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Shakespeare Bait Company Baseball Team

February 24th, 2017|Categories: Antique Lure and Reel Ads, Antique Lures, Miscellaneous Lure Makers, Shakespeare Lures|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Shakespeare Bait Company Baseball Team Many people are not aware of a Shakespeare Bait Company Baseball Team and a Antique Fishing Lure company relationship. Well its true, there is a tie in between Americas Favorite Past Times, Baseball and Fishing. Many years ago in doing my research for the Old Fishing Lure website I came [...]

Creek Chub Jointed Pikie Minnow 2600

February 13th, 2017|Categories: Antique Lures, Creek Chub Lures|Tags: , , , , , , |

Creek Chub Jointed Pikie Minnow The Creek Chub Jointed Pikie Deep Diving Minnow lure is certainly one of the companies mainstays. The Jointed Pikie antique lure has a history of roughly 5 decades, or 50 years of production. From various colors, eye differences, lure composition, diving lips, from single to double line ties, this antique lure [...]

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Creek Chub Deluxe Wag Tail Lure

January 6th, 2017|Categories: Antique Lures, Creek Chub Lures|Tags: , , , , , , |

Creek Chub Deluxe Wag Tail Lure The Creek Chub Deluxe Wag Tail lure was made by Creek Chub Bait Company of Garrett Indiana. Wagtail Chub was being produced by hand since all the way back in 1918. Lets put that into world perspective; 1918 wasn't a time of peace, relaxation and fishing. 1918 most importantly [...]

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Skinner Turkey Wing Ad 1884

November 24th, 2016|Categories: 19th Century Fishing Lures, Antique Lure and Reel Ads, Antique Lures, Miscellaneous Lure Makers|Tags: , , , , |

Skinner Turkey Wing Ad Since today's motif is Turkey, I found  this apropos. This Skinner Turkey Wing Ad came from 1884. The Hibbard Spencer and Bartlett Company was a large seller of many items fishing tackle included. GM Skinner Clayton NY Silver Plated Oval and Kidney Pattern. These Baits are noted for superior workmanship and [...]

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Enterprise Manufacturing Pflueger Fishing Tackle Plant

November 23rd, 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 Market. The article discusses the growth and transition through acquisition of the Enterprise Manufacturing Company, Pflueger. Enterprise Manufacturing [...]

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Shakespeare Fly Rod Mouse Lure

November 8th, 2016|Categories: Antique Lures, Fly Rod Lures, Shakespeare Lures|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Shakespeare Fly Rod Mouse Lure Shakespeare Fly Rod Mouse Lure, or the Swimming Mouse as its referred to sometimes was introduced around the late 1930's or early 1940's. The Shakespeare Company of Kalamazoo Michigan labeled it as new in the 1940 antique lure catalog, but Ive learned that sometimes print doesn't change from year to [...]

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South Bend Fly Rod Surf Oreno Lure

November 7th, 2016|Categories: Antique Lures, South Bend Lures|Tags: , , , , , , |

South Bend Fly Rod Surf Oreno Lure The South Bend Fly Rod Surf Oreno Lure was a series model 961. Made by the South Bend Bait Company of South Bend, Indiana was first introduced in 1928 and lasted fourteen years through 1942.The antique Fly Rod fishing Lure measures 1 1/2" in length and has painted [...]

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Abbey Imbrie Go Getter Frog Lure

November 3rd, 2016|Categories: Antique Lures, Miscellaneous Lure Makers|Tags: , , , , , , |

Abbey Imbrie Go Getter Frog Lure The Abbey Imbrie Go Getter Frog Lure is part of a series of lures created in the late 1930's, around 1938. Abbey and Imbrie in some form or fashion has been in business since around the 1830's as the Andrew Clerk Company. Early in 1930 Abbey and Imbrie was [...]

