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Weezle Sparrow Antique Lure

Weezle Sparrow Antique Lure

The Weezle Sparrow Antique Lure was first introduced around 1946. This lure was made in Cincinnati, Ohio manufactured by the Weezle Bait Company. This wooden lure is touted to have been covered in real Mallard Duck Feathers. This ingenious idea was based on the predator and prey theory of some of the larger game fish. Of note, the face or mouth of the lure is a stair stepped patterning angling in as it comes down, unlike most of the top water popping lures of it’s era. This makes the lure appear to be wounded as its being retrieved. Mimicking that of a wounded or distressed sparrow and or duckling and appealing to the hungry Large Mouth Bass, Pike or Musky game fish.

We have a Brown Feather Weezle Sparrow in on Consignment this week, click below to view.

Weezle Sparrow

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This antique lure has a single forward facing line tie, and was void of any eyes. The lure has two treble hooks to secure its catch. The combo is made complete by being housed in its correctly marked box and corresponding paperwork. The box has a small graphic of a large mouth Bass eyeing its prey from below. The paperwork is quite detailed in its features functions and benefits of the Sparrow and the Reverse discusses the Blooper Lure. While […]

2018-02-21T07:49:31+00:00 February 21st, 2018|0 Comments

Rinehart Musky Buzer Lure

Rinehart Musky Buzer Lure

The Rinehart Musky Buzer Lure was a creation of the Fred Rhinehart Tackle Company out of Ohio. The Musky Buzzer lure was first introduced in 1948 and made through 1962. At 5″ the Musky Surface buzzer antique lure was the largest of the molded plastic (Tenite) lures offered by the Fred Rhinehart Company. Expounding upon the success of its smaller brethren the Jinx the Buzer filled a certain niche inside the Rhinehart line up.

We have a Rinehart Musky Buzer Lure in con consignment this week and can be viewed by clicking below.
Rinehart Musky Buzer Lure
If you have lures you would like to sell or consign, please contact me.

The paperwork for the Buzer states “The Musky Surface Lure Buzer is a top water lure floats high and makes a buzzing noise. The Spinners make a commotion on the surface that attract the Musky and Pike. Also Salt water Game Fish. Made in Tenite, in hard durable finishes that will not crack peel or chip. Recommended for Musky, Great Northern Pike and other large fresh and salt water game fish. Weight approximately one ounce and a quarter, length 5 inches. Packed in individual boxes one dozen to master box in assorted color or straight patterns.”

The Musky Buzer was made in the three categories of finishes, Transparent, Not Transparent and Luminous. Inside these three categories an astonishing amount of variations were available, […]

2018-02-18T09:31:52+00:00 February 18th, 2018|0 Comments

Creek Chub Husky Surfster Lure

Creek Chub Husky Surfster Lure

The Creek Chub Husky Surfster Lure was first offered in 1953. The antique lure was Creek Chub of Garrett, Indiana lure model series number 7300. This large wooden cedar lure continued the Surfster line up by adding this salt water or big game Surfster. This large antique fishing lure measures in at 6″ in length. The lure features a heavy duty diving lip mounted to the mouth to which the single forward line tie connects. This glass eyed beauty has two over size treble hooks, this may have been a special order as they usually have three. The hook hardware is the reinforced cup as well as having the reinforced wire through rigging. The lures end of life was around 1958 for all intents and purposes.

The Husky Surfster was only made in eight standard color palate finishes. The antique fishing lure came housed in a large over sized Creek Chub two piece cardboard box with the 7700 model either stamped on the end or printed on a label. The standard finishes for this huge antique lure are:

00 Pike Scale
01 Perch Scale
02 Red and White
07 Mullet
18 Silver Flash (As Shown in Gallery Below)
34 Blue Flash (Shown in the Gallery Below)
35 Purple Eel (Shown Below)
37 Yellow Flash (Shown Below)

Creek Chub Husky Surfster Lure Photo Gallery

2018-02-06T07:54:01+00:00 January 25th, 2018|Comments Off on Creek Chub Husky Surfster Lure

Creek Chub Husky Plunker Lure

Creek Chub Husky Plunker Lure

The Creek Chub Husky Plunker Lure was first introduced in 1939. The Creek Chub Bait Company out of Garrett Indiana assigned it a model Number 5800. The antique fishing lure was a larger version of the already successful Plunker lure, and measures in at 4 1/4 inches in length. Made for only 16 years this Heavy duty wire through constructed lure was never shown in any Creek Chub Bait Company lure catalogs. The Husky Plunker would take on a few different body type variations in its 16 years but its concept and intent the same. The Husky Plunker antique fishing lure was made for large freshwater and salt water game fish such as Pike and Musky. The Husky Plunker fishing lure had two over sized treble hooks, both having heavy duty hook hardware to assist in hold its prey while being reeled in. 

