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Thanks for stopping by to Fin and Flame the only Antique Lure Photo Blog. This page was made to be a visual or piscatorial reference for Antique Lures, Reels, and fishing related items alike. This project born of over a decades worth of archival of some great fishing items I’ve had the pleasure of holding and seeing. No doubt if you’ve been in the antique lure hobby a while you have been to our sister site The Old Fishing Lure . That site was created to give you a broader historical perspective of some of the greatest lure makers of all timeI created. This site was amde to compliment it from a social networking side & integrate our great hobby with social media.

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Antique Lure Makers

Antique Lure Makers

Antique Lure Makers

While no doubt the names of antique fishing lure greats such as Heddon, Creek Chub, Shakespeare, Pflueger, Paw Paw, Moonlight, Chapman, and Buel your readily  familiar with. I will have a great variety of miscellaneous smaller antique lure maker names like Nichols, Bingo, Clinton, Clarks and more. Along with the aforementioned antique fishing lure makers we will take a peak at Antique Reel makers. Names like Meek, Horton, Winchester, Atlas, Shakespeare, Tabot, Coxe, Abu, Garcia, Langley, Bronson and more.

2 years ago I was involved in a accident because someone carelessly tied a pit bull to a front door. That incident cost me my career as a mailman and has left permanent spinal residuals even after multiple surgeries. The net affect, it took from me a lot of things, some tangible others not, and for a while even my enjoyment of this antique lure hobby. Part of my reason for this page is a bit selfish I must admit, but I want to take back something that was taken from me. I want to share my enjoyment of these great items, antique lures and such. They don’t deserve to be stuck in a file on my hard drive when I can share them.

Social Media and Lure Collecting

Speaking of sharing, feel free to click on the accompanying social media icons to share things you may like. The more people who are introduced to the great artistry and history and people our hobby of collecting antique lure and all it has to offer the more collectors will be born. Bolstering the membership of our great clubs like the NFLCC and ORCA will only continue help move our hobby to the next level. Maybe a few of these photos or my thoughts on them might spark someone to enjoy what we as antique lure collectors have come to love.

If you’ve stumbled on this page with the intent to sell your antique lures or reels, please feel free to contact me to see if its something I can use in my collection.

Jamison Nemo Antique Lure

By | September 27th, 2016|Categories: Antique Lures, Miscellaneous Lure Makers|Tags: , , , , , , |

Jamison Nemo Antique Lure The Jamison Nemo Antique Lure is one of my favorite lures made by smiling Bill. Circa 1910 this rotary head antique lure made by the William Jamison Company of Chicago, Illinois. [...]

Shakespeare Sure Lure

By | September 26th, 2016|Categories: Antique Lures, Shakespeare Lures|Tags: , , , |

Shakespeare Sure Lure The Shakespeare Sure Lure was one of the companies first and primary baits. The Sure lure was introduced in 1902. This antique fishing lure was comprised of a molded rubber composite. The [...]

JB McHarg Civil War Token

By | September 22nd, 2016|Categories: 19th Century Fishing Lures, Antique Lures, Collectible Fishing Empherma (Books, Catalogs, Photos, Etc)|Tags: , , , , |

JB McHarg Civil War Token This great example of a JB McHarg Civil War Token is a prime example of what drives me to collect. Looking off the beaten path for neat items to compliment both [...]

NFLCC Magazine Article Index 1999

By | September 21st, 2016|Categories: Antique Lures, Collectible Fishing Empherma (Books, Catalogs, Photos, Etc), NFLCC|Tags: , , , , , , |

NFLCC Magazine Article Index 1999 This  NFLCC Magazine Article Index 1999 contain the below Mentioned Articles.  June 1999 Volume 9 Issue Number 1 Cover Photo includes a photo montage of Split Shot Tin Collection. From the Editor by [...]

WD Chapman Minnow Propeller Definition

By | September 21st, 2016|Categories: 19th Century Fishing Lures, Antique Lure and Reel Ads, Antique Lures|Tags: , , , , |

WD Chapman Minnow Propeller Definition This WD Chapman Minnow Propeller Definition proves that life was simpler back then. In a day and age where everything seems to be complicated from our fishing bots to the [...]

Bonafide Minnow Antique Lure

By | September 20th, 2016|Categories: Antique Lures, Miscellaneous Lure Makers|Tags: , , , , , , |

Bonafide Minnow Antique Lure The Bonafide Minnow Antique Lure is timeless classic. The Bonafide lure made by its namesake the Bonafide Manufacturing Company was located out of Plymouth, Michigan. The patent for this metal minnow [...]

Pflueger Puritan Beaded Egg Bait

By | September 13th, 2016|Categories: 19th Century Fishing Lures, Antique Lures, Pflueger Lures|Tags: , , , , , , |

Pflueger Puritan Beaded Egg Bait The Pflueger Puritan Beaded Egg Bait fishing lure was introduced some time after 1886. The Enterprise manufacturing Company of Akron Ohio is said to have purchased the patent rights to [...]

