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Heddon 800 Series Swimming Minnow

Heddon 800 Series Swimming Minnow The Heddon 800 Series Swimming Minnow, was only ever cataloged in 1911. This was the smaller of the Swimming Minnows. This antique lure made by James Heddon of Dowagiac Michigan was another in the part of a marketing series called "It Swims" or focusing on how the lure swims. The [...]

By | 2017-04-17T16:13:32+00:00 April 17th, 2017|Antique Lures, Heddon Lures|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 [...]

By | 2017-03-30T08:40:49+00:00 March 8th, 2017|Antique Lures, Creek Chub Lures|Comments Off on Creek Chub Husky Surfster Lure

Creek Chub Shur Strike Pike Lure

Creek Chub Shur Strike Pike Lure This version Creek Chub Shur Strike Pike Lure was first introduced around 1933 - 1936. This antique lure creation a extension of the Creek Chub Bait Company under the Shur Strike name. The Pike was essentially a similar design of the Creek Chub Pikie minnow that had gained worldwide [...]

By | 2017-03-30T08:52:50+00:00 March 6th, 2017|Antique Lures, Creek Chub Lures, Miscellaneous Lure Makers|Comments Off on Creek Chub Shur Strike Pike Lure

Creek Chub Wiggle Fish Lure

Creek Chub Wiggle Fish Lure The Creek Chub Wiggle Fish Lure was first introduced in 1925. The lure made by the Creek Chub Bait Company of Garrett, Indiana would be a staple in their antique lure line up for more than a quarter of a century. This wooden, glass eyed lure was a model 2400 [...]

By | 2017-01-17T09:42:23+00:00 January 17th, 2017|Antique Lures, Creek Chub Lures|Comments Off on Creek Chub Wiggle Fish Lure

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 [...]

By | 2017-01-17T09:21:53+00:00 January 14th, 2017|Antique Lures, Miscellaneous Lure Makers|Comments Off on Weezle Sparrow Antique Lure

Clark Water Scout Lure Chart

Clark Water Scout Lure Chart This Clark Water Scout Lure Chart gives us a birds eye view into the lures features, functions and color palates. I wish there was a date on these dealer sheets but I would assume based on the other paperwork that is with them that we are in the 1950's. For excelled [...]

By | 2017-01-09T11:14:24+00:00 January 9th, 2017|Antique Lures, Collectible Fishing Empherma (Books, Catalogs, Photos, Etc), Miscellaneous Lure Makers|Comments Off on Clark Water Scout Lure Chart

Smithwick Lure Early Sales Sheet

Smithwick Lure Early Sales Sheet Here is a great Smithwick Lure Early Sales Sheet that I found among some other early Miscellaneous fishing lure dealer sheets. By Looking at the classic baits we know its early, unfortunately, there is no date stamped on this one like some of the others. I would bet this would [...]

By | 2017-01-07T14:30:03+00:00 January 7th, 2017|Antique Lures, Collectible Fishing Empherma (Books, Catalogs, Photos, Etc), Miscellaneous Lure Makers|Comments Off on Smithwick Lure Early Sales Sheet

Heddon Musky Vamp Lure

Heddon Musky Vamp Lure The Heddon Musky Vamp Lure is a series model number 7600. The antique Heddon lure first appears in 1925 and is housed in a giant box made especially for the Heddon Musky Vamp Minnow Lure. This rather large antique lure is sometimes affectionately referred to as the Baseball Bat Vamp for [...]

By | 2016-11-10T09:13:31+00:00 November 10th, 2016|Antique Lures, Heddon Lures|Comments Off on Heddon Musky Vamp Lure

Hobbs Supply Bon Net Lure

Hobbs Supply Bon Net Lure The Hobbs Supply Bon Net Lure was a 6 fishing hook Minnow. This wooden glass eyed bait was Circa 1952 and measured in at 3 5/8" in length. The antique fishing lure had 6 hooks and used what collectors term as surface hardware. The Bon Net underwater minnow was made [...]

By | 2016-10-26T11:41:21+00:00 April 16th, 2016|Antique Lures, Miscellaneous Lure Makers|Comments Off on Hobbs Supply Bon Net Lure