When it comes to collectible fishing lures, the Paw Paw Bait Company has certainly made it's mark on this hobby! Some of these vintage lures are amongst the most sought after memorabilia pieces in the world by top collectors and dealers.
Twenty years ago, finding specific models, styles and colors from this brand for your collection was not an easy task. Even if you were a hardcore collector "in the know", you still had to make your rounds at the conventions all over the state, if not the country to find the quality, rare pieces needed!
Locating antique and vintage Paw Paw lures today is a lot easier thanks to the internet. It is quite possible to find some very respectable pieces on internet auction sites and dealer websites, and all from the comfort of your own home.
Imagine finding an old Paw Paw Bullhead lure from the 1930's, a vintage caster minnow or Crawdad fishing lure? These types of lures are bought and sold everyday! I've even seen the rare Frog Legs with hair lure and the Wotta being offered more than a few times in the span of a month or so!
Sometimes you can even find "lots" of Paw Paw classic fishing lures posted! This is especially nice if you are starting out with this hobby because you'll get a jump start on some lures for your display and you'll usually get a better bargain. Buying in this way has yielded me some surprisingly good finds over the years. In fact, some of these lots have been nothing short of amazing!
Whether you are a hard core collector of Paw Paw fishing lures, a hobbyist or even an avid fisherman who prefers older wooden bait, you can certainly find what you need that also fits into your budget. Buying "well fished" Paw Paw lures can save you a bundle and makes for exciting bait for your next outing! You may have to replace a hook or fix a lip, maybe touch up the paint or replace an eye, but you'll end up with a classic Paw Paw lure and the fish won't know the difference!