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Shur Strike Baby Slant Nose Antique Lure

Shur Strike Baby Slant Nose Antique Lure

The Shur Strike Baby Slant Nose Lure is a Series or Style B. The lure was first introduced in 1933 and was made by the Creek Chub Bait Company of Garrett Indiana, and marketed and sold under the Shur Strike name. This was a year after its larger brother the Style A was successfully brought to market. This wooden antique lure has glass eyes and two treble hooks. The fishing lure measures in just at 2 3/4″ in length.

The first lure in the gallery is a clean Red & White Color, Code 02. The Baby Slant Nose was only ever cataloged in 9 colors. Both the Style A & B Slant Nose lures would not last long in the Shur Strike antique lure line up, and would be gone in 1936.

The second lure is a Style B, Baby Slant Nose lure in Yellow and light black scale version. This color has been nick named Peanut Butter and is a very desirable color, code 01.

Shur Strike Baby Slant Nose Antique Lure Photo Gallery

2017-12-19T08:26:54+00:00 December 1st, 2017|Comments Off on Shur Strike Baby Slant Nose Antique Lure

Shur Strike Crab Lure

Shur Strike Crab Lure

This Shur Strike Crab Lure was first introduced around 1938. This Shur Strike minnow was made by the Creek Chub Bait Company of Garrett Indiana and given a series model, CR. This wooden, antique minnow measures 2 3/4″ in length, and can be found in both Glass & Tack eyes. The lure bears striking similarities to the Heddon Crab Wiggler with it’s own flash and flare.

The lure was produced a rear line tie and the traditional rounded diving lip. This antique lure has trailing feelers/antenna to mimic crawdad series. This antique Shur Strike uses two screw eyes to secure the two treble hooks the lure has. The Lure is painted in a series 18 Color, which is a beautiful Silver Flash, an coincides with the same Silver Flash Creek Chub used. This has always been one of my favorite Shur Strike Lures

Shur Strike Crab Lure Photo Gallery

2017-10-29T09:40:38+00:00 October 7th, 2017|Comments Off on Shur Strike Crab Lure

Shur Strike Plunker Lure

Shur Strike Plunker Lure

The Shur Strike Plunker Lure was first introduced in 1938. This antique fishing lure made by Creek Chub of Garrett, Indiana was labeled under the Shur Strike lure line up. The wooden fishing lure was a copy of the famous Creek Chub lure, and was actually fashioned like the early humpback Creek Chub versions. The antique fishing lure is wooden and measure in at 3″ and weighs a 1/2 oz. The Plunker lure utilizes the cup rig to secure its center treble and uses the screw eye to secure the rear trailing treble hook. This vintage Shur Strike lure was a top water fished lure with glass eyes and a single forward line tie which was inset into its concave mouth.

This Shur Strike Plunker is in frog spot finish which was available in its introductory year 1938 then reappeared in 1941. Frog spot is a desirable color even though it was one of the original 9 standard finishes on this antique lure. This Shur Strike was assigned a model PL for Plunker.

Shur Strike Plunker Lure Photo Gallery

2017-09-19T10:07:04+00:00 September 13th, 2017|Comments Off on Shur Strike Plunker Lure

Shur Strike Pike Lure

Shur Strike Pike Lure

This version 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 popularity by this point. The lure was given the P designation for the model. The lure was made of wood and measures approximately 4 1/4″ and weighs in at 3/4 oz. The lure had 2 trebles the forward being held in with cup rig and the rear a screw eye hanger. The lures diving lip was inserted into the lure that held the lures single line tie, just forward of the lures glass eyes. 

The Lure is in of my favorite Shur Strike colors, color code 10, Green Gar. The example in the gallery below shows just how pretty this lure color can be. The Green Gar color was only used for one year on the Shur Strike Minnow making it quite tough to come by. The Green Gar is similar but distinctly different from the Shur Strike Green Scale.

The lure comes housed in its equally hard to find early Green,Yellow and Black Box. The Box besides being stamped correctly on the end bears the NRA stamp. For those unfamiliar, the National Industrial Recovery Act (NRA) was a law passed by the United States Congress in 1933 […]

2017-07-25T07:23:24+00:00 July 18th, 2017|Comments Off on Shur Strike Pike Lure

Shur Strike Underwater Minnow Lure

Shur Strike Underwater Minnow Lure

The Shur Strike Underwater Minnow Lure is Circa late 1930’s. The three hook underwater antique lure was not a cataloged option and is highly sought after. This wooden, glass eyed, antique minnow measures 3 1/8″ in length. The lure was produced with only a single floppy prop, unlike the Heddon 3 Hook 100 lure.

