Antique Fishing Lures

Antique Fishing Lures

Antique lures can be highly collectible, valuable, and hard to find. If you have an old tackle box out in the garage or down in the basement, get it out now and check for some of these extremely rare fishing lures. The most valuable lures are made of wood, painted and finished to a high gloss, with glass eyes.

Heddon 700 Musky One of these three-hook wooden minnow old fishing lure recently sold on eBay for $840, with twenty bids! The clear glass eyes on this lure were extremely lifelike, and the hand painted Rainbow paint pattern gives the minnow an appearance that makes it appealing to collectors of antiques!

Creek Chub

The creek chub, or weed bug, was made during the 1920s or 1930s of painted wood. A beautiful specimen of the creek chub in very good condition recently sold for $461.66. Pikaroon Wood Minnow A jointed picaroon lure in the perch colors can sell for upwards of $200 on eBay or another popular auction site. These antique lures measure approximately 4.5 inches from one end to another.

Heddon Punkinseed

The adorable Heddon Punkinseed #730 SD lure is one of the cutest antique lures you will ever see. Just 2-1/8" long in a green shad scale pattern, this beauty was created during the 1940s. One of these adorable lures recently sold on eBay for $151.51.

Pflueger Wizard Fishing Lure

The Pflueger Wizard antique lure is notable for its metal plate, identifying Pflueger as the make of this lure. The Pflueger lures often have distinctive paint jobs, making them extremely attractive to other fish and to collectors alike. You will see Pflueger Wizards sell on eBay for about $100.

Rinehart Musky Buzer

If you can get your hands on a Rinehart Musky Buzer, you will have a wonderful 1948 antique fishing lure for your collection, complete with distinctive black and white stripes.

What To Watch For When buying antique fishing lures on eBay, always pay attention to the seller's feedback rating. Are buyers satisfied with the fishing lures they have purchased in the past? Does the seller promptly answer any questions you may have? Look for lures that have clear, unblemished eyes and an undamaged paint surface.

Shopping for old fishing lures can be a lot of fun if you have the right attitude. A gem of a lure is out there, just waiting for you to discover it.

Antique Fishing Lures