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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 | 2017-07-10T08:13:42+00:00 July 10th, 2017|Antique Lures, Heddon Lures|0 Comments

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|Comments Off on South Bend Underwater Minnow 905

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 [...]

By | 2017-04-03T10:35:29+00:00 April 3rd, 2017|Antique Lures, Collectible Fishing Empherma (Books, Catalogs, Photos, Etc), Miscellaneous Lure Makers|Comments Off on Hoptacong Perch Minnow Antique 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

Shur Strike Punkinseed Lure

Shur Strike Punkinseed Lure The Shur Strike Punkinseed Lure was also called the Petite Spinner model PS. This antique fishing lure was first introduced in 1938. Although made by Creek Chub of Garrett Indiana and marketed under the Shur Strike name this was made of good quality. This wooden lure, made with glass eyes measured [...]

By | 2016-12-13T08:42:13+00:00 November 18th, 2016|Antique Lures, Creek Chub Lures, Miscellaneous Lure Makers|Comments Off on Shur Strike Punkinseed Lure

Shakespeare 43 Underwater Minnow Lure

Shakespeare 43 Underwater Minnow Lure The Shakespeare 43 Underwater Minnow Lure is one of my favorite Shakespeare antique lures. This lure is very similar to the Heddon 175 Heavy Casting Minnow lure. The lure is a 3T or 3 Hook underwater minnow made of wood with glass eyes to props both fore and aft. This [...]

By | 2016-11-10T19:32:37+00:00 November 10th, 2016|Antique Lures, Shakespeare Lures|Comments Off on Shakespeare 43 Underwater Minnow Lure

Nifty Minne Minnow Tube

Nifty Minne Lure Minnow Tube The Nifty Minne lure, Circa 1913 falls into the minnow tube lure category. I've always spelled the name of this antique lure wrong for years Ill admit it. Minnow lure constraint devices vary from tubes to cages to hooks and pins to hold in place the pray to provide the [...]

By | 2016-11-08T10:57:20+00:00 November 8th, 2016|Antique Lures, Miscellaneous Lure Makers|Comments Off on Nifty Minne Minnow Tube

South Bend Panetlla Minnow

South Bend Panetlla Minnow The South Bend Panetlla Minnow was first introduced in 1912. For three decades this lure a model series 913 was present in the South Bend Bait Company lure catalogs of South Bend, Indiana. I don't think this lure is given the credit it deserves for its longevity and place along side [...]

By | 2016-12-13T09:06:19+00:00 November 5th, 2016|Antique Lures, South Bend Lures|Comments Off on South Bend Panetlla Minnow

Shakespeare Nu Crip Minnow

Shakespeare Nu Crip Minnow The Shakespeare Nu Crip Minnow lure was first introduced around 1934. The antique fishing lure made by the Shakespeare Bait Company of Kalamazoo, Michigan was given a model series number 6510. This wooden lure tried to meld the body of a underwater minnow with that of a more tradition SOS or [...]

By | 2016-10-16T08:38:45+00:00 October 16th, 2016|Antique Lures, Shakespeare Lures|Comments Off on Shakespeare Nu Crip Minnow

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

NFLCC Magazine Article Index 1997

NFLCC Magazine Article Index 1997 This  NFLCC Magazine Article Index 1997 contain the below Mentioned Articles.  June 1997 Volume 7 Issue Number 1 Cover Photo includes a collection of Fly rod lures by Heddon, Creek Chub, South Bend, Moonlight Wright and McGill and Others. From the Editor by Dudley Murphy In The Begininng / Floating Bass Bug by Jerry [...]

By | 2016-09-11T12:32:38+00:00 September 11th, 2016|Antique Lures, Friends & Clubs, NFLCC|Comments Off on NFLCC Magazine Article Index 1997

Detroit Minnow Tube Antique Lure

Detroit Minnow Tube Antique Lure The Detroit Minnow Tube Antique Lure is a classic staple to most advanced lure collections. Circa 1914 this antique fishing lure used the premises to save from having to replace minnows all day long. I've never quite understood the thinking with a glass fishing lure. As even the earliest of tackle boxes [...]

By | 2016-08-05T13:01:54+00:00 August 5th, 2016|Antique Lures, Miscellaneous Lure Makers|Comments Off on Detroit Minnow Tube Antique Lure

Shakespeare Kazoo Minnow Lure Ad 1907

Shakespeare Kazoo Minnow Lure Ad Here's is Shakespeare Kazoo Minnow Lure Ad from 1907. These ads were for the Shakespeare Kazoo Minnow, an economy minnow for their line up. Very similar to fellow lure make giant Pflueger's Competitor Minnows. Shakespeare advertises the different minnow quality variations in the 1907 catalog. The first version of the [...]

By | 2016-10-26T11:41:12+00:00 June 10th, 2016|Antique Lure and Reel Ads, Antique Lures, Shakespeare Lures|Comments Off on Shakespeare Kazoo Minnow Lure Ad 1907

Rev O Noc Underwater Minnow Lure

Rev O Noc Underwater Minnow Lure The Rev O Noc Underwater Minnow Lure dates to the mid and early teens. Like the Shakespeare lure shown in side the "New Winner" wood box, this is a South Bend 3 Hook underwater minnow lure of dual purpose. The Rev-O-Noc name was used as a trade name by [...]

By | 2016-08-02T18:23:43+00:00 June 10th, 2016|Antique Lures, South Bend Lures|Comments Off on Rev O Noc Underwater Minnow Lure