Helin Tackle Company. Canada.
Helin Tackle Company began by creator Charles Helin, from Detroit, Michigan, in 1933. Charles invented a flatfish designed lure, that he had patented in 1936. The Flatfish was constructed with hardwood, but later during the 1940s, Charles decided to change the material to a form of durable plastic. Charles moved the company to Canada & opened manufacturing facilities in Lasalle and Windsor. Helin Tackle Company continued to grow and increased its line of lures by 1971, anglers were able to pick from 21 models with 37 different color sets. Helin lures are greatly respected for durability along with a lasting creative design. Original wood flatfish lures can still be found by collectors today, and for reasonable prices. Charles Helin’s legend continues today, for near 80 years, anglers have used Helin's flatfish to have fun on the water catching fish. The legend will continue for another 80 or more, for collectors and anglers alike.