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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.

Heddon Stanley Flipper Lure

By | January 30th, 2017|Categories: Antique Lures, Heddon Lures|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Heddon Stanley Flipper Lure The Heddon Stanley Flipper Lure is a neat lure released in the late 1920. Heddon of Dowagiac Michigan gave it a model series number 140. The Flipper lure came about during [...]

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Best Of Luck Jointed Pikie Antique Lure

By | January 28th, 2017|Categories: Antique Lures, South Bend Lures|Tags: , , , , |

Best Of Luck Jointed Pikie Antique Lure The Best Of Luck Jointed Pikie Antique Lure was first introduced in 1935. The wooden antique lure is a model series number 931. Like the other large makers [...]

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Creek Chub Beetle Lure

By | January 28th, 2017|Categories: Antique Lures, Creek Chub Lures|Tags: , , , , , , |

Creek Chub Beetle Lure The Creek Chub Beetle Lure was first introduced in 1931. Made in Garrett Indiana by the Creek Chub Bait Company this antique fishing lure was a model series number 3800. Produced [...]

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Bottom Scratcher Lure Color Chart

By | January 27th, 2017|Categories: Antique Lures, Collectible Fishing Empherma (Books, Catalogs, Photos, Etc), Miscellaneous Lure Makers|Tags: , , , , |

Bottom Scratcher Lure Color Chart This Bottom Scratcher Lure Color Chart give us a cool look at the sale sheet for a uniquely named antique fishing lure. The Bottom Scratcher came out in around 1950 [...]

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Creek Chub Castrola Lure

By | January 27th, 2017|Categories: Antique Lures, Creek Chub Lures|Tags: , , , , , , |

Creek Chub Castrola Lure The Creek Chub Castrola Lure is a lure that I've always wondered its namesake origin. The lure was given a model series number 3100 by the Creek Chub Bait Company of [...]

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Paul Bunyan Lure Counter Display

By | January 26th, 2017|Categories: Antique Lures, Collectible Fishing Empherma (Books, Catalogs, Photos, Etc), Miscellaneous Lure Makers|Tags: , , , , , |

Paul Bunyan Lure Counter Display This is a neat Paul Bunyan Lure Counter Display unit. This counter merchandising display dates to the 1940's or early 1950's. I also was pleasantly surprised to see they made [...]

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Chautauqua Trolling Minnow

By | January 26th, 2017|Categories: 19th Century Fishing Lures, Antique Lures, Miscellaneous Lure Makers|Tags: , , , , |

Chautauqua Trolling Minnow The Chautauqua Trolling Minnow although looking the part is not a pre 1900's lure. Ive grouped it in there, as if to suggest while in truth it was made in 1909, if [...]

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Kumm Fish Spotter Lure

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

Kumm Fish Spotter Lure The Kumm Fish Spotter Lure was first introduced around 1933 when the patent was applied for. The patent wasnt granted to Arthur J Kumm of Dearborn Michigan until 1935. This first [...]

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Paul Bunyan Mouse Lure

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

Paul Bunyan Mouse Lure The Paul Bunyan Mouse lure was first introduced in the late 1940's. Made and brought to market by the Paul Bunyan Bait Company out of Minneapolis Minnesota. This antique lure is [...]

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Creek Chub Tiny Tim Lure

By | January 24th, 2017|Categories: Antique Lures, Creek Chub Lures|Tags: , , , , , , |

Creek Chub Tiny Tim Lure The Creek Chub Tiny Tim Lure is a great little antique lure. The lure was Creek Chub of Garrett Indiana's model number 6400. This small, pear shaped, painted eye, wooden antique [...]

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Pflueger Pal O Mine Lure

By | January 23rd, 2017|Categories: Antique Lures, Pflueger Lures|Tags: , , , , , , |

Pflueger Pal O Mine Lure The Pflueger Pal O Mine Lure is one of those timeless classics that was first introduced in 1925. Made in Akron Ohio, this lure was a staple in the Pflueger [...]

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Heddon Chugger Spook Lure

By | January 22nd, 2017|Categories: Antique Lures, Heddon Lures|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Heddon Chugger Spook Lure The Heddon Chugger Spook Lure has a long history that begins in 1938. The antique lure made by Heddon of Dowagiac Michigan would take on a model number 9540. This painted [...]

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Joseph Meatyard Pocket Watch From John Mann

By | January 21st, 2017|Categories: 19th Century Fishing Lures, Antique Lures|Tags: , , , , |

Joseph Meatyard Pocket Watch From John Mann This piece a Joseph Meatyard Pocket Watch From John Mann has always been one of my favorite things in my antique lure collection. Yes, Yes I know its [...]

South Bend Mouse Oreno Lure

By | January 19th, 2017|Categories: Antique Lures, South Bend Lures|Tags: , , , , , , |

South Bend Mouse Oreno Lure The South Bend Mouse Oreno Lure was first introduced in 1932 and lasted only a decade and was out of production by 1942. This lure mad by the South Bend [...]

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Eger Junior Dillinger Lure

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

Eger Junior Dillinger Lure The Eger Junior Dillinger Lure is part of a series of lures at the heart of the Eger antique fishing lure center. The Dillinger Junior lure is a model series 200. [...]

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Creek Chub Wiggle Fish Lure

By | January 17th, 2017|Categories: Antique Lures, Creek Chub Lures|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Creek Chub Wiggle Fish Lure The Creek Chub Wiggle Fish Lure was first introduced in 1925. The lure made by the Creek Chub Bait Company of Garrett, Indiana would be a staple in their antique [...]

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Heddon Plunking Basser Lure

By | January 16th, 2017|Categories: Antique Lures, Heddon Lures|Tags: , , , |

Heddon Plunking Basser Lure The Heddon Plunking Basser Lure is a smaller lure than its bigger brother the Heddon Basser antique lure. The Plunking Basser is a wooden lure measuring 3" inches in length. The [...]

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