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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.

Shakespeare Tantalizer Jr Lure

By | June 18th, 2016|Categories: Antique Lures, Shakespeare Lures|Tags: , |

Shakespeare Tantalizer Jr Lure The Shakespeare Tantalizer Jr Lure was first introduced in 1940. The Shakespeare Bait Company From Kalamazoo, Michigan assigned it, Model series number 6638. This antique fishing lure is wooden, only ever [...]

Keeling Pike Kee Wig Lure

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

Keeling Pike Kee Wig Lure The Keeling Pike Kee Wig Lure was first introduced around 1928. This wooden, no eyed, pointed at both ends torpedo shaped lure measure 4 5/8" in length. The Kee Wig [...]

Antique Fishing Attire 1875

By | June 17th, 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 [...]

Shakespeare Sea Witch Lure

By | June 17th, 2016|Categories: Antique Lures, Shakespeare Lures|Tags: , |

Shakespeare Sea Witch Lure The Shakespeare Sea Witch Lure was introduced in the antique lure catalogs in 1928. This lure made by the Shakespeare bait company of Kalamazoo Michigan was a model series number 133. [...]

Paddle Popper Lure

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

Paddle Popper Lure The Paddle Popper Lure was first introduced in 1966. This cool little lure was made by The Gi Gi Lure Company of Fort Worth Texas. This small plastic antique fishing lure measures [...]

WD Chapman Brockville Ontario Lure Ad 1883

By | June 16th, 2016|Categories: 19th Century Fishing Lures, Antique Lure and Reel Ads, Antique Lures|Tags: , , |

WD Chapman Brockville Ontario Lure Ad This great WD Chapman Brockville Ontario Lure Ad comes to us from 1883. While this antique lure ad shows the WD Chapman Allure bait it also gives us some [...]

Creek Chub Midget Beetle Lure

By | June 16th, 2016|Categories: Antique Lures, Creek Chub Lures|Tags: , |

Creek Chub Midget Beetle Lure The Creek Chub Midget Beetle Lure was first produced in 1939. The classic Creek Chub made in Garrett Indiana was a model number 6000. The Baby Beetle lure is exactly [...]

South Bend Fin Dingo Lure

By | June 16th, 2016|Categories: Antique Lures, South Bend Lures|Tags: |

South Bend Fin Dingo Lure The South Bend Fin Dingo Lure was first introduced in 1952. The antique fishing lure was given model 1965 by the South Bend Bait Company. he lure was only made [...]

Enterprise Manufacturing Pflueger Fishing Tackle Plant

By | June 15th, 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 [...]

Pflueger Catalina Lure

By | June 15th, 2016|Categories: Antique Lures, Pflueger Lures|Tags: , |

Pflueger Catalina Lure This Pflueger Catalina lure was a model 5500 series. This version of the lure date to the mid 1920's to 1940, This wooden, glass eyed coast minnow type is the 3rd version [...]

Eger Frog Skin Lure

By | June 15th, 2016|Categories: Antique Lures, Miscellaneous Lure Makers|Tags: |

Eger Frog Skin Lure This classic Eger Frog Skin Lure has always been a hit with Florida lure collectors and general antique lure collectors alike. Eger as a fishing lure company started making fishing lures [...]

Holzwarth Expert Minnow Lure Ad 1901

By | June 14th, 2016|Categories: 19th Century Fishing Lures, Antique Lure and Reel Ads, Antique Lures, Miscellaneous Lure Makers|Tags: |

Holzwarth Expert Minnow Lure This Holzwarth Expert Minnow Lure Ad dates to 1901 and was found in a Wisconsin Naturalist Magazine. Really a strange place to advertise the ad for his Expert Minnow lure so [...]

Edgren Spinning Minnow Lure

By | June 14th, 2016|Categories: Antique Lures, Miscellaneous Lure Makers|Tags: , |

Edgren Spinning Minnow Lure The Edgren Spinning Minnow Lure was first introduced in 1904. The lure was made by the Edgren Manufacturing Company our of Chicago Illinois. This smallish metal fish shaped antique fishing lure [...]

Paul Bunyan Electro Lure

By | June 14th, 2016|Categories: Antique Lures, Miscellaneous Lure Makers|Tags: , |

Paul Bunyan Electro Lure The Paul Bunyan Electro Lure was First made in 1938. The Paul Bunyan Antique lure company was out of Minneapolis St Paul Minnesota and was a series model number 1000. The [...]

Pflueger Luminous Lure Ad 1885

By | June 13th, 2016|Categories: 19th Century Fishing Lures, Antique Lure and Reel Ads, Antique Lures, Pflueger Lures|Tags: , |

Pflueger Luminous Lure Ad 1885 This Pflueger Luminous Lure Ad came out in 1885. This makes it 131 years old and a treat to still be able to see. Finding advertising that is this old [...]

Creek Chub Pop N Dunk Lure

By | June 13th, 2016|Categories: Antique Lures, Creek Chub Lures|Tags: , |

Creek Chub Pop N Dunk Lure The Creek Chub Pop N Dunk lure was a model series number 6300. This antique fishing lure was first produced by Creek Chub of Garrett Indiana in 1941 and [...]

KK Minnow Lure Ad 1909

By | June 12th, 2016|Categories: Antique Lure and Reel Ads, Antique Lures, Miscellaneous Lure Makers|Tags: , |

KK Minnow Lure Ad This KK Minnow Lure Ad comes out of the year 1909 although the Minnow was patented in 1907. That makes this great antique lure 107 years old. The K&K Minnow is [...]

Creek Chub Husky Surfster Lure

By | June 12th, 2016|Categories: Antique Lures, Creek Chub Lures|Tags: , |

Creek Chub Husky Surfster Lure The Creek Chub Husky Surfster Lure was first offered in 1953. The antique lure was Creek Chub of Garrett, Indiana lure model series number 7300. This large wooden cedar lure [...]