Pilot Spinner Antique Lure Ad
This ad comes to us from the Hardware Dealers Magazine Vol.23 1905 and shows the Pilot Spinner Lure.
The Pilot Spinner
HR Stewart & Co 938 First National Bank Building Chicago Ill are offering the trade the Pilot Spinner illustrated. It is an adaptation of a spinner and a feathered treble hook to the Pilot and is a complete bait in itself .The spinner attachment when in motion has the appearance in the water much like a spoon and is equally attractive. It will not revolve too fast but is constructed so as to give good action and throw an intermittent reflection from its broad sides. It is a good troller and caster being of the right weight for the latter. It will not buckle and can be used wherever moving bait is desired.
The Pilot is a device which serves the purpose of preventing a line from twisting keeping the bait near the surface or diving with it into deep water when trolling or casting. With it bait can be carried over weed beds where the weeds are near the surface or at the pleasure of the fisherman it can be made to dive into deeper water by simply changing the angle of the side fins which can be done instantly. The Pilot is a combination of fins two adjustable side fins a dorsal or back fin and a keel fin. The side fins when adjusted to an angle to the line of draft cause it when in motion either to rise to the surface or dive into deeper water. The dorsal and keel fins maintain it in an upright position and keep the side fins flat wise so that the water pressure on them will force the Pilot up or down according to the way the side fins are adjusted. The various fins make it nonstable. The Pilot will control with ease all ordinary spoon hooks in common use.
The Turn a frog shown in the advertisement is a pilot with a fish hook attached. It will instantly turn a frog over if it should drop into the water in an unnatural position. It will bring a frog through the water in a natural position no matter whether it is dead alive or full of water. It will hold minnows chubs and other live bait in a natural position it is not weighted as the fins control the portion of the bait.