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Old 01-25-2016, 05:55 PM
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A co-worker inherited a bunch of old tackle from his great uncle, and asked me what was in there. I've got them all identified now but one. Anyone recognize this?

http://www.michigan-sportsman.com/fo...l?d=1453765994
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Old 01-25-2016, 05:58 PM
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Some deviation of the old hula popper?
https://www.google.com/search?q=hula...L0AIYQ_AUICCgD

a pix from the front would help
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Old 01-25-2016, 06:03 PM
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Some deviation of the old hula popper?
a pix from the front would help
It looks Hula Popper-ish, but I've not seen that metal conical tail on a Hula Popper.

The lure is at work right now. If no one identifies it by tomorrow, I'll take a picture from the front and add it.
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Old 01-26-2016, 09:59 AM
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I don't remember seeing this one with relation to the Arbogast line, my guess is that it is a short lived creation of some other manufacturer. I have a number of old tackle books, will look for it when I get a chance,and if no one else has come up with it. Sometime these old baits can be worth a bunch to a collector, but just because it is old does not automatically make it super valuable.

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It is a frog popper.

Be safe
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Old 01-26-2016, 11:22 AM
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It is a frog popper.

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Brilliant!
Now who manufactured it?
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Old 01-26-2016, 02:46 PM
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Homer - I did a pictorial search through my antique lure books, and in my opinion didn't come up with anything even close to the picture. When/if you find out the manufacturer, please share with us. There were many small-time lure makers in the early/mid 1900's who never sold enough baits to have them appear in collectors' reference books; this is not always a good thing, from a sellers view, in that the demand (selling price) for such baits can be minimal.

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Old 01-26-2016, 06:31 PM
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It is an AIREX FROG POP IT, from the 1950s. Airex was known for their tackle, especially their reels. John
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Indeed that is what it looks like
http://www.ebay.com/itm/291666127178?ru
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Old 01-26-2016, 07:01 PM
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Luredaddy is correct. This is a lure manufactured by Airex out of NY around 1952. According to Karl White's book, Fishing Antiques and Collectibles, the lure name is a "Hoppie" and was valued at around $5.00 in his 1993 publication. Although it may not be very valuable, it is a cool looking lure and it would be hanging with the rest of my collection if I had one.

Attached are a couple of pictures from White's book. The lure is located at B4 on the page.

Thanks for sharing. I hadn't seen one before.

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