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Vintage Bagley Lure Collections

    Helping others get started collecting Bagleys is the primary purpose of this website. With increased demand for my favorite lure there will come increased value. Having this website available as a tool, hopefully some of the Heddon, Creek Chub, Paw Paw, South Bend and other traditional bait company collectors will begin to have the confidence to start collecting Bagleys. After all, Bagleys are also hand made, hand painted, and for the most part, all wooden balsa baits deserving of the loyal following the older companies have garnered over the years. Already, you can't go a week without one or more Bagleys bringing hundreds of dollars on eBay. I hope to make it a little bit easier for the fledgling Bagley Fanatic to determine which lures are worthy of spending that kind of cash on.

    Seeing collections displayed at lure shows and on public sites is often enough to push the "Nervous Nellie's" over the edge to shell out their first 20 bucks towards starting a collection. On this page I will be featuring some of my, and some of my fellow collectors', beautiful collections, in the hopes of attracting "new blood" to our hobby.


Specific Bagley Model/Color Collections
Hot Tiger (H69T) Collection
Crayfish on Natural Balsa (CN) Collection
Baby Bass (LB4) Collection
Tennessee Shad (TS) Collection

Bagley D4-MGBRP
Bill Whitesell's Collections
Ron Landry's Collections
Larry Parkhill's Favorites
Rick Weikel's Collections
Jonathan Manteuffel's Collections
Bagley D4-MGBRP
Bang-O-Lure Salesman Ring
Dazzle Kill'R B 2 Salesman Ring
Assorted Salesman Sample Rings
Jig Guides (Mandrels)
Salesman Worm Display
Bagley D4-MGBRP
Master Collection
Greg Watts' Master Collection
Shimano Extreme Collection
Shimano Extreme Collection 2
2" Small Fry Collection
3" Small Fry Collection
5" Small Fry (Monster Shad) Collection
All Brass 5" Bang-O-Lure Collection
Bagley Shiner/Pinfish Collection
Kill'R B 2 Collection
Suspending Kill'R B 2 Collection
1" Bang-O-Lure Collection
3" Bang-O-Lure Collection
Sinking Bang-O-Lure Collection
Honey/Bitty B Collection
Honey/Bitty B Collection 2
Hustle Bug Collection
Bill Whitesell's Hustle Bug Collection
1" & 2" Rat Fink Collection
Bass'N Shad Collection
Roger Durham's Divin' B 3 Collection
Roger Durhams's Divin' B 3 "R" Baits
Bill Whitesell's Divin' B 3 Collection
Roger's Kill'R B 3 Collection
Vernon's Kill'R B 3 Collection
Roger Durham's Crayfish Colors Collection
Josh Carpenter's BB4 Crayfish Collection
Stick-Up Collection
Marty's Bang-O-Lure Group
Fat Cat Collection
Fat Cat Collection II
Donnie Shingler's Fat Cat Collection
Donnie Shingler's Mama Cat Collection
Donnie Shingler's Pistachio Collection
Mama Cat Collection
Bagley Popper Collection
Justin Nekoloff's Mighty Minnow Collection
Dub'L 07 Collection
3" Bang-O-B Collection
ET Collection
Shimano Blue Frog
Blue Frog Shimano 201


Bang-O-Lure Salesman Ring

    This is a wonderful salesman sample ring of 4" Bang-O-Lures from the mid to late 1960's. Included is an unfinished 5" Bang-O-Lure, cut in half, showing the "one piece" thru-bait harness which was inserted into all of the older Bagley's. Looking at this precise construction it's easy to determine that they just don't make 'em like this anymore!

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Bang-O-Lure Salesman Ring




Dazzle Kill'R B 2 Salesman Sample Ring

    This Dazzle Kill'R B 2 salesman sample ring includes several undocumented color variations including the undocumented color Z9G which has only been found on samples, likely meaning it never went into production.

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Dazzle Kill'R B 2 Salesman Sample Rings


Assorted Salesman Sample Rings

    These Bagley salesman sample rings span five decades; from the mid 1960's, when production began in Winter Haven Florida, to the mid 2000's, when production had been moved to the Dominican Republic. True salesman samples are actually pretty hard to come by. Although the Prizm line of baits were made in the Dominican Republic, their design and intial production originated in Winter Haven.

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Assorted Salesman Sample Rings




Jig Guides (Mandrels)

    Bill Whitesell has acquired these amazing jig guides (mandrels) that were used in Winter Haven on a duplicator to make many of Bagley's most poplular models including the B Flat, Rat Fink, 007JR, Divng Killer B 1, Fat Cat, DB3, Small Fry Crayfish, Small Fry Shad, Hustle Bug, Bang-O-Lure, and many more. There are also several prototype lures and novelty items including the eagle and a ball point pen.

