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The Helin Tackle Company started with creator Charles Helin, who was from Detroit, Michigan, in 1933. The designer invented a flatfish lure design, which he had patented in 1936. Helin claimed to have sold at least 5 million fishing lures just before 1950. After the end of World War II, the Helin Company's sales figures quadrupled to 24.5 million lures. The Flatfish lure was initially constructed from hardwood, but during the 1940s, the lure designer decided to change the material to a tough plastic. Additionally, Charles Helin moved his business to Canada and opened manufacturing plants in the cities of Lasalle and Windsor. According to the Helin Company's advertising material, the plants were creating more than 5000 lures each day with shipments sent throughout the world. The Helin Tackle Company continued to increase its product line and in 1971, fishermen could choose from 21 models with 37 different color blends. For similar items in our catalog: Collectibles & Furniture - Lots 202 to 598. Tools - Lots 600 to 654. Guns - Lots 200, 656 to 665. Sportsmen's - Lots 668 to 858. [RMP 2762]

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Helin Flatfish Frog Color Fishing Lure in the Box

Estimate $6 - $15Jun 28