Rhodes Perfect Casting Minnow

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Rhodes Perfect Casting Minnow

Rhodes Perfect Casting Minnow

The Rhodes Perfect Casting Minnow is certainly a beauty to behold. It has all the qualities of a classic fishing lure. This wooden antique lure was produced in two different models a 3″, 3 Hook and a 4″ 5 Hook minnow. I was reading a 1904 issue of National Sportsman today and I ran across an add in the back of the magazine for one.

Rhodes Perfect Casting Minnow

All the record catches in Kalamazoo lakes and rivers were made with this minnow in the 1903 season. Hooks guaranteed not to tangle. Fred D. Rhodes, 116 Bush Street Kalamazoo, Michigan

Rhodes Perfect Casting Minnow Ad Rhodes Perfect Casting Minnow Ad

 

“Collector Bill Sonnet dug up this great ad from the 1903 Kalamazoo City Directory”

Rhodes Perfect Casting Minnow Lure 1903 Rhodes Perfect Casting Minnow Lure 1903

Fred D. Rhodes Perfect Casting Minnow Lure Patent Papers

Rhodes Perfect Casting Minnow Patent Rhodes Perfect Casting Minnow Patent

SPECIFICATION forming part of Letters Patent No. 777,488, dated December 13, 1904. Application filed Nove ber 2, 1903. Serial No. 179,521. (No model.)

T0 at whom it may concern:

Be it known that I, FRED D. Rnonns, a citizen of the United States, residing at the city of Kalamazoo, county of Kalamazoo, State of Michigan, have invented certain new and use ‘ful Improvements in Fish Baits 0r Lures, of which the following is a specification.

This invention relates to improvements in fish baits or lures.

The objects of this invention are, first, to provide an improved fish bait or lure which is adapted for use as a surface or as a casting bait and also as a deep-water or as a trolling bait; second, to provide an improved fish bait or lure which may be readily adjusted to regulate the depth at which the same shall run in the water; third, to provide an improved fish bait or lure adapted to’maintain its proper upright position in the water; fourth, to provide, in a fish bait or lure, an improved means of securing the hooks in position.

Further objects and objects relating to structural details will definitely appear from the detailed description to follow.

ll accomplish the objects of my invention by the devices and means described in the following specification.

The invention is clearly defined, and pointed out in the claims.

A structure embodying the features of my invention is clearly illustrated in the accompanying drawings, forming a part of this specification, in which— Figure 1 is a side elevation view of my improved fish bait or lure. Fig. 2 is a detail transverse sectional view taken on a line corresponding to line 2 2 of Fig. 1 looking in the direction of the little arrows at the ends of the […]

2017-06-17T14:05:00+00:00 June 4th, 2017|Antique Lures, Miscellaneous Lure Makers, Shakespeare Lures|Comments Off on Rhodes Perfect Casting Minnow

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