Fly Rod Baits

No fishing lure collection is complete without a variety of great Fly Rod Baits. Redditch England became a famous location for some of the worlds finest fly fishing equipment of the mid 1800's up to the early 1900's. The manufacturing of fishing hooks in Redditch started sometime around 1770, the first notable manufacturers were actually needle makers. The 1898 catalogue of Henry Millward & Sons boldly claimed (they manufacture fishhooks on a very extensive scale, being probably the largest makers in the world). However in 1803, Polycarp Allcock, who was an apprentice hook maker, started his own business. His son Samuel Allcock was the man who really expanded and created the business to what it would become. Samuel was an entrepreneur & great salesman, he expanded the business to include reels, rods, along with other fishing tackle accessories. By 1880, Allcock could make the claim (“They were The Worlds Oldest and Largest Manufacturer of Fishing Tackle”). At the end of the 19th Century the Allcock Company had become the largest fishing tackle manufacturer in the World. It would employ more than 1000 people in the town of Redditch, the name Allcock would be known Worldwide and would even set up shop in Canada under Allcock, Laight & Westwood. Some of the carded flies in our collection are from the great town of Redditch, from makers like, A. E. Rudge & Son from the Unity Works. M Lee & Son, and others like AA, and W Bartleet & Sons, & Milward's Iron Arm brand. Other English makers like Turrall of Devon, and the great German company D.A.M. Many of the major lure companies in the U.S like Creek Chub, Heddon, South Bend, Pflueger,  Paw Paw and many more created some of the absolute finest fly fishing baits of all time. The variety is vast, collecting flies could be a full time hobby, and for some like my wife it is. For us we like to blend flies into our collection to add depth and value to our overall collection. Flies are often overlooked and undervalued by collectors some will pass right by and leave great value behind.  Other brands to look for include Orvis, Weber, Worth and Huron. Sometimes you can find complete dealer cards from these makers. Get out there and have some fun hunting for these little gems.

Punkie Spook
Punkie Spook

980 CRA Punkie Spook Fly Rod Punkinseed.

Punkie Spook
Punkie Spook

980 CRA Punkie Spook Fly Rod Punkinseed.

PunkieSpook
PunkieSpook

980 CRA Punkie Spook Fly Rod Punkinseed.

Punkie Spook
Punkie Spook

980 CRA Punkie Spook Fly Rod Punkinseed.

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Introduced in 1940 the 980 Fly Rod Punkie Spook are among the most collectible spooks of all time. This amazing lure dates to 1951 it's still (NIB) in this condition.

Heddon974BR
Heddon974BR

Heddon Fly Rod Spook 974-BR aka the "Bass Bug Spook"

Heddon974BR
Heddon974BR

Heddon Fly Rod Spook 974-BR aka the "Bass Bug Spook"

Heddon974BR
Heddon974BR

Heddon Fly Rod Spook 974-BR aka the "Bass Bug Spook"

Heddon974BR
Heddon974BR

Heddon Fly Rod Spook 974-BR aka the "Bass Bug Spook"

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Heddon Fly Rod Spook 975-BR aka the "Bass Bug Spook". This one in Brown, it's very well dressed with great details on the wings. These Brown colored bugs are amazing. Never overlook fly rod lures they can add a lot of value to your collection.

Huron310Flies
Huron310Flies

Dealer card Huron 310 flies.

Huron310Flies
Huron310Flies

Dealer card Huron 310 flies.

Huron310Flies
Huron310Flies

Dealer card Huron 310 flies.

Huron310Flies
Huron310Flies

Dealer card Huron 310 flies.

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This cool dealer card for Huron 310 series flies in size 8 was acquired thankfully before any of the graphics was damaged. Two of the flies are missing but all the cards on the main card are intact. We are very happy to have this in our collection.

HuronJock10
HuronJock10

Vintage Huron Brand Jock Scott size 10 Trout Flies on card. Made in Canada.

HuronJock10
HuronJock10

Vintage Huron Brand Jock Scott size 10 Trout Flies on card. Made in Canada.

HuronJock10
HuronJock10

Vintage Huron Brand Jock Scott size 10 Trout Flies on card. Made in Canada.

