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Decker Lure Ad Field Stream 1912

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 and true And spins when drawn in. Its lifelike lines are sure to lure." When you re amongst the big [...]

Hendryx Burdett Bait Lure

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, your actually familiar with Hendryx and just didn't know it. Winchester bought the rights Hendryx in the late teens or [...]

Heddon No Snag River Runt Lure

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 on the Heddon Dowagiac fishing lure model number N9110. The lure looses its double treble hook and takes on a [...]

Skinner Gananoque Antique Lure Story

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 antique lure maker referenced, WD Chapman of Theresa NY. The old articles are great to be able to associate the [...]

FC Woods Expert Lure Ad Shields 1907

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 then a few great ads of antique fishing lures and tackle. The ad highlights their new type 2 detachable hooks [...]

Springfield Novelty Reel Lure

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 companies just happened to be from Springfield Missouri 2  decades apart. Well, to muddy the water a bit, Adolph Kunz partner [...]

Pflueger Mustang Minnow Heavy Duty Lure

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 9500, and the color code is 46. This wooden, pressed eye, antique lure is 5" in length. It dates from [...]

Jamison Coaxer X Lure Advertisement

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 Jamison antique lure refereed to as the "Style X" Coaxer is actually a Convertible Coaxer fishing lure. I think the [...]

Creek Chub Fin Tail Shiner Lure

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 Fintail shiner is 4 inches in length. The lure has glass eyes and the new improved lip which held one [...]

Gudebrod Bippie Lure

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 just to feature the rare and expensive but yet give a good cross section of all the lures rare or [...]

Pflueger Antique Lure Sign Ad

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 one. I will take a dozen please. Finding Point of Sale or store displays for the Antique Lures, Reels and [...]

Wright McGill Flapper Crab Lure

April 29th, 2016|Categories: Antique Lures, Miscellaneous Lure Makers|Tags: , , |

Wright McGill Flapper Crab Lure The Wright McGill Flapper Crab Lure in first introduced around 1930. The Flapper Crab antique lure was made by The Wright and McGill Company out of Denver Colorado. The lure was available in a few different sizes. The Flapper Crab fishing lure was made from the traditional molded composition that [...]

Val Lure Val Products Chicago

April 29th, 2016|Categories: Antique Lures, Miscellaneous Lure Makers|Tags: , , |

Val Lure Val Products Chicago This Val Lure Val Products Chicago made lure is a uniquely made fishing lure. The lure was made by Val Products out of Chicago Illinois, in the early to mid 1930's. It didn't last too long and was gone from production a decade later. The lure itself is a jointed [...]

Heddon Antique Lure Ad 1904

April 28th, 2016|Categories: Antique Lure and Reel Ads, Antique Lures, Heddon Lures|

Heddon Antique Lure Ad 1904 This Heddon Antique Lure Ad was found in a 1904 VL&A Fishing Tackle Catalog showing the following antique lures. The Dowagiac Expert No. 1 The Dowagiac Minnow No. 1 1/2 The Dowagiac Underwater Expert No. 3 The Dowagiac Killer No. 5 What a great find early Heddon Adds are few [...]

Artificial Lures for Black Bass

April 28th, 2016|Categories: Antique Lure and Reel Ads, Antique Lures|Tags: |

Artificial Lures for Black Bass The Chapter Artificial Lures for Black Bass out of  a 1905 "The Book of Basses"  is a great read. The article is about their opinions on artificial lures and the experience the author has had. You also note the illustrations are done by Louis Rhead. the famous fly tier. [...]

Moonlight Floating Bait Lure Ad 1910

April 28th, 2016|Categories: Antique Lure and Reel Ads, Antique Lures, Paw Paw Moonlight Lures|Tags: , |

Moonlight Floating Bait Lure Ad 1910 This Moonlight Floating Bait Lure Ad is from 1910 and sourced from the Outdoorsman's Handbook. We see here a new lure just the year before produced by the Moonlight Bait Company from Paw Paw Michigan. You will notice however that the collar is the second version collar on the [...]

Jim Pfeffer Cripple Minnow Lure

April 28th, 2016|Categories: Antique Lures, Miscellaneous Lure Makers|Tags: , , |

Jim Pfeffer Cripple Minnow Lure The Jim Pfeffer Cripple Minnow Lure is another lure that mimics that of another fish in distress. Many of the major antique fishing lure manufactures of their day had a injured minnow type. It wouldn't be to far of an assertion to say Jim Pfeffer saw a need in his [...]

Creek Chub Baby Wiggle Fish Lure

April 28th, 2016|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 Indian was a model series number 2500. The wooden lure measures 2 1/2" in length and is a multi segmented fishing lure weighing only a half ounce. This [...]

