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Though the earliest fish hooks date to the Stone and Bronze Ages, with some carved from wood or bone, the modern, recorded history of fishing lures can be said to begin with the mid 17th century publication of The Compleat Angler, describing trout fishing with hand made flies in English brooks and streams. In the two centuries that followed, lures were carved and tied by hand by individual fishermen and craftsmen.

By the beginning of the 20th century, enterprising individuals began to manufacture fishing lures. The apocryphal tale is that James Heddon was whittling by a pond and chucked a piece of wood in the water, where it was struck by a bass, giving him the idea to carve a frog as a lure. That may have happened, but the fact that bass have a "strike first, ask questions later" policy when they are hungry should not have been news to any fisherman. In any case, the James Heddon & Sons company began producing lures like the Heddon Minnows and Frogs, beginning a long run of successful and sought after lures that are rare treasures to collectors today.

Around that time, the Creek Chub Bait Company began producing their Wiggler lure. Their success continued with innovative use of screening to create the appearance of scales on their lures, and the use of realistic looking glass eyes. It was a Creek Chub bait that took the world record 22 lb 4 oz largemouth bass in Lake Mongomery, Georgia, a record that was only recently tied in 2009. Their lures and baits from South Bend like the Bass Oreno were the foundation of the commercial manufacturing of American fishing lures in the early 20th century.

In the 1930's and 1940's, Rapala came along with lures designed to swim like wounded fish, and the Bomber Bait Co brought out their first Bomber lure. These joined lures from Pflueger, Minnows from Rebel, Bagley balsa wood lures and many other fishing lures produced in the early to mid 1900s. The rare fishing lure models like hand carved Lazy Ike lures from 1938-1940 have become very collectible today, and you can search for old lures here or at Vintage Fishing Lures.
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4 Vintage Rebel Minnows Lures plus 3 Other No Name Lures

Creek Chub Jointed Wooden Lures, Pikie, 6-Inch

3 wood vintage fishing lures with box

TUFF Color !! HEDDON Magnum Torpedo X0362 #68 BLUE SPARKLE (NIP)!!

Wood novelty folk lure child's building block fishing tackle

Made in USA ! Bagley Balsa Wood LTopwater " SPITIN' TWITCHER " SGH3 #FGOT (NIP)

Made in USA ! Bagley Balsa Wood LTopwater " SPITIN' TWITCHER " SGH3 #ORT (NIP)

Made in USA ! Bagley Balsa Wood LTopwater " SPITIN' TWITCHER " SGH3 (NIP)

Made in USA ! Bagley Balsa Wood LTopwater " SPITIN' TWITCHER " SGH3 #GBT (NIP)

1930 SHAKESPEARE #6640 TARAPLUNGE LURE "TAR-POON" LURE PRESSED GLASS EYES 5 3/4"

Multi Jointed Fishing Lures Hard Bait Lifelike 6 Segment Swimbait Bass Crankbait

Lot 3 vintage Lure Panfish L&S, Krazy Kipper AL&W and Unmarked popper redneck

JK7- South Bend Bass Assortment 42-pc Kit - Plastic Worms, Hooks, & Weights

3 RAPALA RISTO RAP RR-7 TSD, RR-7 PSD, RR9-PSD DEEP RUNNER Prune and Verte

UNKNOWN SPOTTED WOOD LURE 12/21/16CH

Pflueger International Limper Flasher Spoon Number 7732 Size 6 New

Vintage Lot of 3 Fishing Lures Items 1 Worth June Bug Spinner,Guide's Choice Spi

RARE Color !! Discontinued Model ! Mann's Leroy Brown # CHARTREUSE (NIP)

Vintage BOMBER Bait Co Lure WOOD Series 500 Color 09 Pearl Spots

Vintage BOMBER Bait Co Lure WOOD Series 600 Color FY Chartreuse

1943 FISHING PLUGS 6 lures Vintage HowTo PLANS wooden

Vintage BOMBER Bait Co Lure WOOD Series 600 Color 12 Org Blk Rib

Vintage Lure-Kleppe Silver Scale Spoon 3" Long 5" Overall 5/8 oz Late 1800's

Vintage Lure-Paul Bunyan Flash Eye Spoons (1) Copper (1) Silver (1939) 2 1/4"

Vintage Lure-Nicholson Machine Prods. Amazon Spoon 2 3/4" Long 3/4 oz. (1948)

Vintage Lure-Heddon #9800 Meadow Mouse 2 7/8" Long 4 1/2" O.A. 7/16 oz. (1956)

Vintage Fishing Perch Color 4" Wooden Lure Bait Wood BASS Pike

LOT VINTAGE GLEN EVANS WILDER DILG FLY ROD FISHING LURES CASE STREAMERS POPPERS

Vintage Lure-Heddon #9800 Meadow Mouse 2 7/8" Long 4 3/4" O.A. 3/8 oz. (1956)

Vintage Lure-Heddon #9800 Gray Meadow Mouse 2 7/8" Long 4 3/4" O A. 3/8 oz.(1956

VINTAGE CREEK CHUB 100 WIGGLER FISHING LURE UNMARKED LIP HAND PAINTED GILLS

Vintage Lure-Shakespeare #6500 Swimming Mouse Jr. 2 3/4" Long 7/16 oz.(1940)

Vintage Lure-Heddon F4000 Meadow Mouse 2 3/4" Long 4 1/2" O.A. 3/4 oz.(1955)

vintage wood wooden fishing lure fresh saltwater

Killer Baits Rusty Jessee Heddon 100 Style Glasseye in Ivanka Trump Wood Box

Vintage 2-1/4” Millsite Rattle Bug Fishing Lure Red White Bait Bass Pike

Vintage Lure-Fred Arbogast Sputter Fuss #2 1/2 - 3/4oz 6" Overall Lenght (1947)

Killer Baits Rusty Jessee Heddon 150 Style Glasseye in Ivanka Trump Wood Box

MAKINEN MERRY WIDOW VINTAGE WOOD LURE 1947 BASS PIKE FISHING FISH

Killer Baits Rusty Jessee Heddon 300 Style Glasseye in Ivanka Trump Wood Box

Vintage Fishing Perch Color 2.5" Wooden Lure Bait Wood Yellow Old Pike Bass

Killer Baits Rusty Jessee Heddon Style 8" Musky Glasseye Vamp in Ivanka Trump

Killer Baits Rusty Jessee Heddon 150 Style Glasseye in President Trump Wood Box

MIRACLE MINNOW LURE ITEM #8 STRIPES

Hawaiian Fishing Lure

Lot of 3 Vintage Modern Fishing Lures Hot N Tot, Bomber, M2

Yo-Zuri 3DB Deep Crank Floating Diver Lure Prism Sexy Shad 2-3/4-Inch

Vintage C.C.B.CO. The Creek Chub Bait Co Lot Of 3 Lure WOODEN glass

VINTAGE HEDDON ZARA SPOOK CHARLIE CAMPBELL CRANKBAIT FISHING LURE

poes cedar wood cruise minnow 2700 series color 020f surface lure to 3' 4" 3/8oz


Collectors of vintage artificial baits should not miss Old Fishing Lure, where you can find lots of pictures and information about collectible antique lures, boxes, and lure company catalogs.

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