Below are some great books to help you get started collecting fishing lures and tackle or to add to your library. Please note these are affiliate links and I use this to help support this site. Your support is appreciated.
Collector's Encylopedia of Creek Chub Lures and Collectibles:This is by far my favorite book. Great history, details and lots of color photos. Highly recommend this book for Creek Chub.
Fishing Lure Collectibles: Volume two hardcover book. Beautiful with lots of color photos. One of the best general reference books. By Richard Streater.
Fishing Lure Collector's Bible: This truly is the one that started it all. The early version was a three ring binder. This is the print version.
Heddon Legacy:The best book on Heddon in my opinion. Beautiful and informative.
History and Collectible Fishing Tackle of Wisconsin: Great book by Robert Slade. Covers the great lures of Wisconsin, my home state.
Identification and Value Guide to South Bend Fishing Lures:Simply The Bible on South Bend lures. Great book.
Lurecraft: How to Make Plugs, Spinners, Spoons, and Jigs to Catch More Fish: If you've ever thought about making your own lures this book is a must have. Taught me how to make my own spinners and some wooden plugs.
Old Fishing Lures & Tackle 6th Edition:This is my go to book for all lures that I don't have a specific book on. This has been updated to an 8th version but I honestly prefer the 6th version and good news it is cheaper to buy.
Shur Strike Minnows: The History, Models and Colors of Creek Chub's Shur Strike Lures: This is the best book on Shur Strike lures. One of my favorite books and lures to collect.