Been in the tacklebox for ever.........not the box of things I use but the box that is too old and out of date to use. It's wood and appears to weigh about 1/2 to 3/4 oz.
I always thought it was something my grandfather or father made back in the 50's......but a friend who was here the other night says it's a "production" lure, though, how he knows I'm not sure.
So..........ideas? And no......it is not for sale. Going up on the wall with a bunch of other old ones once I can get a handle on what it is.
You might contact [email protected] Gary's Tackle Box in Gainesville, FL. He is very knowledgeable on vintage fishing tackle and a great person to talk to.
To this day I keep a few of them on my skiff so that my anglers can toss them at blitzing blacktip sharks along the coast of the Everglades... (with a wire leader of course.....).
I always figured either my father or grandfather had produced it in the garage as I have some others of other kinds that they did make.......but now I thinking it's not homemade.....
I have a line of lures myself (bucktail jigs and leadheads… sometimes by the hundreds…). Anyone interested can see photos on my Instagram home page…
He's in the avatar...