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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.

Artificial Lures for Black Bass

By |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 [...]

Moonlight Floating Bait Lure Ad 1910

By |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 [...]

Jim Pfeffer Cripple Minnow Lure

By |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 [...]

Creek Chub Baby Wiggle Fish Lure

By |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 [...]

Michigan Life Like Minnow Ad FS May 1909

By |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 [...]

Pflueger Helgramite Lure

By |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 [...]

Vermilion Mouse Lure

By |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 [...]

Heddon Dowagiac Expert Lure Ad 1903

By |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 [...]

Shakespeare Jerkin Lure

By |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 [...]

Heddon Bucktail Surface Minnow Lure 400

By |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 [...]

Wilcox Wiggler Antique Lure Patent

By |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 [...]

Creek Chub Tiny Tim Red Wing Black Bird

By |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 [...]

FC Woods Expert Lure Detachable Hook Ad

By |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 [...]

Al Foss Bass Pop

By |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 [...]

Paw Paw Hipp Lure

By |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 [...]

Donaly Redfin Catchumbig Lure Ad 1912

By |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 [...]

Creek Chub Polly Wiggle Lure

By |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 [...]

Paw Paw Hair Mouse lure

By |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, [...]