The Seminole Bait is a work of art with a machined head plate, a metal belly strip into which hooks are attached and grooves down the back.
This is one of the larger versions of the popular deer hair mice sold throughout the 20s, 30s, 40s and 50s.
Dating to the 1930s, the Shoff's Casting Mouse featured bead eyes, a leather tail and lots of hair.
The relevance of the connection between these lures and their famous Florida counterparts cannot be underestimated. The huge instruction pamphlet includes verbage that would make any snake-oil salesman proud, but the lure is well-made and elaborate, with a special unique machined, removable primary hooking device. Schoonie's Scooter boxes are rare and usually turn up only in Michigan, where this one was found. This is the much-rarer Schoonies Skooter Junior lure, also circa 1916.
The "Fish-Getter" baits made by August Frederick Schnell in the late 1920s are somewhat less appealing than the wonderful boxes this Illinois lure was sold in. The Scooterpooper, or Scooter Pooper, is an oddball bait made from little tin boxes that once contained watch parts. The slogan is interesting: "The Bait that Thinks Itself a Fish!
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With a weight, this lure could be cast as a lure, not simply as a flyrod bait.
This Bass Wagtail by the same maker as above - the Shoff Tackle Co. This bait dates to the 1930s and likely could have been designed as a salmon lure, due to its size.
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