The Pflueger Lures and the Pflueger lure company set the bar for American made fishing tackle makers. Being able to supplant the later giant James Heddon of Dowagiac Michigan with generational items such as the Summit Reel or the Supreme. Pflueger Lures were cataloged as early as 1883, although it is said that the company in some form or facet dates back to 1864. Pflueger’s first patent was for the paint that was applied to the lure giving it luminescent properties. Pflueger lures come on many mediums including leather, cork, metal, wood, rubber, glass, and pearl.
Pre 1900 Pflueger lures comprised mostly or metal, rubber and focus more on the period type of fishing. Skittering was a type of fishing on top of the lure using a long bamboo pole to skirt the lure on tfe top using lures like its famous lures such as the now famous Pflueger May bug lure. Early spinning lures such as the Crystal minnow, or Flying Helgramite to bring up lunkers from the deep. Obviously the early rubber, crystal, leather and other lure mediums that weren’t meant to transcend time are hard to find due to environmental hazards or just age themselves. There were some interesting things made by Pflueger Enterprise Manufacturing Company, this like horse saddle and bridal rosettes, made of crystal and metal.
As with many other manufactures at the turn of the Century the Pflueger lure arsenal would add wood to its materials. Adding lures such as the Pflueger Lure the Wizard, and Monarch and Neverfail lures to compete with the the other makers who were now focused heavily on 3 and 5 hook underwater minnows. Pflueger sold their trade minnows under many different names in the tees, such as Senate, Kingfisher, Congress, Triumph, Sterling and more. Pflueger stayed true to its use of metal creating spinners and spoons some with fancy ornate designs, others with the plane stamped kidney or flute. Pflueger continued to make rubber lures in the for of Frogs and insect lures, and began to focus a lot of its attention to ts reels.
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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 Pippin Wobbler Lure The Pflueger Pippin Wobbler Lure was first introduced in 1929. This lure made by Pflueger or Akron, Ohio was given a model series number 6700. The lure was in the Pflueger [...]
Pflueger May Bug Lure The Pflueger May Bug Lure was introduced in the late 1880's. The May Bug is one of the early quintessential Pflueger, or Enterprise Manufacturing Company Lure made in Akron Ohio. The [...]
Pflueger Joseph Spoon Lure The Pflueger Joseph Spoon was said to have been introduced around the late 1880's. Pflueger, the Enterprise Manufacturing Company of Akron, Ohio expanded their metal spinner and lure offering through innovations, [...]
Pflueger Pal O Mine Lure 2T The Pflueger Pal O Mine Lure 2T was first introduced in 1925. This Pflueger lure made in Akron Ohio was given the model series number 5000. This smaller 2T [...]
Pflueger American Spinner Lure The Pflueger American Spinner Lure was first introduced around 1894. The Enterprise Manufacturing Company of Akron, Ohio would not be the only one to make this lure. A very similar with [...]
Pflueger Angle Worm Lure The Pflueger Angle Worm Lure was first introduced in 1894. While the Angle Worm would be new, making rubber lures was not a new thing for the Enterprise Manufacturing Company, Pflueger, [...]
Pflueger St Clair Double Spoon Lure The Pflueger St Clair Double Spoon Lure is truly a beauty. This antique fancy metal Pflueger, Enterprise Manufacturing Company fishing lure was made in Akron, Ohio. The Saint Clair [...]
Pflueger Antique Lure 1893 Sportsman Directory In this Pflueger Antique Lure 1893 Sportsman Directory advertisement we see the Enterprise Manufacturing Company, Pflueger advertise its luminous lures. The Enterprise Manufacturing Co., out of Akron, Ohio had [...]
Pflueger Archive Frog Lure This Pflueger Archive Frog Lure is neat little unit. The only reference for fly eaters (Don Wheeler's Frog Collectors Guide Book) has and shows a few versions of this Pflueger Archives [...]
Pflueger Puritan Beaded Egg Bait The Pflueger Puritan Beaded Egg Bait fishing lure was introduced some time after 1886. The Enterprise manufacturing Company of Akron Ohio is said to have purchased the patent rights to [...]
Pflueger Governor Lure The Pflueger Governor Lure was first introduced around 1892. This antique fishing lure was made by the Enterprise Manufacturing Company, of Akron Ohio. This fancy Pflueger Metal Spoon and minnow was given a [...]
Pflueger Propeller Antique Lure The Pflueger Propeller Antique Lure is great piece of 19th Century metal. This antique lure was first made made by the Enterprise Manufacturing Company of Akron Ohio around 1886. There were [...]
Pflueger Ballerina Antique Lure The Pflueger Ballerina Antique Lure was introduced around 1952. This wooden pressed and painted eye lure was Pflueger of Akron, Ohio model series number 5400. This wooden tapering cigar shaped fishing [...]
Pflueger Kent Floater Frog Lure Wood Eye The Pflueger Kent Floater Frog Lure Wood Eye version was released somewhere around 1916. This series of lure carried the same model number of the previous and of [...]
Pflueger Flying Helgramite Vs Chapman Buel This great little ad discusses the Pflueger Flying Helgramite Vs Chapman Buel. This comes to us from 1884, 137 years ago. Early advertising for lures mentioned in here such [...]
Pflueger Antique Fly Lure 1888 This Pflueger Antique Fly Lure 1888 ad is one of those that I found off the beaten path. Recording media has been done since the beginning of time, its just [...]
Pflueger Surprise Minnow Lure 1914-1924 The Pflueger Surprise Minnow Lure was first introduced in 1914 and assigning it a model number 3900. This wooden antique fishing lure was made by Pflueger, Enterprise Manufacturing Compay of [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
Pflueger Trory Minnow Lure Ad This Pflueger Trory Minnow Lure Ad comes to us from a 1904 catalog. The Pflueger Enterprise Manufacturing Company Claims to have created the first artificial minnow production with its Crystal [...]
Pflueger Wizard Lure Ad Here is a great early Pflueger Wizard Lure Ad. This clip is out of the 1904 Pfleuger Enterprise Manufacturing Company Catalog. The plate below touts it should the actual size. Model [...]
Pflueger May Bug Lure Ad This Pflueger May Bug Lure Ad comes to us from a vintage 1904 Enterprise Manufacturing Company; Pflueger Lure and Reel Catalog. The May Bug spoon itself dates back into the [...]
Pflueger Wooden Minnows Article This Pflueger Wooden Minnows Article was printed in 1918. The article proclaims and lays out in detail the evolution of its lures asserting it was the first, or the industry leader [...]