Jim Pfeffer Cripple Minnow Lure
The Jim Pfeffer Cripple Minnow Lure is another antique lure that mimics that of another fish in distress. Many of the major antique fishing lure manufactures of their day had a injured minnow type. It wouldn’t be to far of an assertion to say Jim Pfeffer saw a need in his lure line up for such a lure. Jim started his business in the early 1930’s out of his garage in Florida. Jim Pfeffer lures seem to be the Heddon of the Florida lure makers to add and assimilation. A lot of Jims work was copied or imitated by other Florida antique lure makers. Jim’s first lures were thought to be the Banana lure. The Crippled Minnow antique wooden lure features painted eyes and unmarked floppy props both for and aft of the lure. The lure features 3 treble hooks, two on the inside portion of the lure and the third at the rear after the prop. The two body trebles were attached via inset rimless cups. The lure was a flat slab made to swim on its side and is painted in the more common Pfeffer traditional paint scheme. The lure itself measure close to 4″ in length.