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Instant Bass lure
Discussion in 'All Categories' started by Jack Harred - Jun 3rd, 2018 7:44 pm.
Jack Harred
Jack Harred
I recently bought an old tackle box at an estate sale. Included in the box was the Instant Bass lure pictured below. The lure was clearly wooden, and marked Instant Bass, but Google searches disclose only that it may have been made in Maud, Oklahoma in the 40s or 50s. Can anybody tell me anything more about this lure or its maker, or a value?
Jack Harred Jack Harred
re: Instant Bass lure by Tom Jacomet - Jun 29th, 2018 12:05 pm
Tom Jacomet
Tom Jacomet
According to Robert Slade's book, "The Encyclopedia of Old Fishing Lures Made in North America - Vol. 8", the Instant Bass lure was made by Instant Lures, Inc. and later under the name Appeal Lures, both of Maud, Oklahoma. There are 2 versions, the Instant Bass Jr. (2-1/2") and the Instant Bass Sr. (3") that were made by Instant Lures, Inc. When Appeal Lures made them, it was only called the Instant Bass and came in sizes of 4", 3-3/4" and 2-3/4". They came in 12 colors including one called brown scale which I believe is yours. Some of these were equipped with a tail prop. Slade states "boxed productions by either company name trade in the $15-$35 range. Dates to the 1960's.
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