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Creek Chub Husky Plunker Lure

March 9th, 2017|Categories: Antique Lures, Creek Chub Lures|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Creek Chub Husky Plunker Lure The Creek Chub Husky Plunker Lure was first introduced in 1939. The Creek Chub Bait Company out of Garrett Indiana assigned it a model Number 5800. The antique fishing lure was a larger version of the already successful Plunker lure, and measures in at 4 1/4 inches in length. Made [...]

Creek Chub Husky Surfster Lure

March 8th, 2017|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 continued the Surfster line up by adding this salt water or big game Surfster. This large antique fishing lure measures [...]

Heddon Musky Flap Tail Lure

March 7th, 2017|Categories: Antique Lures, Heddon Lures|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Heddon Musky Flap Tail Lure The Heddon Musky Flap Tail Lure was first introduced around 1935. This antique fishing lure was given the model number 7050 inside the Heddon of Dowagiac Michigan's lure line up. While not the largest in the Flap Tail series this wooden lure measures 5" in length. The lure can be [...]

Weezle Sparrow Antique Lure

January 14th, 2017|Categories: Antique Lures, Miscellaneous Lure Makers|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Weezle Sparrow Antique Lure The Weezle Sparrow Antique Lure was first introduced around 1946. This lure was made in Cincinnati, Ohio manufactured by the Weezle Bait Company. This wooden lure is touted to have been covered in real Mallard Duck Feathers. This ingenious idea was based on the predator and prey theory of some of [...]

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Paw Paw Jointed Dreadnought Lure

January 11th, 2017|Categories: Antique Lures, Paw Paw Moonlight Lures|Tags: , , , , , , |

Paw Paw Jointed Dreadnought Lure The Paw Paw Jointed Dreadnought Lure was introduced in the 1940's. This gigantic wooden lure was made to fish the beasts of the great north country. It should be no surprise that the Paw Paw Bait Company of Paw Paw Michigan would have a series that directly target large fresh [...]

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Creek Chub Husky Musky Lure

January 10th, 2017|Categories: Antique Lures, Creek Chub Lures|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Creek Chub Husky Musky Lure The Creek Chub Husky Musky Lure was first introduced in 1919. This large wooden lure made by the Creek Chub Bait Company of Garrett Indiana had a model number 600. While its said its intent was to be salt water fished lure as it was first introduced in Mullet Scale [...]

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Creek Chub Husky Dingbat Lure

January 7th, 2017|Categories: Antique Lures, Creek Chub Lures|Tags: , , , , , , |

Creek Chub Husky Dingbat Lure The Creek Chub Husky Dingbat Lure was first produced in 1938 and only lasted 8 years and was out of production by 1946. Creek Chub of Garrett Indiana assigned it a model number 5300. This is the largest of the Creek Chub Dingbats and measures 2 1/2" in length with [...]

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Heddon Giant Jointed Vamp Frog Scale

January 6th, 2017|Categories: Antique Lures, Heddon Lures|Tags: , , , , , , |

Heddon Giant Jointed Vamp Frog Scale Lure The Heddon Giant Jointed Vamp Lure is a serious wooden lure and admittingly larger than most of the fish I catch. The model 7350 was wooden, glass eyed, antique fishing lure is 6" in length, jointed in the middle. The antique lure which was first introduced in 1933, [...]

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Paw Paw Musky Natural Hair Mouse Lure

December 1st, 2016|Categories: Antique Lures, Paw Paw Moonlight Lures|Tags: , , , , , |

Paw Paw Musky Natural Hair Mouse Lure The Paw Paw Musky Natural Hair Mouse Lure was first introduced in 1929. This antique lure was had a wooden painted head and a stacked deer hair tail, with a large treble hook on the rear. This fishing lure is pretty big at 4 3/4" in length. This [...]

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South Bend Whirl Oreno Lure

December 1st, 2016|Categories: Antique Lures, South Bend Lures|Tags: , , , , |

South Bend Whirl Oreno The South Bend Whirl Oreno lure is a series number 935. This antique lure was first produced in 1929 - 1933 on its first production run, and 1938 to 1940 on its second short lived production run. The antique lure had no eyes and is 3" in width with a trailing [...]

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Heddon Musky Crazy Crawler Lure

November 11th, 2016|Categories: Antique Lures, Heddon Lures|Tags: , , , , |

Heddon Musky Crazy Crawler Lure The Heddon Musky Crazy Crawler Lure was first introduced in 1940. This antique fishing lure was manufactured in Heddon's plant in Dowagiac Michigan and was assigned a model series number 2150. This giant lure makes quite a commotion coming across the top of the water. The lure lasted 17 years [...]

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Shakespeare 43 Underwater Minnow Lure

November 10th, 2016|Categories: Antique Lures, Shakespeare Lures|Tags: , , , , , , |

Shakespeare 43 Underwater Minnow Lure The Shakespeare 43 Underwater Minnow Lure is one of my favorite Shakespeare antique lures. This lure is very similar to the Heddon 175 Heavy Casting Minnow lure. The lure is a 3T or 3 Hook underwater minnow made of wood with glass eyes to props both fore and aft. This [...]

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South Bend Lunge Oreno Lure

November 1st, 2016|Categories: Antique Lures, South Bend Lures|Tags: , , , , , , |

South Bend Lunge Oreno Lure The South Bend Lunge Oreno Lure was first introduced in 1932. Produced at 1108 South High Street, South Bend Indiana this antique fishing lure was given a model series 966. The lure was touted by Ivar Hennings the president of the South Bend Bait Company as being the best Muskie [...]

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Shakespeare Musky Trolling Minnow Lure

August 19th, 2016|Categories: Antique Lures, Shakespeare Lures|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Shakespeare Musky Trolling Minnow Lure The Shakespeare Musky Trolling Minnow Lure was first introduced around 1924. This model 972 made by the Shakespeare Bait Company, of Kalamazoo, Michigan measures 5" in length. This antique spinning lure came with a front fluted spinner attached to the shaft of the rig. The lure has the traditional red [...]

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Keeling Musky Expert Minnow Lure

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

Keeling Musky Expert Minnow Lure The Keeling Musky Expert Minnow Lure is a nice big lure and is Circa 1915. This large wooden Keeling antique lure measure 5" in length. The Musky Expert minnow has 2 extra large type 2 double hooks on the sides and a single treble hook hanging from the rear screw [...]

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Heddon Musky Surfusser Lure

June 23rd, 2016|Categories: Antique Lures, Heddon Lures|Tags: , , , |

Heddon Musky Surfusser Lure The Heddon Musky Surfusser Lure was first introduced in 1937. This antique lure of Heddon of Dowagiac Michigan, was given a model series number 350. The antique lure made of wood measured 4" in length. The lure had glass eyed a forward line tine and a forward and rear inscribed propellers. [...]

Creek Chub Husky Injured Minnow Lure Prototype

May 6th, 2016|Categories: Antique Lures, Creek Chub Lures|Tags: , , , , |

Creek Chub Husky Injured Minnow Lure Prototype This Creek Chub Husky Injured Minnow Lure is a series 3500. This wooden glass eyed Creek Chub lure made in Garrett Indiana was first introduced in 1929. The antique lure measures 5" inches in length. This specific one is believed to have been a prototype of sorts and [...]

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