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Obscure North American Lures

Posted: Fri Nov 05, 2010 7:42 am
by rivermandave
Here's a group of lures from lesser known companies in the States... howdy

Column 1 (from the top)

3 Gudebrod Mavericks
3 Splitfish (Ohio)

Column 2

Gudebrod lures - Trouble Maker, Sniper, Mr. Murder & Nimble Nose

Column 3

Atomlite (wood - Canadian)
Jim Dandy (1915 - 1930) (wood)
Manning's Tasty Shrimp
Lucky Day Go-Getter and Wiggle-Tail

Column 4

Atomlite (wood - Canadian)
Thurber's Lucky J-23 (wood)
Jimbo by J & R Tackle
2 Poe's Loco-Motion

Re: Obscure North American Lures

Posted: Fri Nov 05, 2010 8:52 am
by diemai
@ rivermandave

Nice ones there thumbsupsmilie , .........only saw the "Jim Dandy" in a collectors book before , .........not familiar to all the rest , .........thanks for sharing !

greetz , diemai howdy

Posted: Fri Nov 05, 2010 9:58 am
by Mully
I like the splitfish very nice

Re: Obscure North American Lures

Posted: Sat Nov 06, 2010 10:03 pm
by rivermandave
Author and lure historian Scott Heston has a collection of the Splitfish on this webpage thumbsupsmilie

http://www.ohiolures.net/index.php?page=ohiolures.html

I've attached another pic of the Jim Dandy so you can see the hook hangers. In 1930 Shakespeare bought the company out....but their Jim Dandy's have plain screw eyes for hook hangers

Re: Obscure North American Lures

Posted: Wed Dec 15, 2010 4:11 am
by rivermandave
Here's a couple more groups.

One is from the Rinehart Co. makers of the Jinx...and the other 2 are of Wood Mfg. Co., who made Dipsy Doodles among others.

Re: Obscure North American Lures

Posted: Wed Dec 15, 2010 8:26 am
by Capt.Seaweed
Good stuff Dave, I've the 5 volumes of American lures by the guy in Wisconsin, can't recall his name and as I'm visiting my old mum in NSW, I can't check.
Have books by Dudley Murphy also, I recall this name, interesting reading all of it, one day someone in Oz will print a book on our lure history.
Regards, Tony (Darwin, NT).

Re: Obscure North American Lures

Posted: Tue Dec 21, 2010 5:46 am
by rivermandave
Russell Lewis is the guy I'm sure you are thinking of Tony. I only have Vol. 1, but I also have another book of his about Heddon plastics.

I've also heard the Heddon Legacy book is good too...but it's a dang shame ya need 25 books to eventually get enough info JMHO

Re: Obscure North American Lures

Posted: Tue Dec 21, 2010 12:38 pm
by MXB
rivermandave wrote:Russell Lewis is the guy I'm sure you are thinking of Tony. I only have Vol. 1, but I also have another book of his about Heddon plastics.

I've also heard the Heddon Legacy book is good too...but it's a dang shame ya need 25 books to eventually get enough info JMHO
The books you are talking about are Russel Lewis - Modern Fishing Lure Collectibles Vol 1-5 (latest is 2006/7)

Other great books are;

Russell Lewis - Classic Fishing lures- Identification and Price Guide (2005)
Dudley and Deanne Murphy - Fishing Lure Collectibles Vol 1:1940 to present (2006) , Vol 2: 1840 - 1940 (2007)

Heddon references;

Clyde Harbin & Russel Lewis - Heddon Catalogues 1902 - 1953 (2004)
Bill Roberts & Rob Pavey - The Heddon Legacy: A Century of Classic Lures (2002)

Other books that I use occasionally are;

Arlen Carter - 19th Century Fishing Lures (2000)
D.B.Homel - Antique Fly Reels: A history and Value Guide (1999)

There is also a fantastic book on Creek Chub Lures that is now very difficult to find and commands high prices. Hopefully they will re-print through Collector Books which publish many of the above publications. And I still can't find all the lures!!

I agree we need an updated publication of Australian lures and would love to collaborate with others in the future to make this happen.
Maybe that time is soon thumbsupsmilie

MXB

howdy