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Heirloom Lures
Christopher Augustus

Seal Cove, Maine

HeirloomLures.com

Heirloom Lures are reproductions of early 1900 to 1950 antique patented fish lures. This was the golden age for wood lures in the United States. James Heddon is credited with  patenting  the first wood fish lure in 1902 in Dowagiac Michigan. After the 1950's plastics dominated the market. So that fifty year period is the heyday of the wood fish lure.

Each lure I create is hand crafted of basswood, turned on a mini wood lathe and painted with six to eight coats of an oil based enamel paint and sealed with clear finish.Component parts are high quality fish lure fittings and Eagle claw hooks.

 

Each has a distinct name, history and a back story that's  noteworthy to a fisherman or lure collector. They make an ideal gift and conversation piece for your favorite fisherman.

 

Every lures comes in an attractive wood presentation box, with a written history and a copy of the original lure patent drawing.

 

The perfect gift for your favorite fisherman! Order online. I ship USPS  Priority within two weeks of your order. 

RETAIL ARTIST SHOPS:


My Lures are also on display at these wonderful "Made in Maine" artist shops.

ISLAND ARTISANS

99 Main St,Bar Harbor, ME

207-288-4214

&   

119 Main St

Northeast Harbor, ME

207-276-4045

IslandArtisans.com

 

SOUTHWEST HARBOR ARTISANS

360 Main St

Southwest Harbor, ME

207 244-5107

SouthwestHarborArtisans.com

 

PEMAQUID CRAFT CO-OP         

2565 Bristol Rd, Route 130

New Harbor, ME

207 677 2077

                      

MAINE ARTISANS CO-OP

Lincolnville Beach, Rt 1

Lincolnville, ME

207 789 5376

MaineArtisansCoOp.com

 

BOOTHBAY HARBOR ARTISANS

2 Wharf St

Boothbay Harbor, ME

207 633 1152

 

LUPINE COTTAGE

7 Old Searsport ave, Rte 1

Belfast, ME

207 338 4300

LupineCottage.net

 

PEMAQUID CRAFT CO-OP

2565 Bristol Rd (RT 130)

New Harbor, ME