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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.

Shoff Socko King Lure

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

Shoff Socko King Lure The Shoff Socko King Lure is by far and away one of the cooler looking lures made in the 40's. I've always enjoyed this little lure when they have come in [...]

Lakeland Products Mystery Lure

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

Lakeland Products Mystery Lure The Lakeland Products Mystery Lure has gone by a few names in its lifetime. This version of the Mystery lure was made in the early 1950's by the Lake-Land Products Company [...]

W D Chapman Lure Article Closure 1893

By |May 21st, 2016|Categories: Antique Lure and Reel Ads, Antique Lures|Tags: , , |

W D Chapman Lure Article Closure 1893 In this W D Chapman Lure Article Closure 1893 we see WD Chapman say adieu to the fishing tackle industry in a Jewelers trade rag in 1893. Sorry [...]

Biff Surface Wobbler Lure

By |May 21st, 2016|Categories: Antique Lures, Miscellaneous Lure Makers|Tags: |

Biff Surface Wobbler Lure The Biff Surface Wobbler Lure was patented in 1925. This Single Wobbler was made by the Biff Bait Company out of Milwaukee Wisconsin. The antique lure itself is a kidney shaped [...]

Bear Creek Tweedler Lure

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

Bear Creek Tweedler Lure The Bear Creek Tweedler Lure is a odd looking lure at first glance. Most people are more familiar with the line of ice spearing Decoys that the Bear Creek Bait Company [...]

Heddon Dowagiac Minnows Newspaper Ad 1919

By |May 20th, 2016|Categories: Antique Lure and Reel Ads, Antique Lures, Heddon Lures|Tags: , , , |

Heddon Dowagiac Minnows Newspaper Ad This Heddon Dowagiac Minnows Newspaper Ad comes to us from 1919. Often we think only to look to magazines for ads, artwork and for information. This Ad is from the [...]

Superstrike Shrimp Lure

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

Superstrike Shrimp Lure The Superstrike Shrimp Lure was first introduced in the late 1920's. The lure made by the Florida Artificial Bait Company of Saint Augustine Florida. This celluloid lure has quite a interesting history. [...]

Detroit Bass Caller Lure

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

Detroit Bass Caller Lure The Detroit Bass Caller Lure was first introduced in 1939. Made by the Detroit Bait company out of Detroit Michigan kind of looks like an airplane at first glance. This antique [...]

Pflueger May Bug Lure Ad 1904

By |May 19th, 2016|Categories: Antique Lure and Reel Ads, Antique Lures, Pflueger Lures|Tags: |

Pflueger May Bug Lure Ad This Pflueger May Bug Lure Ad comes to us from a vintage 1904 Enterprise Manufacturing Company; Pflueger Lure and Reel Catalog. The May Bug spoon itself dates back into the [...]

Wilson Flanged Wobbler Lure

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

Wilson Flanged Wobbler Lure The Wilson Flanged Wobbler Lure was first introduced in 1914. The lure was also deemed the Winged Wobbler as shown on the front of the accompanying antique lure box. The Lure [...]

Pflueger Wooden Minnows Article 1918

By |May 18th, 2016|Categories: Antique Lure and Reel Ads, Antique Lures, Pflueger Lures|Tags: , , , |

Pflueger Wooden Minnows Article This Pflueger Wooden Minnows Article was printed in 1918. The article proclaims and lays out in detail the evolution of its lures asserting it was the first, or the industry leader [...]

Shakespeare Fly Rod Mouse Lure

By |May 18th, 2016|Categories: Antique Lures, Fly Rod Lures, Shakespeare Lures|Tags: , , , |

Shakespeare Fly Rod Mouse Lure Shakespeare Fly Rod Mouse Lure, or the Swimming Mouse as its referred to sometimes was introduced around the late 1930's or early 1940's. The Shakespeare Company of Kalamazoo Michigan labeled [...]

The Thrill of the Hunt Country Living June 2016

By |May 17th, 2016|Categories: Antique Lure and Reel Ads, Antique Lures, Collectible Fishing Empherma (Books, Catalogs, Photos, Etc)|Tags: , , , |

The Thrill of the Hunt Country Living June 2016 The Thrill of the Hunt speaks volumes to many of us collectors, either in spirit or in dedication. Whether its that crazed passion that wakes us [...]

Shakespeare Floating Bait Lure

By |May 16th, 2016|Categories: Antique Lures, Shakespeare Lures|Tags: , , |

Shakespeare Floating Bait Lure The Shakespeare Floating Bait Lure was first advertised in 1908. The lure was Shakespeare of Kalamazoo Michigan model series number 41. This wooden glass eyed antique lure measures 3 1/4" inches [...]

Shakespeare Mermaid Lure

By |May 15th, 2016|Categories: Antique Lures, Shakespeare Lures|Tags: , , |

Shakespeare Mermaid Lure The Shakespeare Mermaid Lure was first introduced around 1915. The lure was Shakespeare of Kalamazoo series numbers 582 and 583. This wooden, no eyed fishing lure however did not start its life [...]

Paw Paw Crazy Mike Lure

By |May 14th, 2016|Categories: Antique Lures, Paw Paw Moonlight Lures|Tags: , , |

Paw Paw Crazy Mike Lure The Paw Paw Crazy Mike Lure sounds like a name given to everyone favorite uncle. While it may not be a part of our own lineage the Crazy Mike lure [...]

Pflueger Muskellunge Minnow Ad 1904

By |May 14th, 2016|Categories: Antique Lure and Reel Ads, Antique Lures, Pflueger Lures|Tags: |

Pflueger Muskellunge Minnow Ad This Pflueger Muskellunge Minnow Ad is brought to you from 1904. The Ad itself is out of the 1904 Pflueger or Enterprise manufacturing Company from Akron Ohio. I've always loved this [...]

Paw Paw Plenty Sparkle Lure

By |May 14th, 2016|Categories: Antique Lures, Paw Paw Moonlight Lures|Tags: , , , |

Paw Paw Plenty Sparkle Lure The Paw Paw Plenty Sparkle Lure is created in the late 1950's early 1960's. This antique fishing lure made by Paw Paw of Paw Paw Michigan and was a lure [...]