$4.05 shipping. When not making tires, he could be found fishing on the nearby Little Cuyahoga River. 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. Fred ARBOGAST 5/8 oz Jitterbug Fishing Lure Luminous Skeleton Black White Unused. His lure was the Spin-Tail Kicker in 1926, and the Fred Arbogast Lure Company was born. The Arbogast Jitterbug is the most-respected topwater lure for night fishing, but also power ignites explosive strikes throughout the day. The original Jitterbug was made of wood, with a metal lip. And these extra … 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. 5 out of 5 stars (97) 97 reviews. Fred Arbogast JITTERBUG Fishing Lure (Cricket frog) G650-508 5/8 oz. The Jitterbug has never been out of production since Day One. The original Jitterbug was made of wood, with a metal lip. Started in 1925 by Fred Arbogast in Akron, Ohio. He was a starting halfback on their State Champion football team. Mr. Arbogast was also an ace with a fly rod in both distance and accuracy. From shop MDCGalleries. VINTAGE FRED ARBOGAST WOODEN JITTERBUG LURE WITH METAL LIP. Born in 1894 in Ohio, Fred went to Central High School in Akron, where he excelled in athletics. 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. 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. 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. NEW COPY Fred Arbogast: A Biography of Akron's Greatest Angler JITTERBUG HISTORY. 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. Maker of the Jitterbug, Hula Popper and other classic baits. this lure is 5/8″ oz and comes with #5 treble hooks. or Best Offer. Fred Arbogast * Flash Dancer * Crank Bait NEW in … The Buzz Plug is an instant classic recently added to … 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. Free shipping. Popping Bait Lure Hula Popper Spin Casting Original Box. 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. One of the classic American tackle companies. Vintage WW II Era Arbogast Jitterbug Lure Plastic Lip. But his memory lives on, as do his lures….. $24.95. Well respected as the topwater lure for night fishing, the Arbogast Jitterbug has proven its power to ignite explosive strikes throughout the day. It wasn’t long before local tackle shops were asking him to make lures for them to sell. 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. And he didn’t just win the distance competitions. And some Arbogast lures are also collectable, such as the Tin Liz, and the Spin-Tail Kicker. His lure was the Spin-Tail Kicker in 1926, and the Fred Arbogast Lure Company was born. Ending Thursday at 5:05PM PST 1d 15h. 2 watching. The Arbogast Jitterbug XL is the most respected topwater lure for night fishing, but it also produces explosive strikes throughout the day. The Arbogast Jitterbug is the most respected topwater lure for night fishing, but it also produces explosive strikes throughout the day. Fred Arbogast 1/4 oz. 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. ILS 50.09 shipping. 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. Clarence E. Zahn lure mentor and close friend swapped this material to Mr. Clyde Harbin. 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…). You just can’t kill a classic……. It is worth noting that there were no spin-casting reels at that time. Mr. Zahn visited the Arbogast factory in July of 1981 during a NFLCC swap meet that was held in Akron, Ohio. In 1922, he set the World Record for distance casting in the ½ oz. 0 bids. He designed them in his basement, and they were very successful. The Buzz Plug is an instant classic recently added to the Arbogast lineup. 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. ILS 242.35. A few new models were introduced, such as the long-bodied version, a smaller version, and even a jointed body model. Free shipping. 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. Class with a distance of over 271 feet. 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. 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. ILS 64.47. 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. Class with a cast of over 208 feet. Class with a distance of 162 feet…amazing considering the primitive state of bait-casting gear at the time. 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. ILS 79.18 shipping. Class with a distance of over 193 feet. For the best experience on our site, be sure to turn on Javascript in your browser. 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 JavaScript seems to be disabled in your browser. 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. 