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Help ID 2 Unique Metals
Discussion in 'All Categories' started by KJ Graham - Mar 2nd, 2018 2:13 pm.
KJ Graham
KJ Graham
Hi - Hoping I can get some help on these 2 beauties. Picked up recently in a large lot - I have searched my reference books and the internet with no luck ... so far.
1) Horsefly / Bug / Bee? - small 1-3/4" from tie line to end of body - lead? - unique dressed w/ hardware attaching to front, it looks like the metal tip of a long bristle artist's paint brush ... never seen one like it - also, unique "pulley-style" hardware on the spinner blade.
2) Unique large, thick copper "Bow-Tie" spinner w/ 2 large glass beads - musky size dressed spinner.

Thank you! -KJ
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re: Help ID 2 Unique Metals by KJ Graham - Mar 3rd, 2018 10:41 pm
KJ Graham
KJ Graham
Jim - THANK YOU! Too bad the Pflueger is missing the front spinner ... probably would have helped me ID it too as it looks like that blade was marked. I was thinking it was maybe a Mill Run / Charles Schlipp design or some Al Foss I hadn't seen. I am a Heddon L-rig (or earlier) and Minnesota lure collector, so do not have a lot of knowledge about metals, spinners. Got these in a large lot I picked up recently. I actually like the "angler special" - kind of a metal folk art lure. I appreciate your help - thanks again. -KJ
re: Help ID 2 Unique Metals by Jim Schottenham - Mar 3rd, 2018 5:10 pm
Jim Schottenham
Jim Schottenham
KJ, the lure in the first few photos is a Pflueger Snapie. The bottom lure looks like an angler made spinner, based on the cut of the front blade - my opinion it isn't a factory made bait.
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