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Can you ID this lure?

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Found them in a drawer...from the late '70's.  They are fished like a Silver Minnow.  And yes, that is a nylon skirt.

 

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I believe that is a "Dirty Bird"    Not certain who made it, Whopper Stopper, maybe?  They pre-date the Berkley Blade dancer by at least 5 years, maybe more.  They were marketed as a pad/grass bait.  I have one - haven't used it in years, but I have one.  Mine came with a split ring at the top of the bill.   I suppose at some time that split ring got removed so that you could use a snap?  

Another situation they were used for was as a substitute for a buzz bait - or a wake bait.   They were meant to be fished on top and keep moving.

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The skirt is vinyl not Nylon!

Tom

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10 hours ago, Fishes in trees said:

I believe that is a "Dirty Bird"    Not certain who made it, Whopper Stopper, maybe?  They pre-date the Berkley Blade dancer by at least 5 years, maybe more.  They were marketed as a pad/grass bait.  I have one - haven't used it in years, but I have one.  Mine came with a split ring at the top of the bill.   I suppose at some time that split ring got removed so that you could use a snap?  

Another situation they were used for was as a substitute for a buzz bait - or a wake bait.   They were meant to be fished on top and keep moving.

Winner, Winner!!

Used ones are listed for $50 on Ebay....NIB are over $100.  :o

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