Nichols Jumbo Killer Lure
The Nichols Jumbo Killer Lure was first introduced in the early 1940’s. The Jumbo Killer, made by the Nichols Bait Company of Corpus Christi Texas, later to be known by PICO. This lure bears a striking resemblance to most of the top water type lures of the day, the Heddon Lucky 13 being one of them. This wooden Nichols lure measures 4″ in length and who’s mouth its notched out in a rounded shape and is where the single forward line tie is attached. This antique fishing lure was ceramic instead of the typical glass eyes found on most antique lures. On this lure itself it employs the use of a the screw eye type hook hardware to hold its two body treble hooks, and the screw eye for the rear treble. The lure is shown in the early Nichols shrimp photo box. The side flaps of the lure box are marked J 8 for the Jumbo Killer, the 8 I believe refers to a Mullet scale, and not the frog spot that’s in the box. I believe frog finish is color code 15.