South Bend King Andy Lure

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South Bend King Andy Lure

South Bend King Andy Lure

The South Bend King Andy Lure was a very short lived lure. The King Andy was once again another antique lure that was a victim to the model sharing number scheme of the South Bend Bait Company. The lure was a model series number 975, which was also shared by the Two Oreno and the Pike Oreno. The lure however was only made for roughly 2 years, and is not easy to find due to the short run. The lure when found used is also usually poor due to being fishing in salt water. The King Andy lure was first introduced in 1951 and gone by 1953. The wooden, pressed eye Bass Oreno type lure was 4 5/8″ in length and was a beefier salt water or big game version of the Bass Oreno. The fishing lure also features a silver plate on its back, a flasher of sorts to attract more fish. The King Andy is marked on its belly up by the forward or front cup.

The lure was available in less than a half dozen colors:

AW    All White
RW    Red Arrowhead White Body
RY    Red Arrowhead Yellow Body
W(3)    White Body with Spots
Z    Zane Grey (Shown Below)

As stated in the 1951 South Bend Bait Company Lure Catalog: “Another Very effective lure for taking many surface and shallow water feeding salt water species, and for large Great Northern, Muskies, Lake and very large Rainbow Trout, Salmon, etc. For trolling, use weight on the line well ahead of the lure.”

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By | 2016-10-26T11:41:21+00:00 April 15th, 2016|Antique Lures, South Bend Lures|Comments Off on South Bend King Andy Lure

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