These old lures reflect a tradition of flash and gleam that has been a hallmark of baits for centuries. Brass is the theme of this particular set of collectibles. An early English brass reel, top left and an early English gaff hook date to the 1890s. An early English brass worm can is partially visible at the top right. Immediately to the right of the reel is a black shield spinner made by J.B. McHarg of New York in the 1880s. Directly below the spinner is a butterfly-type bait described by a collector as a "mystery bug". The large spinner and bucktail next to the bug was made by F.Huels of Madison, WI. The date is unknown. A Biff Spiral Bait is visible at the far left. It was manufactured in Milwaukee in 1925. In the foreground is a kidney-shaped spinner made in the 1880s by J.B. McHarg, New York. A Canadian brass spoon is at the far right. It was made in 1922. The oar in the foreground and the seat on which the lures are displayed are from a 1924-vintage Rhinelander boat. This has a textured finish (no glass), giving it the look and feel of canvas and is professionally framed in a 1.75" rustic brown frame.