HuronJock10
HuronJock10

Vintage Huron Brand Jock Scott size 10 Trout Flies on card. Made in Canada.

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Vintage Huron Brand Jock Scott size 10 Trout Flies on card. Preserved on the original card. These are fantastic collectables. Made in Canada. 

WorthMiniPopFlies
WorthMiniPopFlies

Vintage carded Worth Mini Pop fly assortment.

WorthMiniPopFlies
WorthMiniPopFlies

Vintage carded Worth Mini Pop fly assortment.

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Worth Minnie Pop size 8 Fly Assortment on cards. These were great lures for panfish. Worth made some of the finest panfish flies ever. Made with cork and set in great colors, Worth flies are always a fun find and add to a collection.

LeeofRedditchBN
LeeofRedditchBN

Vintage Lee of Redditch Black Gnat Size 10. Made in England.

LeeofRedditchBN
LeeofRedditchBN

Vintage Lee of Redditch Black Gnat Size 10. Made in England.

LeeofRedditchBN
LeeofRedditchBN

Vintage Lee of Redditch Black Gnat Size 10. Made in England.

LeeofRedditchBN
LeeofRedditchBN

Vintage Lee of Redditch Black Gnat Size 10. Made in England.

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Vintage Lee of Redditch Black Gnat size 10 Trout Flies on card. Preserved on the original card. Made in England by M Lee & Son incorporated. These were saved from a dank wet tacklebox at a garage sale in Calgary.

LeeofRedditchCD
LeeofRedditchCD

Vintage Lee of Redditch Cow Dung Size 10. Made in England.

LeeofRedditchCD
LeeofRedditchCD

Vintage Lee of Redditch Cow Dung Size 10. Made in England.

LeeofRedditchCD
LeeofRedditchCD

Vintage Lee of Redditch Cow Dung Size 10. Made in England.

LeeofRedditchCD
LeeofRedditchCD

Vintage Lee of Redditch Cow Dung Size 10. Made in England.

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Vintage Lee of Redditch Cow Dung size 10 Trout Flies on card. Preserved on the original card. Made in England by M Lee & Son incorporated. These were also saved from a dank wet tacklebox at a garage sale in Calgary. Yes Flies are always found on a pile of Cow Dung!

MilwardsBlueDun
MilwardsBlueDun

Vintage Carded Milward's Blue Dun Flies.

MilwardsBlueDun
MilwardsBlueDun

Vintage Carded Milward's Blue Dun Flies.

MilwardsBlueDun
MilwardsBlueDun

Vintage Carded Milward's Blue Dun Flies.

MilwardsBlueDun
MilwardsBlueDun

Vintage Carded Milward's Blue Dun Flies.

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 Blue Dun Size 8 Trout Flies by Milward's of Redditch England. These beautiful flies are tied on Turned Down Eye hooks to Gut leader. Milward's made some great trout candy.

SuperiorTroutFly
SuperiorTroutFly

Antique carded Superior Trout flies from Redditch England.

SuperiorTroutFly
SuperiorTroutFly

Antique carded Superior Trout flies from Redditch England.

SuperiorTroutFly
SuperiorTroutFly

Antique carded Superior Trout flies from Redditch England.

SuperiorTroutFly
SuperiorTroutFly

Antique carded Superior Trout flies from Redditch England.

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As stated on the card, these flies were crafted in Redditch England by W Bartleet & Sons, Tied specially for Charles E. Tisdale, of Vancouver BC. Note the Trade Mark graphics and flies sewn onto the card not stapled! The little details on these cards is always fun to look at.

Heddon974Y
Heddon974Y

Heddon Fly Rod Spook 974-Y aka the "Bass Bug Spook"

Heddon974Y
Heddon974Y

Heddon Fly Rod Spook 974-Y aka the "Bass Bug Spook"

Heddon974Y
Heddon974Y

Heddon Fly Rod Spook 974-Y aka the "Bass Bug Spook"

Heddon974Y
Heddon974Y

Heddon Fly Rod Spook 974-Y aka the "Bass Bug Spook"

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Heddon Fly Rod Spook 975-Y aka, the "Bass Bug Spook" This Yellow 1950's era bug is well preserved in EX++ condition. These are extremely collectable flies. Often overlooked for other larger lures, these little gems can really round out a Heddon Collection.