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Brush Trolling Spoon 1880 Ad

October 18th, 2016|Categories: 19th Century Fishing Lures, Antique Lure and Reel Ads, Antique Lures|Tags: , , , , |

Brush Trolling Spoon 1880 Ad Here is a great Brush Trolling Spoon 1880 Ad. Taken from Forest and Stream the May 20th 1880 weekly edition. The ad actually uses the patent drawing in its advertisement illustration. Don't Catch Weeds and Logs But Catch Fish Brush's Patent Trolling Spoons entirely overcome the defects heretofore found in [...]

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NFLCC Magazine Article Index 1998

September 13th, 2016|Categories: Antique Lures, Collectible Fishing Empherma (Books, Catalogs, Photos, Etc), NFLCC|Tags: , , , , , , |

NFLCC Magazine Article Index 1998 This  NFLCC Magazine Article Index 1998 contain the below Mentioned Articles.  June 1998 Volume 8 Issue Number 1 Cover Photo includes a photo montage of the previous years NFLCC magazines. From the Editor by Dudley Murphy In The Begininng / Carrie Frost, Pioneer American Fly Tier by Jerry Martin, Fred Kibler The Fred Keeling [...]

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NFLCC Magazine Article Index 1997

September 11th, 2016|Categories: Antique Lures, Friends & Clubs, NFLCC|Tags: , , , , , , , |

NFLCC Magazine Article Index 1997 This  NFLCC Magazine Article Index 1997 contain the below Mentioned Articles.  June 1997 Volume 7 Issue Number 1 Cover Photo includes a collection of Fly rod lures by Heddon, Creek Chub, South Bend, Moonlight Wright and McGill and Others. From the Editor by Dudley Murphy In The Begininng / Floating Bass Bug by Jerry [...]

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NFLCC Magazine Article Index 1996

September 8th, 2016|Categories: Antique Lures, Friends & Clubs, NFLCC|Tags: , , , , , |

NFLCC Magazine Article Index 1996 This  NFLCC Magazine Article Index 1996 contain the below Mentioned Articles.  June 1996 Volume 6 Issue Number 1 Cover Photo includes Huge pile of Underwater Minnow Lures. From the Editor by Dudley Murphy When is it Time to Sell by Dan Rodd The Collectors Library by Dudley Murphy The South Bend Bait Company / Fly Rod Lures [...]

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NFLCC Magazine Article Index 1995

September 8th, 2016|Categories: Antique Lures, Collectible Fishing Empherma (Books, Catalogs, Photos, Etc), NFLCC|Tags: , , , , , |

NFLCC Magazine Article Index 1995 This  NFLCC Magazine Article Index 1995 contain the below Mentioned Articles.  June 1995 Volume 5 Issue Number 1 Cover Photo includes a some Early Fly Reels, Bamboo Rod and Large Dry Casting Flies. From the Editor by Dudley Murphy In the Beginning Part 9  Early Fishing Lures of Western Michigan by Bob Groters It's Still Out [...]

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NFLCC Magazine Article Index 1994

September 7th, 2016|Categories: Antique Lures, Collectible Fishing Empherma (Books, Catalogs, Photos, Etc), NFLCC|Tags: , , , , , , |

NFLCC Magazine Article Index 1994 This  NFLCC Magazine Article Index 1994 contain the below Mentioned Articles.  June 1994 Volume 4 Issue Number 1 Cover Photo includes a Line Spool Collection with  rod, reel and a few underwater minnows such as the Heddon 150. From the Editor by Dudley Murphy In the Beginning Part 7  Central New York Lure Makers by Gerry [...]

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Hibbard Spencer Bartlett Fishing Catalog

September 2nd, 2016|Categories: 19th Century Fishing Lures, Antique Lures, Antique Reels, Collectible Fishing Empherma (Books, Catalogs, Photos, Etc), Fly Fishing|Tags: , , , , |

Hibbard Spencer Bartlett Fishing Catalog This Hibbard Spencer Bartlett Fishing Catalog is from 1893. Its one of my favorite antique fishing lure and reel catalogs. The company playing a major role in the outdoor sporting fields both hunting, fishing, and fly fishing for many decades. Acting as a major jobber and distributor of fishing tackle [...]

