Tag: vintage tackle

Fred Arbogast Ads 1940

Hand tying was labor intensive and Arbogast was looking for a quicker way to turn out baits.  To decrease the labor, he turned to making skirts out of rubber.  In doing that, Arbogast invented the living rubber skirt in 1936 and introduced the Hawaiian Wiggler shortly thereafter.

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The Twin Spin

The first twin spin I ever heard of was a Shannon Twin Spin, originally invented around 1915. Through the 50s the bait style was an old standby up until roughly the mid-70s.

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