Pachner Koehler Spinning Minnie Lure
The Pachner Koehler Spinning Minnie Lure was first introduced in 1946. The Pachner and Koehler or P&K company was located out of Momence, Illinois. The Spinning Minnie lure measures 2 3/4 inches in length and was also made in a smaller fly rod size that measure 1″ in length. The lure itself was inset into a wire frame allowing the lure to spin and rotate without twisting the line upon retrieval. Attached to the body of the lure was a metal collar wrapping around the body that used the motion of the retrieval to rotate the lure. Attached to the wire frame of the antique lure trailed two treble hooks. The first set roughly just forward of the center of the lure, the other attached and trailed the Spinning Minnie.
The lure was available in a few finishes besides the frog spot shown in the gallery below. The Spinning Minnie is shown in its correct box with the end label marked 46F for the frog finish. The P&K box was a simple design Red with White and black Script showing a bass to depict the & sign in its simplicity.