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My husband thinks I'm batty, but this is my very favorite vintage saltwater fishing lure. I found it one day when I was walking the beach, looking for treasures among the trash. This immediately caught my eye:>). I love that it came back to the beach and stayed where I would find it:>). Now it lives in my curio cabinet in a place of honor. The other vintage lures are all labelled and hung carefully in my husbands carving room; my lure gets an antique, blue glass plate to lay on - so there!
Here is what I know:
It is carved from wood, probably cedar, and it's been in the ocean long enough to have the softer wood partially washed away while the harder part of the grain remains.
It probably had only one set of hooks that hung from the belly - you can see the grommet and the hole.
I think it was through-wired (hole in front and back).
The "face" is concave (some of the red paint remains) and so is probably a popper.
It was weighted in front of where the hooks would have been.
It's 4-1/2 inches long as you see it.
One man/woman's trash is another man's/woman's treasure:>).
Two textures were used to enhance this image - one from French Kiss Textures and one from Textureking.
June 18th, 2012
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