While browsing eb*y and american collectors websites for vintage topwater items, I stumbled upon numerous antique Pflueger lures and bait-casting reels. Because of their remarkable finishing and visionary engineering behind, I decided to have a closer look at the origins of these american classics.
I was surprised about the lack of information on the official website, but found a handful of books and quite interesting online resources covering the history of Pflueger’s antique lures and Supreme Reels.
Pflueger Enterprise Manufacturing 1910 * Source: akronhistory.org
If you like to read more about legendary lure maker E. A. Pflueger and how his four sons invented and refined the Pflueger reel series since 1913, I recommend browsing the following websites:
Evolution & History
- The History of Antique Lure Maker E. A. Pflueger at Oldfishinglure.com
- Pflueger Antique Lure Gallery
- Pflueger Antique Lure Patents
- Pflueger Antique Fishing Lures
- “Pflueger Pfacts” history of Pflueger reels by Bob Miller
- The Old Reel Collectors Association
It’s quite fascinating to learn more about the origins of handmade topwater lures and reels, and even if I’m not considering to become a collector of antique fishing tackle, there’s no denying that these perfectly engineered pieces of american craftsmanship are quite appealing.