Paw Paw Bonehead Antique Lures
The Paw Paw Bonehead Antique Lures are a very distinctive and identifiable series within the Paw Paw Antique Lure line up. The Bonehead refers to Paw Paws molted brown spotted or striped finish. The antique lures were first produced in 1956 and lasted for roughly 8 years. The lures were always found with the tell tale rhinestone eyes, some that were clear and or sometimes ruby in color. I have photos of most all the antique lures offered in the Bonehead finish and will share over time.
The Southern Torpedo Minnow Lure measures 4″ in length not including the hardware. You’ll notice that this lure has painted tack eyes instead of the traditional rhinestone variations. The lure has 3T held on my surface hardware and is made in the same shape of its other Paw Paw torpedo brothers. Ironically the lure was given a series number 2455, the 2400 is the same model number Paw Paw gave to one of its Torpedo lines.
Paw Paw Bonehead Southern Torpedo Minnow
The Jointed Swap Minnow was 2 3/4″ inches in length and was a series #12-B. The smallish antique lure has a un-jointed brother as well in Paw Paws lure lineup. The lure shown is housed in the typical plain wood grained Paw Paw Box and I’m uncertain what era or outfit might have sold these for them.
Paw Paw Bonehead Jointed Swamp Minnow Lure Gallery
The Paw Paw Southern Swamp Minnow, is a Model Series 8555. This 4″ molted brown finish wooden antique lure was always adorn with the rhinestone eyes, sometimes clear other times with a Ruby color. The Southern swamp minnow has 3T, or trebles attached via surface rig hardware and has both a front and aft unmarked prop. This version inside the Bonehead line up is one of the harder to find in the series so a great opportunity to add a tough one to your collection.