Old & Antique Fishing Lure
Antique Fishing Lure Website Intentions
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 itself, rod and or reel or boxes they may
have come in. We give you insight
into the manufacturers and people involved in creating the
history and the timeframe surrounding. If you are already a lure or vintage
tackle collector you can use this site as a reference to help expound upon and
fishing 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. Click here to see
Fishing Lures from and 1865 Shipwreck.
You can browse old and antique
lure catalogs, such as the
Creek Chub Lures or
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.
Antique Lure Website Specifics
any other sites out there where you can take a visual tour of the
Factory, & the
Heddon Lure Factory
to see just what it looked like when they were producing the myriad of lures, rods and
reels. You will see antique lures on this page that are less than a handful know
to exist of that example. You could go to hundreds of shows before you get to
view some of these pieces. You will be able to research information on pre 1900's
fishing lure makers that is not in print anywhere else, which has taken years to
compile. We show you in depth color collections such as a portion of a
Heddon Frog Scale Collection,
the John Fairfield Ice Decoy Collection
and show you single model lure lines such as the
Heddon Series #20, the Heddon Zig
Wag, the Heddon Lucky 13, the Heddon River Runt,
or the Heddon 150 Minnow.
Newest additions of The Heddon Top Sonic Spook
and the Indy Flag Checkered Lures.
about Antique Lures and Vintage Fishing Tackle
The reasons you
collect antique fishing tackle are yours and yours alone, but the love of the hobby is for all to share
We hope you'll
find this site informative, educational, and enjoyable. Bringing forth
information, pictures, stories, and references of such influential antique lure manufactures as
Heddon, Keeling, Creek Chub, Shakespeare, Pflueger,
John H Mann, South Bend,
Haskell, Moonlight, McHarg,
Jamison, and many others
in the Miscellaneous
Antique Lure makers section.
We Buy Antique
Fishing Lures, Boxes, Catalogs Etc
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.