Thursday, May 24, 2007

Patent 1,849,899

A patent granted to Stanley M. Wright and Andrew D. McGill in 1931 for a fishing fly that would rival the success of metallic spinners and spoons.

It is made from "thin strips of copper plated with gold, silver, nickle, or the like and highly polished. The strips are preferably lacquered to preserve the polish. This produces a soft flexible blade which will not interfere in any way with the fish striking the hook."

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