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Surfcasting Plugs and their history Vintage plugs -- Legendary Luremakers - Surfcasting legends


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Old 04-05-2007, 01:08 AM
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Charles Russo made flaptails from 1946 to 57.
His lures were stamped Chas Russo

Pictured a Russo flaptail
A rhinehart jinx
Baby Russo

Russo Flaptails
Second picture shows five Russo's.
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Default Re: Chas Russo - lures - Flaptails

Russo also built lures that went by the name Ossur
Russo spelled backwards.

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Default Re: Flaptails - Chas Russo - Heddon lures -

that looks tasty. How come more people don't replicate these awesome lures?
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Info from shoreline BT antique saltwater lures http://www.shorelinebt.com/id3.html

Striper x- pert forerunner of pt. Jude lures



Pt Jude - Surfslappers
http://www.shorelinebt.com/id10.html
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Default Fishmaster Flaptails - Jerry Sylvester

Fishmaster Wollaston, Mass - From 1946 to 1955
Jerry Sylvester made the flaptails for them. Jerry started making lures in the late 1930's, and continued to do so until the late 1940's. Sylvester then turned to the Fishmaster Co. to produce two of his lures: "Jerry's Flaptail" and "Jerry's Jointed."

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Default Captain Bill's Flaptails

Cap'n Bill's" - Bill Sherer manufactured lures from approx. 1939 to 1952
Oldtime Woodsman's - Line Little Compton - Rhode Island

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Default J. and J. Tackle Flaptails

J. and J. Tackle Co. made a floptail out of Bloomfiled and Belmar N.J.

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Default Masterlure Flaptails

Masterlure made an Atom swimmer flaptail
Manufactured lures in Brooklyn, N.Y from approx.
1947-1953
W.J Schoeninger Company - Masterlure Inc

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Default Lido lures Flaptails

Lido Flaptail
Frank Lovello, Bill Linzi and Joe Brooks founded "Lido Lures;"
they manufactured lures from approx. 1946 -1949

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Default Kendon Flaptails

Kendon Flaptails Brooklyn. N.Y.
Manufactured lures during the late 1940's through
the early 1950's.

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Default Bernie Myers Flaptails

Bernie Myers - Bernie was a well known lure maker
from Long Island, New York, who made plugs during the late 1940's to early 1950's


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Default Ferron Flaptails

"Ferron Fishing Products" Jerry Ferron was a fisherman,
lure maker and tackle shop owner from New York. Ferron
manufactured tin squids, flaptails, swimmers, and poppers,
from approx. 1940-1950


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Default Surf tackle Flaptails

Surf Tackle Flaptail - E. 10th Street NYC The
company was founded by Frank Romanek and
Michael Krow; they manufactured lures from
approx. 1947-1950.
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Default Heddon Flaptails

Heddon Flaptails 1935
The vamp


Catalogued Unknown - circa 1940's



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Default Re: Flaptails

okie dokie then haha, looks like plenty of people replicated those lures, just 30 years before i was born. Does anyone fish them, or they just too valuable to fish? why doesnt someone do a flap tail today? why has the flap tail fallen off as a popular design? f it, i might just have my buddy make one and fish it and find out for my damnnnn self. Thanks Jimi!
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