The Husky Plunker can be found in a bakers dozen or thirteen different period color paint scheme finishes. The lure will be found housed in a over-sized Creek Chub lure box

00 Pike Scale
01 Perch Scale
02 Red and White
04 Golden Shiner (Shown Below)
07 Mullet Scale (2 Different Shades of the same color Shown in the Gallery Below)
08 Rainbow
13 Solid Black
19 Frog
24 Red Wing Black Bird
25 White Scale
31 Rainbow Fire
32 Fire Plug

Creek […]

2017-10-29T09:25:40+00:00 October 18th, 2017|Comments Off on Creek Chub Husky Plunker Lure

Creek Chub Husky Injured Minnow Lure

Creek Chub Husky Injured Minnow Lure

This Creek Chub Husky Injured Minnow Lure is a series 3500. This wooden glass eyed Creek Chub Bait Company lure made in Garrett Indiana was first introduced in 1929. The antique lure measures 5″ inches in length. The Silver Flash Example below in the gallery is believed to have been a prototype of sorts and has some modifications from the normal ones found. You ‘ll notice the reinforcement of the rear of the lure where the line tie enters the back compared to the Golden Shiner example in the gallery. This has almost the same type of reinforcement a certain South Bend Surf Oreno Models. The wire through rigging seems to be a bit beefier (is that a word) than most and you’ll notice the absence of the rimmed cups.

Another eye catcher is this Husky Injured Minnow only has 2 treble hooks to secure its prey after its caught, while most have 3 on the Golden Shiner Production model below. Even the props look different and have more of a rounded mickey mouse look than the normal. The Husky Injured Minnow was in and out of production from its release in 1929 to 1961.

The lure was made and can be found in your typical Creek Chub Antique Lure colors:

00 Pike Scale
01 Perch Scale
02 Red and White
04 Golden Shiner (Shown Below)
05 Red Side / Dace
18 Silver Flash […]

2017-10-29T09:24:02+00:00 October 16th, 2017|Comments Off on Creek Chub Husky Injured Minnow Lure

Heddon Giant Jointed Vamp Lure

Heddon Giant Jointed Vamp Frog Scale Lure

The Heddon Giant Jointed Vamp Lure is a serious wooden lure and admittingly larger than most of the fish I catch. The model 7350 was wooden, glass eyed, antique fishing lure is 6″ in length, jointed in the middle. This antique lure crafted by Heddon of Dowagiac Michigan was first introduced in 1933, was made for large fresh and saltwater fish alike. Large striper, Salmon Pike and Musky fish are its target. The antique lure took a few different turns as far as shape over the years and can be found with a blunt as well as a tapered tail. The eyes on the lure can be found in three different configurations, Zinc, Glass and Painted eyes. As far as the hook hardware the lure is found in two piece as well as toilet seat hardware.

 

Boxes that it will show up in are the Up Bass Box, the HR Brush Box (Shown Below ) and the Banner Box. Be on the look out as well, as I have seen treble as well as single hooks on the giant beast. The first lure in the gallery is the very hard to find Frog Scale Lure color, code J with the red eye shadow. The lure has a large diving lip and the line tie inserted under the nose pin and is rigged with the heavy duty toilet seat, and has the […]

2017-09-19T10:00:43+00:00 September 15th, 2017|Comments Off on Heddon Giant Jointed Vamp Lure

Creek Chub Jointed Husky Musky Lure

Creek Chub Jointed Husky Musky Lure

The Creek Chub Jointed Husky Musky Lure was first made in the 1930’s. This lure made by the Creek Chub Bait Company out of Garrett Indiana is exceedingly hard to find. I try not to just throw the word rare around, however in the tens of thousands of lures Ive had come through my hands, I’ve only had two. The lure is 5 1/2″ in length, made of wood, and has glass eyes. This seldom lure is the jointed version of the Husky Musky minnow Lure and feature 3 treble hooks. One treble being attached to the front part of the lure, the other two secures to the aft section of the bait. This heavy duty construction is no doubt used to help the lure survive its battle against large game-fish such as Musky, Great Northern Pike on the Freshwater side.

