One of the pioneers of creative fishing lures is Fred Arbogast and his classic styles of artificial bait. While not as old as a few of the other companies, the famous Hula Popper and Jitterbug helped put this company on many an angler's shopping list!
Today, many of the old Arbogast lures are highly desired collectibles and no respectable vintage lure display would be complete without some of this classic bait!
Finding collectible Arbogast lures is easy through the internet. Auction sites such as eBay offer a huge selection of these lures. Often at great savings.
While there are many collectors and merchants selling these lures online, there are also ordinary people who stumble upon an old stash of fishing tackle left behind by their older relatives.
Often they find half a century of accumulated fishing tackle, including many classic, antique and vintage collectible lures. These folks will create a listing on the internet, particularly eBay, in hopes of just getting a few bucks for their find.
This can be a fantastic thing for us hobbyists and collectors! Often times these listings will be under priced or mislabeled, not drawing too much attention and therefore selling at a bargain price!
Imagine finding an original Arbogast Jitterbug or Weedless Kicker from the 1930's or a 1940's Hula Dancer? It happens everyday! These can be found at many price points, depending on condition of course. It is not uncommon to find these types of lures in mint condition with the original box!
Of course, with a NOS find or un-fished lure and box, you will likely need to shell out some extra cash. The beauty of the internet is that there are old Arbogast lures for everyone's needs and budget!
Not all shoppers of vintage lures are collectors. Are you looking for some classic bait for your next fishing trip? Many anglers swear by the older Arbogast designs and and there are plenty of incredible deals on worn vintage models.
Whether you are a hardcore collector, an avid angler or looking to start a new hobby, consider checking out the "Lots" of vintage lures often listed on eBay. It's not uncommon to find some decent lures amongst the clutter of these types of auctions. For actual fishing use or starting out as a fishing lure collector, this is a great way to snag some old Arbogast bait & tackle on a limited budget!