The lure is shown in a very desirable Frog Spot Color making it even more collectible. The Shur Strike Underwater minnow lure uses a cup and screw eye rigging for its side hooks and the rear treble is affixed to the rear screw eye. You will notice a small cap at the rear of the lure that the rear screw is inserted through for reinforcement. I point that out to preface what Ill state below that Shur Strike was not built by Creek Chub like most “Economy” line lures. 

Born in the early 1930’s, the Shur Strike line of lures was introduced by fishing lure industry giant Creek Chub. Creek Chub, while late to the game in this area, wanted to increase it’s already massive market share of the American Fishing lure industry. While many of the other larger makers such as Heddon, Pflueger and Shakespeare had for decades, produced similar less expensive line ups Creek Chub had yet to come to the table.

Surviving, thriving and trying to increase its market share the great depression was no easy […]

2018-02-06T07:57:20+00:00 April 30th, 2017|Comments Off on Shur Strike Underwater Minnow Lure

Shur Strike Shovel Nose Wiggler Lure

Shur Strike Shovel Nose Wiggler Lure

The Shur Strike Shovel Nose Wiggler Lure was first introduced in 1933. This Creek Chub lure was made in Garrett, Indiana was to be sold under the Shur Strike Lure line up. The lure is quite a unique lure and isn’t a knock of of any Creek Chub lure. The wooden glass eyed lure is a style H, and measures 3 1/2″ in length. The lure was only ever made for its short life span with glass eyes. This wide bodied lure has a sloped or slanted nose which leads to its single forward line tie. The antique lure is 5/8 oz and uses two treble hooks to secure its prey, the forward of which uses cup rig hardware, the rear is secured with screw eye. The lure would have made a great Black Bass slayer.

This antique fishing lure was originally offered in eight standard colors. This yellow and black shown below in the antique lure gallery is very hard to find, and is in a color code #4. This floater diver Shovel Nose lure is a tough lure to come by, and in the condition shown it increases its rarity.

Shur Strike Shovel Nose Wiggler Lure Photo Gallery

2016-12-13T08:38:35+00:00 November 21st, 2016|Comments Off on Shur Strike Shovel Nose Wiggler Lure

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 2″ in length. The lure featured both a front and rear unmarked propellers consistent with the Shur Strike Line up. The Petite Spinner having two treble hooks, the forward of which used cup style hook hardware and the rear attached to the rear screw eye.

The lure shown below in the gallery is a color code 06, and is defined as a Brown Back Scaled finish in 1933, or Shiner Scale in 1937. This paint finish was even called Dark Scale in 1936. Regardless of indecisive name one thing is clear. The Petite Spinner or Punkinseed is a quality made small underwater minnow made to fish smaller sized fresh water game fish such as black bass.

Shur Strike Punkinseed Lure Photo Gallery

2016-12-13T08:42:13+00:00 November 18th, 2016|Comments Off on Shur Strike Punkinseed Lure

Shur Strike Injured Minnow Lure

Shur Strike Injured Minnow Lure

The Shur Strike Injured Minnow Lure was introduced in the early 1930’s. The antique fishing lure was given a series code IM. Unlike the Creek Chub of Garrett Indiana Injured Minnows, the Shur Strike antique fishing lure was produced with two treble hooks. The lure hooks used a standard type of cup rigging. This wooden, painted tack eyed, antique injured minnow measures 3 3/4″ in length. As far as propellers the antique lure was produced with only dual unmarked floppy props just like its more expensive cousin.

The Lure is painted in a 09 Color, which is a beautiful Green Scale. The lure not only shows well, its difficult to find in this color and condition. The lure having no belly weight to utilize its natural buoyancy.  It was fashioned just like its more expensive, best selling, Swims On Sides or SOS niche product.

Shur Strike Injured Minnow Photo Gallery

2016-12-13T08:45:51+00:00 November 17th, 2016|Comments Off on Shur Strike Injured Minnow Lure