Creek Chub Jointed Husky Musky Lure Gallery

2017-09-19T10:12:48+00:00 September 11th, 2017|Comments Off on Creek Chub Jointed Husky Musky Lure

Heddon Musky Flap Tail Lure

Heddon Musky Flap Tail Lure

The Heddon Musky Flap Tail Lure was first introduced around 1935. This antique fishing lure was given the model number 7050 inside the Heddon of Dowagiac Michigan’s lure line up. While not the largest in the Flap Tail series this wooden lure measures 5″ in length. The lure can be found with different size glass eyes, even with tack as shown in the gallery. The lure comes with two larger treble hooks, both secured with heavy duty toilet seat hardware. The lure like its brethren gets its name from the rear trailing flasher attached.

In 1941 we see that the Musky lure was offered in 7 standard colors
BM – Brown Mouse
GM – Grey Mouse
S – Spotted
R – Natural Scale
02 – Red and White
SS – Silver Scale
P – Shiner Scale

At fair speed the “Flaptail Musky” creates the liveliest surface commotion and brings strikes from big lazy Muskies which only “followed” other lures. Fine reports come from everywhere on its luring and hooking qualities. Built extra strong for heavy duty. Length 5 1/4″, weight 1oz. Two Treble Hooks. Equipped with a wire leader. “Mouse” has ears and whiskers and fur finish.

Musky Flap Tail Lure Catalog Cut Musky Flap Tail Lure Catalog Cut

Heddon Musky Flap Tail Photo Gallery

2017-09-19T10:11:27+00:00 September 11th, 2017|Comments Off on Heddon Musky Flap Tail Lure

Creek Chub Giant Jointed Pikie Lure

Creek Chub Giant Jointed Pikie Lure

The Creek Chub Giant Jointed Pikie Lure was first introduced in 1957. This giant behemoth of a fishing lure was Creek Chub, of Garrett, Indiana’s largest production fishing lure. The antique fishing lure was assign a model series 800. Truth be told this thing is larger than most fish I catch. This wooden, glass eyed fishing lure measures 14″ in length. The lure features the heavy duty wire through construction that most of the Husky baits do.

Its shape mimics the traditional Pikie family and both segments are straight. The lure can be found with both glass and painted tack eyes. The lures eyes however arent exponentially bigger and seem small in comparison to the lure size. The lure has 3 large trebles to secure its catch. No doubt this lure was marketed toward the fisherman in certain niche markets. One can imagine the ruckus this would make having been taken by a giant musky or great northern pike game fish.

This lure was only made in roughly 9 standard color palates, 3 of which can be seen below. The Orange and Black spot version of this is really quite hard to find and was made only from 1957-63 a half dozen years. The lure can be found in an oversize box that matches the lure in proportion. However they made it a plain green front instead of use the traditional graphics they used on […]

2017-07-25T07:29:56+00:00 July 15th, 2017|Comments Off on Creek Chub Giant Jointed Pikie Lure

Creek Chub Husky Musky Lure

Creek Chub Husky Musky Lure

The Creek Chub Husky Musky Lure was first introduced in 1919. This large wooden lure made by the Creek Chub Bait Company of Garrett Indiana had a model number 600. While its said its intent was to be salt water fished lure as it was first introduced in Mullet Scale only it can not be disputed this is for large fish. The Husky Musky measures in at 5″ in length and is a solid lure when girth is included. The earliest or early versions of the Husky Musky had a flat head such as the red and white one shown in the gallery. The lure dates to around 1922 and has the flat head, no eyes and double line tie. The antique lure utilized a heavy duty wire through construction to ensure its strength could match it prey. The lure having two large trebles secured with a heavy duty rigging to make sure once on, its catch would stay secured. The other Example shown in Silver flash below dates to between 1935 and 1954. The lure when compared to the other example has just a single line tie and a rounded head adorn with larger glass eyes.

The Husky Musky lure as stated above intiially was produced in Mullet scale only , however, five standard colors were produced. The lure was also available in special order finishes so keep your eyes our for some other great […]

2017-07-10T07:52:39+00:00 June 12th, 2017|Comments Off on Creek Chub Husky Musky Lure

Heddon Musky Crazy Crawler Lure

Heddon Musky Crazy Crawler Lure

The Heddon Musky Crazy Crawler Lure was first introduced in 1940. This antique fishing lure was manufactured in Heddon’s plant in Dowagiac Michigan and was assigned a model series number 2150. This giant lure makes quite a commotion coming across the top of the water. The lure lasted 17 years and was gone in the Heddon antique lure line up by 1957.

