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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 time and I created this site to compliment it from a social networking side. To 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 like Meek, Horton, Winchester, Atlas, Shakespeare, Tabot, Coxe, Abu, Garcia, Langley, Bronson and more shown up close and personal.

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. 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.

Where’s the Flame in Antique Lures?

While collecting Antique lures and the like have taken up the majority of my free time for over a decade, another hobby I fall back on for an escape besides fishing itself, is cooking and grilling. So from time to time I may take a break from publishing antique fishing lure or fishing content and share something with a little char on it.

Shakespeare Jim Dandy Spoonbill Wobbler Lure

By | June 24th, 2016|Categories: Antique Lures, Shakespeare Lures|Tags: |

Shakespeare Jim Dandy Spoonbill Wobbler Lure The Shakespeare Jim Dandy Spoonbill Wobbler Lure was introduced around 1930. This antique fishing lure was Shakespeare's lower end line up which was labeled under the Jim Dandy name. [...]

Harlow Casting Spoon Lure

By | June 23rd, 2016|Categories: 19th Century Fishing Lures, Antique Lures|Tags: , , , |

Harlow Casting Spoon Lure The Harlow Casting Spoon Lure was patented in 1888. This Pre 1900's fishing lure was made by John H Harlow, of auburn New York. The patent was for the use of [...]

John Mann Trolling Spoons

By | June 23rd, 2016|Categories: 19th Century Fishing Lures, Antique Lure and Reel Ads, Antique Lures|Tags: , , |

John Mann Trolling Spoons This John Mann Trolling Spoons Ad dates to 1883. American Angler magazine gives us some great ads and stories. Im pretty partial to John Mann as I've collected his lures and [...]

Heddon Midget Digit Spook Lure

By | June 23rd, 2016|Categories: Antique Lures, Heddon Lures|Tags: , , |

Heddon Midget Digit Spook Lure The Heddon Midget Digit Spook Lure was first introduced in 1948. The lure was a continuation of Heddon's very popular wooden line, and was given model number 9020. The plastic [...]

Heddon Musky Surfusser Lure

By | June 23rd, 2016|Categories: Antique Lures, Heddon Lures|Tags: , , , |

Heddon Musky Surfusser Lure The Heddon Musky Surfusser Lure was first introduced in 1937. This antique lure of Heddon of Dowagiac Michigan, was given a model series number 350. The antique lure made of wood [...]

Creek Chub Spinning Deepster Lure

By | June 22nd, 2016|Categories: Antique Lures, Creek Chub Lures|Tags: , , |

Creek Chub Spinning Deepster Lure The Creek Chub Spinning Deepster Lure was first introduced in 1953 and only lasted a very limited time. The antique lure was a model series number 9600 made by the [...]

Heddon Plunking Basser Lure

By | June 22nd, 2016|Categories: Antique Lures, Heddon Lures|Tags: , , |

Heddon Plunking Basser Lure The Heddon Plunking Basser Lure is a smaller lure than its bigger brother the Heddon Basser antique lure. The Plunking Basser is a wooden lure measuring 3" inches in length. The [...]

Pflueger Fish Scaler

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

Pflueger Fish Scaler This Pflueger Fish Scaler ad comes from 1892. The Chicago Journal of Commerce printed or show cased this new to market Pflueger Enterprise Manufacturing Company item. Many people think Pflueger's reach ended [...]

Paw Paw Indian Sign Fly Lure Box

By | June 21st, 2016|Categories: Antique Lures, Fly Rod Lures, Paw Paw Moonlight Lures|Tags: , , |

Paw Paw Indian Sign Fly Lure Box This Paw Paw Indian Sign Fly Lure Box is a great example of a antique fly lure box. Collecting the lures themselves is just one piece of the [...]

South Bend Min Oreno Lure

By | June 21st, 2016|Categories: Antique Lures, South Bend Lures|Tags: |

South Bend Min Oreno Lure The South Bend Min Oreno Lure was first introduced around 1933 and was gone by 1939. This antique fishing lure made by the South Bend Bait Company was given a [...]

Gee Wiz Frog Lure

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

Gee Wiz Frog Lure The Gee Wiz Frog Lure was first introduced in 1930. This great frog was made by the All Star Bait Company, out of Chicago Illinois. This is the regular sized from [...]

Creek Chub Flip Flap Lure

By | June 19th, 2016|Categories: Antique Lures, Creek Chub Lures|Tags: , |

Creek Chub Flip Flap Lure The Creek Chub Flip Flap Lure was first introduced into the catalog line up in 1934. This Creek Chub of Garrett Indiana made lure was a series model number 4400. [...]

Shakespeare Striped Bass Wobbler Lure

By | June 19th, 2016|Categories: Antique Lures, Shakespeare Lures|Tags: , |

Shakespeare Striped Bass Wobbler Lure The Shakespeare Striped Bass Wobbler Lure was first introduced in 1940. The lure was very short lived, and from what I can see never was actually in the Shakespeare Reel [...]

Heddon Vamp Lure

By | June 19th, 2016|Categories: Antique Lures, Heddon Lures|Tags: |

Heddon Vamp Lure The Heddon Vamp Lure is a series 7500 and measure 4 1/2" in length. This antique lure was first produced in 1920 and from then on was a regular staple in the [...]

Scooter Pooper Lure

By | June 19th, 2016|Categories: Antique Lures, Miscellaneous Lure Makers|Tags: |

Scooter Pooper Lure The Scooter Pooper Lure was first made in 1948 and kind of falls into the novelty fishing lure category. This antique fishing lure was made by the Scooterpooper Sales Inc company of [...]

Spalding Pneumatic Sporting Boat

By | June 18th, 2016|Categories: 19th Century Fishing Lures, Antique Lure and Reel Ads, Antique Lures|Tags: , |

Spalding Pneumatic Sporting Boat This A.G. Spalding Pneumatic Sporting Boat is a classic example of a early float tube. I've always really enjoyed the old ads and find many of them amusing when your pursuing [...]

Shakespeare Tantalizer Jr Lure

By | June 18th, 2016|Categories: Antique Lures, Shakespeare Lures|Tags: , |

Shakespeare Tantalizer Jr Lure The Shakespeare Tantalizer Jr Lure was first introduced in 1940. The Shakespeare Bait Company From Kalamazoo, Michigan assigned it, Model series number 6638. This antique fishing lure is wooden, only ever [...]

Keeling Pike Kee Wig Lure

By | June 17th, 2016|Categories: Antique Lures, Miscellaneous Lure Makers|Tags: , |

Keeling Pike Kee Wig Lure The Keeling Pike Kee Wig Lure was first introduced around 1928. This wooden, no eyed, pointed at both ends torpedo shaped lure measure 4 5/8" in length. The Kee Wig [...]