The colors available were Red Head, Black, Black Scale, White Scale, Shore Yellow, Frog, Pearl, and Pearl with Herringbone. It wasn’t long before local tackle shops were asking him to make lures for them to sell. Arbogast White Pink Eye Mud Bug In Box $12.00 Arbogast Red & White Plastic Lip Jitterbug In Box Out of stock Arbogast Yellow Shore & Red/White Jitterbug Pair Out of stock Arbogast Black & Perch Jitterbug Pair On Cards Out of stock He also won the ¼ oz. ILS 242.35. The famous back-and-forth wobbling action has made the Jitterbug a mainstay in the tackle box of fishermen chasing bass, pike and muskie. He was the first person to win the competition 2 years in a row. He designed them in his basement, and they were very successful. VINTAGE FRED ARBOGAST WOODEN JITTERBUG TOPWATER FISHING LURE. the jitterbug One of the most recognizable lure names in the world The Jitterbug was created by Fred Arbogast of Akron, Ohio in the 1930's and patented in 1940. ILS 48.44. Born in 1894 in Ohio, Fred went to Central High School in Akron, where he excelled in athletics. or Best Offer. First introduced in 1937, the Jitterbug received its patent in 1940, one of the few early lures to be patented that is still available today. Fred preferred short stiff rods of around 4-1/2 to 5 feet long, with only 2 guides on them to cut down on friction. The Arbogast Jitterbug and Hula Popper have been go-to topwater lures for largemouth and smallmouth bass for so long generations of anglers can identify the rhythmic “plop-plop-plop” of a Jitterbug or the solid “bloop” of a Hula Popper. $15.11. Ending Dec 28 at 3:55PM PST 3d. it has 2 treble hooks. Mr. Zahn visited the Arbogast factory in July of 1981 during a NFLCC swap meet that was held in Akron, Ohio. He was so proficient with any kind of fishing rod that he would tour local tackle shops and put on exhibitions, casting through hoops, breaking balloons, and even knocking lit cigarettes from his assistance mouths. The Arbogast® Jitterbug is not only one of the most respected topwater lures for night fishing, but it also produces explosive strikes throughout the day. $10.99. 2 watching. Catching bass on a Jitterbug is as easy as casting it to likely fish-holding areas, letting it settle for a few seconds, then bringing it back with a medium-slow, constant retrieve. ILS 64.47. Well respected as THE topwater lure for night fishing, the Jitterbug has proven its power to ignite explosive strikesthroughout the day. In stock. JavaScript seems to be disabled in your browser. From shop MDCGalleries. The first-generation Jitterbugs had larger bodies than subsequent models, and had huge toilet-bowl hangers for the hooks. Unlike the classic popper the Jitterbug has a double cupped lip at the front which produces a melodic noise that drives bass and game fish nuts. As low as $7.29. $4.20 shipping. $11.95. VINTAGE FRED ARBOGAST WOODEN JITTERBUG LURE WITH METAL LIP. Large Musky Jitterbug Fishing Lure FROG COLOR (Approx 4.5" Body) (12/20) $15.50. Well respected as the topwater lure for night fishing, the Arbogast Jitterbug has proven its power to ignite explosive strikes throughout the day. Class with a distance of over 271 feet. The Arbogast Jitterbug is the most-respected topwater lure for night fishing, but also power ignites explosive strikes throughout the day. ILS 50.09 shipping. The Arbogast Jitterbug is the most respected topwater lure for night fishing, but it also produces explosive strikes throughout the day. Clarence E. Zahn lure mentor and close friend swapped this material to Mr. Clyde Harbin. Free shipping. At the same time, Fred was experimenting with different lure designs. Fred Arbogast * Flash Dancer * Crank Bait NEW in … Vintage Fred Arbogast "Bait Of Champions" Original Box 5 Hula Popper's One Heddo FAST 'N FREE. Especially with the double cupped lip feature that produces a radiant rhythmic sound that all surface feeding fish will be attracted to. Arbogast Color. You just can’t kill a classic……. In the mid-1920s, he left Goodyear to pursue lure-making full-time. His lure was the Spin-Tail Kicker in 1926, and the Fred Arbogast Lure Company was born. Fiberglass had not been invented, yet. OLDER FRED ARBOGAST ARBO-GASTER CRANKBAIT FISHING LURE . throughout the years it has been perfected. The original Jitterbug was made of wood, with a metal lip. It embodies everything that is great about this country. It still sets the standard for all night-time topwater lures, and is also a well documented big fish catcher during the day as well. For the best experience on our site, be sure to turn on Javascript in your browser. Add to Cart. Fred