Fred Arbogast Lures
Fred Arbogast left his day job in 1926 & started his company a few years later. Arbogast formally started his company in 1930 with a talent for carving lures that attracted fish. Prior to this in 1926, The lure maker marketed the Spin-tail Kicker as his company's first official lure. The company then marketed a new lure the following year called the Tin Liz. The new lure offered anglers the same fish catching benefits of the Spin-tail kicker but added more sizes. Arbogast then added the Hawaiian Wiggler to its lineup, Arbogast crafted a colorful plastic hula skirt, by slicing a thin piece of rubber into narrow strips for the popular enhancement, added to the lure. The patent for this skirt given to him in 1938 many anglers today own a lure with this fish enticing addition. Fred Arbogast died in 1947 he is credited for designing 11 different lures during his lifetime. The classic Jitterbug lure first appeared in 1937, Arbogast patented the design in 1940. Considered one of the best top water lures of all time. The lures unmistakeable double-cupped lip is set at the proper angle to expel a fish attracting sound with a great lure wobble. With different variations including a plastic lip version for WWII era Jitterbugs which are very collectable. The Hula Popper has been around for more than 60 years it has proven itself to be a major temptation to large sized bass. The Arbo-Gaster introduced in 1956 with a lip design that allowed the lure to dive deep underwater. Additionally, the lip protects the fishing lure from getting caught on underwater debris. Fred Arbogast was a brilliant lure innovator, with many lures in his collection. Furthermore, his creations have become classic fishing lures worthy of collecting & proving each one still has the mojo to hook a big fish.