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Jig Guides (Mandrels)




Salesman Worm Display

    This one-of-a-kind portable salesman's worm display is a folding 6 panel carry-all that is only 3 3/4" X 13" X 17 3/4" when completely closed, while being an impressive 6' 6" when fully open. This display is from a gentleman that used to own a tackle store in North Alabama where he acquired the display over 40 years ago. Be sure to click on the pictures until each panel completely fills the page so you can fully enjoy this amazing Bagley find.

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Salesman Worm Display




Bagley Master Collection

    The idea behind this master collection was to have two of every model in each series that Bagley made. In only a couple of instances does the same color occur twice, and where possible, the color represented is a tough color for that particular model. For example, BSOT (Black on Silver Foil/Orange Throat) is a very common color, but in an all brass BB4 it is almost impossible to find.

    This collection was a present to my daughter Amy for graduating from The University of Alabama with honors. ROLL TIDE!!

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My daughter Amy's college graduation present.




Greg Watt's Bagley Master Collection

    In a very short time Gregg Watts has managed to put together a "World Class" Bagley master collection. Greg caught the Bagley collecting bug from his brother Bryan while listening to him wheel and deal during many of their long distance trips to tournaments and tackle shows where they represented the Power Pole company. Greg's collection is jamb packed with "10" rated color/models and prototypes.

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My daughter Amy's college graduation present.




Bagley Shimano Extreme Collection

        Designed exclusively for the Japanese market, the Bagley Shimano Extreme model has some of the most interesting colors and profiles ever made by the Bagley Bait Co.. Pictured here is every model and color made in this series including a couple of undocumented colors, and a prototype. This is one of the more difficult collections to assemble because of cost and availability. A source in Japan is a must if you want to attempt to put your own complete collection together.

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Bagley Shimano Extreme Collection



Bagley Shimano Extreme Collection 2

        This is the second complete set of Shimano Extremes I've been able to put together since I began collecting Bagley's. Since these are all transition brass baits we know they were made sometime between 1979 and 1980.

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Bagley Shimano Extreme Collection 2



2" Small Fry Collection

    I'm certain this is the most comprehensive 2" Small Fry collection in the world. Many of these colors were acquired when Bagley cleared out their warehouse of every lure that was laying around and brought them to Springfield, MO to Bass Pro Shop for that company's first World's Fair.

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2 Inch Small Fry Collection




3" Small Fry Collection

    The Small Fry series were some of the most realistic lures ever made. They were always some of my favorite lures when I was fishing full time.

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3 Inch Small Fry Collection




5" Small Fry/Monster Shad Collection

    I never threw this size Small Fry at all. For one thing, there weren't many 5" Small Frys sold in the South as it is considered a muskie sized lure. The more I think about it now, this would be a great size to drag through fallen trees on the Coosa river system because it is actually small compared to the gizzard shads that are common down here.

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5 Inch Small Fry Collection




5" Bang-O-Lure Collection

    In a relatively short periond of time Bryan Watts has put together what is likely the most comprehensive all brass 5" Bang-O-Lure collection in the world. His all brass two hooker 7" Bang-O-Lures are "World Class" also!

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5 Inch Small Fry Collection




Bagley Shiner/Pinfish Collection

        This often overlooked Bagley jewel, which was designed to run in 18 inches of water or less, could really catch 'em, given the right circumstances. I'm guessing these lures were most popular in Florida, where there was a lot of "skinny" water, because they were rarely seen in my part of the country.

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Bagley Shiner/Pinfish Collection




Kill'R B 2 Collection

    This Kill'R B 2 collection is a solid representation of many of the colors Bagley had to offer. There are over 340 unique colors, and with variations and pattern differences, the total lures in this collection comes to 388.

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Killer B II Collection Pic 1 <




Suspending Kill'R B 2 Collection

    The suspending Kill'R B 2's were pretty much "a flash in the pan" for the Bagley Bait Co.. The amount of weight it took to cause a lure to suspend was directly dependent on water temperature and salinity. Once you trimmed the lead weight, called the SAB {Suspending Adjustment Button}, the first time, it was only going to suspend properly in water temperature, and or, salinity, that was the same as when you initially achieved successful neutral bouyancy.

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Suspending Killer B II Collection




Sinking Bang-O-Lure Collection

    The Sinking Bang-O-Lures apparently never really took off as they were only featured in the 1987 Bagley catalog. These special countdown baits were fitted with a rounded diving lip and came in 2" and 4" sizes. They are very difficult to locate. In particular, the 2" Sinkers are known to be "as scarce as hen's teeth".

