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Fishing Lures214 of 218Anyone know about this lure? old folk art spear fishing/ice  decoy
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Posted 7 years ago


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i need to know if anyone has a clue who made this lure...was purchased at a flea market about 2?years ago.....paid $1.00 for it
there isnt any name on the main body or the "hooks"
everyone i talked to so far say they havent seen anything like it.
thanks for looking.....

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  1. Thom, 7 years ago
    Your lure is a "Cornelius Lie Bait", Pat Nov. 17, 1885. Pat #330793. The book value is stated as $750.00 to $1000.00. Hope this info helps you! Regards, Thom
  2. hoser, 7 years ago
    thanks for the reply ,Thom....not a bad investment for $1.00....wish i could have found
  3. JTeachout JTeachout, 6 years ago
    Great find ,it is a very interesting how it was made.
  4. Eaglescott89, 6 years ago
    Couldn't identify it - but any vintage metal minnow = $$$, especially with built in action for hooks or hardware. Super find, enjoy.
  5. hoser, 6 years ago
    i am not going to get rid of this will be hard to find another like it ..had it in my truck before i found out the its locked
    thanks for all the comments...
  6. sayer34, 5 years ago
    Hoser: we use lures simular to this for jigging for Whitefish-No idea as to the age of your lure-Thanks for sharing the photo with us

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