Heddon Spin Diver Antique Lure

Heddon Spin Diver Antique Lure

The Heddon Spin Diver Antique Lure is one of Heddon’s most iconic, and identifiable golden age lures. The antique lure first was introduced in 1918 and wouldn’t last as long as most of the other under-water minnow versions. The Spin Diver made by Heddon of Dowagiac, Michigan was given a model series number 3000 and was made to float while at rest, and dive when retrieved. This wooden lure features a inscribed front spinner behind the forward line tie. This Spin Diver also has a inscribed signature metal diving lip. The antique lure has a wooden fish shaped tail and two traditional glass eyes. The lure shown has L rig hook hardware for the two belly mounted hooks and uses the tradition screw eye loop for the trailing treble. The fishing lure was rather large and used for larger game fish measuring in at 4 1/8″ in length. 

The Spin Diver lure was made in quite a variety of cataloged standard colors from the perch scale shown below to colors such as goldfish scale or salt water flitter. This game fish minnow would be housed in the various versions of the down leaping bass box.

Heddon Spin Diver Antique Lure Photo Gallery

2017-09-02T14:08:01+00:00 August 5th, 2017|Antique Lures, Heddon Lures|Comments Off on Heddon Spin Diver Antique Lure

Shur Strike Flat Face Lure

Shur Strike Flat Face Lure

The Shur Strike Flat Face Lure is a uncatalogued lure. Made by Creek Chub of Garrett, Indiana but sold under the Shur Strike line up this lure is similar to the G or Slope Nose. This antique fishing lure is wooden, with no eyes, and is cigar in shape with a wooden collar. This antique minnow measures 3 3/4″ in length. The Flat Face has two treble hooks, the most forward is secured with a cup rig and the rear with screw eye. The antique fishing lure has a single forward line tie in the center of the face of the lure.

We have a Uncatalogued Pike Scale in on Consignment this week you can view by clicking below.

Shur Strike Flat Face Antique Lure

If you have lures you would like to consign, please contact me.

You’ll note that both the front line tie, and the rear screw eye, both employ the use a washer. As I expressed in the Shur Strike company history in the Underwater Minnow Lure post the other day. Shur Strike was meant to be a cheaper line, but in truth it didn’t accomplish this or sacrifice the quality of the antique fishing lure in its operations.

The top water fished Lure is painted in a 1YP Color, which is a Yellow Perch. This model was made early on in the Shur Strike time frame and was only for only a couple years at most.

Shur Strike Flat Face Lure Photo Gallery

2017-04-09T09:08:22+00:00 April 9th, 2017|Antique Lures, Creek Chub Lures, Miscellaneous Lure Makers|Comments Off on Shur Strike Flat Face Lure

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