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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.

Gowan Bumble Bug Lure

By |May 4th, 2016|Categories: Antique Lures, Miscellaneous Lure Makers|Tags: , |

Gowan Bumble Bug Lure The Gowan Bumble Bug Lure was first produced in 1949. This antique lure was made by the Gowan Manufacturing Company of Gowan Michigan. Doing research on the company itself there wasn't [...]

Shakespeare Hydroplane Antique Lure Article 1916

By |May 4th, 2016|Categories: Antique Lure and Reel Ads, Antique Lures, Shakespeare Lures|Tags: , |

Shakespeare Hydroplane Antique Lure Article 1916 Magazines containing things like this Shakespeare Hydroplane Antique Lure Article from Recreation Vol 54-55 magazine in 1916 are great. Being able to uncover history's shroud as it pertains to [...]

Live Action Frog Lure

By |May 4th, 2016|Categories: Antique Lures, Miscellaneous Lure Makers|

Live Action Frog Lure The Live Action Frog Lure shown in the box below is quite a fishing lure contraption. The fishing lure was first made in 1960 by the Action Frog Corporation out of [...]

LS Mirro Reel

By |May 4th, 2016|Categories: Antique Reels|

LS Mirro Reel in Box The LS Mirro Reel is a nifty miscellaneous reel. The antique reel born of the same make as the famous L&S bait Company, out of Bradley Illinois and Clearwater Florida.The [...]

Shakespeare Antique Lure Revolution HH Kiffe 1903

By |May 3rd, 2016|Categories: Antique Lure and Reel Ads, Antique Lures, Shakespeare Lures|Tags: |

Shakespeare Antique Lure Revolution HH Kiffe 1903 In this Great Shakespeare Antique Lure Revolution HH Kiffe 1903 we see the Advertisement for not only the Worden Bucktail, but the Revolution. SHAKESPEARE BAITS The Shakespeare Revolution [...]

South Bend Tease Oreno Lure

By |May 3rd, 2016|Categories: Antique Lures, South Bend Lures|Tags: , , |

South Bend Tease Oreno Lure The South Bend Tease Oreno Lure was first introduced in 1929. The antique lure lasted over a dozen years in the South Bend of Indiana's lure line up. The fishing [...]

Heddon Big Hedd Spook Lure

By |May 3rd, 2016|Categories: Antique Lures, Heddon Lures|Tags: , , , |

Heddon Big Hedd Spook The Heddon Big Hedd Spook lure was a series number 9330 . The lure was first introduced around 1974 and was only available for a handful of years. The fishing lure [...]

Decker Lure Ad Field Stream 1912

By |May 2nd, 2016|Categories: Antique Lure and Reel Ads, Antique Lures, Miscellaneous Lure Makers|Tags: |

Decker Lure Ad Field Stream This Decker Lure Ad Field Stream comes from 1912. This ad comes after one of the greatest fishing derbies and challenges Field and Stream had. "The Decker lands so soft [...]

Hendryx Burdett Bait Lure

By |May 2nd, 2016|Categories: Antique Lures, Miscellaneous Lure Makers|Tags: , |

Hendryx Burdett Bait Lure The Hendryx Burdett Bait Lure is one of the harder to find Hendryx antique fishing lures. If you not familiar with Hendryx baits, or reels, but your familiar with Winchester reels, [...]

Heddon No Snag River Runt Lure

By |May 2nd, 2016|Categories: Antique Lures, Heddon Lures|Tags: , |

Heddon No Snag River Runt Lure The Heddon No Snag River Runt Lure is a great little lure. First introduced in 1941 this spook lure has become a favorite among collectors. The antique lure takes [...]

Skinner Gananoque Antique Lure Story

By |May 1st, 2016|Categories: Antique Lure and Reel Ads, Antique Lures|Tags: |

Skinner Gananoque Antique Lure Story This Skinner Gananoque Antique Lure Story is borrowed from; A souvenir of the Thousand Islands of the St. Lawrence River. by John Haddock, and was written in 1895. We see another famed [...]

FC Woods Expert Lure Ad Shields 1907

By |May 1st, 2016|Categories: Antique Lure and Reel Ads, Antique Lures|Tags: |

FC Woods Expert Lure Ad Shields 1907 This ad is a FC Woods Expert Lure Ad Shields 1907. The Shields magazine had the same editor as the previous decade Recreation magazine and has provided more [...]

Springfield Novelty Reel Lure

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

Springfield Novelty Reel Lure The Springfield Novelty Reel Lure was first introduced around 1932. If the antique lure looks familiar, it should. Its strangely similar to the other barber pole lure the Charmer lure. Both [...]

Pflueger Mustang Minnow Heavy Duty Lure

By |May 1st, 2016|Categories: Antique Lures, Pflueger Lures|Tags: , |

Pflueger Mustang Minnow Heavy Duty Lure The Pflueger Mustang Minnow Heavy Duty Lure is the largest of the Mustang Minnow Lure series. This Pflueger of Akron Ohio antique fishing lure is a series model number [...]

Jamison Coaxer X Lure Advertisement

By |April 30th, 2016|Categories: Antique Lure and Reel Ads, Antique Lures|Tags: , , |

Jamison Coaxer X Lure Advertisement The Jamison Coaxer X Lure Advertisement is a great little article and photo. This snipet is taken from the May, 1909 Field an Stream, Tools of the Craft section. The [...]

Creek Chub Fin Tail Shiner Lure

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

Creek Chub Fin Tail Shiner Lure The Creek Chub Fin Tail Shiner Lure was first introduced in 1924. This glass eyed, wooden, antique lure was Creek Chub of Garrett Indiana model series number 2100. The [...]

Gudebrod Bippie Lure

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

Gudebrod Bippie Lure The Gudebrod Bippie Lure was made in 1975. I believe this lure is one of the youngest I've featured on the Blog. I would like to make sure that my intent isn't [...]

Pflueger Antique Lure Sign Ad

By |April 29th, 2016|Categories: Antique Lure and Reel Ads, Antique Lures, Pflueger Lures|Tags: , |

Pflueger Antique Lure Sign Ad This Pflueger Antique Lure Sign Ad window sign was published in a 1905 Vol. 23 of "The Hardware Magazine". The ad specifies how dealers in Pflueger's Fishing Tackle can get [...]