Hoptacong Perch Minnow Antique Lure

Hoptacong Perch Minnow Antique Lure

Hoptacong Perch Minnow Antique Lure

The Hoptacong Perch Minnow Antique Lure date to around 1905. The lure distributed and made by the William Mills and Sons Company of New York, New York. While advertised to be a combined 6 inches in length, the lure itself was 3 inches in length. Mounted to the shaft were a unique set of horizontal front and rear propellers. The antique Hoptacong minnow featured tiny glass eyes and a trace leader behind the front prop that held two single shank hooks. The lure also held a single hook behind the rear horizontal prop. The 6 inch lure shaft held clear glass beads in front of and behind each prop, and was made of a wire though construction.

The antique fishing lure has always had an allure of itself on me, and I’ve always been fascinated by it. It employs an almost seductive 19th Century Phantom and English made characteristics, while using the underwater minnow characteristics we see in the minnows of the pre-teens. Offering both a Floating and a Sinking model to accommodate both types of fishing.

William Mills Hoptacong Perch Minnow Lure Ad 1909

Floating Perch 6 Inches long over all, with either single or treble hooks $1.00

Floating Perch 6 Inches long over all, with either single or treble hooks $1.00

William Mills Hoptacong Perch Minnow Lure Ad 1909

William Mills Hoptacong Perch Minnow Lure Ad 1909

Hoptacong Perch Minnow Antique Lure

Hoptacong Perch Minnow Antique Lure

Hoptacong Perch Minnow Antique Lure

 

By | 2017-04-03T10:35:29+00:00 April 3rd, 2017|Antique Lures, Collectible Fishing Empherma (Books, Catalogs, Photos, Etc), Miscellaneous Lure Makers|Comments Off on Hoptacong Perch Minnow Antique Lure

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