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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.

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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.

Skinner Turkey Wing Ad 1884

By | November 24th, 2016|Categories: 19th Century Fishing Lures, Antique Lure and Reel Ads, Antique Lures, Miscellaneous Lure Makers|Tags: , , , , |

Skinner Turkey Wing Ad Since today's motif is Turkey, I found  this apropos. This Skinner Turkey Wing Ad came from 1884. The Hibbard Spencer and Bartlett Company was a large seller of many items fishing [...]

Enterprise Manufacturing Pflueger Fishing Tackle Plant

By | November 23rd, 2016|Categories: 19th Century Fishing Lures, Antique Lure and Reel Ads, Antique Lures, Pflueger Lures|Tags: , , , , , , |

Enterprise Manufacturing Pflueger Fishing Tackle Plant This great Enterprise Manufacturing Pflueger Fishing Tackle Plant article comes to us from November 10th, 1900. The article found in the trade rag, Hardware; A Review of the American Hardware [...]

Neon Mickey Antique Fishing Lure

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

Neon Mickey Antique Fishing Lure The Neon Mickey Antique Fishing Lure was first introduced in 1955. This novelty type lure was born by the Neon Mickey Company out of Oregon. This plastic fishing lure measures [...]

Heddon Water Wave River Runt Lure

By | November 22nd, 2016|Categories: Antique Lures, Heddon Lures|Tags: , , , , , |

Heddon Water Wave River Runt Lure The Heddon Water Wave River Runt Lure was introduced in 1938. This antique Heddon lure made in Dowagiac, Michigan was given a Model E9400RW. This version of the iconic [...]

WD Chapman Photo

By | November 21st, 2016|Categories: 19th Century Fishing Lures, Antique Lures, Collectible Fishing Empherma (Books, Catalogs, Photos, Etc)|Tags: , , , , |

WD Chapman Photo This WD Chapman Photo is truly a great piece of history. In speaking to a local historian in Theresa New York Jefferson County she said she had a photo of the antique [...]

Shur Strike Shovel Nose Wiggler Lure

By | November 21st, 2016|Categories: Antique Lures, Creek Chub Lures, Miscellaneous Lure Makers|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Shur Strike Shovel Nose Wiggler Lure The Shur Strike Shovel Nose Wiggler Lure was first introduced in 1933. This Creek Chub lure was made in Garrett, Indiana was to be sold under the Shur Strike [...]

Winnie Stump Dodger Lure

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

Winnie Stump Dodger Lure The Winnie Stump Dodger Lure was born in Traverse City, Michigan. Albert Winnie received his patent for the Stump Dodger Lure in 1915. While the patent dates to 1915 his lures [...]

Antique Lure History Whence The Plug American Angler

By | November 20th, 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. [...]

Wright McGill Flapper Crab Lure

By | November 20th, 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 [...]

Creek Chub Wee Dee Lure

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

Creek Chub Wee Dee Lure The Creek Chub Wee Dee lure is a favorite among antique fishing lure collectors. The antique lure was first produced in 1936, and lasted around 10 years in the Creek [...]

Antique Fishing Attire 1875

By | November 19th, 2016|Categories: 19th Century Fishing Lures, Antique Lure and Reel Ads, Antique Lures|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Antique Fishing Attire 1875 There have been may discussion over Antique Fishing attire in as much as the ability of the common layman to be able to afford to fish as a leisure or pleasure [...]

Heddon Meadow Mouse Lure

By | November 19th, 2016|Categories: Antique Lures, Heddon Lures|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Heddon Meadow Mouse Lure The Heddon Meadow Mouse Lure was first introduced in 1929. This Heddon mouse lure made in Dowagiac Michigan would last for more than half a century in the antique lure line [...]

Shur Strike Punkinseed Lure

By | November 18th, 2016|Categories: Antique Lures, Creek Chub Lures, Miscellaneous Lure Makers|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Shur Strike Punkinseed Lure The Shur Strike Punkinseed Lure was also called the Petite Spinner model PS. This antique fishing lure was first introduced in 1938. Although made by Creek Chub of Garrett Indiana and [...]

Keller Gets Em Lure

By | November 17th, 2016|Categories: Antique Lures, Miscellaneous Lure Makers|Tags: , , , , , , |

Keller Gets Em Lure The Keller Gets Em Lure was first introduced in 1916. Made in Rochester, Indiana this antique fishing lure is just cresting the century old mark. This colorful wooden, antique fishing lure [...]

Shur Strike Injured Minnow Lure

By | November 17th, 2016|Categories: Antique Lures, Creek Chub Lures, Miscellaneous Lure Makers|Tags: , , , , , , |

Shur Strike Injured Minnow Lure The Shur Strike Injured Minnow Lure was introduced in the early 1930's. The antique fishing lure was given a series code IM. Unlike the Creek Chub of Garrett Indiana Injured Minnows, [...]