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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Probably the first manufactured lipless crankbait came from Cotton Cordell Lure Company in Arkansas. Cordell manufactured other lures for companies such as Pflueger, Creek Chub and Heddon, but, the Spot solely for Cordell. The original design of the...Read more

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Legendary lure maker Carl "Cotton" Cordell passes away at 86
The Advocate, January 8th

A biography published when Cordell was inducted into the Fresh Water Fishing Hall of Fame in 1988 noted his career began in the early 1950s when he was designing and making lures for Creek Chub and Heddon lure companies before he went into ...Read more

Takasaki: Fall fishing can provide satisfying release
Sioux Falls Argus Leader, November 5th

One of my favorite tactics this time of the year is to use a slip-sinker – live bait rig tipped with a big redtail or creek chub. Using this tactic, walleyes often will engulf the bait and swallow it. Deeply hooked fish often are difficult to release...Read more

Old Creek Chub Injured Minnow Propbaits (press release), June 3rd

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Field and Stream (blog), March 21st

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