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Creek Chub Wiggler Antique Lure

Creek Chub Wiggler Antique Lure

While it may have taken years to refine the Creek Chub Wiggler Antique Lure was the first lure ever commercially produced by the Creek Chub Bait Company of Garrett, Indiana. The year, 1916, the World was in the in the middle of what it termed as the “Great War” or WWI. While its grasp was felt around the globe it wasn’t strong enough to quell the formation of what would become one of the largest and most significant fishing lure companies to date.

The Wiggler would grow into one of Creek Chubs most celebrated lures and would make what was a almost half a century appearance in it lure line up. This wooden antique fishing lure was given a model series number 100. Although there are slight differences the lure would measure roughly 3 1/2″ in length and weigh in at 3/4 oz.

With the lure being the first produced it is no surprise that we will see quite an evolution to the lure as improvements and changes were made to it and other Creek Chub lures. You can find the lure in its earliest stages with a washer rigged hook hardware. It would then develop into a few different Cup styles to hold its 2T, or trebles.

With more changes then to the physical hook hardware the lip would evolve going from a Plain lip in 1916, to one having its named stamped on the lip in 1918. The lip would then be produced in what turned out to be its most widely known lip with the name and patent date in 1921. It would see its final evolution into the improved lip in 1936.

The Wiggler can be found with both No Eye, and Glass Eye variants. The lures shape can also help date the lure with the Sloping or Flat head lures being the earliest and the rounded head coming soon after. The line tie will also change from having 2 or the double line tie version and in the mid 1930’s be usurped by the single line tie.

The Creek Chub Wiggler lure can be found in over a dozen standard colors as well as special order finishes.

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The Creek Chub Wiggler

No. 100 Series

The Creek Chub has always been considered the king of live baits. Fisherman go miles to get them, Is it not natural to conclude that the Creek Chub Wiggler, so near in appearance and movement to the Creek Chub Minnow, will catch more fish day for day and place for place than just a plug? It has been proven that this is a fact, and we know you will come to the same conclusion after trying out the Creek Chub Wiggler. The removable, reversible wiggler in this bait succeeds the spinner. It’s a […]

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Creek Chub Baby Wiggler Lure

Creek Chub Baby Wiggler Lure

The Creek Chub Baby Wiggler Lure was first introduced in 1917 and lasted all the way through 1954. This antique fishing lure made by the Creek Chub Bait Company of Garrett Indiana was given a model series number 200. This lure is the smaller version of the longer 100 Wiggler and measures in at 2 3/4″ in length. This widely popular lure was the second lure produced by the company. The Featured lure is an early gold wash washer rigged intro model.  The lure is in a Copper Scale finish. During the first year of production you will find a few different color or flavors of sometimes the same named color, such as the Yellow Shiner Scale. These early washer rigged units are hard to come by and are usually the center piece to early Creek Chub or Wiggler centrist collectors.

The Creek Chub Baby Wiggler Lure is a wooden lure that can be found both with and without glass eyes. You can find it with a single or double line tie, even with a marked or unmarked lip. The standard cup rig hardware can be found on most, however if one looks hard you may be lucky to find a washer rigged on. The lure utilizes two treble hooks like its bigger brother the series 100.

The lure can be found in a dozen standard colors as well as a host of uncatalogued examples produced over its 37 year lifespan.
The 12 standard Colors listed in the 1931 catalog that can be found are as follows.

00 Chub Scale
01 Perch Scale
02 Red and White (Shown Below)
03 Silver Shiner (Shown Below)
04 Golden Shiner
05 Red Side / Dace
06 Gold Fish (Shown Below)
07 Mullet
09 Green Back
11 Black and White (Shown Below)
12 Red
18 Silver Flash

This Catalog Cut below is from a 1931 Creek Chub Bait Company Catalog.

“Has all the features of our larde No. !00 series bait, except does not run so deep.” Weight 1/2 oz. Shown is No. 205″

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Creek Chub Baby Wiggler Lure Photo Gallery

2018-01-12T11:48:55+00:00 December 16th, 2017|Antique Lures, Creek Chub Lures|Comments Off on Creek Chub Baby Wiggler Lure

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