The Creek Chub Bait Company was founded in 1916 by three anglers, one of whom, Henry Dills, invented a wiggling lure with a metal lip that could be used to alter the way the lure moved. Dills also patented a process of painting lures by spraying paint through a screen. The company's first lure was the 'Wiggler,' a basic minnow-type lure. But their most famous was the 'Pikie,' a bullet-shaped lure that could be purchased in one to three pieces, depending on the amount of wiggle desired. In the 1920s, Creek Chub introduced its lower quality 'Shur-Strike' line, hoping to grow its business. And after the war, they successfully made both plastic and saltwater lures. Harry Dills retired in 1978, and closed down the company.


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Tampabay.com (blog), October 9th

Keith threw his yellow Creek Chub Darter lure under the dam. It got snagged on the floodgate, the mechanism that opens and closes to regulate the flow of water. Keith cussed and said, "I'm going to unsnag my lure." It was the last thing he said to me...Read more

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Sawyer County Record, October 8th

In an unusual outcome, 10-year-old Logan Becker of Balsam Lake took third place in the tourney. He caught two muskies Friday on the Chippewa Flowage — a 36-incher on a shiner-colored Swimmin' Joe and a 38-incher on a northern pike Creek Chub; and ...Read more

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Conway Daily Sun, October 3rd

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