How the Zara Spook got its name
I thought I would share an old story I heard long ago. If I remember right, it was told to me by a guy named Don that used to work at the now closed Shooter's Den on Aloma in Winter Park. His father owned the long closed Denmark Sporting Goods store that was in downtown Orlando. He told me that one day an old man walked into their store carrying a shoe box full of handmade lures. He told Don's dad that he lived in Pensacola and makes these lures out of cedar wood. Don's dad was looking them over and asked how do you fish this lure and what do you catch on it. The old man told him that you work the bait back by twitching it and pausing in between twitches (walk to dog hadnt been invented yet) and that it darts from side to side on retrieve. The old man told him that he has caught bass, trout, and redfish on the bait. Don's dad was in the Navy and said he had been stationed in Pensacola for a time, and said what do you call this lure? The old man did not have a name for it. Don's dad said well if it darts from side to side you should name it the Zaragosa because that is what I remember the hookers doing when the sache'd down Zaragosa Street when I was in the Navy. So there you have it. When he sold the company to Heddon they changed the name to Zara Spook.