Sinking Bang-O-Lure Collection
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1" Bang-O-Lure Collection

    The 1" Bang-O-Lure is the smallest balsa bait manufactured by Bagley's and were intended for fly fishing aficionados. There were never many colors made in this model. I would say there are only a handful of colors not pictured here.

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One Inch Bang-O-Lure Collection




3" Bang-O-Lure Collection

    The 3" Bang-O-Lure was only made for a brief period during the time Bill Stuart owned the company. Like the 1" Bang-O-Lure, these were not made in many colors. When you add the BLS, 834, and Z4, which are in my Master collection, to this group, you have the largest collection assembled so far in this model.

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One Inch Bang-O-Lure Collection




Honey/Bitty B Collection

    The Bagley Honey B was originally made famous with Rick Clunn's Bassmaster Classic win fishing with this mini marvel! The earlier Honey B's, and recently, the late model Bitty B's, are fast becoming one of the most popular models sought after by Bagley collectors. This photo features Jason Metcalf's out of package Honey/Bitty B's, which he has put together in record time.

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Honey/Bitty B Collection




Honey/Bitty B Collection 2

    I've focused more on the different models and colors made by Bagley in my Honey/Bitty B collection; many of which were made exclusively for the Japanese market. What I lack in "high dollar" baits, I tried to make up with a little more diversity. At no time did Bagley make a Honey/Bitty B that I didn't think was worth collecting!

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Honey/Bitty B Collection 2




Hustle Bug Collection

    This Hustle Bug collection includes all of the colors I know of in the 1" model. There are several other colors, mostly undocumented, in the protype 2" size, but I only have the one 2" model at the center of this picture, which is the fairly common color 6C9 (Green Crayfish on Chartreuse).

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Hustle Bug Collection
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Bill Whitesell's Hustle Bug Collection

    This incredible Hustle Bug collection features every color I know of made in the 1" size, plus four of the 2" models! A couple of the 1" colors were left out because they were represented in the 2" size. When you consider the Hustle Bug keychain, it's hard to imagine a more complete collection.

Bill Whitesell's Hustle Bug Collection




1" & 2" Rat Fink Collection

    This combination 1" and 2" Rat Fink collection is one of the world's most complete. Top Bagley collector, Bill Whitesell, contributed these pictures to the site.

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Rat Fink Collection




Bass'N Shad Collection

    This is Bill Whitesell's world class Bass'N Shad collection. I would be very surprised if there is a better group of Bass'N Shads in the entire world.

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Bass'N Shad Collection




Divin' B 3 Collection

      Roger Durham is known as the guy to go to if you have a tough colored DB3. This picture should be enough to get anyone inspired to start putting their own collection together.

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Diving B 3 Collection




Divin' B 3 "R" Baits Collection

      Here is a better view of some of the much sought after "R" baits in Roger's impressive DB3 collection.

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Divin' B 3 R Baits Collection




Bill Whitesell's Divin' B 3 Collection

      This is known to be one of the largest and best DB3 collections in the world. The second picture is his undocumented colors, celebrity signed, new in package, and all brass DB3 collections.

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Diving B III Collection
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Diving B III Collection




Bill's Dominican-made DB3 Collection

      This is a picture of Bill's AWESOME Dominican-made DB3 collection! These are very high quality baits made on Mike Rogan's watch.

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Dominican-made DB3 Collection




Roger's Kill'R B 3 Collection

      Over the last couple of years Roger Durham has put together this "world class" collection of Kill'R B 3's. The KB3 was the first Kill'R B produced by the Bagley Bait Co.. It is an excellent springtime lure fished over emerging hydrilla and milfoil.

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Killer B 3 Collection




Vernon's Kill'R B 3 Collection

      In the last few years Vernon McLain has come on strong with many of his various Bagley collections, but his KB3's are truly his pride and joy! As you can see, he has put together one of the best all brass KB3 collections ever assembled. For proof of that statement just check out the three all brass foils and the solid chartreuse in the right hand column!

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Vernon's Killer B 3 Collection

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Vernon's NIP Killer B 3 Collection


Roger Durham's Crayfish Colors Collection

      Roger Durham has put together this tough group of miscellaneous models that are from the "crayfish" family of Bagley colors. The centerpiece is a Diving Killer B 2 in the color 0C3!

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Crayfish Colors Collection




Josh Carpenter's Crayfish BB4 Collection

      Josh Carpenter has one of the finest Balsa B 4 collection's in crayfish colors to have ever been put together!

