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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.

Shakespeare Bait Company Service Ring

By | August 29th, 2016|Categories: Collectible Fishing Empherma (Books, Catalogs, Photos, Etc), Shakespeare Lures|Tags: , , , , , , |

Shakespeare Bait Company Service Ring This Shakespeare Bait Company Service Ring is a great example of one of those add on pieces we can all add to our collection. The fringe pieces that say have [...]

Creek Chub Fly Fishing Lure Pikie

By | August 29th, 2016|Categories: Antique Lures, Creek Chub Lures, Fly Fishing, Fly Rod Lures|Tags: , , , , , , |

Creek Chub Fly Fishing Lure Pikie The Creek Chub Fly Fishing Lure Pikie was fist introduced in 1924. This fly rod sized version of the classic Pikie minnow fishing lure came in both a bass [...]

NFLCC Magazine Article Index 1993

By | August 27th, 2016|Categories: Antique Lures, Collectible Fishing Empherma (Books, Catalogs, Photos, Etc), NFLCC|Tags: , , , , , , , |

NFLCC Magazine Article Index 1993 This  NFLCC Magazine Article Index 1993 contain the below Mentioned Articles.  March 1993 Volume 3 Issue Number 1 Cover Photo includes lures New on card as the Allcock,  Skinner, Hendryx, Lowes, Hidebrant [...]

Shakespeare Rhodes Torpedo Lure

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

Shakespeare Rhodes Torpedo Lure This Shakespeare Rhodes Torpedo Lure was first introduced in 1934. This antique fishing lure made by the Shakespeare Bait Company of Kalamazoo, Michigan. They assigned it a model series number 6540. [...]

NFLCC Magazine Article Index 1992

By | August 26th, 2016|Categories: Antique Lures, Collectible Fishing Empherma (Books, Catalogs, Photos, Etc), NFLCC|Tags: , , , |

NFLCC Magazine Article Index 1992 This  NFLCC Magazine Article Index 1992 contain the below Mentioned Articles.  March 1992 Volume 2 Issue Number 1 Cover Photo includes lures such as the Heddon Slope Nose in the Box, Radiant in [...]

Heddon Crazy Crawler Lure 2120 Series

By | August 26th, 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 [...]

NFLCC Magazine 1991 Articles

By | August 25th, 2016|Categories: Collectible Fishing Empherma (Books, Catalogs, Photos, Etc), NFLCC|

NFLCC Magazine Article Index 1991 These 2 NFLCC Magazine 1991 issues contain the below Mentioned Articles. I was trying to find an article the other day and came to the realization there was no list I could go [...]

Siren Minnow Antique Lure

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

Siren Minnow Antique Lure The Siren Minnow Antique Lure dates to around 1947. This lure was made by the Siren Life Action Lure Company out of Los Angeles, California. The Siren Minnow lure itself measure [...]

Hoptacong Perch Minnow Antique Lure

By | August 24th, 2016|Categories: Antique Lures, Collectible Fishing Empherma (Books, Catalogs, Photos, Etc), Miscellaneous Lure Makers|Tags: , , , , , |

Hoptacong Perch Minnow Antique Lure The Hoptacong Perch Minnow Antique Lure date to around 1905. The lure distributed and made by the William Mills and Sons Company of New York, New York. While advertised to be [...]

Kimmich Mouse Antique Lure

By | August 24th, 2016|Categories: Antique Lures, Miscellaneous Lure Makers|Tags: , , , , , , |

Kimmich Mouse Antique Lure The Kimmich Mouse Antique Lure was first introduced in 1929. This antique fishing lure invented by Harry Kimmich of Ellwood City, Pennsylvania. Harry (John) Kimmich was not a lure inventor full-time. [...]

Aqua Sport Storm Diving Doodle Bug Lure

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

Aqua Sport Storm Diving Doodle Bug Lure This Aqua Sport Storm Diving Doodle Bug Lure was a neat novelty of its time. As I had noted in the article about the Glop Lure Storm began [...]

Bug N Bass Antique Lure

By | August 20th, 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, [...]

Tropical Bait Stormy Petrel Lure

By | August 20th, 2016|Categories: Antique Lures, Fly Fishing, Fly Rod Lures, Miscellaneous Lure Makers|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Tropical Bait Stormy Petrel Lure The Tropical Bait Stormy Petrel Lure has always been a favorite with collectors. Ned Danforth of Indianapolis, Indiana was the Owner and inventor of the Stormy Petrel. Ned began making [...]

Shakespeare Musky Trolling Minnow Lure

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

Shakespeare Musky Trolling Minnow Lure The Shakespeare Musky Trolling Minnow Lure was first introduced around 1924. This model 972 made by the Shakespeare Bait Company, of Kalamazoo, Michigan measures 5" in length. This antique spinning [...]

Hanson Sub Master Lure

By | August 19th, 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 [...]

Nichols Jumbo Killer Lure

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

Nichols Jumbo Killer Lure The Nichols Jumbo Killer Lure was first introduced in the early 1940's. The Jumbo Killer, made by the Nichols Bait Company of Corpus Christi Texas, later to be known by PICO. [...]

Hastings Frog Antique Lure

By | August 18th, 2016|Categories: 19th Century Fishing Lures, Antique Lures, Miscellaneous Lure Makers|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Hastings Frog Antique Lure The Hastings Frog Antique Lure was originally made by James T Hastings, of Chicago, Illinois. He patented his version of the fly eater, August 24th, 1895. However, this version of the antique [...]

JD Allen Antique Lure Fish Spoon

By | August 18th, 2016|Categories: 19th Century Fishing Lures, Antique Lures|Tags: , , , , , , , |

JD Allen Antique Lure Fish Spoon This JD Allen Antique Lure Fish Spoon is kind of a 19th Century fishing lure head scratcher for me. The spoon is marked JD Allen, South Otselic, NY and a [...]