Michigan Life Like Minnow Ad FS May 1909

April 27th, 2016|Categories: Antique Lure and Reel Ads, Antique Lures|Tags: , |

Michigan Life Like Minnow Ad This Michigan Life Like Minnow Ad was in the Field and Stream May 1909 magazine. "We here illustrate the Michigan life like minnow which during the brief time it has been in use has proven a killer for all sorts of game fish. The distinctive features are the jointed tail [...]

Pflueger Helgramite Lure

April 27th, 2016|Categories: Antique Lures, Fly Fishing, Pflueger Lures|Tags: , , , |

Pflueger Helgramite Lure The Pflueger Helgramite Lure shares its name partially with another more valuable brother inside the Pflueger antique lure lineup. Yes, the Flying Helgramite. The Pflueger Helgramite was originally named the Dobson. The Dobson lure dates back to roughly 1885. I say roughly as when were discussing things that are 130+ years old [...]

Vermilion Mouse Lure

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

Vermilion Mouse Lure The Vermilion Mouse Lure is a cool little unit. This antique lure is wooden with faceted glass eye and has a leather tail. The mouse lure was first introduced in n the early 1920's somewhere between 1922 to 1924, and was made by Frank Knill of Vermilion Ohio. The lure itself, minus [...]

Heddon Dowagiac Expert Lure Ad 1903

April 26th, 2016|Categories: Antique Lure and Reel Ads, Antique Lures, Heddon Lures|Tags: , , , |

Heddon Dowagiac Expert Lure Ad 1903 The is a Heddon Dowagiac Expert Lure Ad from 1903. Telling folks that finding any advertisements for early Heddon antique Lures is tough is an understatement. This has always been one of my favorite catalogs of mine to look through. Heddon having just begun to produce commercially in 1902 [...]

Shakespeare Jerkin Lure

April 26th, 2016|Categories: Antique Lures, Shakespeare Lures|Tags: , , |

Shakespeare Jerkin Lure The Shakespeare Jerkin Lure was first introduced in 1940. The antique lure is Shakespeare of Kalamazoo Michigan lure model series number 6567. The lure is defiantly try to piggy back or recreate the success of the Creek Chub Darter and Heddon Zara fishing lure. This wooden pressed eye lure is 4" in [...]

Heddon Bucktail Surface Minnow Lure 400

April 25th, 2016|Categories: Antique Lures, Heddon Lures|Tags: , , |

Heddon Bucktail Surface Minnow Lure 400 The Heddon Bucktail Surface Minnow Lure 400 is a tough little lure to find. The lure is larger in girth than say a Heddon Artistic Minnow Lure. The lure a Heddon of Dowagiac Michigan series 400 was made in 1908 and disappeared around 1909. The glass eyed, antique lure [...]

Wilcox Wiggler Antique Lure Patent

April 25th, 2016|Categories: Antique Lure and Reel Ads, Antique Lures|Tags: |

Wilcox Wiggler Antique Lure Patent In this Wilcox Wiggler Antique Lure Patent  we see what Charles M Wilcox of New Paris Ohio intended with his Wilcox Wiggler lure. Produced in 1907 filed for patent 1908. The Wilcox Wiggler has always been a tough lure to find, and a treasure to own for antique lure collectors. [...]

Creek Chub Tiny Tim Red Wing Black Bird

April 25th, 2016|Categories: Antique Lures, Creek Chub Lures|Tags: , , , |

Creek Chub Tiny Tim Red Wing Black Bird The Creek Chub Tiny Tim Red Wing Black Bird is a great little antique lure. The lure was Creek Chub of Garrett Indiana's model number 6400. This small, fat, painted eye wooden lure measured in a 1 3/4" in length. The fishing lure was first introduced in [...]

FC Woods Expert Lure Detachable Hook Ad

April 25th, 2016|Categories: Antique Lure and Reel Ads, Antique Lures|Tags: |

FC Woods Expert Lure Detachable Hook Ad This FC Woods Expert Lure Detachable Hook Ad comes to us from January 1907 Shields Magazine. Messrs FC Woods & Co Alliance Ohio manufacturers of the Expert wooden minnows have placed on the market a new hook. It is double and is instantly detachable without the use of [...]

Al Foss Bass Pop

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

Al Foss Bass Pop The Al Foss Bass Pop, really is a True Temper / American Fork and Hoe Company, from Geneva Ohio. The Bass Pop antique lure is often found by itself and was first produced in 1941. The wooden glass eyed hair tailed Frog Trailer turns it from boring to exceptional. Al FOss [...]

Paw Paw Hipp Lure

April 23rd, 2016|Categories: Antique Lures, Paw Paw Moonlight Lures|Tags: , |

Paw Paw Hipp Lure The Paw Paw Hipp lure as it was named by Scott and Reed in the Paw Paw book is a unidentified or unnamed lure. The lure is a green and gold spotted flat face wobbler. The lure is 3 3/8" in length and resembles a Rush Tango made bait. Reed and [...]

