Best Of Luck Jointed Pikie Antique Lure
The Best Of Luck Jointed Pikie Antique Lure was first introduced in 1935. The wooden antique lure is a model series number 931. Like the other large makers of fishing tackle, South Bend would have another company it would sell and create lures under, that company was Best of Luck. While one might think that they would be in number greater than the 1st quality line up, the opposite is true of the Best of Luck. The lures were only made for 5 years, beginning as mention in 1935 and ending in 1940. They would borrow inspiration from their other lures to make unique lures that do bear in some resemblance their cousins.
The Jointed Pikie, model 931 is a wooden, jointed lure that measures 4 1/2″ in length, and tops the scale at 5/8 oz. Best of Luck lures were only offered in Painted Eye and Painted Tack Eye. The example in the gallery below has the tapered and shaped long bill and under it a diving lip to bring the lure down to its prey. The lure has only two trebles one on each segment. The Jointed Pikie below is in a SF color finish, or green scale. There were eight color finishes for the fisherman to pick from.