Orchard Industries Bottom Scratcher Lure
The Orchard Industries Bottom Scratcher Lure was first introduced in 1950. Orchard Industries of Detroit, Michigan made a small handful of Antique lures in the 1950. With a name that invokes a smile and is catchy it’s hard not to like this small lure. While it’s intent is to make you think the lure with its diving lip gets down to where the fish are its hard not think the obvious. The antique lure measures 2 3/8″ in length. The lure in shape is very similar to the Heddon Hedd Hunter lure. The lure has a smallish diving lip that has its single forward line tie built in. The lure features two treble hooks the rear of which can be found dressed with multicolored hair.
The lure comes in a clear plastic clam shell type box. The lures name and Orchard Industries as well as a photo of a jumping bass imprinted on the top half of the box as shown in the photos. The Bottom Scratcher came in a wide variety of colors, making it a fun and bank account friendly lure to collect. Not all antique fishing lures need to be worth 100’s to enjoy and collect and Orchard Industries provides us with a few.