VINTAGE WEEDLESS SPRING LOADED FISH FISHING HOOK LURE
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VINTAGE WEEDLESS SPRING LOADED FISH FISHING HOOK LURE Picture and Description:
This is a brass self-setting spring loaded fishing lure in the shape of a large minnow which measures 4.5 inches in length in the set position and 5.75 inches when sprung, in excellent conditon. This lure is set, or "cocked", by pushing the rear 2 hooks, which are wrapped together with brass wire and soldered, straight back into the hollow body of the lure, which then just goes "click, and sets itself, holding the hooks inside of the lure body and thus making it fish weedless. The tail of this lure is hinged on one side and acts as the trigger. When a fish strikes and compresses the tail the 2 hooks are released and shoot straight backwards under spring tension down the fish's throat. I am selling this lure for my neighbor, Bill Blauser, co-author of the book on spring loaded fish hooks, traps, and lures, who describes this type of spring lure as a "shooting lure". Bill says that this is a very well made, mechanically intricate, self-setting lure whith a very smooth action and appears to be of pre-World War II vintage, but that he has never been able to find a patent of it even though because of it's unique design and mechanism it could have been patented. The hundreds of scales on the all brass body of this lure seem to have been individually hammered or pressed from the inside, and so must have been done before the halves of the body were put together, which seems to have been done by some type of soldering method. I can only imagine the time and effort that wold have been required to make and assemble this lure. NO RESERVE!! Good Luck!! I SHIP FREE WORLDWIDE USPS FIRST CLASS SHIPPING. THIS HAS ALWAYS WORKED FOR ME IN THE PAST, BUT IF YOU WOULD LIKE A MORE SECURE METHOD OF SHIPPING, I WILL CHARGE EXACTING SHIPPING CHARGES FOR YOUR PREFERRED METHOD. I can only guarantee Monday shipping if payment is made before 12 noon on Monday EST. If payment is made after 12 noon EST, I will do my best to ship your hook ASAP.