Vintage tackle boxes are an angler’s best friend, the key to keeping their favorite spinners, plugs, minnows, and other lures from getting tangled with spare spools of fishing line, extra reels, floats, and invaluable hand tools. About the only thing a good tackle box can’t do is hold your catch—for that, you need a creel.

Like the best lures, the most sought-after tackle boxes are ones made by hand, often of leather-clad wood and reinforced at the edges and corners with aluminum or brass. Often these custom-made tackle boxes had handles on their tops as well as their sides, with hardware designed to accommodate optional shoulder straps. Inside, tackle boxes featured all sorts of drawers and compartments, and while most opened from the top to reveal their treasures inside, others could be unlatched at the sides to access frequently used pieces of tackle.


Best of the Web (“Hall of Fame”)

Joes Old Lures

Joes Old Lures

Joe Yates' website is a great showcase for hundreds of old fishing lures, providing high resolution photos and in m… [read review or visit site]

Mrlurebox.com

Mrlurebox.com

Take a big bite - you won't want to just nibble at Robbie Pavey's gallery of over 300 antique fishing lures, many w… [read review or visit site]

AntiqueLures.com

AntiqueLures.com

This extensive site features over 500 pages of information on pre-1940 wood fishing lures and lure boxes. Start wit… [read review or visit site]

Oldfishinglure.com

Oldfishinglure.com

This site is sure to snag you with its great collection of fishing lures from the early 1900s. Includes lures from … [read review or visit site]

TackleCollecting.com

TackleCollecting.com

Larry Nicholson's site dedicated to vintage fishing lures. Features beautiful images of lures and boxes from Fred A… [read review or visit site]



Clubs & Associations

Discussion Forums

Other Great Reference Sites

Most watched eBay auctions    

Vintage Antique Tackle Heddon Crab Wiggler Down Bass Box Glass Eye Fishing LureVintage Lot Of 2 Full Umco Tackle Boxes Fishing Lures Rebel Rapala Arbogast WoodVintage Kennedy Tackle Box Style No.1118-al Loaded W/old Fishing Lures HeddonVintage Paw Paw Wotta Frog Fishing Lure Antique Tackle Box Bait, Bass Musky BaitVintage Full Plano 8106 Tackle Box Fishing Lures Rebel Rapala Norman Bomber WoodHuge Vintage Sears Tackle Box Full Of Lures Manns, Heddon, Arbogas, Reels!!!Full Old Tackle Box 87++ Lures - Heddon, So Bend, Eger, Ccbc, 2 Reels More! - NrPlano 8616 Tackle Box Full Of Fishing Lures, Reels & Other Fishing EquipmentVintage Kennedy Tackle Box LoadedLoaded Plano Pro Series Tackle Box & 4 Reels,heddon Rebel,phillips,rapalaAlaskan Salmon Plug In Box Alaska Tackle Company Vintage Schrade Usa Ma5 Tackle Box Folding Fishing Fish Filet Knife Knives OldPlano Large Four Tray Tackle Box Fishing Bait Full Bait Storage Case Lures Special Mate 8" Crankbait Tackle Box Hold 120 Bass Pike Musky Muskie Walleye Tr*rare* *little Brown Trout* Tackle Box Finds Unused Bagleys Crank Bait Db2 LbtVintage Aluminum Tackle Box Loaded Old Fishing Lures Some Wooden Southbend MinnoVintage ~ Perrine Pocket Tackle Box Full Of Fly Rod LuresTacklebox Full Of Lures Heddon Shakespeare South BendVintage P-9 Umco Fly/spinning Tackle Box Plus Spinners And SpoonsGrandpa's Old Fishing Tackle Box Full Of Lures, Tackle & Other Gear AntiqueVintage Metal Spoon Lures, Lot Of 30, Red & White, With Tackle Box, Lot#748Umco 1000a Vintage All Metal 7 Tray Tackle Box Herter Co. Waseca, MinnVintage My Buddy Fishing Tackle Box Full Old Wooden Lures & MoreVintage Umco Fishing Tackle Box And Contents Exc. Cond.Vintage Umco Aluminum Tackle Box Full Of Old Lures Estate Sale Find**vintage Umco Tackle Box-model 173a- With Misc.tackle & 2 Reels**Umco Model 102u Vintage Tackle Box/rare Yellow Color/new Condition/look!!!!Plano 5300 Series - 3 Tray Tackle Box - Full Of Baits & Tackle **nice**Vintage Smithwick Bo Jack Bass Lure Glitter Sides Shreveport La. Tackle Box FindVintage My Buddy Aluminum Fishing Tackle Box Very Nice. 16 X 9 X 9" 4 TrayVintage Old Fishing Lures South Bend Bass Orenos (2) Tackle Box FindVintage Umco 1000ws Brown Woodgrain Tackle Box With 7 TraysAntique Jointed Whopper-stopper Lure C.1955 Frog Old Tackle Box Bait Shimano Blue Minnow Jerkbait Lure Fishing Tackle BoxHuge Lot Of 49 Small Tackle Boxes With Tackle Old Vintage Ocean City Green 999 Reel W Box Nice Fishing Tackle Lure AnodizedPlano No. 8600 Tackle Box SystemNice Shimano Super High Speed Speedmaster Med Saltwater Reel Tackle Box FindLot Of 12 Junk Beater Fishing Lures Tackle Box Find Cordell Bomber Storm & MoreSupreme Tackle Twill Sweater Size Large 16ss White Crewneck Box Logo BogoShimano Broadway Tackle Box Brwcb 270 Main Carry BagFlambeau Tackle Box Full Of Bass Fishing Lures Rapala Bagley's Eagle Claw MannsVintage Fishing Lure Lot Of (20) W/ 2 Umco Tackle BoxesVintage Heddon Top Sonic Bar Fish Nib Old Collectible Display Tackle Box Bait Near Mint Vintage Heddon Tiny Chugger Natural Punkinseed Lure Tackle Box Find Zero Halliburton Case Travel Train Luggage Makeup - Fishing Tackle BoxAntique Paw Paw Pikie Lure Rare Color Old Display Tackle Box Bait Vintage Plano 5520 Tackle Box Full Of Lots Of Fishing LuresVintage Camillus New York Usa 5 Fishermans Luck Tackle Box Fish Filet Knife OldLot Of 12 Junk/beater Fishing Lures Tackle Box Find Cordell Rapala Poes & MoreVintage South Bend Surf-oreno White Great Bass Fishing Lure!! Tackle Box Find!Vintage Old Pal / Woodstream 6500 Plug Box Bass Boss Tackle Box Vgc Rapala Skitter Pop Surface Popper Vintage Fishing Lure Tackle Box Find In BoxLot Of 10 Beater Vintage Fishing Lures Tackle Box Find Bomber Rapala & MoreLot Of 10 Beater Vintage Fishing Lures Tackle Box Find Arbogast Storm & MoreEddie Pope Hot Shot 3 Diving Vintage Fishing Lure Tackle Box Find Nice L@@kPlano 7771 Guide Series Boxes Pro System Set Tackle System Box FishingFishing Tackle Box Full Of Vintage Wigglers, Hooks, Tools, Lures, Etc!Fishing Lure Creek Chub Giant Pike In Perch Ex. In Corr. Box T.e. Tackle BaitFishing Lure 1949 Bomber White/red Corr. Box Antique Tackle Bait