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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.

Shakespeare Musky Revolution Lure

By | July 6th, 2016|Categories: Antique Lures, Shakespeare Lures|Tags: , , |

Shakespeare Musky Revolution Lure The Shakespeare Musky Revolution Lure is part of the foundation of the antique fishing lure company. This lure was available in 1902 and was advertised in the early Shakespeare of Kalamazoo [...]

Heddon Dowagiac Pal P41 Reel

By | July 5th, 2016|Categories: Antique Reels|Tags: , , |

Heddon Dowagiac Pal P41 Reel The Heddon Dowagiac Pal P41 Reel is almost 70 years old. Its hard to believe when you find examples as clean as this. This antique reel mad by Heddon of [...]

Smithwick Butterfly Fishing Lure

By | July 5th, 2016|Categories: Antique Lures, Miscellaneous Lure Makers|Tags: |

Smithwick Butterfly Fishing Lure The Smithwick Butterfly Fishing Lure was Jack Smithwick's fist plastic Fishing Lure. This lure a series A900 and was introduced close to or during 1968. This Plastic, Fish Shaped fishing lure [...]

Pflueger Surprise Minnow Lure

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

Pflueger Surprise Minnow Lure 1914-1924 The Pflueger Surprise Minnow Lure was first introduced in 1914 and assigning it a model number 3900. This wooden antique fishing lure was made by Pflueger, Enterprise Manufacturing Compay of [...]

Zinc Screwtail Antique Lure

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

Zinc Screwtail Antique Lure The Zinc Screwtail Antique Lure was introduced around 1946. This odd shaped antique lure was made by the Zinc Artifical Bait Company out of Dixon, Illinois. This wooden cork screw shaped [...]

Keeling Surface Tom Lure

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

Keeling Surface Tom Lure The Keeling Surface Tom Lure was first introduced in 1920. This wooden antique fishing lure was 3 1/4" in length. The lure came with forward setting glass eyes aline tie under [...]

Heddon Tadpolly Runt Lure

By | June 29th, 2016|Categories: Antique Lures, Heddon Lures|Tags: , , |

Heddon Tadpolly Runt Lure The Heddon Tadpolly Runt Lure was a short run lure by most standards and was first introduced around 1938. The antique lure was gone by about 1941. The model number Heddon [...]

Heddon 300 7 Hook Minnow Lure

By | June 28th, 2016|Categories: Heddon Lures|Tags: , , |

Heddon 300 7 Hook Minnow Lure This Heddon 300 7 Hook Minnow Lure dates to 1925. The model Heddon of Dowagiac, Michigan asigned this was a model 300 which had been being produed already for [...]

Moonlight Lady Bug Wiggler Lure

By | June 28th, 2016|Categories: Antique Lures, Paw Paw Moonlight Lures|Tags: |

Moonlight Lady Bug Wiggler Lure The Moonlight Lady Bug Wiggler Lure was first introduced in 1916. This wooden antique fishing lure was given the model series number 9, and measures 4" in length. The lure [...]

Heddon Wee Tad Lure

By | June 28th, 2016|Categories: Antique Lures, Heddon Lures|Tags: , , |

Heddon Wee Tad Lure The Heddon Wee Tad Lure was made around 1980. This Fishing lure only made it a few years in the James Heddon Fishing lure line up and was gone by 1983 [...]

Clewell Snakerbait Lure

By | June 27th, 2016|Categories: Antique Lures, Miscellaneous Lure Makers|Tags: , , , |

Clewell Snakerbait Lure The Clewell Snakerbait Lure was first introduced in 1926. Robert L Clewell from Canton, Ohio came up with this strange looking antique fishing lure that is very sought after by antique lure [...]

Creek Chub River Scamp Lure

By | June 27th, 2016|Categories: Antique Lures, Creek Chub Lures|Tags: , , |

Creek Chub River Scamp Lure The Creek Chub River Scamp Lure was a model number 4300. This was first introduced in the Creek Chub antique lure catalog in 1934. The Scamp lure would last almost [...]

Roller Flasher Antique Lure

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

Roller Flasher Antique Lure The Roller Flasher Antique Lure was fist introduced in 1949. This lure was made by the B & J Tackle Company of Detroit Michigan. This antique lure measures 2 1/2" in [...]

Shur Strike Petite Spinner Lure

By | June 26th, 2016|Categories: Antique Lures, Creek Chub Lures, Miscellaneous Lure Makers|Tags: , , |

Shur Strike Petite Spinner Lure This Shur Strike Petite Spinner Lure was made roughly around 1941. The Shur Strike Series of lures were Creek Chub of Garrett Indiana's cheaper line up of lures. The Petite [...]

Brook Trout Fishing Currier and Ives

By | June 25th, 2016|Categories: 19th Century Fishing Lures, Antique Lures, Collectible Fishing Empherma (Books, Catalogs, Photos, Etc), Fly Fishing|Tags: , , |

Brook Trout Fishing Currier and Ives This Brook Trout Fishing Currier and Ives is part of a series of lithographs I've always enjoyed. Currier and Ives created over 7500 different titled lithographs. They were made [...]

Old Fighter Lure

By | June 25th, 2016|Categories: Antique Lures, Miscellaneous Lure Makers|Tags: , , |

Old Fighter Lure This Old Fighter Lure was first made in 1950. The Old Fighter fishing lure was made by the Beaver Bait Company out of Ambridge, Pennsylvania. The plastic lure feature a distinct row [...]

Joliet Spinner Lure

By | June 24th, 2016|Categories: 19th Century Fishing Lures, Antique Lures|Tags: , , |

Joliet Spinner Lure The Joliet Spinner Lure was introduced around 1902.The Joliet Spinner would end up being made by both G. Bruton of Joliet, Illinois and later by New Jersey Aluminum Co. This metal spiral [...]

Shakespeare Jim Dandy Spoonbill Wobbler Lure

By | June 24th, 2016|Categories: Antique Lures, Shakespeare Lures|Tags: |

Shakespeare Jim Dandy Spoonbill Wobbler Lure The Shakespeare Jim Dandy Spoonbill Wobbler Lure was introduced around 1930. This antique fishing lure was Shakespeare's lower end line up which was labeled under the Jim Dandy name. [...]