This wooden Crazy Crawler is the earliest version, black iris painted eye musky minnow, and measures 3 1/2″ in length. The Musky Crazy Crawler was the largest in length in the family of three. With a large reinforced wire through construction it has a single forward line, The lure has two large aluminum wings reinforced with larger screws. On the bottom of this antique fishing lure just aft of the head you see the first of two larger treble hooks. The forward is is held with the toilet seat hardware and the rear is attached to the wire though loop. Just behind the toilet seat hardware you see the red Heddon stencil.

The Musky Heddon lure was available in roughly 6 different colors:

BF Bull Frog
YRH Yellow Red Head (As shown below in Gallery)
RH Red Head White
CM Chipmunk
GM Gray Mouse
XRS Silver Shore

Heddon Musky Crazy Crawler Lure Photo Gallery

2017-07-10T07:57:25+00:00 June 2nd, 2017|Comments Off on Heddon Musky Crazy Crawler Lure

Heddon 300 7 Hook Minnow Lure

Heddon 300 7 Hook Minnow Lure

This Heddon 300 7 Hook Minnow Lure dates to 1925. The model Heddon of Dowagiac, Michigan asigned this was a model 300 which had been being produed already for 20 years, just another version of it. This bohemoth of a antique lure was a wooden fat body 300, with 7 hooks attached in just about every spot you could with the exception of the front line tie.

This lure proves if you cant catch a fish, you certianly can catch yourself. I dont even enjoy holding this antique fishing lure when given the chance for fear of becoming prey to it myself as a antique lure collector. This version wouldnt even be legal to fish in many states today. The lure was used most certianly as a trolling minnow or atleast the people in the same boat as yourself would hope you were. This underwater minnow lure was used to bring up large game fish such as Northern Pike or Musky.

This wooden, glass eyed, fishing lure measure 3 3/4″ in length. The antique lure features two marked propellors, both fore and aft. It also uses 6 sets of L Rig hook hangers to secure them to the lure and sometimes yourself, the 7th free hanging from the rear screw eye. The antique lure was availble in the standard era colors. The fishing lure example shown is in green scale, Heddon’s, color code D. The lure […]

2017-04-18T10:28:35+00:00 April 18th, 2017|Comments Off on Heddon 300 7 Hook Minnow Lure

Paw Paw Jointed Dreadnought Lure

Paw Paw Jointed Dreadnought Lure

The Paw Paw Jointed Dreadnought Lure was introduced in the 1940’s. This gigantic wooden lure was made to fish the beasts of the great north country. It should be no surprise that the Paw Paw Bait Company of Paw Paw Michigan would have a series that directly target large fresh and salt water game fish. The model 5100 would fit that bill, and offer fishermen a myriad of options and colors. These lures were the largest lures that Paw Paw would make in its half a century history. As Heddon had its larger series Musky and Giant Vamp series Paw Paw had the Dreadnought.

This large wooden lure would measure in at around 6 1/4″ in length and tip the scales at a whooping 2 3/8 oz. The lure as true to its maker would only be offered in a painted tack eye model. The lure could be purchased in a straight series or jointed as shown in the gallery below. This jointed antique fishing lure is one of the early model as shown with the “Piano” hinge style of connecting the two halves. The lure has three over size hooks to guarantee its hold on it’s catch once the strike has been made.

The Jointed Dreadnought was offered in roughly 9 standard finishes.

5100 – Shiner
5100T – Trout
5100C – Chub
5101 – Yellow Perch
5104 – Red Head White Body (Shown in […]

2017-01-17T09:25:00+00:00 January 11th, 2017|Comments Off on Paw Paw Jointed Dreadnought Lure

Creek Chub Husky Dingbat Lure

Creek Chub Husky Dingbat Lure

The Creek Chub Husky Dingbat Lure was first produced in 1938 and only lasted 8 years and was out of production by 1946. Creek Chub of Garrett Indiana assigned it a model number 5300. This is the largest of the Creek Chub Dingbats and measures 2 1/2″ in length with just its wooden body. It in whats termed “The Hair Bait” family and when measuring the standard factory installed tufts of hair the lure reaches 4″ in length. This glass eyed antique fishing lure 1 1/8 oz. and is a pretty stout lure almost hockey puck size. The lure is made with a heavy duty wire through construction, as were many of the antique lures made to secure large game fish such as Northern Pike, and Musky. The lure has two larger treble hooks secure with the reinforced methods.