Heddon974BugSpook
Heddon974BugSpook

Heddon 974 Small Fly Rod Spook in Red and White.

Heddon974BugSpook
Heddon974BugSpook

Heddon 974 Small Fly Rod Spook in Red and White.

Heddon974BugSpook
Heddon974BugSpook

Heddon 974 Small Fly Rod Spook in Red and White.

Heddon974BugSpook
Heddon974BugSpook

Heddon 974 Small Fly Rod Spook in Red and White.

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Heddon Fly Rod Spook 974-RW aka the "Bass Bug Spook". This one in Red & White it's the smaller version. These Red & White colored bugs are amazing. Never overlook fly rod lures they can add a lot of value to your collection.

HuronTroutFly10
HuronTroutFly10

Vintage Huron Brand Montreal Dark size 10 Trout Flies on card. Made in Canada.

HuronTroutFly10
HuronTroutFly10

Vintage Huron Brand Montreal Dark size 10 Trout Flies on card. Made in Canada.

HuronTroutFly10
HuronTroutFly10

Vintage Huron Brand Montreal Dark size 10 Trout Flies on card. Made in Canada.

HuronTroutFly10
HuronTroutFly10

Vintage Huron Brand Montreal Dark size 10 Trout Flies on card. Made in Canada.

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Vintage Huron Brand Montreal Dark Size 10 Trout Flies on Card. These great flies are preserved on the original card, another fine Made in Canada product.

StandardTrout
StandardTrout

Early Standard Trout flies on old card.

StandardTrout
StandardTrout

Early Standard Trout flies on old card.

StandardTrout
StandardTrout

Early Standard Trout flies on old card.

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We are still working on this very old card, this one sent us digging into a bunch of books and files. It's full of mystery and several of our friends have ideas we are working on. Note the flies are sewn onto the card not stapled. As we learn more about this cool card and the symbol on the ends we will get it posted here for you.

AL&WCreekChub400
AL&WCreekChub400

1940's era AL&W Creek Chub Bait Co. #400 Red and White Fly Rod Pikie.

AL&WCreekChub400
AL&WCreekChub400

1940's era AL&W Creek Chub Bait Co. #400 Red and White Fly Rod Pikie.

AL&WCreekChub400
AL&WCreekChub400

1940's era AL&W Creek Chub Bait Co. #400 Red and White Fly Rod Pikie.

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These are listed in the 1940 AL&W catalog as Creek Chub Bait Co. Fly Rod Pikie #400 Trout. This Red head and White fly rod bait is exactly 1 1/4 inches. The #401 Bass was listed at 1 5/8 inches. They came in Natural Pikie, Red Head & White, Rainbow & Perch colors. These look similar to South Bend's Trout Oreno but are different in size and shape, and had only 4 standard colors.

LeeofRedditchRC
LeeofRedditchRC

Vintage Lee of Redditch Royal Coachman Size 10. Made in England.

LeeofRedditchRC
LeeofRedditchRC

Vintage Lee of Redditch Royal Coachman Size 10. Made in England.

LeeofRedditchRC
LeeofRedditchRC

Vintage Lee of Redditch Royal Coachman Size 10. Made in England.

LeeofRedditchRC
LeeofRedditchRC

Vintage Lee of Redditch Royal Coachman Size 10. Made in England.

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Vintage Lee of Redditch Royal Coachman size 10 Trout Flies on card. Preserved on the original card. Made in England by M Lee & Son incorporated. These were also saved from a dank wet tacklebox at a garage sale in Calgary.

MilwardsFlyAssortment
MilwardsFlyAssortment

Milward's Alberta Trout Fly Assortment made in England.

MilwardsFlyAssortment
MilwardsFlyAssortment

Milward's Alberta Trout Fly Assortment made in England.

MilwardsFlyAssortment
MilwardsFlyAssortment

Milward's Alberta Trout Fly Assortment made in England.

