Lure Lore: Vaughn's Lure

Vaughn's Lure

Vaughn's Lure

This wooden body lure was manufactured in the early 1940's by Vaughn's Tackle Company of Cheboygan, Michigan, and has a rotating head with three flutes of varying colors. The head rotates on a shaft which is screwed into the body. A small washer separates the rotating head and body. The hook hangers are simply small eye hooks which are also screwed into the body. The lure is depicted in Carl F. Luckey's book, Old Fishing Lures and Tackle (No. 4) as well as Karl White's Fishing Tackle Antiques and Collectibles (11/1995 edition). The colors listed below were cited or illustrated in both books. The wooden body measures 3 1/2" with another 1/4" tacked on for the nose loop. 

Known Colors

Green body, red-yellow-white flutes
Yellow body, red-green-flutes
Yellow body, white-blue-red flutes
Black body, green-orange-white flutes
Black body, white-yellow-green flutes
Red body, yellow-white-blue flutes
Red body, white-blue-orange flutes
White body, black-green-red flutes
Orange body, white-blue-red flutes
Metallic gray body, white-yellow-red flutes

To read our full write up about the Vaughn's check out our Lure Lore: Vaughn's Lure page.  See our full series of lure history pages at our Lure Lore section.


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