Welcome to our site about the
Old and Antique Fishing Lure.
This site is being brought forth to help share the knowledge and information
about collecting antique lures, vintage fishing tackle, rods, reels, ice decoys and
other pieces of angling history and memorabilia. I personally believe that our great hobby
of collecting antique lures is filled with as much history as any other hobby or
collectable out there. Whether it be stamps, artwork, pottery, or
political memorabilia you certainly will from time to time run into a
fishing, angling or lure based theme item in your hobby. Certainly if not but for any other reason, the sport of angling and need for fishing spans
the decades of time, history, and has no cultural, ethnic or religious gaps.
Our site, about the antique fishing lure,
not only focuses on the antique lure, rod and or reel or Ice Decoy. We give you insight
into the manufacturers and people involved, as well the
history and the timeframe surrounding them. If you are already a lure or vintage
tackle collector you can use this site as a reference to help expound upon your
current knowledge. If your collecting involves major old fishing lure makers such as
Creek Chub, Chapman,
Pflueger or less known
lure makers such as Loftie, Pardee, or Haskell
or Mann you should be able to find
something to enjoy on our site.
You can browse old and antique
lure catalogs, such as the
Creek Chub Lures or
Heddon Lure Catalog,
or Distributors such as Pritzlaff
or Rueben Woods. These
pages will show fishing lure ads
for the fishing items of your interest and helping you date your old lure or
reel. You will also be able to see some of the trade names these companies sold
under. You can view the antique lures by their respective manufacturers
using model numbers and color codes to help you
learn to identify these in the future. We try to focus not on just the monetary
value of these great antiques, but the rich and diverse history and how much
enjoyment this hobby can bring. You also don't have to
have any preconceived intentions, you can just surf though the pages and enjoy
the fine fishing artisanship and craftsmanship involved.
If you have old fishing lures, reels or antique fishing tackle
related items, such as catalogs, boxes, old photo's or something you think might
fit in our collections for sale, you can contact us by phone or by filling out this form
below. We will get back to you as soon as possible.
Should you have questions concerning Identification or
appraisal please contact us as well.
It is very helpful if you have photos, as with any collectable
and especially old fishing lures or tackle related items the price is
based on condition, desirability, rarity, and I need to stress again, condition.
Please contact us by clicking the email address below.