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Josh Carpenter's Crayfish BB4 Collection




Stick-Up Collection

    This is a picture of Bill's "World Class" Stick-Up collection. I think the addition of the picture of Yosemite Sam is a nice touch!

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Stick-Up Collection




Marty's Bang-O-Lure Group

    Long time collector Martin Dinges is giving us a small taste of his impressive Bagley collections with this photo of some of his favorite Bang-O-Lures. The diamondback pattern painted on several of them is considered a very rare variation.

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Marty's Bang-O-Lure Collection




Fat Cat Collection

    This large Fat Cat collection has been put together by long time Bagley collector Phillip Crownover. The Fat Cat was one of the best selling lures Bagley ever sold, particularily in the later years of the company. Because of it's diminutive size, you can get a lot of lures in a very small area, making this a very popular lure to collect and display.

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Fat Cat Collection




Fat Cat Collection II

    Bagley collecting is not just an American pastime as is evidenced by Paul Thompson's impressive Fat Cat collection. Paul hails from the United Kingdom and collects colors in both the shallow, and deep diving lips. He tells me some of these rattle, which I suppose is a feature on some of the newer cats. The Bleeding Hot Tiger is very impressive!

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Fat Cat Collection II




Donnie Shingler's Fat Cat Collection

    Donnie Shingler is here to prove that the diminutive Fat Cat is one of the most collected Bagley's of them all! Since his retirement, Donnie has most of his collections in storage, but luckily he's still willing to share one of his favorites!

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Donnie Shingler's Fat Cat Collection




Donnie Shingler's Mama Cat Collection

    Donnie Shingler started out collecting small company lures such as Worth Flutter Fin lures, J. P. Milliron Weedless, Trap Hook lures, International Tackle Company Pelican lures, and others. These companies have a limited number of lures which make for small collections. Donnie thought he would venture out to find someone with a larger selection....and boy did he find just what he wanted with Bagley's! He has embarked on a never ending search to find all of the models and colors with Bagley lures! Here are his Mama Cat and Pistachio collections.

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Donnie Shingler's Mama Cat Collection

Donnie Shingler's Pistachio Collection

Donnie Shingler's Pistachio Collection




Mama Cat Collection

    Tournament fisherman Clint Rabalais decided to retire one of his favorite Bagley lure models, the Mama Cat, and share them with the rest of us. Clint had the benefit of his dad and grandfather contributing their favorite Cats to his impressive collection.

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Mama Cat Collection




Bagley Popper Collection

    Bagley entered the crowded topwater popping bait field around 1986 with the introduction of their 3 inch Chug-o-Lure. Around 1988 they essentially added a skirt, along with a smaller 2 inch model, to create the Pop N B model. Towards the end of production in Winter Haven, and into production in the Dominican Republic, a time period between 1998 and 2000, the Bang-o-Popper was introduced. The top two rows are comprised of the original 2 inch Pop N B's, but because they didn't cast well, the later models were made quite a bit larger. Even though the small size have PoP N B 2 stamped on the belly, I call these the 1 inch size. Judging by all of the colors I've put together it would seem this was a popular model for the Bagley Bait Co.. You can see 6 or 7 of the toughest colors made in this series in one of the Master collection pics.

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Bagley Popper Collection




Justin Nekoloff's Mighty Minnow Collection

    Growing up fishing on Lake Erie for walleye and steelhead, Justin Nekoloff grew to love throwing 2" Bagley Mighty Minnows. Back in 2013, after finding a tackle box that had 7 different colors of his favorite Bagley model, Justin decided he was going to see how many different colors he could find. I'd say he is getting pretty close to finding them all!

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Bagley Mighty Minnow Collection

    Below are the two inch sinking Mighty Minnows which have the cliché "SINKER" stamped on the top of the lure.

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Bagley Mighty Minnow Sinker Collection




3" Bang-O-B Collection

    The Bang-O-B was a hybrid which combined the slender profile of the Bang-O-Lure series with the diving action of the Balsa B series of lures.

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Bang-O-B Collection




Dub'L 07 Collection

    This little topwater bait was probably patterned after Smithwick's Devil's Toothpick, which was a killer in calm water. A quick jerk would cause a spray of water to fan out, imitating a spooked bait fish.

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Doubl 07 Collection





ET Collection

    Named for the alien in the popular 1980's movie E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, this lure, in time, became a popular fish catcher. James Viviano, and his wonderful wife Pat (As are all wives who fish with their husbands!), put this collection together because it was one of their favorite Bagley lures to fish.

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ET Collection

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