Curv A Lure Vintage Fishing Lure
The Curv A Lure Vintage Fishing Lure is reported as being first introduced to the fishing world sometime in 1950, its patent shows it was applied for in 1946. Shown below, the patent was finally granted in January of 1951 almost 6 years later (Must have had a pretty good back log) and was gone from production in less time than it took for its patent to be granted. Robert A LaFluer of Ferndale, Michigan its inventor sought to produce a lure ranging in size from a Fly Fishing lure all the way through the muskie fishing size. However, with its short production run we can surmise it never quite lived up to the fishing communities response of them. Finding this great little Miscellaneous lure is actually quite tough, tougher than its collector value assigned would indicate.
The Curv A Lure was only produced 2 Sizes although the intent was far more. As far as a color pallet it was available in roughly a half a dozen different colors. From Silver Spotted, to Rainbow, to the Orange with Black Stripe shown below in the gallery, trying to find these half a dozen colors and their corresponding boxes can actually be quite a challenge.
Patent 2536553 Made a Few Distinct Claims that coincide with its Namesake.
1. A fishing lure comprising an elongated body having a concave lower surface, a convexed upper surface, a concaved side surface and a convexed side surface, said body having leading and trailing ends, said body having a front face sloping rearwardly from the convexed side surface of the body toward the concave side of the body.
2. A fishing lure comprising an elongated body having forward and rear ends, a first convex side surface and a second concave side surface, said forward end having a face sloping rearwardly from the first side surface to the second side surface, and said face also sloping downwardly and forwardly from the upper periphery of the body to the lower periphery of the body.