Here is a great colour chart for the South Bend Bassoreno form a 1925 South Bend Catalog! Click on the image below to enlarge it:
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The Paw Paw Bass Seeker was first produced in the late 1920’s Available in both glass and painted eyes. It came in two sizes #2600 (4″) and 4600 (3 1/4″). Two treble hooks. An early catalog describes the lure as … Continue reading
The Pflueger Magnet and Merit(3600 Series) was first introduced in the mid 1910’s and were not being produced anymore by the 1950’s A relatively common lure these can fetch $75 or more depending on condition and age. An early catalog … Continue reading
The Shakespeare Bass Kazoo first instance of the bass Kazoo is recorded in 1924. The no. 590 originally came in for finishes 500GW Rainbow with scale finish, 590YP Yellow Perch with scale finish, 590FG Fancy green with scale finish, 500WR, … Continue reading
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For twenty years the Callmac Bug was produced (1921-1941 or 42). Designed for flyrods they had a cork body and a single hook. A South Bend Catalog describes them as: “The famous Callmax Bass and Trout Bugs are exclusive South … Continue reading
May 1933 Field and Stream CLICK HERE TO VIEW THIS ISSUE
The Creek Chub Beetle Came in two sizes, Regular and a Midget version. Firts seen in the early 1930’s it was in production for around twenty years. In great shape with box this lure can fetch up to $200-300 An … Continue reading
The Fred Arbogast Hula Popper was introduced in the late 1940’s and continues to be a popular bait to this day. A very common lure, it is collectable because of its ease of acquisition and numerous colors. A common lure. … Continue reading
The Fred Arbogast Tin Liz was introduced in the late 1920’s. Early lures had glass eyes. These lures in good shape can fetch up to $150.
The Heddon Midget Digit was introduiced in the ealry 194-0’s. (Catalog B-110) A small lure at 1 1/2 inches its a collectors favorite becasue of all the available colours. Sometimes called the “Midgit” Catalgs decribe the lure as “Made esspecially … Continue reading
The Shakespeare Tantalizer was a early jointed lure. 4 inches long and 9/10 of an ounce. Catalog # 6638. First seen in the late 1920’s Described in a early catalog as “a very successful bait for casting and trolling for … Continue reading
The Shakespeare Evolution Minnow Bait is a very early Shakespeare lure first appearing in the early 1900’s. The lure had three treble hooks and is made of rubber They were made from 2′ to 4″ long. These lures can fetch … Continue reading
The Pflueger Globe was first introduced in the mid 1910’s (catalog # 3700) A very collectable lure. It came in a variety of colours, Patented min 1922. According to an early catalog, “The Pfleuger globe bait is made of selected … Continue reading