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South Bend Combination Minnow

South Bend Combination Minnow The South Bend Combination Minnow was an early lure and was first produced in 1912 and was given a model series number 931 / 932. Only three years after the legal formation of the company, the South Bend Bait Co released this a model series 1932. This fishing lure would last [...]

By | 2017-03-07T09:21:02+00:00 February 17th, 2017|Antique Lures, South Bend Lures|Comments Off on South Bend Combination Minnow

Best Of Luck Jointed Pikie Antique Lure

Best Of Luck Jointed Pikie Antique Lure The Best Of Luck Jointed Pikie Antique Lure was first introduced in 1935. The wooden antique lure is a model series number 931. Like the other large makers of fishing tackle, South Bend would have another company it would sell and create lures under, that company was Best [...]

By | 2017-02-15T19:51:25+00:00 January 28th, 2017|Antique Lures, South Bend Lures|Comments Off on Best Of Luck Jointed Pikie Antique Lure

South Bend Spin I Diddee Lure

South Bend Spin I Diddee Lure The South Bend Spin I Diddee Lure was first introduced in 1952, and lasted only a dozen years and was gone by 1964. The South Bend Bait Corporation of South Bend Indiana assigned it a model number 916 when it first came out. The 916 came standard with two [...]

By | 2017-01-17T09:22:45+00:00 January 14th, 2017|Antique Lures, South Bend Lures|Comments Off on South Bend Spin I Diddee Lure

South Bend Fly Rod Surf Oreno Lure

South Bend Fly Rod Surf Oreno Lure The South Bend Fly Rod Surf Oreno Lure was a series model 961. Made by the South Bend Bait Company of South Bend, Indiana was first introduced in 1928 and lasted fourteen years through 1942.The antique Fly Rod fishing Lure measures 1 1/2" in length and has painted [...]

By | 2016-12-13T09:03:22+00:00 November 7th, 2016|Antique Lures, South Bend Lures|Comments Off on South Bend Fly Rod Surf Oreno Lure

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

South Bend King Andy Lure

South Bend King Andy Lure The South Bend King Andy Lure was a very short lived lure. The King Andy was once again another antique lure that was a victim to the model sharing number scheme of the South Bend Bait Company. The lure was a model series number 975, which was also shared by [...]

By | 2016-10-26T11:41:21+00:00 April 15th, 2016|Antique Lures, South Bend Lures|Comments Off on South Bend King Andy Lure

South Bend Midget Pike Oreno

South Bend Midget Pike Oreno The South Bend Midget Pike Oreno Lure is a series 974. This wooden antique lure is 3" in length and is the smaller version of the Pike Oreno. This lure unfortunately shares its model number not with one other lure but 2, making for a total of 3 South Bend [...]

By | 2016-10-26T11:41:21+00:00 April 13th, 2016|Antique Lures, South Bend Lures|Comments Off on South Bend Midget Pike Oreno