Eger Bait Co. Fishing Lures

Eger Bait Mfg. Co. Fishing Lures

Eger Bait Mfg. Co. - Bartow, FL

Eger Bait Company has a long history of making quality fishing lures. The first lures were patented in 1932 and production was continued under various owners up through the 1950's. The first three lure models were the Grass Frog, the Florida Special and the Fish Hawg. Perhaps the most novel Eger lure design was the use of real frog skin on a lure. The skin of a frog leg was slipped over the wood body and allowed to shrink and cure. The result is an interesting design that catches not only fish, but also fishermen. Among collectors, the most desirable of the Eger lures is the early Florida Special and the Grass Frog. The most common lure is the Dillinger. It came in two sizes, with and without props. The Eger Bait Company also made other lures such as the Zig Zag, Bug Bait, Flutter, Frog and Pop Eyed Frog. Their largest lure was the Jointed Mammoth.


The First EGER Lure Models - Grass Frog, Bass Hawg, Florida Special


The FLORIDA SPECIAL Lure


The GRASS FROG Lure


The GRASS FROG Lure


The #54 NATURE FROG Lure


Evolution of the DILLINGER Lures


The #81 EGER'S FROG Lure


The No. 3000 MAMMOTH Lures


The EGER Small Glass-Eyed Frog Skin Lure


The EGER Large Glass-Eyed Frog Skin Lure


The EGER 6-Pack Made For Brooklure

(Photo on Box Lid is of Ken Curtis and Bill Eger)


The EGER No. 30 BUG Lure


EGER No. 1100 FLUTTER


EGER Box Ad



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