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NFLCC Magazine Article Index 1993

August 27th, 2016|Categories: Antique Lures, Collectible Fishing Empherma (Books, Catalogs, Photos, Etc), NFLCC|Tags: , , , , , , , |

NFLCC Magazine Article Index 1993 This  NFLCC Magazine Article Index 1993 contain the below Mentioned Articles.  March 1993 Volume 3 Issue Number 1 Cover Photo includes lures New on card as the Allcock,  Skinner, Hendryx, Lowes, Hidebrant as well as Phantoms. From the Editor by Dudley Murphy In the Beginning Part 5 Welch and Graves by Arlan Carter The Hosmer [...]

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NFLCC Magazine Article Index 1992

August 26th, 2016|Categories: Antique Lures, Collectible Fishing Empherma (Books, Catalogs, Photos, Etc), NFLCC|Tags: , , , |

NFLCC Magazine Article Index 1992 This  NFLCC Magazine Article Index 1992 contain the below Mentioned Articles.  March 1992 Volume 2 Issue Number 1 Cover Photo includes lures such as the Heddon Slope Nose in the Box, Radiant in the box, Pflueger Surprise and Neverfail Minnows and a host of others. From the Editor by Dudley Murphy In the Beginning Part 3 The [...]

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Syracuse Split Bamboo Fish Rod Company

July 26th, 2016|Categories: 19th Century Fishing Lures, Antique Lure and Reel Ads, Antique Lures|Tags: , , , , , , |

Syracuse Split Bamboo Fish Rod Company This Syracuse Split Bamboo Fish Rod Company, Henry Loftie catalog is a great early pre 1900's Catalog. Circa 1889, this cover has made it over a century protected for it to be enjoyed by collectors and American Fishing Historians a century later. I've always been fond of Antique Paper [...]

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Moonlight Fish Spear Lure Ad 1916

June 11th, 2016|Categories: Antique Lure and Reel Ads, Antique Lures, Paw Paw Moonlight Lures|Tags: , , , , |

Moonlight Fish Spear Lure Ad This Moonlight Fish Spear Lure Ad comes from a 1916 Shakespeare Lure catalog, yes that wasn't a mistype. The Fish Spear is a classic Moonlight bait we don't get to see advertised much due to the scarcity of early Moonlight antique fishing lure catalogs. I do find it amusing the [...]

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Country Living Facebook Cover Photo Antique Lures

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

Country Living Facebook Cover Photo Antique Lures Just a quick post to note the Country Living Facebook Cover Photo is now showing Fin and Flames Antique Lures They published the article on their Facebook Page here, but got a few of the details mixed up like Heddon being the first lure producer, but O well...Country [...]

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Pflueger Wizard Lure Ad 1904

May 31st, 2016|Categories: Antique Lure and Reel Ads, Antique Lures, Pflueger Lures|Tags: , , , |

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 numbers 473 being Luminous, , Model 474 Non Luminous 1st Quality and 475 being of second quality. I'm not sure [...]

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Pflueger Wooden Minnows Article 1918

May 18th, 2016|Categories: Antique Lure and Reel Ads, Antique Lures, Pflueger Lures|Tags: , , , |

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 in the artificial minnow production. It lays out a time line for the production of the Pflueger Crystal Minnow, The [...]

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The Thrill of the Hunt Country Living June 2016

May 17th, 2016|Categories: Antique Lure and Reel Ads, Antique Lures, Collectible Fishing Empherma (Books, Catalogs, Photos, Etc)|Tags: , , , , |

The Thrill of the Hunt Country Living June 2016 The Thrill of the Hunt speaks volumes to many of us collectors, either in spirit or in dedication. Whether its that crazed passion that wakes us up in the morning 4 hours early to get to be first in line at the estate sale or travel [...]