Donaly Redfin Catchumbig Lure Ad 1912

April 23rd, 2016|Categories: Antique Lure and Reel Ads, Antique Lures|Tags: , |

Donaly Redfin Catchumbig Lure Ad This Donaly Redfin Catchumbig Lure Ad comes to us from the August 1912 issue of Field and Stream. Discussing with the reader the features, functions and benefits of the New Donaly antique lure. REDFIN THE CATCHUMBIG BAIT FOR BASS AND PICKEREL Body 3 1/2 inches long  No 27 Price 75c [...]

Creek Chub Polly Wiggle Lure

April 23rd, 2016|Categories: Antique Lures, Creek Chub Lures|Tags: |

Creek Chub Polly Wiggle Lure The Creek Chub Polly Wiggle Lure is a cool little lure. The Polly Wiggle is born of Creek Chub of Garrett Indiana, and was a model series number 1700. This smaller wooden lure measures in at 1 1/4" in length and was first introduced in 1924. The glass eyed antique [...]

Paw Paw Hair Mouse lure

April 23rd, 2016|Categories: Antique Lures, Paw Paw Moonlight Lures|Tags: , |

Paw Paw Hair Mouse Lure The Paw Paw Hair Mouse lure is a great little critter. Popular with Mice collectors. The lure is circa 1930 and the front half is painted a few different colors, red or gray etc. The lure is a series number 60 in the catalogs. The lure is the smaller of [...]

Antique Lure History Whence The Plug American Angler

April 22nd, 2016|Categories: Antique Lure and Reel Ads, Antique Lures|Tags: , |

Antique Lure History Whence The Plug American Angler 1918 In this Antique Lure History Whence The Plug American Angler article you will find an amazing read. I was truly excited when I ran across this gem. If you love antique lures and you love the history bind them, you will love the article from the May [...]

Watt Tackle Twirling Twirp Lure

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

Watt Tackle Twirling Twirp Lure The Watt Tackle Twirling Twirp Lure is quite an interesting lure. The lure dates to around 1947 and was made by the Watt Tackle Company out of Detroit Michigan. This wooden no eyed lure measure 3 1/4" in length. The lure fashioned after a propeller features three set fins that [...]

Welch Graves Minnow Tube Article 1893

April 22nd, 2016|Categories: Antique Lure and Reel Ads, Antique Lures|Tags: |

Welch Graves Minnow Tube Article 1893 This Welch Graves Minnow Tube Article comes from an American Angler magazine, specifically the March 1893 issue. This obscure little ad shows us  the Welch and Graves antique lure Minnow Tube the year it wast introduced. I grew up not far from Natural Bridge and really wished I had [...]

Ball Minnow Trap

April 21st, 2016|Categories: Collectible Fishing Empherma (Books, Catalogs, Photos, Etc)|Tags: |

Ball Minnow Trap The Ball Minnow Trap is really a great piece of angling history. Let me first add by saying yes, this is the same maker as the famous Ball jar line. For those that may not know here is a piece borrowed from the Society of Historical Archaeology Inc. Although its roots go [...]

Chippewa Lure Ad Field and Stream February 1913

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

Chippewa Lure Ad Field and Stream February 1913 This is a Chippewa Lure Ad Field and Stream February 1913. Field and Stream magazine never fails to provide great advertising for antique lures. The "CHIPPEWA" Bait The "CHIPPEWA" Bait is a combination of an artificial minnow with the most attractive of all lures the old SPOON [...]

Shakespeare Kazoo Wobbler Lure

April 21st, 2016|Categories: Antique Lures, Shakespeare Lures|Tags: , |

Shakespeare Kazoo Wobbler Lure The Shakespeare Kazoo Wobbler Lure is seen first around 1928. This wooden, glass eyed, antique lure is Shakespeare's series number 6637. This Kalamazoo Michigan lure is 4" in length and features a curved or slanted face. The lure has two belly hooks one off center and the other trailing from the [...]

Shakespeare Kingfish Wobbler Lure

April 20th, 2016|Categories: Antique Lures, Shakespeare Lures|Tags: , , |

Shakespeare Kingfish Wobbler Lure The Shakespeare Kingfish Wobbler Lure is a series model number 6535. The antique fishing lure is Circa late 1930s to 1940 for a time frame. The Kingfish Wobbler minnow is 5" in length made of wood and has pressed painted eyes. The lure has a distinctive keel underneath and is a [...]

Clinton Wilt Champion Little Wonder Antique Lure Ad

April 20th, 2016|Categories: Antique Lure and Reel Ads, Antique Lures|Tags: , |

Clinton Wilt Champion Little Wonder Antique Lure Ad This Clinton Wilt Champion Little Wonder Antique Lure Ad comes out of a 1911 August issues of Field and Stream. I'm a super big fan of both these antique lures. The antique lre books out there date the Clinton Champion to 1912 and the Little Wonder antique [...]

