverse City, Michigan. Albert Winnie received his patent for the Stump Dodger Lure in 1915. While the patent dates to 1915 his lures were being created earlier. It is no surprise that Traverse City would be home to a great lure maker. The [...]

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Curv A Lure Vintage Fishing Lure

By | 2017-04-12T07:59:58+00:00 March 29th, 2017|Antique Lures, Miscellaneous Lure Makers|

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 [...]

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Shurebite Frog Lure

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

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 [...]

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Holzapfel Mushroom Bass Bait

By | 2017-03-07T09:22:40+00:00 February 15th, 2017|Antique Lures, Miscellaneous Lure Makers|

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 [...]

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Shakespeare Pop I Lure

By | 2017-06-14T10:15:09+00:00 March 14th, 2016|Antique Lures, Shakespeare Lures|

Shakespeare Pop I Lure The Shakespeare Pop I lure was a series model number 6574, and created by the Shakespeare Bait Company of Kalamazoo, Michigan. 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 [...]

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