Gentleman Jim Lure with Pflueger Archives Bait
The Gentleman Jim Lure Was first seen around 1947. The lure was made of a plastic called tenite. The lure in almost a large salamander shape was 3 7/8″ in length. The Gentle Man Jim was made by C.W. Waddle Company out of Chicago Illinois. The lure featured a curved plastic tail which gave it its swimming motion. The antique fishing lure was maxed in a variety of colors including red and white, frog and Luminous. This is the large of the Gentleman Jim lures and has two treble hooks, one at the mid and the other trailing at the rear.
In the bottom gallery you’ll note a Gentleman Jim with an accompanying Pflueger Enterprise hang tag. The lure came directly from the Pflueger company archives. Pflueger would take in samples of lures and send them to different departments to analyze and record the notable features. These department would then lend their opinion about their competition and decide of this was something they themselves should deploy, or buy the rights to or just for general inquiry. I have a nice selection of Photos from lures which came from the Pflueger Archives and will share over time. Some are Pflueger lures themselves in the different stages of conception or construction.