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Toledo Bait Company made the Toledo Weedless Bait in the 1920s.The well-made wooden lure featured a spring-loaded hook recessed in a slotted body that prevented snags, but opened when a fish bites. Tooley was a world champion baitcaster who marketed lures in the early teens.Turbulent Lures came in wonderful spotted finishes.Here is another Turbulent lure - the Penetrator, a heavy weighted underwater lure.Foss, a famous tackle maker whose American Fork & Hoe company eventually became True Temper. These lures are common, and the boxes are attractive and plentiful for collectors.The black and white finish on these matching wooden lures is uncommon.I'm guessing this is an earlier box, as the graphics are somewhat superior to the example above.
The jointed bait included an unusual wire weed guard and a fixed rear hook.
Why it changed from Gurglehead to Surface Doodler is a Mad Mouse was made by Trenton Manufacturing of Covington, Ky., and was a handsome wooden lure from the 1940s.
It came in six colors and this is the 'introductory' box most often found with this bait.
The wonderful color papers in this example show a full line of rods, in addition to lures and tackle. This is another Turbulent lure - the Turbulent Tiger.
Turbulent Fishing lures were made of composition material and typically consisted of several parts rotating on a shaft. These lures are as unique as any I have seen, and this specimen was found on the West Coast by a visitor to this website.