Arbogast 1/4 oz. ILS 46.86 shipping. $3.80 shipping. Regular Price $6.99 Save $1.00 The Jitterbug® is one of the best night fishing lures as well as day fishing lures. The Arbogast Jitterbug is the most respected topwater lure for night fishing, but it also produces explosive strikes throughout the day. His first commercially-produced lure was the Tin Liz in 1932. Fred ARBOGAST 5/8 oz Jitterbug Fishing Lure Luminous Skeleton Black White Unused. Introduced as a wooden lure with a metal lip, the Jitterbug was forced to make a few changes after World War II broke out and forced a shortage in metal. $4.05 shipping. More anglers fell in love with topwater fishing thanks to Arbogast than any other company. $10.00. It was invented by Fred Arbogast in 1938, and has consistently proven itself as an effective fishing plug since then, especially for largemouth bass (although a large variety of fish species have been caught on this lure). His successful designs include the Hawaiian Wiggler in 1936, the Hula Popper, also in 1936, and the Jitterbug in 1938, as well as inventing the world’s first rubber skirt for lures, in 1936. It’s not that they weren’t any good, rather that they were too good. Fred Arbogast JITTERBUG Fishing Lure (Cricket frog) G650-508 5/8 oz. Those would have to wait for R. D. Hull, and the Zero Hour Bomb Company (ZEBCO) to invent them in 1949 (another fascinating story of it’s own…). How to fish a Jitterbug fishing lure with some tips and tricks thrown in. 0 bids. The choices available at the time were very limited, and Fred was sure he could do better. SALE - Fred Arbogast Vintage Hula Squids Fishing Lures 11" - mult Colors. But his memory lives on, as do his lures….. It's definitely one of the best top-water baits … Maker of the Jitterbug, Hula Popper and other classic baits. NEW COPY Fred Arbogast: A Biography of Akron's Greatest Angler JITTERBUG HISTORY. The Jitterbug's double cupped lip, placed at precisely the correct angle, produces the loud, rhythmic, surface-busting sound that is proven to be irresistible to bass, pike and other gamefish. VINTAGE & TUFF FRED ARBOGAST JITTERBUG LURE IN GREEN SCALE, PLASTIC LIP WITH BOX Fred Arbogast began producing the first Jitterbugs in 1938 out of wood (yours is plastic), and they are currently produced under the Arbogast name (but produced by Pradco, visit them online at http://lurenet.com). Unfortunately, from a money standpoint, Jitterbugs do not fall into that category. or Best Offer. $40.00. The Jitterbug's double cupped lip, placed at precisely the correct angle, produces the loud, rhythmic, surface-busting sound that is proven to be irresistible to bass, pike and other gamefish. One of the classic American tackle companies. 6 watching. Clarence Zahn met with Arbogast President, Dick Kotis and received this signed copy of "The First Fifty Years and 1982 Arbogast Catalog" . Arbogast Jitterbug Well respected as THE topwater lure for night fishing, the Jitterbug has proven its power to ignite explosive strikes throughout the day. The Jitterbug's double cupped lip, placed at precisely the correct angle, produces the loud, rhythmic, surface-busting sound that is proven to be irresistible to bass, pike and other gamefish. His first commercially-produced lure was the Tin Liz in 1932. The Jitterbug’s double cupped lip, placed at precisely the correct angle, produces the loud, rhythmic, surface-busting sound that is proven to be irresistible to bass, pike and other gamefish. The Jitterbug's double cupped lip, placed at precisely the correct angle, produces the loud, rhythmic, surface-busting sound that is proven to be irresistible to every known surface feeding fish…especially bass. The Arbogast Jitterbug is the most respected topwater lure, provoking heart-stopping strikes day or night. Qty. Although the Fred Arbogast Company was not founded in until 1930, Fred Arbogast, the avid angler, was making and selling fishing lures as early as the mid-1920s. What makes this even more astounding is that not only were the bait-casting reels of that time very primitive, but there were no graphite, boron, or other high-performance rods available. For the best experience on our site, be sure to turn on Javascript in your browser. He soon had to move into a larger house and hire employees to keep up with the demand, and eventually, have a full-fledged factory. This item: Arbogast Jitterbug Clicker $10.23 Arbogast Jitterbug Topwater Bass Fishing Lure - Excellent for Night Fishing $5.99 Arbogast Jitterbug Topwater Bass Fishing Lure - Excellent for Night Fishing $8.70 Special offers and product promotions He also won awards for accuracy. 