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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.

South Bend Plug Oreno Antique Lure

By | June 8th, 2017|Categories: Antique Lures, South Bend Lures|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

South Bend Plug Oreno Antique Lure The South Bend Plug Oreno Antique Lure was first brought to market in 1932. This wooden antique fishing lure produced by the South Bend Bait Company in South Bend [...]

OKC Marathon Ethan Lollman

By | June 7th, 2017|Categories: Antique Lures|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

OKC Marathon Ethan Lollman I know your asking yourself what this has to do with lures, fishing or fly fishing? Well today nothing, Ive always said #itsmystorytotell. Lures, Fishing and Fly Fishing are but things [...]

Rhodes Perfect Casting Minnow

By | June 4th, 2017|Categories: Antique Lures, Miscellaneous Lure Makers, Shakespeare Lures|Tags: , , , , , , |

Rhodes Perfect Casting Minnow The Rhodes Perfect Casting Minnow is certainly a beauty to behold. It has all the qualities of a classic fishing lure. This wooden antique lure was produced in two different models [...]

Heddon Musky Crazy Crawler Lure

By | June 2nd, 2017|Categories: Antique Lures, Heddon Lures|Tags: , , , , |

Heddon Musky Crazy Crawler Lure The Heddon Musky Crazy Crawler Lure was first introduced in 1940. This antique fishing lure was manufactured in Heddon's plant in Dowagiac Michigan and was assigned a model series number [...]

Enterprise Manufacturing Pflueger Fishing Tackle Plant

By | May 31st, 2017|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 [...]

JB McHarg Civil War Token

By | May 31st, 2017|Categories: 19th Century Fishing Lures, Antique Lures, Collectible Fishing Empherma (Books, Catalogs, Photos, Etc)|Tags: , , , , , , , |

JB McHarg Civil War Token This great example of a JB McHarg Civil War Token is a prime example of what drives me to collect. Looking off the beaten path for neat items to compliment both [...]

Neon Mickey Antique Fishing Lure

By | May 30th, 2017|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 [...]

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Heddon Lure Memorial Day Ad

By | May 29th, 2017|Categories: Antique Lures, Collectible Fishing Empherma (Books, Catalogs, Photos, Etc), Heddon Lures|Tags: , , , , , , |

Heddon Lure Memorial Day Ad This great Heddon Lure Memorial Day Ad falls in line with our thoughts and thanks. For those that made the ultimate sacrifice we thank you. And thank you Mr. Bill [...]

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Heddon Big Tiger Lure Baby Bass

By | May 27th, 2017|Categories: Antique Lures, Heddon Lures|Tags: , , , , , , |

Heddon Big Tiger Lure Baby Bass The Heddon Big Tiger Lure is a model 1040 and was first introduced in 1968. The lure would only make a short run for 3 years until it was [...]

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Creek Chub Jointed Striper Pikie Lure

By | May 26th, 2017|Categories: Antique Lures, Creek Chub Lures|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Creek Chub Jointed Striper Pikie Lure The Creek Chub Jointed Striper Pikie Lure, Model 6800 came on the scene a lot later compared to the rest of the Pikie lure family, making its introduction in [...]

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Shur Strike Baby Slant Nose Antique Lure

By | May 25th, 2017|Categories: Antique Lures, Miscellaneous Lure Makers|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Shur Strike Baby Slant Nose Antique Lure The Shur Strike Baby Slant Nose Lure is a Series or Style B. The lure was first introduced in 1933 and was made by the Creek Chub Bait Company [...]

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Heddon SOS 170 Minnow Lure

By | May 24th, 2017|Categories: Antique Lures, Heddon Lures|Tags: , , , , , , |

Heddon SOS 170 Minnow Lure The Heddon SOS 170 Minnow Lure is the second to the largest in the family of 4. This antique fishing lure was first introduced in 1928 by Heddon of Dowagiac [...]

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Detroit Bass Caller Lure

By | May 18th, 2017|Categories: Antique Lures, Miscellaneous Lure Makers|Tags: , , , , , , |

Detroit Bass Caller Lure The Detroit Bass Caller Lure was first introduced in 1939. Made by the Detroit Bait company out of Detroit Michigan kind of looks like an airplane at first glance. This antique [...]

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Paw Paw Seagrams Seven Lure

By | May 16th, 2017|Categories: Antique Lures, Paw Paw Moonlight Lures|Tags: , , , , , , |

Paw Paw Seagrams Seven Lure The Paw Paw Seagrams Seven Lure was first produced in 1953, crafted in the same fashion as the logo on the popular adult beverage. The lure falls into a few [...]

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Heddon Tiny River Runt Spook Lure

By | May 12th, 2017|Categories: Antique Lures, Heddon Lures|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Heddon Tiny River Runt Spook Lure The Heddon Tiny River Runt Spook Lure was first introduced in 1953. This lure made by Heddon of Dowagiac Michigan was given a model series number 350. This Plastic [...]

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Mercury Minnow Lure

By | May 10th, 2017|Categories: Antique Lures, Collectible Fishing Empherma (Books, Catalogs, Photos, Etc), Miscellaneous Lure Makers|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Mercury Minnow Lure  This Mercury Minnow Lure Sales Sheet discusses the feature functions and benefits of the Mercury Minnow antique lure. The Mecoy Tackle Company of Grosse Point Michigan introduced this fishing lure in 1949. [...]

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Heddon Little Luny Frog Lure

By | May 9th, 2017|Categories: Antique Lures, Heddon Lures|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Heddon Little Luny Frog Lure The Heddon Little Luny Frog Lure is the smallest size in this collector favorite series. The lure a model 3400 was first introduced by Heddon of Dowagiac Michigan in 1927 [...]

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Whopper Stopper Lizard Lure

By | May 7th, 2017|Categories: Antique Lures, Collectible Fishing Empherma (Books, Catalogs, Photos, Etc), Miscellaneous Lure Makers|Tags: , , , , , |

Whopper Stopper Lizard Lure This is a super Whopper Stopper Lizard Lure dealer sheet introducing this new and unique lure. The sheet exclaims its a new lure, and is stamped, Nov 3 1953. This plastic [...]

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