Moonlight Zig Zag Lure

Moonlight Zig Zag Lure

Moonlight Zig Zag Lure

The Moonlight Zig Zag┬álure was first introduced around 1913. This early simple top water antique lure made by the Moonlight Bait Company of Paw Paw Michigan was given a model Number Six. This wooden fishing lure with its front sloped face holds the forward line tie. The lure has three treble hooks to secure its catch, two held to the mid section with a washer or faceted screw eye type hardware. The rear treble attached to the end of the lure via a screw eye. The Zig Zag was available in a series of crudely painted colors, and wasn’t your typical end product fisherman were used to seeing. Thus it wasnt long lived in the Moonlight Antique lure line up.

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Moonlight Zig Zag Antique Lure Patent

This is the Moonlight Zig Zag Antique Lure Patent. Besides the antique lure information provided inside magazine articles we can gather great amounts of information from the patents themselves.

1,086,256 ARTIFICIAL BAIT Ford R Wilber and Horace E Ball, Paw Paw, Mich. assignors to The Moonlight Bait Company Paw Paw Mich, Filed Sept 8 1913 Serial No 788,696 CI 43 30

1. A fish bait comprising a body having a forwardly downward extending face means secured to the face below a horizontal line passing through the center of gravity of the bait for attaching a fish line and hooks carried by the body.

2. A fish bait comprising a body means formed thereon adapted to lower the bait as the body is drawn through water hooks carried by the body and means located adjacent the forward end of the bait below a horizontal line passing through the center of gravity of the bait for securing a fish line

3. A bait comprising a body having forwardly downward extending means carried thereby adapted to lower the body as the same is drawn through the water hooks secured to the bottom of the body and means for securing a draft line to the bait said means located below a horizontal line passing through the center of gravity of the bait.

4. A bait comprising a body the end of which has a forwardly and downward inclined face hooks carried by the body and means for securing a draft line to the inclined face below a horizontal line passing through the center of gravity of the bait.

5. A bait comprising 11 body tapering from one end to the other the larger end being provided with a downward forwardly inclined face hooks secured to the body and means carried by the face below a horizontal line passing through the center of gravity of the bait adapted to receive a draft line.

Moonlight Zig Zag Antique Lure Patent

Moonlight Zig Zag Antique Lure Patent

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