Lure History research and preservation is a passion of mine and one of the focuses of My Bait Shop. While you will find it in many places on this website I wanted to provide a quick link to just some of the main pages we explore in great detail. Below are some pages with some great information so be sure to check them out and come back for new updates.
BRAND NEW SECTION. PAGES ARE BEING ADDED AS WE UPDATE THEM!
Catch All Inc: Catch All Baits out of Hiles, Wisconsin. Read their history here.
Creek Chub Bait Company: Main company history page for the Creek Chub Bait Company out of Garrett, Indiana.
Heddon: The main history page for Heddon out of Dowagiac, Michigan.
Heddon Catalogs: Heddon catalog covers and information from 1902 to current.
Heddon Tadpolly Color Chart: The World's Largest Tadpolly Spook Color Chart!
Helin Tackle Company: History of the Helin Tackle Company out of Detroit, Michigan.
Lazy Ike: History of Lazy Ike from Kautzky to current day.
Rapala: History of Rapala. Our main page including a HUGE color chart of Rapala baits.
Sparkle Tail: History of the Hubbard Sparkle Tail Lure
Fishing History: See our monthly column from Midwest Outdoor Magazine on history of our great hobby.
Lure Lore: Tons of great pages full of information on specific vintage lures!