The C.C. Roberts Bait Company of Mosinee, Wisconsin, is the oldest continuous manufacturer of wood baits and is still making lures today. Maybe that is due in part to the fact that Roberts only made two lures for commercial use, the Mudpuppy and the Puppette. The Mudpuppy came in two lengths, 7" and 5-1/2". There are a fair amount of variations in the lengths of these lures due to the fact that in the early years, they were hand-carved.
The early versions of the Mudpuppy was cut down the middle, allowing the tail portion to rotate. Later versions were cut different, with the tail portion being only about 1/3 of the total length of the lure. Click "Read More" to continue.
This wooden body lure was manufactured in the early 1940's by Vaughn's Tackle Company of Cheboygan, Michigan, and has a rotating head with three flutes of varying colors. The head rotates on a shaft which is screwed into the body. A small washer separates the rotating head and body. Click "Read More" to continue.
We couldn't be more excited to announce that we have just completed the transaction to add Lure Lore to the My Bait Shop family. Lure Lore (lurelore.com) has been around since 1997 and was one of the very first tackle collecting websites. It focused on providing in-depth lure specific historic information. In addition to their famous Lure Lore articles the website also includes a comprehensive Heddon color and numeric archive as well as a virtual treasure trove of additional historic information.
We are excited to be able to help preserve this history and carry it forward to the next generation of lure collectors. Over time you will see us update My Bait Shop with Lure Lore articles.....click "Read More" to continue