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. Regular Price $6.99 Save $1.00 The Jitterbug® is one of the best night fishing lures as well as day fishing lures. He graduated in 1913, and, like many others, went to work at the relatively new Goodyear Tire and Rubber factory in Akron. The choices available at the time were very limited, and Fred was sure he could do better. 3 bids. The Arbogast Jitterbug is the most respected topwater lure, provoking heart-stopping strikes day or night. The Arbogast Jointed Clicker Jitterbug adds tail action and an added audible “click” to the classic action of this legendary topwater lure. VINTAGE FRED ARBOGAST WOODEN JITTERBUG TOPWATER FISHING LURE. In 1923, he set the World Record for distance in the ¼ oz. 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. It has a metal silver lip on the front, with typed letters JITTERBUG MFD BY FRED BOGAST AKRON OHIO. Especially with the double cupped lip feature that produces a radiant rhythmic sound that all surface feeding fish will be attracted to. At the same time, Fred was experimenting with different lure designs. Clarence Zahn met with Arbogast President, Dick Kotis and received this signed copy of "The First Fifty Years and 1982 Arbogast Catalog" . How to fish a Jitterbug fishing lure with some tips and tricks thrown in. Ending Dec 28 at 3:55PM PST 3d. Vintage Fred Arbogast "Bait Of Champions" Original Box 5 Hula Popper's One Heddo Unfortunately, from a money standpoint, Jitterbugs do not fall into that category. 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. SALE - Fred Arbogast Vintage Hula Squids Fishing Lures 11" - mult Colors. 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. 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. $3.80 shipping. He was the first person to win the competition 2 years in a row. Add to Cart. 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….. Large Musky Jitterbug Fishing Lure FROG COLOR (Approx 4.5" Body) (12/20) $15.50. Qty. 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. 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). It embodies everything that is great about this country. The famous back-and-forth wobbling action has made the Jitterbug a mainstay in the tackle box of fishermen chasing bass, pike and muskie. In stock. His first commercially-produced lure was the Tin Liz in 1932. it has 2 treble hooks. The Arbogast Jitterbug is a favorite topwater lure for legions of anglers because it's simple to use and it flat out catches fish. The Arbogast Jitterbug is a classic lure with a history many decades old. 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 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. The first-generation Jitterbugs had larger bodies than subsequent models, and had huge toilet-bowl hangers for the hooks. ILS 48.44. VINTAGE & TUFF FRED ARBOGAST JITTERBUG LURE IN GREEN SCALE, PLASTIC LIP WITH BOX $15.11. Well respected as THE topwater lure for night fishing, the Jitterbug has proven its power to ignite explosive strikesthroughout the day. 6 watching. More anglers fell in love with topwater fishing thanks to Arbogast than any other company. He also won awards for accuracy. As low as $7.29. It’s not that they weren’t any good, rather that they were too good. All in all, he created 11 classic designs, most of which are still catching fish today, over 80 years later. OLDER FRED ARBOGAST ARBO-GASTER CRANKBAIT FISHING LURE . Fred Arbogast Jitterbug Fishing Lures, Made in Akron OH USA and Patented 2 pc lot SKU: 03984 MDCGalleries. $4.20 shipping. $40.00. 14 Arbogast JITTERBUG Topwater Lures. In the mid-1920s, he left Goodyear to pursue lure-making full-time. Arbogast Jitterbug Well respected as THE topwater lure for night fishing, the Jitterbug has proven its power to ignite explosive strikes throughout the day. Arbogast Color. The rods were either cane, or steel. 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. FAST 'N FREE. It's definitely one of the best top-water baits … His first commercially-produced lure was the Tin Liz in 1932. ILS 46.86 shipping. In the 1950s, until the present, there was a return to the metal lip, but the plastic body was retained. 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. 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. $11.95. 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. The colors available were Red Head, Black, Black Scale, White Scale, Shore Yellow, Frog, Pearl, and Pearl with Herringbone. The Fred Arbogast legend is one of those stories that make you glad to be an American. 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. $10.99. He entered his first casting competition in 1916, and won the championship in the ½ oz. 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