Shurebite Frog Lure
This Shurebite Frog Lure is the later in the series of Frogs created by Shuebite. Hopping into the picture around 1948 this version upgrade changes its makeup from sponge and wood to what we see here using tenite. Located in 1948 in Bronson Michigan the Surebite antique lure company making its move from Kokomo, Indiana. This plastic lure measures 3″ in length and has a plastic lip inserted into the front of the lure with it’s single line tie which has three different options. The lure maintains its use of the thin rubber legs dangling from the rear of the body. This Surebite fly eat uses a single downward facing hook mounted into the underside which is protected from the weeds by the typical metal tines.
The lure was only ever offered in the green frog color shown. This lure would come housed in the traditional burnt orange colored lure box labeled frog on the top half of the box. The second frog shown in the gallery below is the one who patent was applied for in May of 1941 and granted in October of 1942. The lure is made with a wood top and a sponge bottom, as you can see the one in the gallery below the sponge has deteriorated. It also gives us a view into the Type II box and wording used.
“If its a Shurebite It’s Good”
This box contains one Shurbite Topwater Weedless Frog, carefully designed to imitate a natural frog. Highly flexible rubber legs produce a lifelike action. Takes various fish all hours of the day. To be fished in lilly pads and other water vegetation. Must be retrieved with short quick jerks.
Shurebite MFG. Co. LTD Bronson, Michigan
Patetnt No. 2298811