Paw Paw Woggle Bug Lure
The Paw Paw Woggle Bug Lure was first introduced in 1963. The Woggle Bug series WB-900 shown with a lip, bears a striking similarity to the 20 year young Fred Arbogast Jitterbug Circa 1942, even the name is very similar to Jitterbug. The wooden, pressed and painted eye, antique fishing lure is 3″ in length and was 5/8 oz. The antique fishing lure was offered in 2 different sizes, the WB-900 being the larger and the WB-700 coming in at 2″ in length.
While at first the word Woggle Bug would seem unique in name and in nature however the word first appears in 1905 and was the title of a Children’s Book written by the same author as the famous Wizard of Oz, Frank Baum. From the book there was created Woggle-Bug postcards and buttons, a Woggle-Bug song, and a Woggle-Bug board game from Parker Brothers. The book like the lure never really took, or became as popular and was said to deliver zany absurdities. The Paw Paw Woggle Bug antique lure was found with and without the diving lip although its said to only have ever been found referenced in a catalog with the diving lip. The antique lure was labeled or stenciled on the belly, had a forward line tie on the lip creating a wake upon retrieval, and had 2 treble hooks to secure your catch.
Along with the Silver Flitter shown below in the gallery, the antique fishing lure was available in the following colors:
01 Yellow Perch
04 White, Red Head
07 Pike Scale
12 Silver Flitter (Shown in Gallery)
33 Black Scale Yellow Belly
Paw Paw Woggle Bug Lure Gallery