Wise Sportsman Supply Company Jim Dandy Lures / c. 1915
Since I have been a bit tardy with my Antique Fishing "Lure Of The Week" picks, I thought I would triple up and make up for lost time. This week I will feature The Wise Sportsman Supply Company from Chicago, Illinois. These are known as The Jim-Dandy Lures and were originally invented by Henry H. Schillinger from Paw Paw, Michigan in the form of hand carved and painted lures. Patent was granted to him, and he then sold the rights to the Wise Sportsman's Supply Company from Chicago, Illinois in 1915. For the next decade, this company manufactured three different styles of lures and then sold the rights to the William Shakespeare Company from Kalamazoo, Michigan. The Jim Dandy Single Spinner and Double Spinner are very scarce lures and difficult to find. All three of the examples of this company's lures and boxes are shown below. Please visit www.randysantiquefishinglures.com for more history on antique lures. I will buy your old fishing lures and reels!
Hi, I'm Randy Nelson and this is my blog spot. I'm an avid collector of Antique Fishing Lures from Northwest Indiana. I love to fish, collect old lures, and am a Musician by trade.