Saturday, September 6, 2008

The UNID Files #5: The Case of the Counterspinning Spinner

The UNID Files #5: The Case of the Counterspinning Spinner


Chris Diestel sends us another for the UNID files, and it is a real sweetheart. Here is what he has to say about it:

Total length from bend in hooks to eye at front is 4 1/4". Any and all help appreciated. Made of Brass and the body spins counter to the blade in front. Hooks are Japanned enamel.




Chris thinks this might be folk, but I think it is production and I think it may be one of the hundreds of unfound patented lures from the 1880s-1920s. It seems like it is just too well made be to be a one-off lure.

I sure hope someone out there can help Chris out!

-- Dr. Todd

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