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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.

Moonlight Single Hook Pikaroon Lure

By | July 27th, 2016|Categories: Antique Lures, Paw Paw Moonlight Lures|Tags: , , , , |

Moonlight Single Hook Pikaroon Lure The Moonlight Single Hook Pikaroon Lure was first seen around 1923. The Moonlight Bait Company of Paw Paw Michigan gave this model a series number 2500. By far and away [...]

Syracuse Split Bamboo Fish Rod Company

By | July 26th, 2016|Categories: 19th Century Fishing Lures, Antique Lure and Reel Ads, Antique Lures|Tags: , , , , , , |

Syracuse Split Bamboo Fish Rod Company This Syracuse Split Bamboo Fish Rod Company, Henry Loftie catalog is a great early pre 1900's Catalog. Circa 1889, this cover has made it over a century protected for [...]

Heddon Bottle Nose Tadpolly Lure

By | July 26th, 2016|Categories: Antique Lures, Heddon Lures|Tags: , , |

Heddon Bottle Nose Tadpolly Lure The Heddon Bottle Nose Tadpolly Lure is a really cool rendition of what the Tadpolly lure would become. The lure itself was marketed by the Diamond Submarine Bait Company out [...]

Fincheroo Antique Lure

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

Fincheroo Antique Lure The Fincheroo Antique Lure is Circa 1972. This lure has a distinguishing hole in the center front of the lure. The lure was made by Robfin of Scottsdale, Arizona. This plastic lure [...]

Pflueger Antique Fly Lure 1888

By | July 25th, 2016|Categories: 19th Century Fishing Lures, Antique Lure and Reel Ads, Antique Lures, Pflueger Lures|Tags: , , , |

Pflueger Antique Fly Lure 1888 This Pflueger Antique Fly Lure 1888 ad is one of those that I found off the beaten path. Recording media has been done since the beginning of time, its just [...]

Tempter Frog Antique Lure

By | July 25th, 2016|Categories: Antique Lures, Miscellaneous Lure Makers|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Tempter Frog Antique Lure The Tempter Frog Antique Lure is always a fun lure to find. The antique fly eater was made around 1930 and comes from a place we don't see a lot of [...]

Heddon Ice Decoy Antique Lure

By | July 24th, 2016|Categories: Antique Lures, Heddon Lures|Tags: , , , , |

Heddon Ice Decoy Antique Lure This version of the Heddon Ice Decoy Antique Lure is distinguished by its 4 point fin shape. Not all antique lures are technically lures, but they are all attractants of [...]

Shakespeare Sardinia Salt Water Minnow

By | July 23rd, 2016|Categories: Antique Lures, Shakespeare Lures|Tags: , , , |

Shakespeare Sardinia Salt Water Minnow Lure The Shakespeare Sardinia Salt Water Minnow Lure was first introduced in 1925. This antique fishing lure made by the Shakespeare Bait Company of Kalamazoo Michigan was a series number [...]

Creek Chub Fly Rod Ding Bat Lure Bass

By | July 22nd, 2016|Categories: Antique Lures, Creek Chub Lures, Fly Rod Lures|Tags: , , , |

Creek Chub Fly Rod Ding Bat Lure Bass The Creek Chub Fly Rod Ding Bat Lure Bass size was a series F1400. This antique fly lure was first introduced by the Creek Chub Bait Company [...]

Unner Flash Lure

By | July 22nd, 2016|Categories: Antique Lures, Miscellaneous Lure Makers|Tags: , , |

Unner Flash Lure The Unner Flash Lure was introduced around 1953. This antique wooden lure was made by the O. M. Bait Company out of Hazel Park Michigan. This no eyed lure measures 2" in [...]

Shakespeare Kazoo Minnow Lure

By | July 21st, 2016|Categories: Antique Lures, Shakespeare Lures|Tags: , , |

Shakespeare Kazoo Minnow Lure The Shakespeare Kazoo Minnow Lure was introduced around the mid 00's. The lure appears in the 1907 Shakespeare Antique Fishing Lure catalog. The lure was given a series number 33 as [...]

South Bend Zane Grey Teaser Lure

By | July 20th, 2016|Categories: Antique Lures, South Bend Lures|Tags: , , , , , |

South Bend Zane Grey Teaser Lure The South Bend Zane Grey Teaser Lure is a giant antique fishing lure. This monstrous wooden lure was given a model series number 981. This huge salt water teaser [...]

Kumm Fish Spotter Lure

By | July 14th, 2016|Categories: Antique Lures, Miscellaneous Lure Makers|Tags: , , |

Kumm Fish Spotter Lure The Kumm Fish Spotter Lure was first introduced around 1933 when the patent was applied for. The patent wasnt granted to Arthur J Kumm of Dearborn Michigan until 1935. This first [...]

South Bend Plunk Oreno Lure

By | July 11th, 2016|Categories: Antique Lures, South Bend Lures|Tags: , , , |

South Bend Plunk Oreno Lure The South Bend Plunk Oreno Lure was a short lived antique fishing lure beginning in 1929 and only lasting 3 years in this form. The lure was given a model [...]

Harkauf Jacob Mick Rotary Head Lure

By | July 11th, 2016|Categories: Antique Lures, Miscellaneous Lure Makers|Tags: , , , , |

Harkauf Jacob Mick Rotary Head Lure This Harkauf Jacob Mick Rotary Head Lure is a lure I thought I'd share due to some of the great input and responses I got from the Manhattan post. [...]

Heddon Widget Fly Lure

By | July 10th, 2016|Categories: Antique Lures, Fly Fishing, Fly Rod Lures, Heddon Lures|Tags: , , , |

Heddon Widget Fly Lure This Heddon Widget Fly Lure was first introduced in 1952. This antique fly lure was given model series number 300. This fly lure measures 1 1/4" in length and has a [...]

Pepper Roamer Antique Lure

By | July 10th, 2016|Categories: Antique Lures, Miscellaneous Lure Makers|Tags: , , , |

Pepper Roamer Antique Lure The Pepper Roamer Antique Lure was patented in 1908. Joseph E Pepper of Rome, New York the inventor of this bug type lure. Whether from 235 1/2 South James Street, or [...]

South Bend Sun Spot Spoon Lure

By | July 9th, 2016|Categories: Antique Lures, South Bend Lures|Tags: , , |

South Bend Sun Spot Spoon Lure The South Bend Sun Spot Spoon Lure was first introduced in 1941. The Sun Spot Spoon however was not a South Bend origional lure. However when brought into the [...]