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2003: Chautauqua Weedless Trolling Hook Lure

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Chautauqua Weedless Trolling Hook. Patented by Krantz & Smith on August 31, 1909, is this incredible early bait. Measuring 4 1/4" when fully extended, rigged with 2 spring loaded single hooks, copper and brass body with detailed scales, tail, and cone shaped head with red painted eyes. Condition is about Ex- with the original red thread wrapping showing wear and fraying, some red paint loss on the eyes, and a small amount of tarnishing on the tail and line tie. The Chautauqua Minnow, distributed by Anderson & Co of Jamestown, NY, is considered by most serious collectors to be one of the top 10 greatest fishing lures of all time.

Estimate $6,000 – $8,000
Starting Bid $3,000
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7:00 AM - Nov 08, 2008
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663 Pleasant Valley Road
Waterville, NY 13480
United States