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(reduced for Father's Day from $15)

these two vintage fishing lures are sure to improve your chances of catching that big one!

both lures measure 3 3/4" long and are in excellent vintage condition, all ready for your line

Here's a bit of interesting info from the Arbogast lures website:

"Fred Arbogast was one of the true pioneers of the fishing lure industry. As with so many who enter the lure business, it began as a hobby. Arbogast began by carving lures for himself and friends while employed by the Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company in his hometown of Akron, Ohio. As his lures began to become popular with area anglers, some of the local tackle shops began asking if they could buy them to sell in their stores. Soon after, Arbogast became aware that he was really on to something. Armed with this new-found popularity and confidence in his lures, he resigned from Goodyear and decided to enter the lure business in earnest…that was in 1926. Two years later, the Fred Arbogast Company was officially formed...."

And this about his Mud Bugs:

"Mud-Bug: This is one of the all time favorite crawfish imitating crankbaits. The Mud-Bugs quick diving wide wiggle creates a hard vibrating action and ensures its ability to run deep and bump the bottom. This unique action has made it a big fish favorite of serious anglers. Its high floatability allows it to back out of heavy cover on a slack line eliminating potential hang-up situations. One of the best times to fish a Mud-Bug is during the early Spring when the big bass are in a pre-spawn situation. Make sure that the lure comes in contact with the bottom and surrounding cover to ensure more strikes. Heavy line is a must when fishing this lure through and around thick, heavy cover."

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Vintage Fishing Lures - FATHERS DAY SPECIAL - 2 Collectible Fred Arbogast Mud Bugs


  • Vintage item from the 1970s
  • Materials: plastic, metal
  • Ships worldwide from United States
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