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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.

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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.

Heddon Crazy Crawler Lure 2120 Series

By | December 7th, 2016|Categories: Antique Lures, Heddon Lures|Tags: , , , , , |

Heddon Crazy Crawler Lure 2120 Series The Heddon Crazy Crawler Lure 2120 Series antique fishing lure was first introduced in 1941. This Crazy Crawler lure made by Heddon of Dowagiac, Michigan would be a great [...]

Worth Flutter Fin Lure

By | December 7th, 2016|Categories: Antique Lures, Miscellaneous Lure Makers|Tags: , , , , , , |

Worth Flutter Fin Lure This version of the Worth Flutter Fin Lure is Circa 1962. The Worth Fishing Tackle Company was located out of Stevens Point Wisconsin. The Flutter Fin nicknamed by many "The Mustache [...]

Carters Dunks Dunk It Lure

By | December 7th, 2016|Categories: Antique Lures, Miscellaneous Lure Makers|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Carters Dunks Dunk It Lure The Carters Dunks Dunk It Lure was first introduced around 1931-1933. This Indianapolis Indiana, and Dayton Ohio Produced lure like many other makers was the culmination and consolidation of multiple [...]

Shur Strike Plunker Lure

By | December 1st, 2016|Categories: Antique Lures, Miscellaneous Lure Makers|Tags: , , , , , , |

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 [...]

Paw Paw Musky Natural Hair Mouse Lure

By | December 1st, 2016|Categories: Antique Lures, Paw Paw Moonlight Lures|Tags: , , , , , |

Paw Paw Musky Natural Hair Mouse Lure The Paw Paw Musky Natural Hair Mouse Lure was first introduced in 1929. This antique lure was had a wooden painted head and a stacked deer hair tail, [...]

Creek Chub Husky Plunker Lure

By | November 30th, 2016|Categories: Antique Lures, Creek Chub Lures|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Creek Chub Husky Plunker Lure The Creek Chub Husky Plunker Lure was first introduced in 1939. The Creek Chub Bait Company out of Garrett Indiana assigned it a model Number 5800. The antique fishing lure [...]

ShurKacth Baits Mouse Lure

By | November 30th, 2016|Categories: Antique Lures, Miscellaneous Lure Makers|Tags: , , , , , |

ShurKacth Baits Mouse Lure The ShurKacth Baits Mouse Lure is Circa 1939. The ShurKatch Bait company out of Richfield Springs, New York is thought to have been a distributor of Horrocks Ibbotson fishing lures. This [...]

Heddon Magnum Torpedo Lure

By | November 30th, 2016|Categories: Antique Lures, Heddon Lures|Tags: , , , , , |

Heddon Magnum Torpedo Lure The Heddon Magnum Torpedo Lure was first introduced in 1969. This Antique Lure was Heddon / Pradco in Ft Smith Arkansas model series number 362. This plastic spook lure is the [...]

Hanson Sub Master Lure

By | November 29th, 2016|Categories: Antique Lures, Miscellaneous Lure Makers|Tags: , , , , , |

Hanson Sub Master Lure The Hanson Sub Master Lure was patented in 1951, while being made as early as 1950. This lure was distributed by Hanson's Custom Loading out of Bonner Springs, Kansas. This little [...]

Jamison Humdinger Lure

By | November 29th, 2016|Categories: Antique Lures, Miscellaneous Lure Makers|Tags: , , , , |

Jamison Humdinger Lure The Jamison Humdinger Lure was first introduced in 1916. This wooden no eyed fishing lure was made by William J Jamison Company out of Chicago Illinois, know affectionately as "Smilling Bill". This [...]

Jamison Winged Mascot Lure No 2

By | November 28th, 2016|Categories: Antique Lures, Miscellaneous Lure Makers|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Jamison Winged Mascot Lure No. 2 Today I lost one of my best friends who I traveled across country to lure shows for years with. For two decades Joe and I were friends and my [...]

Heddon SOS 160 Lure Strawberry Spot

By | November 28th, 2016|Categories: Antique Lures, Heddon Lures|Tags: , , , , , |

Heddon SOS 160 Lure Strawberry Spot The Heddon SOS 160 Lure was first introduced in 1928. This antique lure made by the Heddon Lure Company out of Dowagiac Michigan was one of the mid sized [...]

Shakespeare Kingfish Wobbler Lure

By | November 27th, 2016|Categories: Antique Lures, Shakespeare Lures|Tags: , , , |

Shakespeare Kingfish Wobbler Lure The Shakespeare Kingfish Wobbler Lure is a series model number 6535. The antique fishing lure is Circa late 1930s to 1940 for a time frame. The Kingfish Wobbler minnow is 5" [...]

Rhodes Mechanical Frog in Wood Box

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

Rhodes Mechanical Frog The Rhodes Mechanical Frog lure in the correct wooden box combines 2 different things that antique lure collectors get excited about. First off, a wood box lure, who doesn't like just the [...]

Bug N Bass Antique Lure

By | November 26th, 2016|Categories: Antique Lures, Miscellaneous Lure Makers|Tags: , , , , , , |

Bug N Bass Antique Lure The Bug N Bass Antique Lure dates to around 1963. The Bug N Bass antique lure a product of the Buckeye Bait Company of Miamisburg, Ohio, later in Council Grove, [...]