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Anyone ever heard of this lure? Can anyone shed light on this lure? They are Triangular in shape,jointed have a rattle chamber inside and about 4 inches in length. They appear to be a crank bait of some sort. No lip or bill though. Could these possibly be shallow diving lures? Can anyone shed light on this lure?

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Got two of those gathering dust in the dishonarably discharged from duty box along with other completely useless lures like a couple of Heddon 's Cousin II, never caught even a cold with them.

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It's a jerkbait. The bait enables you to create a "walk the dog" effect underwater. They look pretty cool when you do it but I never caught a single fish with one. A pretty neat little idea someone had way back when but I'm guessing that not a lot of research and development went into it. Cutting edge jerkbaits of today like Lucky Craft's Pointer and Rapala's X-Rap will do the job much better and are PROVEN fish catchers.

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          I have one of them in firetiger......... Junk lure. It has caught more fishermen than fish.

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These baits came out back when Slug-o's became all the craze.  It was supposed to be the hard bait version of a soft stick bait.  I wouldn't say it is a great bait but it does have good action to it when worked properly.  It is not supposed to be fished like a hard jerk bait.  I have caught a few on the chrome and black one.  

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The "Zaragossa Minnow" is one of the oldest fishing lures in existence.

It was introduced in 1922 by James Heddon and Sons. The original Zaragoosa Minnow was a hand-painted wooden plug.

It was named as a tribute to the hookers that sashayed in walk-the-dog fashion, down Zaragossa Street, Pensacola, Florida.

Incidentally, don't rush to Zaragossa St, because the stroll aint' what she used to be ;D

Roger

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