Abbey Imbrie Ghost Lure
The Abbey Imbrie Ghost Lure comes from one of the larger jobbers in American fishing history was Abbey and Imbrie. Although its roots are decades deeper the company itself was founded in 1875 via merger, Abbey and Imbrie’s reach into the various facets of the fishing tackle history would run long and deep. From famous antique lure makers such as Heddon to Horrocks Ibbotson to antique reel makes like Montague Abbey & Imbrie like many other large wholesalers would market their brand on someone else’s work.
Patented in 1898 the Abbey & Imbrie Ghost was a hollow 4 sided spinning antique fishing lure. The antique Abbey and Imbrie lure is 2″ inches in length, and made of aluminum. The Ghost lure has a single feather dressed trailing treble hook to secure its catch. It can be found often with a single colored bead inserted on the housing. The hollow tube shape has bent wings protruding from its side to act as propellers while it travels through the water on retrieval. The Ghost is easy to identify as its name maker and patent date on one of the sides.