Winchester Multi Wobbler Lure

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

Winchester Multi Wobbler Lure The Winchester Multi Wobbler Lure was first introduced in 1921. The Winchester Repeating Arms Company was located in New Haven Connecticut. The multi wobbler minnow is Winchesters copy of the Heddon Crab Wiggler. The wooden glass eyed antique lure bears the same shape as the crab wiggler, however it uses rear [...]

Trenton Mad Mouse Lure

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

Trenton Mad Mouse Lure The Trenton Mad Mouse Lure was first introduced in 1947. The Trenton Manufacturing Company was located in Covington Kentucky. The antique fishing lure used the eyes not only to adorn the lure. They were painted screws which secured the lire top the body. The mouse lure was roughly 2" in length [...]

KK Animated Minnow Antique Lure Ad 1908

April 19th, 2016|Categories: Antique Lure and Reel Ads, Antique Lures|Tags: |

KK Animated Minnow Antique Lure Ad 1908 This KK Animated Minnow Antique Lure Ad January 1908 comes to us from a Hardware Dealers Magazine Volume 28 page 129. This great article not only discusses the lure and its features but also its manufacturing capacities. KK Animated Minnow Antique Lure Ad 1908 King of [...]

Creek Chub Jointed Husky Musky Lure

April 19th, 2016|Categories: Antique Lures, Creek Chub Lures|Tags: , , |

Creek Chub Jointed Husky Musky Lure The Creek Chub Jointed Husky Musky Lure was first made in the 1930's. This lure made by the Creek Chub Bait Company out of Garrett Indiana is pretty hard to find. The lure is 5 1/2" in length made of wood and had glass eyes. This lure is the [...]

South Bend Underwater Minnow 905

April 19th, 2016|Categories: Antique Lures, South Bend Lures|Tags: , , |

South Bend Underwater Minnow 905 The South Bend Underwater Minnow 905 series is Circa 1912. This 905 series wooden, glass eyed minnow lure was made for over 20 years. The lure was South Bends 5 Hook Underwater minnow lure was the companies industry standard 5 hook lure at the time. The lure had a front [...]

Lockhart Wagtail Witch Lure Ad FS May 1909

April 18th, 2016|Categories: Antique Lure and Reel Ads, Antique Lures, Miscellaneous Lure Makers|Tags: , |

Lockhart Wagtail Witch Lure Ad FS May 1909 This is a Lockhart Wagtail Witch Lure Ad FS May 1909. Lockhart's Wagtail Witch That a rose by any other name would smell as sweet is pre-eminently true when applied to the implement that has attained repute under the designation of "Lockhart's Water Witch Bait" and for [...]

Gentleman Jim Lure with Pflueger Archives

April 18th, 2016|Categories: Antique Lures, Miscellaneous Lure Makers|Tags: , , , |

Gentleman Jim Lure with Pflueger Archives Bait The Gentleman Jim Lure Was first seen around 1947. The lure was made of a plastic called tenite. The lure in almost a large salamander shape was 3 7/8" in length. The Gentle Man Jim was made by C.W. Waddle Company out of Chicago Illinois. The lure featured [...]

WD Chapman 1888 Lure Maker Rochester NY

April 18th, 2016|Categories: Antique Lure and Reel Ads, Antique Lures, Miscellaneous Lure Makers|Tags: , |

WD Chapman 1888 Lure Maker Rochester NY The WD Chapman 1888 Lure Maker Rochester NY business description below gives us great insight into WD Chapman the antique lure maker. Giving insight into its business structure and partners of the era ,and some of the relational Chapman antique lure stamping you may find. It also isn't [...]

1906 Heddon Lure Advertisement Western Field

April 18th, 2016|Categories: Antique Lure and Reel Ads, Antique Lures, Heddon Lures|Tags: , |

1906 Heddon Lure Advertisement Western Field These ads are a 1906 Heddon Lure Advertisement Western Field.  Ads from the past let us put many of the antique lure puzzle pieces together. Whether it is from being able to time stamp production of certain antique lures, or being able to decipher the lure makers intentions, they are valuable [...]

Rush Tango Trout Tango Lure 6 Pack

April 17th, 2016|Categories: Antique Lures, Fly Rod Lures, Miscellaneous Lure Makers|Tags: , , , , |

Rush Tango Trout Tango Lure 6 Pack The Rush Tango Trout Tango Lure is the smallest of the Tango line up. The Rush Tango Trout Tango lure was a fly rod lure measuring 1 3/4" in length and having a detachable small double hook. The lure meant to be cast with a medium weight rod [...]