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This guy is about 4" long. Someone hand painted the black on the bottom, I assume for night fishing. I am also not sure if it originally was a prop bait and maybe a spook style walker.

 

Unique thing is that it seems to have a one knocker inside that is suspended by a spring or wire. It has a ifferent sound and vibration.

 

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Can't be certain, however that one just may be from a little known company called Studmuffin Baits

 

I think it's called ~ The Gurgulator.

 

:eyebrows:

 

A-Jay

 

 

 

Sorry.

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Seems more like a spy bait - I never saw a topwater with props

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Seems more like a spy bait - I never saw a topwater with props

You know what a spy bait is but haven't ever seen a prop bait, that's funny.  

 

Heddon makes a bait called the "Wounded Spook" that is like a regular Spook with props.  I doubt that's what it is but that's what it looks like.

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That frog pattern sure looks like a Manns paint job. Kinda like the Manns top dancer, however I do not recall one with props? Possibly a knock-off by some other Co.

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It definitely looks like some kind of spook to me. Maybe an older version of the one knocker, and someone added the props? The props on the wounded spook are longer and pointer, plus the wounded spook doesnt have a knocker in it. That would be my guess anyway.

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It definitely looks like some kind of spook to me. Maybe an older version of the one knocker, and someone added the props? The props on the wounded spook are longer and pointer, plus the wounded spook doesnt have a knocker in it. That would be my guess anyway.

could be a collectible one too. Id preserve it or go to an antique fishing place to find out what lure it is. You could also get antique lure books as well.

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Reminds me of the old 'Heddon Injured Minnow', but I doubt it is.

The wavy black belly-line smacks of a homemade paint job.

 

Roger

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Looks similar to a Cotton Cordell Boy Howdy, but I think the blades and body shape are slightly different.

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Thanks all. As I said in original post (I think) the bottom black paint is definitely added by someone. I alsostated that i  think it may not originally came with props.

 

Paint looks just like a Mann's Dancer (thanks rboat) but it definitely does not and did not have that top fin.

 

And also the one knocker is not loose inside but suspended by a wire or spring.

 

Maybe it is just a knockoff. I believe its from the 80's

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There was a company that produced three different top water baits back in the late 70's. A chugger, a walker, and a double prop.  They all had an internal bearing and spring contraption that would make the bait quiver after you moved it.  It was a unique gimmick and likely caught more fishermen than fish, but I still have and use one of the chuggers. :laugh5:

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I don't know what it is, but I'd definitely throw it!!! Looks sweet!

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