NFLCC Magazine Article Index 1998

By | September 13th, 2016|Categories: Antique Lures, Collectible Fishing Empherma (Books, Catalogs, Photos, Etc), NFLCC|Tags: , , , , , , |

NFLCC Magazine Article Index 1998 This  NFLCC Magazine Article Index 1998 contain the below Mentioned Articles.  June 1998 Volume 8 Issue Number 1 Cover Photo includes a photo montage of the previous years NFLCC magazines. From the Editor [...]

Heddon Salt Water Torpedo Lure

By | September 13th, 2016|Categories: Antique Lures, Heddon Lures|Tags: , , , |

Heddon Salt Water Torpedo Lure The Heddon Salt Water Torpedo Lure was given a model series number 30XWB. The lure made by Heddon of Dowagiac, Michigan in and around 1946-47. This lure wooden antique fishing [...]

NFLCC Magazine Article Index 1997

By | September 11th, 2016|Categories: Antique Lures, Friends & Clubs, NFLCC|Tags: , , , , , , , |

NFLCC Magazine Article Index 1997 This  NFLCC Magazine Article Index 1997 contain the below Mentioned Articles.  June 1997 Volume 7 Issue Number 1 Cover Photo includes a collection of Fly rod lures by Heddon, Creek Chub, South Bend, [...]

Creek Chub Toad Van Houton Wiggler Lure

By | September 11th, 2016|Categories: Antique Lures, Creek Chub Lures|Tags: , , , |

Creek Chub Toad Van Houton Wiggler Lure The Creek Chub Toad Van Houton Wiggler Lure is really a series 200 Baby Wiggler. This model number antique lure made by the Creek Chub Bait Company of [...]

Rainbow Wiggler Lure

By | September 8th, 2016|Categories: Antique Lures, Miscellaneous Lure Makers|Tags: , , , |

Rainbow Wiggler Lure The Rainbow Wiggler Lure was first introduced in 1949. This antique fishing lure was made by the V.O. Prichard Company out of Springfield, Missouri. Theis plastic lure measures 2 3/4" in length. [...]

Pflueger Governor Lure

By | September 8th, 2016|Categories: 19th Century Fishing Lures, Antique Lures, Pflueger Lures|Tags: , , , , , |

Pflueger Governor Lure The Pflueger Governor Lure was first introduced around 1892. This antique fishing lure was made by the Enterprise Manufacturing Company, of Akron Ohio. This fancy Pflueger Metal Spoon and minnow was given a [...]

NFLCC Magazine Article Index 1996

By | September 8th, 2016|Categories: Antique Lures, Friends & Clubs, NFLCC|Tags: , , , , , |

NFLCC Magazine Article Index 1996 This  NFLCC Magazine Article Index 1996 contain the below Mentioned Articles.  June 1996 Volume 6 Issue Number 1 Cover Photo includes Huge pile of Underwater Minnow Lures. From the Editor by Dudley Murphy [...]

NFLCC Magazine Article Index 1995

By | September 8th, 2016|Categories: Antique Lures, Collectible Fishing Empherma (Books, Catalogs, Photos, Etc), NFLCC|Tags: , , , , , |

NFLCC Magazine Article Index 1995 This  NFLCC Magazine Article Index 1995 contain the below Mentioned Articles.  June 1995 Volume 5 Issue Number 1 Cover Photo includes a some Early Fly Reels, Bamboo Rod and Large Dry Casting Flies. [...]

Pflueger Propeller Antique Lure

By | September 8th, 2016|Categories: 19th Century Fishing Lures, Antique Lures, Pflueger Lures|Tags: , , , , , , |

Pflueger Propeller Antique Lure The Pflueger Propeller Antique Lure is great piece of 19th Century metal. This antique lure was first made made by the Enterprise Manufacturing Company of Akron Ohio around 1886. There were [...]

Jacks Tackle Pogo Spinner Lure

By | September 8th, 2016|Categories: Antique Lures, Miscellaneous Lure Makers|Tags: , , , , , |

Jacks Tackle Pogo Spinner Lure This Jacks Tackle Pogo Spinner Lure was introduced in 1955. Jack's Tackle Manufacturing Company was located in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Jack's made a small assortment of plastic and wooden lures [...]

Pflueger Ballerina Antique Lure

By | September 7th, 2016|Categories: Antique Lures, Pflueger Lures|Tags: , , , , , |

Pflueger Ballerina Antique Lure The Pflueger Ballerina Antique Lure was introduced around 1952. This wooden pressed and painted eye lure was Pflueger of Akron, Ohio model series number 5400. This wooden tapering cigar shaped fishing [...]