5 out of 5 stars (97) 97 reviews. The Jitterbug's double cupped lip, placed at precisely the correct angle, produces the loud, rhythmic, surface-busting sound that is proven to be irresistible to bass, pike and other gamefish. It is worth noting that there were no spin-casting reels at that time. Unfortunately, no one lives forever, and Mr. Arbogast passed away in 1947, at the much too young age of 53, after collapsing while ice-skating. He soon had to move into a larger house and hire employees to keep up with the demand, and eventually, have a full-fledged factory. The Buzz Plug is an instant classic recently added to … In 1923, he set the World Record for distance in the ¼ oz. Ending Thursday at 5:05PM PST 1d 15h. My 1o year old bought a fred arbogast jitterbug lure at a rummage sale for .25 It has markings of a frog, green pupils, and a yellow belly. When not making tires, he could be found fishing on the nearby Little Cuyahoga River. Vintage WW II Era Arbogast Jitterbug Lure Plastic Lip. Mr. Arbogast was also an ace with a fly rod in both distance and accuracy. And he didn’t just win the distance competitions. He entered his first casting competition in 1916, and won the championship in the ½ oz. this lure is 5/8″ oz and comes with #5 treble hooks. Arbogast Jitterbug - Well respected as the topwater lure for night fishing, the Arbogast Jitterbug has proven its power to ignite explosive strikes throughout the day. At that point, Arbogast changed direction and started making a version of the Jitterbug where both the body and the lip were crafted from plastic. 3 bids. And some Arbogast lures are also collectable, such as the Tin Liz, and the Spin-Tail Kicker. All in all, he created 11 classic designs, most of which are still catching fish today, over 80 years later. The Jitterbug has never been out of production since Day One. Free shipping. Although the original company was sold to PRADCO in 1997, the Jitterbug, as well as many other Arbogast designs are still available. The Arbogast Jitterbug is a favorite topwater lure for legions of anglers because it's simple to use and it flat out catches fish. Class with a distance of over 193 feet. He was a starting halfback on their State Champion football team. The Arbogast Jointed Clicker Jitterbug adds tail action and an added audible “click” to the classic action of this legendary topwater lure. In 1922, he set the World Record for distance casting in the ½ oz. Fred Arbogast Jitterbug Fishing Lures, Made in Akron OH USA and Patented 2 pc lot SKU: 03984 MDCGalleries. All it takes to succeed is an idea or dream, guts, courage, fortitude, and lots of hard work…..and Fred Arbogast had all of that, and more….. A few new models were introduced, such as the long-bodied version, a smaller version, and even a jointed body model. The rods were either cane, or steel. 14 Arbogast JITTERBUG Topwater Lures. ILS 79.18 shipping. Class with a distance of 162 feet…amazing considering the primitive state of bait-casting gear at the time. The original Jitterbug was made of wood, with a metal lip. And these extra … The Fred Arbogast legend is one of those stories that make you glad to be an American. First introduced in 1937, Fred Arbogast’s Jitterbug received its patent in 1940, one of the few early lures to be patented that is still available today. In the 1950s, until the present, there was a return to the metal lip, but the plastic body was retained. It has a metal silver lip on the front, with typed letters JITTERBUG MFD BY FRED BOGAST AKRON OHIO. When WW-II broke out, the demand for metal to make the machines of war was so great that the Arbogast company switched to making both the body, and lip out of the new plastic material, which could be easily manufactured and was readily available. The Buzz Plug is an instant classic recently added to the Arbogast lineup. The Arbogast Jitterbug XL is the most respected topwater lure for night fishing, but it also produces explosive strikes throughout the day. Popping Bait Lure Hula Popper Spin Casting Original Box. Started in 1925 by Fred Arbogast in Akron, Ohio. $24.95. He graduated in 1913, and, like many others, went to work at the relatively new Goodyear Tire and Rubber factory in Akron. His lure was the Spin-Tail Kicker in 1926, and the Fred Arbogast Lure Company was born. Class with a cast of over 208 feet. The Arbogast Jitterbug is a classic lure with a history many decades old. First introduced in 1937, Fred Arbogast’s Jitterbug received its patent in 1940, one of the few early lures to be patented that is still available today. 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