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Rare Fishing Lures & Tackle
From the collections of users of this web site

The pictures below were sent in by users of this web site. The piece of fishing tackle shown is among the rarest or the favorites of their collections.
Please feel free to send me a picture if you have a rare or favorite piece in your own collection and would like to see it added to this page.


I would like to limit this page to one picture per person, but there is an exception to that: if a lure pictured here changes hands
and is acquired by somebody who already has a picture, they will end up with more than one image on this page.

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Early Folkart Lures
John Etchieson

Shakespeare Lures
Kirk A.

Miscellaneous Creek Chubs
Kevin Witte

McHarg Spinner
Bob H.

Rare colored Midget Pikies
Keith Jones



Royston Shrimp
Bernie Schultz

Northern Tackle Flash Tail
Joe V.

Goldfish Pikie
Paul Schaefer



Goldfish Plunker
Matt Detrich

Herb Mills Crawdad
Robbie Pavey

Green Scale Heddon Lures
Harry Matthews


Joe Pepper National Minnow 1908
Joe Walkowski



900 Baby Pikie
Mike Bunker

Spanky McFarland Heddon 100
David Lindsay

Heddon Westchester Bug
Frank Cristao


Paw Paw Casters
Henry C. Norris

1918 Jamison Fly Rod Wiggler
Joe Nelson





Kimmich Special Mouse
Steve Kuchman

Early Ohio Lure
John Savu

"Kosmic" Spinner
Dean Smith (aka: Reelsmith)


Heddon 300
Gerald Garrett

Creek Chub #705 Pikie
John Elder

Creek Chub #700 Special
Robert Clark


Christmas Tree Bombers
Darwin Stewart



Silver Flash Wee Dee
Steve Craft




Tennessee Shad
Dan Mason

Creek Chub Bug Wiggler
John Greaney


Like Life Fish Bait
Jim Scouler

Shakespeare Bass Bug
Chad S

Moonlight 3-Hooker
Wesley Ooms

Baby TwinMinnow
Chris Labuz

Colmer Crab
Patrick Daradick

Miscellaneous Minnows
John Vandivier


Uncatalogued Leaping Lena
Doug Williams



Rhodes Casting Minnow
Dennis Wolfe


Heddon Depression Era Lures
Jason G

Donaly Diver
Jim Jordan


Unknown Minnow
Bob Vermillion

Allen Stripey Gamefishers
John Miller

F.S. Graves Spoons - Albany, NY
Tom Wight


Harper & Smith 1873 Spinner
Ken

Early Heddon Plastic
Steve Barrow

Jeanette Hawley "Mohawk" Bait
Paul Zoellner

Pre-Rapala Lures
Henrik Londen

Kirwan's Bad Egg
HammerHandle




Rare Color Bass-Oreno
Peter Bernhart

Rainbow Fire Creek Chubs
Terry Bement

1903 Heddon Underwater Expert
Bigfoot

Creek Chub Musky Wiggler
Frank Salazar


Heddon/Tryon Kingfisher Minnow

Mike Kerr

Moonlight Ladybugs
Ty VanDenBerg

Miscellaneous Lures
David Charette

Rare Color Paw Paw
Dean Karouzos




Creek Chub #2341 Pikie
Todd Grimes


Miscellaneous Lures
Bill Robinson



Arbogast Jitterbugs
Gibby Gibson

Heddon 300 Surface Minnow
Bill Roberts


Creek Chub Spinnered Sarasota
Rick Osterholt

SoCo Chief
Bob Hart



High Forehead Heddon 300
Jerry Pardus

Heddon 150 - Tough Color
Ray Hays

Rare Creek Chubs
Edwin Payne

Isle Royale Crippled Chub
Ken Hedmark



Rinehart Bass Buzzer
Doug Carpenter

Wright McGill Frogs
Neil Eddleman

Rare Creek Chubs
Doug Palmquist



Lowell Calkin Glass Frog
Gary W. Bryans, Jr.




