When the Helin Tackle Company is mentioned to a fisherman, many will think of the classic vintage Flatfish lure, especially the old wooden models which are highly collectible today.
Although still in business today under different owners and bound by strict manufacturing requirements, this bait &" tackle company is one of big names from way back.
The Flatfish lure was patented in the 1930s and many variations, colors and sizes of this classic Helin design are now much desired collectibles for hobbyists around the globe.
By the early 1970's the Flatfish lure had over 20 modes and close to 40 different color mixes and blends to choose from! This makes for a nice variety of antique and vintage pieces for lure collectors.
The Cake fish is another nice collectible, again, particularly the wooden ones. This lure is still popular today and used by fisherman all the time.
Whether you are a serious collector seeking some Helin lures for your display, a hobbyist just starting out or an avid angler using this older style bait on your outings, you'll find many fantastic Helin fishing lures to fit your needs and your budget.
There are often great deals to be found on these lures when bought in "Lots", especially on the internet auction sites. It is not uncommon to win an auction of 15-20 nice lures for a dollar or two each!
You can't go wrong with Helin lures. Every collector's display should have at least a few of these classics in it and every fisherman needs a few models of this bait in their tackle box.