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Vintage Lido Flaptail Saltwater Fishing Lure by MotherNature

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Lido Lures were manufactured in New York around 1946 to 1949. This one is called a flaptail because of the metal “tail” at the back that flapped and attracted hungry fish, probably because it looked somewhat like a flashing bait fish. Frank Lovello, Bill Linzi and Joe Brooks founded Lido Lures.

Not much information is available (at least I can’t find much), but here is a tad more:

And this page of the site has a wealth of information on old saltwater lures – all kinds:>)

I love nature, science, poetry, prose, art, music – you name it! Now that I’m retired, time is mine to spend as I wish (pretty much), and I wish to take pictures of our natural world.

Bringing the outdoors in for others to see, especially those who may not get the opportunity to wander next to a pond, fish at the beach, or tramp in the woods, is a pleasure. I hope to build a window to the wonders of nature that fill our everyday lives.

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  • Paul Pasco
    Paul Pascoover 2 years ago

    Nice composition, I think some of these lures are designed more to catch the anglers than the fish.

  • I think you are right:>) We’ve caught fish on plain white, plain black, simple shapes, etc. Fishermen/women however are always looking for the next best thing to miraculously catch those trophy fish:>). Add a rattle or some scented goo and you’re really in the market! These old lures are, to me, captivating in their colors, designs, and I love their wear and tear – guess I just proved your point.

    – MotherNature

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