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Lure Identification, Harden's Whiz?
Discussion in ' Show & Tell' started by Dale Steib - Sep 20th, 2017 11:20 am.
Dale Steib
Dale Steib
Please let me know if you have any ideas on the identification of these two lures.
I was thinking that one or both could be a Harden's Whiz but can't match some of the known book descriptions.
Your help and input is appreciated.
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re: Lure Identification, Harden's Whiz? by Dale Steib - Sep 21st, 2017 1:10 pm
Dale Steib
Dale Steib
Thank you Joe! I looked on the PICO Lure Website and discovered that it is a Nichols Lure Company Bay Witch Spinner as shown in the upper right corner of the old catalog they had posted on their site that I've included with this post. Further research shows that this lure has ceramic eyes and likely made between 1933 and 1936 by the Nichols Lure company in Corpus Christi prior to its name change to the Padre Island Bait Company (PICO) then moved to San Antonio .

Also, I agree with both yours and David's opinion that the Heddon vamp lure is the result of a post alteration.
Very interesting information. Thanks Again!
Dale Steib
re: Lure Identification, Harden's Whiz? by Joe Stagnitti - Sep 21st, 2017 10:11 am
Joe Stagnitti
Joe Stagnitti
Top bait is an altered Heddon #7509D Vamp. Bottom bait is a Pico bait from Texas and may be correct. Neither of them are Harden Whiz baits.
re: Lure Identification, Harden's Whiz? by David Saalfrank - Sep 21st, 2017 6:53 am
David Saalfrank
David Saalfrank
They both look like fisherman altered baits to me. The damage where the spinners added is the reason for my opinion.
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