Abbey Imbrie Go Getter Frog Lure
The Abbey Imbrie Go Getter Frog Lure is part of a series of lures created in the late 1930’s, around 1938. Abbey and Imbrie in some form or fashion has been in business since around the 1830’s as the Andrew Clerk Company. Early in 1930 Abbey and Imbrie was bought by the Horrocks Ibbotson Company. Most people don’t realize they never made lure but had other makers provide this jobber or outsourced service.
The Go Getter series was series of different shaped lures from a Minnow to a Wobbler to a Crawdad to a frog. The lure shown below is painted in a great looking frog color. This wooden tack eyed lure measures 2 1/2″ in length. The lure has a small round diving lip just under the chin of the antique lure. There is a single forward line tie at the front of the lure for retrieval. The antique lure has two treble hooks, one at the mid line and one at the rear flat part of the tail. Both utilizing the screw eye rig to keep them in place.
The lure was available in a series of shading and different color, such as a crab color. If you look in the third photo in the gallery from the top down view its not just frog spot but the paint detail is actually made down to even painting the legs of the frog on the tail of the lure. In my opinion making this, the best color that was offered . The antique fishing lure can be found for a reasonable price making it a fun one to collect, and falls in the pocket friendly category as far as 80 year old antique lures go.