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Paw Paw Plenty Sparkle Lure

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 model series number 5500. This wooden lure measured in at 4" inches in length and was a top water fished [...]

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Pflueger Pakron Minnow Lure

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 favorite lures as it combines two of my favorite wooden lure features, a wooden tail and the use of no [...]

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Woods Lollacapop

May 7th, 2016|Categories: 19th Century Fishing Lures, 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 good story, and a ancillary item such as this as much as I love the antique fishing lures themselves. This [...]

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Shakespeare Antique Lure Revolution HH Kiffe 1903

May 3rd, 2016|Categories: Antique Lure and Reel Ads, Antique Lures, Shakespeare Lures|Tags: , , , |

Shakespeare Antique Lure Revolution HH Kiffe 1903 In this Great Shakespeare Antique Lure Revolution HH Kiffe 1903 we see the Advertisement for not only the Worden Bucktail, but the Revolution. SHAKESPEARE BAITS The Shakespeare Revolution Spinner The Shakespeare Bucktail Spinner The Revolution Bait. A new departure in Fishing. Made entirely of Aluminum with First Quality [...]

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Heddon Antique Lure Ad 1904

April 28th, 2016|Categories: Antique Lure and Reel Ads, Antique Lures, Heddon Lures|Tags: , , , |

Heddon Antique Lure Ad 1904 This Heddon Antique Lure Ad was found in a 1904 VL&A Fishing Tackle Catalog showing the following antique lures. The Dowagiac Expert No. 1 The Dowagiac Minnow No. 1 1/2 The Dowagiac Underwater Expert No. 3 The Dowagiac Killer No. 5 What a great find early Heddon Adds are few [...]

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Artificial Lures for Black Bass

April 28th, 2016|Categories: Antique Lure and Reel Ads, Antique Lures|Tags: , , , |

Artificial Lures for Black Bass The Chapter Artificial Lures for Black Bass out of  a 1905 "The Book of Basses"  is a great read. The article is about their opinions on artificial lures and the experience the author has had. You also note the illustrations are done by Louis Rhead. the famous fly tier. [...]

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Michigan Life Like Minnow Ad FS May 1909

April 27th, 2016|Categories: Antique Lure and Reel Ads, Antique Lures|Tags: , |

Michigan Life Like Minnow Ad This Michigan Life Like Minnow Ad was in the Field and Stream May 1909 magazine. "We here illustrate the Michigan life like minnow which during the brief time it has been in use has proven a killer for all sorts of game fish. The distinctive features are the jointed tail [...]

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Drake Sea Bat Lure in Box

March 23rd, 2016|Categories: Antique Lures, Miscellaneous Lure Makers|Tags: , , , |

Drake Sea Bat This Drake Sea Bat lure in the box is circa 1932. This interesting lure has 2 adjustable diving planes on each side affixed via tube. Inside the tube there is a BB that makes the lure turn into a rattle lure. The lure was made by Harry Drake from Milwaukee, Wisconsin. I [...]

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Heddon Big Mary Lure Salt Water Special

March 15th, 2016|Categories: Antique Lures, Heddon Lures|Tags: , , , |

Heddon Big Mary The Heddon Big Mary Lure is another antique lure in the Salt Water Special series lure line up. The antique lure shown is series 800, and the color code is a letter P for Shiner Scale. The lure would have been housed in a red border up leaping bass box marked 809P. The lure [...]

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Heddon Vamp in Goldfish

March 2nd, 2016|Categories: Antique Lures, Heddon Lures|Tags: , , , |

Heddon Vamp in Goldfish This Heddon Vamp in Goldfish is a series 7500, and painted in Heddon Goldfish color, a color we as lure collectors cant seem to get enough of. The lure was first produced in 1920 and was a regular staple in the James Heddon and Son lineup. The color is a tough [...]

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