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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|Antique Lures, Miscellaneous Lure Makers|Comments Off on Shur Strike Baby Slant Nose Antique Lure

Creek Chub Midget Plunker Lure

Creek Chub Midget Plunker Lure

The Creek Chub Midget Plunker Lure was born in Garrett, Indiana. The Creek Chub Bait Company was looking to capitalize on its widely successful Plunker Lure line up. The midget plunker, made of wooden measuring 2 1/4″ would be the second to smallest in the line and the smallest wooden variant. This little brother would mimic in shape, style and popping top water style fishing as the regular Plunker. Creek Chub would assign to it a model series 5900. 

The lure would come in roughly 14 different standard palate of colors. Many examples of uncatalogued colors can be found as well. A neat side note is written that this midget Plunker can be found in the Creek Chub Bait Company Catalog for 4 years, 1950-54 although it was produced for more than 30.

Creek Chub Midget Plunker Lure Series 5900 Gallery

2017-10-29T09:39:57+00:00 October 7th, 2017|Antique Lures, Creek Chub Lures|Comments Off on Creek Chub Midget Plunker Lure

Creek Chub Surfster Lure

Creek Chub Surfster Lure

The Creek Chub Surfster Lure was first introduced in 1953. The lure was given a model series 7200 by the Creek Chub Bait Company of Garrett, Indiana. This wooden, glass eyed lure looks at first glance very similar to the Pikie with the exception of its hump back styling. This version the smallest, measures in at 4 1/4″ in length, and tops the scales at 3/4oz.

While being the smallest in the Surfster family the 7200 series still used 3T and the traditional cup rigging to hold them to the body. The lure can be found with two different diving lips, and even a slight body change. You note the lure is stenciled on the upper part of the back into the flattened head area. The lure can be found in roughly a dozen standard colors over its time, including the Silver Flash with Red Eye Shadow example shown in the gallery below.

Creek Chub Surfster Lure Photo Gallery

2017-10-29T09:46:34+00:00 October 4th, 2017|Antique Lures, Creek Chub Lures|Comments Off on Creek Chub Surfster Lure

Creek Chub Giant Jointed Pikie Lure

Creek Chub Giant Jointed Pikie Lure

The Creek Chub Giant Jointed Pikie Lure was first introduced in 1957. This giant behemoth of a fishing lure was Creek Chub, of Garrett, Indiana’s largest production fishing lure. The antique fishing lure was assign a model series 800. Truth be told this thing is larger than most fish I catch. This wooden, glass eyed fishing lure measures 14″ in length. The lure features the heavy duty wire through construction that most of the Husky baits do.

Its shape mimics the traditional Pikie family and both segments are straight. The lure can be found with both glass and painted tack eyes. The lures eyes however arent exponentially bigger and seem small in comparison to the lure size. The lure has 3 large trebles to secure its catch. No doubt this lure was marketed toward the fisherman in certain niche markets. One can imagine the ruckus this would make having been taken by a giant musky or great northern pike game fish.

This lure was only made in roughly 9 standard color palates, 3 of which can be seen below. The Orange and Black spot version of this is really quite hard to find and was made only from 1957-63 a half dozen years. The lure can be found in an oversize box that matches the lure in proportion. However they made it a plain green front instead of use the traditional graphics they used on the other antique boxes.

00 – Pike Scale (Shown Below)
01 – Perch Scale
02 – Red & White
13 – Black
18 – Silver Flash
30 – Orange with Black Spots (Shown Below)
33 – Black Scale (Shown Below)
34 – Blue Flash
35 – Purple Eel

Creek Chub Giant Jointed Pikie Lure Photo Gallery

2017-07-25T07:29:56+00:00 July 15th, 2017|Antique Lures, Creek Chub Lures|Comments Off on Creek Chub Giant Jointed Pikie Lure

Shur Strike Small Dude Lure

Shur Strike Small Dude Lure

The Shur Strike Small Dude Lure was first released around 1941. The Creek Chub Bait Company under the Shur Strike Bait Companies name in Garrett Indiana produced this small wooden lure measuring just a hair over 1 3/4″ in length. With a name like “Small Dude” you know it has to be a cool lure, how could it not. This wooden lure given the Model Number “SD” was only was made for a short time in the lure line up, but had a good representation while it lasted.

The fishing lure only ever had painted eyes unlike like many other of the Shur Shrike Companies lures. This was due in part to its later arrival when most companies were making the transition as to painted tack or painted eyes. The Small Dude is similar to the Paw Paw Punkinseed or the Shur Strike Petite Spinner in shape, a short rounded lure with two smaller trebles connected via an eye screw and a single centered belly weight. The lure had a standard rounded diving lip mounted just under the mid line of the face of the bait, to which atop rests the antique lure’s single line tie.

Noteworthy, while the Small Dude antique fishing lure while shorter lived, it was however available in a litany of color finishes. These colors ranging from the standard Yellow Perch and Red & White’s to some super colors like Goldfish and Strawberry Spotted and White Scale. This in my opinion makes the Shur Strike Small Dude Fishing lure a super lure to collect and display. In conclusion the standard colors of this classic antique lure are wallet friendly while you search out those tougher colors of the Shur Strike Small Dude. The Yellow Perch lure shown in the gallery below is housed in its correct early 1940’s Blue and Orange Style box, Labeled on the end SD-1YP.

Some of the Colors of the Small Dude you can expect to find are;
0 – Pike Scale
1YP – Yellow Perch (Shown Below)
2 – Red & White (Shown Below)
5 – New Red Side
6 – Shiner Scale
8 – Rainbow
14 – Bar Chain or Chain Perch
18 – Silver FLash
19 – Frog
20 – White Scale (Shown Below)
41 – Blue Back
42 – Goldfish
43 – Spotted

Shur Strike Small Dude Lure Photo Gallery

2017-03-30T08:47:25+00:00 March 21st, 2017|Antique Lures, Creek Chub Lures, Miscellaneous Lure Makers|Comments Off on Shur Strike Small Dude Lure

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