South Bend Fly Rod Surf Oreno Lure

///South Bend Fly Rod Surf Oreno Lure

South Bend Fly Rod Surf Oreno Lure

South Bend Fly Rod Surf Oreno Lure

The South Bend Fly Rod Surf Oreno Lure was a series model 961. Made by the South Bend Bait Company of South Bend, Indiana was first introduced in 1928 and lasted fourteen years through 1942.The antique Fly Rod fishing Lure measures 1 1/2″ in length and has painted eyes. The antique fishing lure uses two double hooks and a unique wire belly rigging to secure its prey. The fly rod surf oreno lure like its older and larger kin has both a front and rear propeller.

The lure was made in 7 standard colors:
F Frog
RAIN Rainbow
RB Rainbow Blue Back
RH Red Head White Body (Shown Below in the Gallery)
RSF Scale Finish Red Blend
SF Scale Finish, Green Blend
W White Spotted

 

The 1928 South Bend Bait Catalog States: “The South Bend Fly Rod Surf Oreno is a light surface lure. In action it looks more like a bug than a bug itself. Can be used with a trout weight fly rod, as it rides the surface and has and easy pick up. Most fisherman will prefer to use it with a Bass weight fly rod such as a South Bend No. 20. Substantial in construction yet light, lure rides high in water. Spinners are loose, giving wounded minnow effect. Practically weedless.”

South Bend Fly Rod Surf Oreno Lure Photo Gallery

By | 2016-12-13T09:03:22+00:00 November 7th, 2016|Antique Lures, South Bend Lures|Comments Off on South Bend Fly Rod Surf Oreno Lure

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