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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.

Creek Chub Seven Thousand Lure

By | February 26th, 2017|Categories: Antique Lures, Creek Chub Lures|Tags: , , , , , |

Creek Chub Seven Thousand Lure The Creek Chub Seven Thousand Lure is a unique lure even from its very name. This antique fishing lure was first introduced to the Creek Chub Bait Company line up in [...]

Shakespeare Bait Company Baseball Team

By | February 24th, 2017|Categories: Antique Lure and Reel Ads, Antique Lures, Miscellaneous Lure Makers, Shakespeare Lures|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Shakespeare Bait Company Baseball Team Many people are not aware of a Shakespeare Bait Company Baseball Team and a Antique Fishing Lure company relationship. Well its true, there is a tie in between Americas Favorite [...]

Heddon Darting Zara Lure

By | February 24th, 2017|Categories: Antique Lures, Heddon Lures|Tags: , , , , , |

Heddon Darting Zara The Heddon Darting Zara lure dates back to 1933 if not a little earlier. This straight bodied fishing lure was Heddon of Dowagiac Michigan's series model number 6600. The wooden, glass eyed [...]

Creek Chub Baby Pikie Lure

By | February 23rd, 2017|Categories: Antique Lures, Creek Chub Lures|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Creek Chub Baby Pikie Lure The Creek Chub Baby Pikie Lure was first introduced to the fishing lure public in 1921. This lure a model 900 series was produced by the Creek Chub Bait Company [...]

Creek Chub Baby Wiggle Fish Lure

By | February 19th, 2017|Categories: Antique Lures, Creek Chub Lures|Tags: , , , , , |

Creek Chub Baby Wiggle Fish Lure The Creek Chub Baby Wiggle Fish Lure was first introduced in 1925. This antique lure made by Creek Chub of Garrett Indiana was a model series number 2500. This [...]

Heddon Crazy Crawler Lure

By | February 18th, 2017|Categories: Antique Lures, Heddon Lures|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Heddon Crazy Crawler Lure The Heddon Crazy Crawler Lure is a collector favorite, and was first introduced around 1939-1940. Heddon of Dowagiac Michigan purchased the patent rights to this winged creature from Jim Donaly, of [...]

South Bend Combination Minnow

By | February 17th, 2017|Categories: Antique Lures, South Bend Lures|Tags: , , , , , |

South Bend Combination Minnow The South Bend Combination Minnow was an early lure and was first produced in 1912 and was given a model series number 931 / 932. Only three years after the legal [...]

Paw Paw Young Wounded Minnow lure

By | February 16th, 2017|Categories: Antique Lures, Paw Paw Moonlight Lures|Tags: , , , , |

Paw Paw Young Wounded Minnow The Paw Paw Young Wounded Minnow lure was first introduced in 1941. The antique lure is shown housed in a I Go For Lucky Lures Red box. This antique lure [...]

Holzapfel Mushroom Bass Bait

By | February 15th, 2017|Categories: Antique Lures, Miscellaneous Lure Makers|Tags: , , , , , , |

Holzapfel Mushroom Bass Bait The Holzapfel Mushroom Bass Bait was first introduced around the early teens. This antique lure was made by J. A. Holzapfel in Jackson Michigan. If this fishing lure looks familiar to [...]

Creek Chub Jointed Pikie Minnow 2600

By | February 13th, 2017|Categories: Antique Lures, Creek Chub Lures|Tags: , , , , , , |

Creek Chub Jointed Pikie Minnow The Creek Chub Jointed Pikie Deep Diving Minnow lure is certainly one of the companies mainstays. The Jointed Pikie antique lure has a history of roughly 5 decades, or 50 years [...]

Shurbite Shedevil Lure

By | February 9th, 2017|Categories: Antique Lures, Miscellaneous Lure Makers|Tags: , , , , |

Shurbite Shedevil Lure The Shurbite Shedevil Lure was introduced in the 1930's. This plastic lure was made by the Shurbite Bait Company out of Bronson Michigan. The company would also move and or have locations [...]

Bug N Bass Antique Lure

By | February 8th, 2017|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, [...]

Shur Strike Petite Spinner Lure

By | February 7th, 2017|Categories: Antique Lures, Creek Chub Lures, Miscellaneous Lure Makers|Tags: , , |

Shur Strike Petite Spinner Lure This Shur Strike Petite Spinner Lure was made roughly around 1941. The Shur Strike Series of lures were Creek Chub of Garrett Indiana's cheaper line up of lures. The Petite [...]

Shur Strike Plunker Lure

By | February 7th, 2017|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 [...]

Creek Chub Midget Pikie Lure

By | February 2nd, 2017|Categories: Antique Lures, Creek Chub Lures|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Creek Chub Midget Pikie Lure The Creek Chub Midget Pikie lure is a series, 2200. The Midget Pikie Minnow lure was first made by the Creek Chub of Garrett Indiana in 1924 and lasted until [...]

Comstock Flying Helgramite Lure

By | February 1st, 2017|Categories: 19th Century Fishing Lures, Antique Lures, Miscellaneous Lure Makers|Tags: , , , , , |

Comstock Flying Helgramite Lure The Comstock Flying Helgramite Lure was made by Harry Comstock, Fulton, New York. Circa 1883. This is considered one of if not the first glass eyed antique fishing lures produced. The [...]