The Creek Chub Husky Dingbat Lure came standard in seven color palate finishes. The fine example is shown in its correct end labeled box marked 5301. I have seen both the long over sized box  shown below, and the taller box house this lure.

00 Pike Scale (Shown in the Gallery)
01 Perch
02 Red and White
04 Golden Shiner
13 All Black
18 Silver Flash
19 Frog

Creek Chub Husky Dingbat Lure Photo Gallery

2017-01-17T09:28:49+00:00 January 7th, 2017|Comments Off on Creek Chub Husky Dingbat Lure

Paw Paw Musky Natural Hair Mouse Lure

Paw Paw Musky Natural Hair Mouse Lure

The Paw Paw Musky Natural Hair Mouse Lure was first introduced in 1929. This antique lure was had a wooden painted head and a stacked deer hair tail, with a large treble hook on the rear. This fishing lure is pretty big at 4 3/4″ in length. This was Paw Paw’s series number 80,and it had a smaller counter part that was made before it the series 60. The 60 can be found with both a spinner and non spinner versions, but the 80 never had one.

The standard cataloged colors on the Musky Sized Mouse Lure were

80   Gray

81   Yellow Head

84   Red Head

88   White Head

Paw Paw Musky Natural Hair Mouse Lure Gallery Both Red and Gray Finishes

2016-12-13T09:23:23+00:00 December 1st, 2016|Comments Off on Paw Paw Musky Natural Hair Mouse Lure

South Bend Whirl Oreno Lure

South Bend Whirl Oreno

The South Bend Whirl Oreno lure is a series number 935. This antique lure was first produced in 1929 – 1933 on its first production run, and 1938 to 1940 on its second short lived production run. The antique lure had no eyes and is 3″ in width with a trailing dressed treble hook and is 5/8oz. The lure uses the body of itself to be the propeller. The lure was designed by Louis Chappleau.

The antique lures shown below in the gallery are Red and White and the Butter Fly Color Finishes. The 1929 South Bend antique lure catalog stated “The Whirl Oreno rides high on the surface of the water, cutting it propeller like, with a whirling, churning motion, leaving a wake of riffles. We believe it is the utmost effective surface lure ever offered. Whether you’re after Bass, or pickerel, walleye, or pike, it’s all the same every game fish will take it. Try a Whirl Oreno and you’ll want every color combination.”  The lure was also the front piece on the Truck Oreno antique fishing lure.which was first brought out in 1938.

The Standard Cataloged Colors were:

BY  Butterfly

F  Frog

RH  Red Head, White Body

South Bend Whirl Oreno Lure Gallery

 

2016-12-13T09:22:28+00:00 December 1st, 2016|Comments Off on South Bend Whirl Oreno 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 lure has a single centered belly weight to get down deeper than a surface minnow lure.

The Lure dates way back to 1909 and like the 175, is just like the Shakespeare 44, only with 3 hooks. The 43 however being harder to find if comparing the two manufacturers Heddon and Shakespeare. The lure shown below in the Gallery is a beauty, it’s in the Shakespeare Rainbow color finish, B notched props, flat plate hook hardware. The antique lure adorn with 3 giant sweeping hand painted gill marks. This antique lure is certainly worthy of any antique fishing lure collection.

Shakespeare 43 Lure Gallery

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

South Bend Lunge Oreno Lure

South Bend Lunge Oreno Lure

The South Bend Lunge Oreno Lure was first introduced in 1932. Produced at 1108 South High Street, South Bend Indiana this antique fishing lure was given a model series 966. The lure was touted by Ivar Hennings the president of the South Bend Bait Company as being the best Muskie Surface Lure produced. That statement would fall short of its goal as the lure was produced for only 10 years and was out of production by 1942.

The lure itself is a large wooden antique fishing lure measuring 7 1/4 in length, and weighing 2 1/2 oz. The earliest version of this lure was produced with glass eyes for a very short time then to the painted tack eyes shown below in the photo gallery. The lure also originally was made with two, a front and rear prop, but would transition into having only 1 large front prop made of aluminum. The lure was was made with three large treble hooks to secure its catch. Made with a heavy duty wire through construction to withstand even the largest musky.

