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Florida Fishing Lures

Many lure makers lived and worked in Florida throughout the twentieth century. Some formed large companies, while others set up workshops at home to make lures as a hobby and to give to friends. Some were patented in Florida, but made in other states. Others were made here for out-of-state companies. Regardless of the size of the operation, Florida craftsmen designed and created a wide variety of colorful lures. The lures shown here are part of an extensive collection of fishing lures in the Museum’s collection. They all have some connection to Florida and help to interpret a century of Florida’s lure-making industry.