1904 Rhodes Perfect Casting Minnow
Vern

Katchmore Shore's Shiners
Jon "Flatfish" Jones

Bernard of London's Superior Flexible Jointed Bait
Phillip Allen

Heddon #20 Underwater Minnow
Jason Hollerbush

Jamison Natural Frog Wiggler
Jim Dorr

Heddon Saltwater Baits
Bob Drozd

Porter Gator Bait
Larry Lucas

Colorado Floating Moths
Chris Darrah

Lake Hopatcong Minnow
Tim Clancy



Creek Chub #607 Wiggler
Brian Stuart


Bass-Oreno Blue Mullet Scale
Bob Moran

Ayer Bass Fly from Alabama
RonM


J.T. Buel Spinner
Bill Kennedy




The Hungry Jack
Ken Schneider

Tough Color Pikes
Richie Breault

Musky Surf-Oreno "BF"
Phil Kiefer

Frogscale Heddons
Kevin Richards





Heddon Big "O"
Dan Basore



Arbogast Jitterbugs
Bryant Copley



Harris Cork Frog
Kevin Clifford

Creek Chub Plastics
Don Grimm



Luminous Zinc Eye Crawler
Cary Field



Strike-Master Lures
Carl Schaum

Weller Classic #4
Harold Dickert


1906 Shakespeare Musky Minnow
PikiePaul

Hinckley Lures & Boxes
Larry Moellman

1931 Colmer Pikie
Jason Halliday

Fred Nichols Perch
Dennis Williams

Buck's Plug Bug & CCBCo Plunker
Jack Looney

Jointed Husky Pikies
Ed Coffin



Tough Texas Lures
Rick Phillips

Tough Color Heddon Hi-Tail
Ben Brandstatter



Star of David Lure
Ernie Self



Pflueger 1894 Cloverleaf Minnow

Craig Rowe

Armax Minnow by Winchester
Ron Hanley



Oreno-Teaser in Coral Pattern
Marie Munson




Mark Stefan
Chubby Minnow

Kalamazoo Rhodes Minnow
Mike Gerhard




Artistic Minnow in Slate Finish
Gary E Neely

1800's J.T. Buel Lures
J.T. Jones

Clark Lures
Ron McKuin

Special Order Punkin Spins
Dale Caudell

Hosmer Frog & Box
Frank R. Baron

Shuff's Jack Snipe
Larry Jackson

CCBCo Intro Pikie & Box
Sam Bryant

CCBCo Humpback Plunkers
Don Rapose




Trumpetfish Lure
Gary Deppe


Kumms Fish Spotters
William Wazelle


Michigan Roller Flashers
Greg Skinner

Silver Herring Heddons
Jimmy Pettis

Rebel Poppers & Boxes
Ed Brown

River Runt Sinker in Special Color
Layne Wilkerson

McCormick/Shakespeare Mermaids
Pete Lellos

Heddon Tadpolly & Crab Wiggler
Jack Seedhouse



Bite Em Baits
Randy Nelson



Lockhart With Eyes
Andy Burachynski



Box for McCormick Mermaid
George Coopey


Heddons in "SS" Pattern
ShawnH




Cree Ducks
Chris Beger



Miscellaneous Lures
Todd Oliver

South Bend Fly-Oreno 12 Pack
Teal (Dr. Todd)

Hand Carved Wooden Sail Shark
Jack Bates

Rare Florida Lures
Lloyd Jett



Fancy Metal
Jim Schottenham



Fred Young Lures
Joe Damron

SpringHooks
Lois & Thom Nefos


Creek Chub Lures
Kenneth Gouker

Wiese Wiggler
David Wiese

Heddon Flyrod Lures
Larry Wolfe

Strawberry Hellbenders
Chris Kieffer


Farmers Boogie Red Collection
Chris McMullin


Wham-O Mambo
Nancy Kenney



Hastings New Combination Wobbler
Mark Andrus

Miscellaneous Lures
Tim Johnson


Zane Grey Poster & Pflueger Hooks
Bob Peak

Garland Corkheads
Roger Dutcher


Heddon 4-Point Decoy
Vic Bjork




Creek Chub 100 Wiggler
Mike Hines

Shakespeare Kazoo Wobbler
Kirk G.


