Friday, August 28, 2015

Thanks to a kind person, I was recently able to add these 4 lures to my Indiana lure collection.

These C.E.Z. Shurlur Baits were made by the Garrett Manufacturing Company sometime around the 1920s-1930s.    It is thought that the makers of these lures were employees of the Creek Chub Bait Company who were fired and used some "stashes" to make lures.   There are at least 4 different box types for these lures and one is marked "Rosenberry Baits" referring to the original founders of the company, Frank and W.T. Rosenberry.   Please visit or email  if you have more information on this company.

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Doodlebug Lures

The Homarth company produced a neat little lure called a Doodlebug.   This same lure has ties to Joseph Neukam of Jasper, IN.    I have found many different types of Doodlebug lures.....some have unmarked lips, some are stamped "Homarth" and some are stamped "Brown". 

I recently found a Doodlebug on an original card made by the Fall City Bait Company in Kentucky.

If you have any Doodlebug lures or other Indiana-made baits for sale, please contact me at or 317-216-4331.