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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.

Black Bass in Florida James Heddon Janette Hawley

By | April 12th, 2017|Categories: Antique Lure and Reel Ads, Antique Lures, Heddon Lures|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Black Bass in Florida James Heddon Janette Hawley In the Black Bass Florida James Heddon Janette Hawley article from 1904 printing of Angling Stories we get this great article from James Heddon, I think. The [...]

Creek Chub Deluxe Wag Tail Lure

By | April 12th, 2017|Categories: Antique Lures, Creek Chub Lures|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Creek Chub Deluxe Wag Tail Lure The Creek Chub Deluxe Wag Tail lure was made by Creek Chub Bait Company of Garrett Indiana. Wagtail Chub was being produced by hand since all the way back [...]

Creek Chub Jointed Snook Pikie Lure

By | April 11th, 2017|Categories: Antique Lures, Creek Chub Lures|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Creek Chub Jointed Snook Pikie Lure The Creek Chub Jointed Snook Pikie Lure was first introduced in 1938. While its inventory continued to be sold and was in the Creek Chub Bait Company lure catalogs [...]

Ball Minnow Trap

By | April 11th, 2017|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 [...]

Charles Murat Mureel Lure

By | April 11th, 2017|Categories: Antique Lures, Miscellaneous Lure Makers|Tags: , , , , |

Charles Murat Mureel Lure The Charles Murat Mureel lure is more than a lure, but a story of a man and the Surf Striper Industry. The lure was created by Charles Murat or as his [...]

Shur Strike Flat Face Lure

By | April 9th, 2017|Categories: Antique Lures, Creek Chub Lures, Miscellaneous Lure Makers|Tags: , , , , , , |

Shur Strike Flat Face Lure The Shur Strike Flat Face Lure is a uncatalogued lure. Made by Creek Chub of Garrett, Indiana but sold under the Shur Strike line up this lure is similar to [...]

South Bend Underwater Minnow 905

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

Shakespeare Tarpalunge Lure

By | April 3rd, 2017|Categories: Antique Lures, Shakespeare Lures|Tags: , , , , , |

Shakespeare Tarpalunge Lure This Shakespeare Tarpalunge antique fishing lure is a model #6640. This jointed, wooden antique Shakespeare lure is circa 1930 and has two very large single hooks. This antique Shakespeare salt water fishing lure [...]

Hoptacong Perch Minnow Antique Lure

By | April 3rd, 2017|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 [...]

Sunday Sounds April Edition

By | April 2nd, 2017|Categories: Antique Lures, Collectible Fishing Empherma (Books, Catalogs, Photos, Etc), Friends & Clubs|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Sunday Sounds April Edition On a rainy Sunday morning strolling through FB and Ebay with a cup of coffee in hand I came across a post of a Frog Spot Jamison Coaxer lure for sale, [...]

Creek Chub Dinger Lure

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

Creek Chub Dinger Lure The Creek Chub Dinger Lure was first produced in 1939 and was made until 1954. This Creek Chub of Garret Indiana antique fishing lure was a model series number 5600. This [...]

Pflueger Antique Lure Sign Ad

By | April 1st, 2017|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 [...]

Paw Paw Sucker Antique Lure

By | April 1st, 2017|Categories: Antique Lures, Paw Paw Moonlight Lures|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Paw Paw Sucker Antique Lure The Paw Paw Sucker Antique Lure is a kind of a misunderstood lure, starting with its own name, as its not a Sucker but and Old Chub Lure. This antique [...]

Creek Chub River Rustler Lure

By | March 31st, 2017|Categories: Antique Lures, Creek Chub Lures|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Creek Chub River Rustler Lure The Creek Chub River Rustler Lure was a short lived lure, first introduced in 1930 and only lasting until 1935. This lure a model series number 3700 was produced by [...]

Shakespeare Waukazoo Surface Lure

By | March 30th, 2017|Categories: Antique Lures, Shakespeare Lures|Tags: , , , , , , |

Shakespeare Waukazoo Surface Lure The Shakespeare Waukazoo Surface Lure was released somewhere in the late 1920's. This unique bulbous or light bulb shaped wooden antique fishing lure was a model number 6555. Shakespeare of Kalamazoo [...]

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Hustle Kindness Auctions For Peach

By | March 29th, 2017|Categories: Antique Lures, Friends & Clubs, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , , |

Hustle Kindness Auctions For Peach Hustle Kindness Auctions For Peach? What on earth does this have to do with antique fishing lures and just what are you talking about? Every now and then people come [...]

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Curv A Lure Vintage Fishing Lure

By | March 29th, 2017|Categories: Antique Lures, Miscellaneous Lure Makers|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Curv A Lure Vintage Fishing Lure The Curv A Lure Vintage Fishing Lure is reported as being first introduced to the fishing world sometime in 1950, its patent shows it was applied for in 1946. Shown [...]

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