MilwardsFlyAssortment
MilwardsFlyAssortment

Milward's Alberta Trout Fly Assortment made in England.

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This extremely cool assortment of fly's was crafted in Redditch England by Milward's for the Motor Car Supply Co. LTD. in Alberta. Stamped as an Alberta Assortment in size 8 & 10. The Motor Car Supply Company was incorporated in 1912 & established a location at 1st Street SW, Calgary as an auto accessory business.  An Edmonton branch was opened in 1914. The company was incorporated nationally in 1922 as the Motor Car Supply Company of Canada Ltd.  A new branch was acquired in Lethbridge with the buying out of Western Auto Supply Co. Ltd. And Martin's Sporting Goods Limited in Calgary was acquired in 1931. In 1942 and 1943 the company serviced the needs of the U.S. Army working on the Alaska Highway.

MilwardsGreyHackle
MilwardsGreyHackle

Vintage Carded Milward's Grey Hackle Flies.

MilwardsGreyHackle
MilwardsGreyHackle

Vintage Carded Milward's Grey Hackle Flies.

MilwardsGreyHackle
MilwardsGreyHackle

Vintage Carded Milward's Grey Hackle Flies.

MilwardsGreyHackle
MilwardsGreyHackle

Vintage Carded Milward's Grey Hackle Flies.

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 Grey Hackle Size 10 Trout Flies by Milward's of Redditch England. These beautiful flies are tied on Turned Down Eye hooks to Gut leader. These are some well preserved trout slammers.

SouthBendOrenoCrab867
SouthBendOrenoCrab867

South Bend Oreno Crab #867

SouthBendOrenoCrab867
SouthBendOrenoCrab867

South Bend Oreno Crab #867

SouthBendOrenoCrab867
SouthBendOrenoCrab867

South Bend Oreno Crab #867

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 Tough South Bend Oreno Crab #867. The South Bend Oreno Crab was available in two sizes a #4 hook size model #866 and a #2 hook size model #867. The Oreno Crab was available from 1936 to 1942 not a long run, the Oreno Crab is a tougher find these days. When you find one of these great South Bend flies buy it before it's gone!!

OrenoBassBug850-2
OrenoBassBug850-2

South Bend Oreno Bass Bug #850-2 Black Gnat

OrenoBassBug850-2
OrenoBassBug850-2

South Bend Oreno Bass Bug #850-2 Black Gnat

OrenoBassBug850-2
OrenoBassBug850-2

South Bend Oreno Bass Bug #850-2 Black Gnat

OrenoBassBug850-2
OrenoBassBug850-2

South Bend Oreno Bass Bug #850-2 Black Gnat

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The Oreno Bass Bug #850-2 Black Gnat. A much more common South Bend offering the Oreno Bass Bug was available from 1936  to the mid 1940's. Originally coming in 6 color patterns and 3 hook sizes Hook size 1/0 was #850 Hook size 4 was #851 and Hook size 8 was #852. 

WeberMouseTufted
WeberMouseTufted

Vintage Tufted ear Weber Mouse size 6

WeberMouseTufted
WeberMouseTufted

Vintage Tufted ear Weber Mouse size 6

WeberMouseTufted
WeberMouseTufted

Vintage Tufted ear Weber Mouse size 6

WeberMouseTufted
WeberMouseTufted

Vintage Tufted ear Weber Mouse size 6

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 This is another cool size 6 Weber Mouse with tufted ears. These lures are always a fun thing to add to a collection. Lures like this are hand crafted and take time to make. We like to preserve baits like this to showcase the great skill of the craftsmen who created them.

Weber6WeedMouse
Weber6WeedMouse

Size 6 Weber Weedless Mouse.

Weber6WeedMouse
Weber6WeedMouse

Size 6 Weber Weedless Mouse.

WeberWeedMouse
WeberWeedMouse

Size 6 Weber Weedless Mouse.

Weber6WeedMouse
Weber6WeedMouse

Size 6 Weber Weedless Mouse.

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 Vintage Size 6 Weber Weedless Mouse in package. Amazing lures for a variety of fish on the surface. Like they say "If Weber Makes it - A Fish Takes it!"

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More great Fly Rod Baits coming soon.