The Flood Florida Shinner Bait Co. lures are perhaps the most interesting of the lures made by a central Florida maker. Their metal fins, carved tail and folk art appearance make them very popular among collectors today. An interesting thing about Flood Minnows is that the line tie is on the side of the bait. This causes the lure to have a large swimming arc when it is retrieved. Flood Minnows were made in the 1930’s and came in 3 sizes and 4 major color patterns. The first lures had silver sides and were made for a very short period of time. The Flood Florida Shinner Bait Co. lures made by them later had dots on the sides that represented a scale pattern. F.L.B. Flood is considered to be one of the great Florida lure makers.
The FLORIDA SHINNER BAIT CO. Lures
Small Size Florida Shinner
Medium Size Florida Shinner
Large Size Florida Shinner
F.L.B. FLOOD 1930 Magazine Ad
F.L.B. FLOOD 1930 Photo
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