Paw Paw Bullheads
Dave Krantz

Water Turkeys & Crazy Swimmers
Damien G


Chippewa Skipper
Mike Damery





Welch & Graves Minnow Tube
Herb Proctor




Kinney Bird
Dennis McNulty


Sportsman's Lure Co.
Wiggling Minnows

Ramon-Singer


Zink Screwtails
Roberta Hopkins


Kingfisher/Regal Plugbaits
Terry Oxley

George Bolton ABC Lures
Keith Zessin



Reel Lure (Oklahoma)
Phil Dawson

Muskie size Haskell Minnow
Dave Miner


"Leftie" Injured Minnow
Bob Johnston

Kostielny Chris Floater
Stew Onstott

South Bend Minnows & Panatellas
Ken VanDerlaske

Haas Liv-Minno & Beetle
Kirk Greer

The Sheik Metal Minnow
Dean Murphy

Creek Chub 119 Frog Wigglers
Mario Quintana


Heddon Artistic Minnows
Wayne Jansen

Early ABU Spinners
Steen Pedersen




Heddon Bat Wing Decoy
Bill Wazelle


Coach Dog Arbogasts
Kevin Birchfield




Heddon Chugger Spooks
Todd Long

Jim Pfeffer Lures
Luke Pemberton

Tough Color Creek Chubs
Dale Dalluhn

Coldwater Hell Divers
Joe Walkowski

The Nixon Family of Lures
Jack Bright

Smithwick SaltHorse
Bob Lane



Pflueger Luminous Crystal Minnow ca 1885
Michael Anderson


1905 Ketchum Plug
Harry Jones



Hosmer Frogs
Monte Schwartz







Heddon 150 - 3bw
Rick Gentry


Kurz Buck Skin Baits
Gary Michalsen


Glass Eye River Runt
Doug Ramey

Creek Chub Beetles
Robin Taylor


Alliance Mfg Co (Oh 1932) Wiggly Wiggler
Gary Hall

Heddon River Rint Spook
Jerry Graling

Shakespeare Revolution
Shem Lambert

Musky Rush Tangos and
high forehead Heddon 100
Barry Watson



Folk Art
Allen Miramontes




Heddon River Runtie
Ken Brown

Heddon 300
Jon "Flatfish" Jones


Heddon 159K
Rich Underwood

Pflueger Maybug
Dale Berkland


Midget Pike Orenos
Herb Windhorst


Musky Keeling Expert
Rick Hutton




Creek Chub 100 Wiggler
Dustin Lucas

Rare Bomber
Terry Yorker



Mather Frog
Don Wheeler


Miscellaneous Lures
Bill Chambers

Heddon 300 Six Hooker
Robert Farris

Shakespeare Slim Jim
Jim Viviano

Creek Chub
Western Auto Dingbat
David Haubrich



Heddon 150
Rino D


Tack Eye Lucky 13 Spook
Sheridan Kirksey

Heddon #00 Special
Paul Zoellner

AL&W Perfect Casting Minnow
made by Creek Chub/Shur Strike

Merrick Burr

Brown's Sock-O Lure
Bob Halver


Shakespeare Barnacle Bill
Mike Pokone


Heddon No Snag Runt N9119P RH

Layne Wilkerson

Nif-T Plug
Cynthia Williams

The Chippewa Bait
Erik Spengler



Heddon Basser and CCB Dingbat
Steve Bodeen


Martin Shrimp
Jerry Martin


Old Glory Hook & Dozen Box
Mike Frome


Heddon Musky 370 SOS Minnows
John Kolbeck

Heddon Deluxe Red Scale Tiny Tease
Bud Chaddock

Heddon Wooden Tail Batwing Ice Decoy
Frank Baron

Heddon Green Crackleback Lures
Martin Clark

Heddon No Snag River Runt
Dennis McNulty

HURD & DUNBAR TROLLING MINNOW MADE IN WISC
 PATENTED MAY 26 1874
Robert Strassburg


ALW wood box and bait circa 1900-1910
Dale Van De Voort


Millsite Daily Doubles, Rattlebug,
and Ultra Light Paddle Bug
Chris McDaniels


Heddon Crazy Crawlers
in Flitter Finish
Chris Howell

Heddon 009A
With Correct Box
Tom Witte

Creek Chub 6431 Tiny Tim
Chris Larrow

non-ABU marked 5000
Fred Ribb

Heddon Punkinseeds
Jim Boswell

Pre-1900 Pflueger Metal
Steve Twitty

Davies, Hendryx,
Briggs Lead-In Minnow Traps

Brent Rossman


Pre-Pflueger H&C Surprise Bait w/box
Jim Hall

South Bend Orenos
Neil Eddleman

"NIB" "Special" order #611 Husky Musky in correct box
Steve Brown

Shakespeare Floating Favorites
Greg Johnson

Bomber Baits
Wayne Dionne

Frank Brown surface floating propeller lure, c1924
Chuck Sanders

Wilson Hastings Staggerbug
Dave Howe

Jim Pfeffer Sunfish
Robert Pitman III

Blue Millsite Spin E Bee
Kent Hall

Glass Eye Gamefisher
Mike Perate

Canada's Lucky Strike Bait Works
The Early Years
Matt Livings


Miscellaneous Metal
Mike Potthier

"Surface Minnow" by Tom Shepherd of Colon, MI.  c.1910
Dan Ross

Heddon Conetail Crazy Crawlers
Bill Whitesell

Lovelace Breathing Minnow
Bill Bailey

110s-34 colors
Don Messerly

Shakespeare Strike-Its in
an Anglin' Jake tackle box
Jay Folsom

Marshall Wells Hardware Company
Superior Wooden Minnow
Joe Long

Salt Water Hellbenders
Charlie Sampson

Creek Chub Wigglefish
Chuck Arnold

Creek Chub Husky Musky
Shawn Werndle




Rainbow Pattern Heddon Lures
Glen Brewton

Vann-Clay Retrievable Minnows
Bill Wazelle

George D. Horst - Ceramic Crawdad
Seattle, WA circa 1935-1955
Jim Thum

Miscellaneous Lures
Daniel Turlington

Creek Chub Prototype Frog
Rolly Brunet

Point Sporting Goods
O-Fish-Al
Roy "Larry" Fonk

Jackbill Dauntless Salmon Plug
Rick Vaughan

Heddon River Runt Spooks
Azlan Ahmad

AL&W glass eye plastic
"yellow shore" Pikie
Joseph E. Manduke III

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