The Magic Minnow, Hand Crafted Fish Lure

My 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 cedar or 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 lure 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.


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


Many of my recent reproductions are numbered limited editions and come with a certificate of authenticity.


Hand crafted stands are available. 

Hand Crafted Stand
Stop by Our Store: 7 Old Searsport Ave, Rte 1, Belfast, Maine 04915             Phone: 207-338-4300
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Shipping Note: If your complete order is 3 lbs or over, your shipping fee will not be included in the initial charge. We want to make your shipping expense is the most economical to you. We will contact you to discuss your preferred shipping choice and rate. Once you decide on shipping, the shipping fee will be charged to your credit card once your product has shipped.

Return and Exchanges:  Special orders are non-returnable.
Regular orders can be returned within 7 days of receipt in their original packaging and in the case of jewelry, in unworn condition. Please notify the Lupine Cottage by phone or email before the return. The client is responsible for returning the item(s) pre-paid and insured to the Lupine Cottage. Credit issued will not include original shipping and insurance charges. We reserve the right to not accept a return and may require a re-stocking or repair fee if the item has been at all damaged or worn. While our policies are firm for obvious reasons, we will do everything we can to work with you and make sure your experience with us is positive.