Welch Graves Minnow Tube Article 1893
This Welch Graves Minnow Tube Article comes from an American Angler magazine, specifically the March 1893 issue. This obscure little ad shows us the Welch and Graves antique lure Minnow Tube the year it wast introduced. I grew up not far from Natural Bridge and really wished I had become a antique lure collector while I lived up there. Finding things that date almost a century and a quarter old is no easy task and am happy I’m able to share this and hope you enjoy this Welch Graves Minnow Tube Article.
A New Minnow Device
Most of us will remember that old trick of the native pickerel fisherman who placed a number of live minnows in a glass jar lowered it into the water as a decoy and after waiting an hour or two fished successfully with live minnows put in proximity to his attractive jar. The same idea comes to the surface in Graves Live Fish Bait lately
put into the market which is no doubt deadly to the fish but hardly up to the mark of high sportsmanship. By it a live minnow is placed into a glass tube so arranged as to magnify the fish with a hole in each end through which the water passes keeping the lure alive Of course several gangs of hooks append from the device and the innocent quarry is barbed if it comes within an inch of the fin flirting minnow. The accompanying cut shows the construction of the new bait and another column contains an advertisement of its merits and prices.