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April 6, 1997 - Vol. 2, No. 7

Creek Chub Close-Pin

Creek Chub Close-Pin

I know all you Creek Chub fans were wondering when I'd get around to something from this company (other than the ever-popular Pikies), so here's what you've been waiting for!

The Close-Pin lure was made by Creek Chub from 1937 to 1947. It consists of a wood body with screw eyes to hold the two trebles on the belly and tail, as well as the line tie on top of the head.

The two trebles are gold plated and it was only made with these so any Close-Pin lure without gold trebles is not authentic. For you color collectors, this is the ideal lure since it was only made in the one color shown!

Despite it's unassuming appearance, this is a rare Creek Chub lure and the owner of it valued it at about $700 in E condition. Of course, if your a 'color' collector, for that money you can brag that you have all of them!

Unknown??

Unknown lure

The unknown for this edition is actually two lures and from their appearance, are from the same source. These are quite large, measuring over 5" in length and 2" in width at it's widest point. There are no markings on the lures.

If you have any further information on any of the items displayed on this page which you'd like to share, please send your comments to me and I'll update the page accordingly. Contributions of interesting items and/or unknowns are encouraged! Lures pictured in Lure Lore are not for sale.

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