Chautauqua, Comstock, R. Haskell, Nichols, Shakespeare, Shultz
The first commerically available fishing lures were made of metal. They were
made of either brass, nickel silver or nickel plated brass. In the early 1900's,
wooden lures were available commerically and gaining in popularity. Probably the
most desireable lure to collectors is the 1859 patented R. Haskell minnow. The
Comstock Flying Helgramite is also an early cool bait. Below are some photos of
cool baits that are considered by collectors to be very desireable and
Fred Nichols of Nichols Lure Co. in Corpus Christi, TX made some cool,
Comstock Flying Helgramite, Fulton, NY, circa 1885
Shakespeare Wooden Revolution & Glass-Eyed Evolution
For any questions about antique fishing reels,
lures or tackle, please feel free to Email or Call me.
I always like to talk about old tackle.
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