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Charles "Charley" Schlipp
Cleveland Heights, Ohio

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Charles "Charley" Schlipp
"Charley", for over Fifty years a fisherman and conservationist

Charles "Charley" Schlipp
Charles "Charley" Schlipp

Charles "Charley" Schlipp was in charge of the pork rind division of Al Foss lures for years, and helped in both the design and manufacture of the pork rind attachments sold by Foss. Schlipp was also a lure designer. Two of his spinner designs were patented and utilized by Al Foss. He also designed and patented a fishing lure that resembles the Al Foss Sunny Bucktail and Dixie Wiggler.

Al Foss sold his company to American Fork and Hoe in 1929 and Charles Schlipp went to work for its True Temper Division. Three years later he left American Fork and Hoe and started his own business. His Company was located at 2601 Shaker Road in Cleveland Heights, Ohio.

Charles Schlipp manufactured and sold a line of metal fishing lures and pork rinds under his own name. His business was later known as Mill Run Products Company.


Charley was a self described Designer of Many Pork Rind Lures and Pork Rind Cuts. Some of his early work is seen here.


Charles Schlipp - Charley's Lures
Charley's lures are guaranteed for life, and fish getting
The earliest Charles Sclhipp lures were packaged in two piece cardboard boxes. An image of the lure was printed on the box top. In addition to the Charley's Crawfish Crawler box shown here, a two piece box for Charley's Silver Frog is often found. Charles Schlipp Charley's Crawfish Crawler
Charley's No. 1 Crawfish Crawler
A great killer. The most complete PORK RIND LURE made. Has a detachable weed guard, button screw, bucktail spreader, extra hook. Charles Schlipp received a patent for this lure in 1933.
Charley's No. 1 Crawfish Crawler
Charley's No. 2 Silver Frog
A snappy killer. The most perfect SHALLOW WATER LURE made for BASS, PIKE, PICKERAL, MUSKIES, and all GAME FISH.
Charley's No. 2 Silver Frog
Charley's Mousie Spoon
A sure Hooker for all Game Fish, from Pan Fish to Muskies. Fresh or Salt Water Fishing. Can be used with or without fly rod pork rind.
Charley's Mousie Spoon
Charley's "CATCH-EM" Fly Rod Pork Rind Lure No. 15
Unbeatable life-like action, that game fish cannot resist, easy to cast and easy to pick up. For Blue Gill, Rock Bass, Crappies, White Bass, Black Bass, Pike, Pickeral, Steel Head, and Salmon.
Charley's Catch-Em Pork Rind Lure No. 15
Charley's "New Action" Fly Spinner No. 22
All Stainless. Fly Fishermen Here it is, the lightest, all Stainless, Greatest Action, Fly Spinner, a great Killer.
Charley's 'NEW ACTION' Fly Spinner No. 22
Charles Schlipp Advertising Printer Blocks
These printer blocks were used to print advertising for Charles Schlipp fishing lures.
Charles Schlipp Advertising Printer Blocks

Charles Schlipp - Charley's Pork Rind

Charley's DRY PORK Rind
Packaged in glass tube with cork stopper, twelve strips of dry tanned pork rind.
Charley's DRY PORK Rind
Charles Schlipp 'Piggie' Pork Rind Moist Pack
Bass Size 4" long. Twelve strips in glass jar. Guaranteed not to spoil
Charles Schlipp 'Piggie' Pork Rind Moist Pack

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