Uz. C. Pemberton & Sons Bug Bait, Florida Casting Bait Co. Busy Bait, Florida Flapper Lures
Uz. C. Pemberton & Sons, Florida Casting Bait Co., Seffner, FL
Pemberton lures were made in Seffner and sold out of their office in Tampa in
the 1930's. The Bug Baits incorporate a patented feature on the hook to attach a
piece of pork rind. Pemberton also patented the bug pattern painted on the
lures. The box for the Bug Bait says it was manufactured by Pemberton & Sons.
Pemberton later got patents for two of his new lures. They were the Busy Bait
and the Florida Flapper. The box for the 12 Pack for the Busy Bait and the
wrapper for the Florida Flapper shows they
were manufactured by the new company Florida Casting Bait Co. The Busy and
Flapper lures came with pre-installed tails. The
photo below shows some of the color variations.
The PEMBERTON BUG BAIT Lure
The PEMBERTON BUG BAIT VARIATIONS
The PEMBERTON BUG BAIT Box Brochure
The PEMBERTON FLORIDA FLAPPER Lure
The PEMBERTON FLORIDA FLAPPER Lures
The PEMBERTON SAND FLEA Fly Rod Lures
The PEMBERTON Letterhead
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