The lure was produced in four standard finishes:
P Pike Scale Finish
RH Red Head White Body
RSF Scale Finish Red Blend
Y Yellow With Spots

The 1932 South Bend Bait Company Catalog States: “Several extraordinary features are incorporated in the design of the thrill producing Lunge Oreno. Its strong Construction includes a heavy wire through […]

2016-12-13T09:10:20+00:00 November 1st, 2016|Comments Off on South Bend Lunge Oreno 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 paint on the back half of the spoon, and is labeled on the front. The lure was followed by a 3 prong dressed and bound stacked deer hair tail. The stacked deer hair was woven or held together over the shafts (Sometimes referred to as the bug) of the hooks leaving the tip shank open, or exposed. This antique lure setup was available in three different sizes, Bass, Pike and Muskie, and larger game fish.

Shakespeare Musky Trolling Minnow Lure Photo Gallery

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

Keeling Musky Expert Minnow Lure

Keeling Musky Expert Minnow Lure

The Keeling Musky Expert Minnow Lure is a nice big lure and is Circa 1915. This large wooden Keeling antique lure measure 5″ in length. The Musky Expert minnow has 2 extra large type 2 double hooks on the sides and a single treble hook hanging from the rear screw eye. This wooden lure has glass eyes and large sweeping gill marks. The Musky Keeling features the typical front and rear propellers. The counter the natural buoyancy the Expert employs the use of five internal belly weights to get it down to the depths needed for the large game fish. The Expert is stenciled on the Side “The Expert” as many are. The large antique fishing lure is the typical greenish to silver belly as many experts are.

Keeling Musky Expert Minnow Lure Photo Gallery

Keeling Expert Lure Ad 1916

KEELING MINNOWS

SEPTEMBER OFFER 3 for $1.00

1 Keeling EXPERT St Johns Wiggle Minnow

2 Keeling Seminole Underwater Minnows

Order OFFER so we can trace advertising results and we will send prepaid 3 for $1.00 or 6 for $2.00. If you desire use them all summer return them in October and get your money back less 10c for the use of  each minnow. If this appeals to you as being a fair offer order today before you forget. FRED C KEELING […]

2016-08-12T13:19:55+00:00 August 12th, 2016|Comments Off on Keeling Musky Expert Minnow Lure

Heddon Musky Surfusser Lure

Heddon Musky Surfusser Lure

The Heddon Musky Surfusser Lure was first introduced in 1937. This antique lure of Heddon of Dowagiac Michigan, was given a model series number 350. The antique lure made of wood measured 4″ in length. The lure had glass eyed a forward line tine and a forward and rear inscribed propellers. This large and fat fishing lure was fished on the top of the water. This Heddon Musky antique fishing lure was meant to fish for large game fish such as musky and northern pike and had large treble hooks to secure its catch once caught. The front large hook was held by an oversize toilet seat hook rigging and the rear used the large screw eye. The lure shown is in the Strawberry Spot color, however was offered in a few handfuls of standard colors.

Heddon Musky Surfusser Lure Photo Gallery

2016-06-23T00:26:51+00:00 June 23rd, 2016|2 Comments

Heddon 175 Musky Minnow Lure Frog Scale

Heddon 175 Musky Minnow Lure Frog Scale

The Heddon 175 Musky Minnow Lure Frog Scale is a very uncommon combo. This wooden glass eyed musky minnow was first introduced in 1906, and was a staple in the Heddon Dowagiac line up for decades. The 175 lure was first found in a treasured tall sized type IV wood antique lure box. The antique lure was made for large bass, Pike and musky fishing with it large over sized cups.

This wooden, glass eyed antique fishing lure was see more than a few shape and size, and hardware changes over its tenure. The musky minnow can be found with marked and unmarked props alike, as well as with and extra belly weight.  The lure is the size of the 150 lure at 3 3/4″ in length and usually features over sized treble hooks. The Heddon 175 can be found in a myriad of colors, ranging from standard order crackle back, rainbow, slate etc. colors to very very tough to find colors such as Frog Scale or Gold Fish.

Heddon 175 Musky Minnow Lure Frog Scale Photo Gallery

2017-04-03T19:53:02+00:00 April 10th, 2016|Comments Off on Heddon 175 Musky Minnow Lure Frog Scale