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Any of you older guys remember these?

 

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World war 2 era Jitterbug with plastic lip,

and a Bill plummer Superfrog.

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Nope, WWII was before my time.

 

Did not use them in the 50s or 60s as I recall.

 

But then again, Hootie, I can't remember what I did yesterday!

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I had a few of the super frogs but they were made by H&R at the time, and marketed as the H&R super frog.

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I had a few of the super frogs but they were made by H&R at the time, and marketed as the H&R super frog.

Actually, you are correct. Bill Plummer was the inventor, Harrison Hoge Industries manufactured the frogs. Bill first made the lure in 1957, and it began to be mass produced around 1959 or 60.

Hootie

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Actually, you are correct. Bill Plummer was the inventor, Harrison Hoge Industries manufactured the frogs. Bill first made the lure in 1957, and it began to be mass produced around 1959 or 60.

Hootie

 

Yep!!!! It was H&H not R, but I remember the red and white logo and I remember throwing my last one away as the leg had melted to the box and it pulled off but they did work and what is funny is the hook-up ratio with them were pretty good.

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Nope - don't remember.  By the time I owned a Jitterbug in the mid-60s...the lips were metal (and I still fish those 60s baits from time to time).  

 

I'm only 62, a kid, don't remember that old stuff... ;)

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Nope - don't remember. By the time I owned a Jitterbug in the mid-60s...the lips were metal (and I still fish those 60s baits from time to time).

I'm only 62, a kid, don't remember that old stuff... ;)

Goose, I just don't understand you kids these days....lol.

Hootie

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Back un the day LURES ...there were a lot but not as many as these days.So many lure made now no way 60 yrs from now we will remember them like the old days. Im not a collector but i admire older lures and if i see them for the right price ill grabum

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I'm only 56 and the jitterbug was about the only lure we used for bass back when I was a kid. I don't remember the plastic lips. Just the metal ones. And always all black.

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I still have a couple of the old Jitterbugs and one Superfrog is still in my tackle box.  Good stuff!  I also still have an old Heddon Tadpolly and River Runt in my box.

 

Tight lines,

Bob

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I still have a couple of the old Jitterbugs and one Superfrog is still in my tackle box.  Good stuff!  I also still have an old Heddon Tadpolly and River Runt in my box.

 

Tight lines,

Bob

 

 

I use to catch my fair share of walleye while casting for bass with that old River Runt back in 60's.   

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Yup ~

 

But the legs were ripped off my Super Frog quite a while back  , , , ,

 

And I have a Jitterbug that was handed down from my Dad that when charged with a flashlight Glows in the Dark - what a Blast to fish . . . . .

 

A-Jay

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I still have a couple of the old Jitterbugs and one Superfrog is still in my tackle box.  Good stuff!  I also still have an old Heddon Tadpolly and River Runt in my box.

 

Tight lines,

Bob

 

 

I use to catch my fair share of walleye while casting for bass with that old River Runt back in 60's.   

 

Still have my Runts....need to get them wet one of these days...

 

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Still have my Runts....need to get them wet one of these days...

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Goose, those are absolutely beautiful.

Hootie

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Goose, those are absolutely beautiful.

Hootie

 

Thanks Hootie. Most of my 60s baits are in great shape (not counting the Rapala and Rebel floaters which got fished quite a bit back then). Most of these "plugs" were fished a bit in the 60s, then lived in a tackle box and weren't used much after that for about 45 years.  When I retired and got back into fishing big time...I fished a couple of them, lost one, then decided to sorta retire them as keepsakes.  I did fish one of my 60's jointed Mirr-O-Lures earlier this year and caught a couple little bass on it.

 

One of these days I think I will get out all my 60s baits, and fish each one (in open water with a plug knocker handy) until I catch at least one fish on them, and finally retire them for good...

 

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Ohhh...  I had a red/white jointed metal-lipped Mirr-O-Lure like that.  It was one of my favorites when I was a boy.  I don't remember where I got it, but I remember I couldn't find another one like it (I lived in a rural area and my bicycle wouldn't get me to the nearby cities with real tackle stores.  My dad was NOT into fishing.)

 

Tight lines,

Bob

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The Super frog pictured is a later version, the original had a more streamline head, the later models a raised head. I liked the original better because it could be jerked under water glide and pop up the the surface. The new model just stayed on the surface.

Wooden bass plugs with glass eyes are usually pre WWII.

Tom

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Ohhh...  I had a red/white jointed metal-lipped Mirr-O-Lure like that.  It was one of my favorites when I was a boy.  I don't remember where I got it, but I remember I couldn't find another one like it (I lived in a rural area and my bicycle wouldn't get me to the nearby cities with real tackle stores.  My dad was NOT into fishing.)

 

Tight lines,

Bob

 

Like this?

 

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Hootie

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Like this?

 

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Hootie

 

Just like that.  :-)  Haven't seen one in 40+ years.

 

 

Tight lines,

Bob

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That jointed Mirr-O-Lure (model 15LS) is still in production...but it looks like they aren't offering the red/white pattern any longer.

 

This is a file photo showing most of my surviving MIrr-O-Lures - all purchased in the mid-60s.  One of the tiny jointed ultra-light plugs on the bottom row was lost-in-action several years ago - I was fishing it on 4lb test line and hung it on the bottom and ended up breaking off while trying to pop it loose.  Should have gone swimming for it... :lol:

 

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Goose, you have a nice collection. I spend my Winters tinkering with my old lures, baitcasting reels, and going through my ancient magazine collection.

Hootie

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Hey, I have one of those frogs still in my tackle box, right next to a 35 year old hula popper.  I had forgotten how old it was until my nephew laughed at it the first time he saw it.

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Any of you older guys remember these?

 

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World war 2 era Jitterbug with plastic lip,

and a Bill plummer Superfrog.

 

 

Unfortunately not.  However- I did find a bunch of jitterbugs in my grandfather's old tackle.  Still had the price tag on them.... .62 cents.

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Nope, WWII was before my time.

 

Did not use them in the 50s or 60s as I recall.

 

But then again, Hootie, I can't remember what I did yesterday!

 

Nope, WWII was before my time.

 

Did not use them in the 50s or 60s as I recall.

 

But then again, Hootie, I can't remember what I did yesterday!

 

I don´t what´s more sad, that you don´t remember what you did yesterday or that I don´t remember what I did yesterday taking in consideration that I´m a few days younger than you.

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Hmm, I'm impressed guys.. I didn't know these lures were available during the Stone Age, wait.. I know, made outta Dino bone, right?!!!!

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