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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.

Paw Paw Plenty Sparkle Lure

By |May 14th, 2016|Categories: Antique Lures, Paw Paw Moonlight Lures|Tags: , , , |

Paw Paw Plenty Sparkle Lure The Paw Paw Plenty Sparkle Lure is created in the late 1950's early 1960's. This antique fishing lure made by Paw Paw of Paw Paw Michigan and was a lure [...]

Shakespeare Evolution Lure

By |May 13th, 2016|Categories: Antique Lures, Shakespeare Lures|Tags: , , |

Shakespeare Evolution Lure The Shakespeare Evolution Lure was one of Shakespeare's earliest lures being first introduced in in 1902. There were a few versions of the lure which also corresponded to a few different length [...]

Heddon Dummy Double Ad 1917

By |May 13th, 2016|Categories: Antique Lure and Reel Ads, Antique Lures, Heddon Lures|Tags: |

Heddon Dummy Double Ad 1917 This ad is a Heddon Dummy Double Ad 1917 copy. Believe it of not this ad came out of a Shakespeare Lure Catalog. I've got a bunch of ads to [...]

Pflueger Pakron Minnow Lure

By |May 13th, 2016|Categories: Antique Lures, Pflueger Lures|Tags: , , |

Pflueger Pakron Minnow Lure The Pflueger Pakron Minnow Lure was first introduced around 1930. The Pflueger Lure company of Akron Ohio gave it model number 7000. This smallish lure has always been one of my [...]

Shakespeare Darting Shrimp Lure

By |May 13th, 2016|Categories: Antique Lures, Shakespeare Lures|Tags: , , |

Shakespeare Darting Shrimp Lure The Shakespeare Darting Shrimp Lure is a series 6535. This antique wooden lure was first introduced by the Shakespeare Bait Company of Kalamazoo around 1925. This antique fishing lure was a [...]

Shakespeare Floating Bait Lure Ad 1922

By |May 12th, 2016|Categories: Antique Lure and Reel Ads, Antique Lures, Shakespeare Lures|Tags: |

Shakespeare Floating Bait Lure Ad This Shakespeare Floating Bait Lure Ad comes to us from what I believe is a 1922 Shakespeare Lure Catalog. I say what I believe is, as it says Catalog #20 [...]

South Bend Callmac Fly Bug

By |May 12th, 2016|Categories: Antique Lures, Fly Rod Lures, South Bend Lures|Tags: , , |

South Bend Callmac Fly Bug The South Bend Callmac Fly Bug was a series model number 860. This South Send Antique Fly Rod Lure was made for over two decades beginning in 1921 and ending [...]

Jamison Convertible Coaxer Lure

By |May 12th, 2016|Categories: Antique Lures, Miscellaneous Lure Makers|Tags: , , |

Jamison Convertible Coaxer Lure The Jamison Convertible Coaxer Lure was introduced around 1905-1909. I give a date range as the books say one thing and I have dug up advertising that says it was new [...]

Heddon SOS 160 Lure Strawberry Spot

By |May 11th, 2016|Categories: Antique Lures, Heddon Lures|Tags: , , , |

Heddon SOS 160 Lure Strawberry Spot The Heddon SOS 160 Lure was first introduced in 1928. This antique lure made by the Heddon Lure Company out of Dowagiac Michigan was one of the mid sized [...]

Jim Pfeffer Banana Lure

By |May 10th, 2016|Categories: Antique Lures, Miscellaneous Lure Makers|Tags: , , |

Jim Pfeffer Banana Lure The Jim Pfeffer Banana Lure is reported to have been one of his earliest lures. There are those who will argue that the Orlando shiner is the first. But what we [...]

Chippewa Lure Ad Recreation April 1914

By |May 10th, 2016|Categories: Antique Lure and Reel Ads, Antique Lures|Tags: , |

Chippewa Lure Ad Recreation April 1914 This piece is a Chippewa Lure Ad is from the sporting trade rag, Recreation, Date April 1914. Recreation was another favorite magazine for antique lure and reel makers to [...]

Creek Chub Fly Rod Crawdad Lure

By |May 10th, 2016|Categories: Antique Lures, Creek Chub Lures, Fly Rod Lures|Tags: , , |

Creek Chub Fly Rod Crawdad Lure The Creek Chub Fly Rod Crawdad Lure was a series model number F50 and F51. This antique fly rod lure was first introduced in to fly fisherman in 1924. [...]

Shakespeare Floating Spinner Lure

By |May 9th, 2016|Categories: Antique Lures, Shakespeare Lures|Tags: , , |

Shakespeare Floating Spinner Lure The Shakespeare Floating Spinner Lure came along in the Shakespeare lure catalog in around 1910. The antique lure was given a model series number 35 and 45 by the Shakespeare Bait Company of [...]

Reuben Wood Forrest Stream

By |May 9th, 2016|Categories: Antique Lure and Reel Ads, Antique Lures|Tags: , , , , |

Reuben Wood Forrest Stream In this Reuben Wood Forrest Stream article from 1896 Vol. 47 we see an account from Mr Fred Mather about fishing with Reuben Wood. One of my favorite pieces that Ill [...]

Buel Arrowhead Spinner Antique Lure

By |May 8th, 2016|Categories: Antique Lures, Miscellaneous Lure Makers|Tags: , , |

Buel Arrowhead Spinner Antique Lure The Buel Arrowhead Spinner Antique Lure was originally shown in the 1852 patent. There were a few changes over time to the shape and make of the lure. In 1893 [...]

Buel Original Spoon Bait

By |May 8th, 2016|Categories: Antique Lure and Reel Ads, Antique Lures|Tags: , , , |

Buel Original Spoon Bait This Buel Original Spoon Bait article comes to us from a Hardware trade book Iron Age in 1893. What you will find interesting is that it gives us a date of [...]

Woods Lollacapop

By |May 7th, 2016|Categories: Collectible Fishing Empherma (Books, Catalogs, Photos, Etc)|Tags: , , , , |

Woods Lollacapop This tin of Woods Lollacapop is one of those things people can find to ad depth or character to their antique lure collection. Those that know me well know that I love a [...]

Barracuda Blooper Lure

By |May 6th, 2016|Categories: Antique Lures, Miscellaneous Lure Makers|Tags: , , , |

Barracuda Blooper Lure The Barracuda Blooper Lure was made by The Florida Fishing Tackle Manufacturing Company, Barracuda Brand and was found in the 1940’s. The wooden lure was a series number 88 in the Barracuda [...]