Florida Fishing Tackle Mfg. Co. Barracuda Fishing Lures

Florida Fishing Tackle Mfg. Co. Barracuda Fishing Lures

Florida Fishing Tackle Mfg. Co. - St. Petersburg, FL

Florida Fishing Tackle Mfg. Co. (Barracuda Brand) was founded by Jack Reynolds and made fishing lures from the late 1920's up until the 1970's. The beautiful graphics on the Barracuda box was copyrighted in 1934. This long period of manufacture gave us a wide range of lure designs and level of quality. The earliest Barracuda lures were high quality and had glass eyes. Later versions had painted eyes.

Reynolds entered into a agreement with Porter Dalton in the mid 1950's to make the Dalton Special. The first Dalton Specials are marked Tampa, Fla. They were later marked St. Pete, Fla. Newer ones are marked Clearwater, Fla. The lure was made for a long time and is still popular today.


BARRACUDA Lures


BARRACUDA Glass Eyed and Blue-Green Pattern Lures


The #30 BARRACUDA Lure, circa 1930's


The #40 BARRACUDA Lures, circa 1930's


The #50 TORPECUDA Glass Eye Lures, circa 1930's


The #50 TORPECUDA Glass Eye Lure, circa 1930's


The #50 TORPECUDA Glass Eye Lure, circa 1930's


The #60 TORPECUDA Glass Eye Lure, circa 1930's


The #60 TORPECUDA Painted Eye Lures, circa 1950's


The TORPAHU Lure, circa 1930's


The POPEYE FROG Lure, circa 1940's


The #10 TIPSY CUDA & #40 TWITCHIN' CUDA Lures, circa 1930's


The #77 KINGCUDA (SILVER KING) Lures, 6 1/2", circa 1950's


The #20 REYHU TROLL Lure, circa 1930's


The #20 REYHU TROLL Lures, circa 1930's


The FLORIDA SHINER Lures, circa 1930's


The CONVICT 9999 Lure, circa 1950's


The #88 BLOOPER Lure in Blue Boy (BB) Color, circa 1940's


Dalton Specials


Photos of Porter Dalton, Circa 1940's


The Original Barracuda Factory at 2100 - 1st Ave. South in St. Pete Today


Carl E. Reynolds - Florida Fishing Tackle Secretary-Treasurer and Traveling Salesman


Early Barracuda Brand Lure Box Insert Catalog


Later Barracuda Brand Lure Box Insert Catalog


Later Barracuda Brand Lure Box Insert Catalog


Link to other Florida Fishing Tackle Mfg. site is given below

Link to State of Florida archive photo of Barracuda Display - ca. 1950


To see the May 1948 Florida Wildlife Magazine Article about Florida Fishing Tackle Co., click on the link below.

Link to Florida Wildlife 1948 Article


To see the December 1954 Trucking Magazine Article about Florida Fishing Tackle Co., click on the link below.

Link to Trucking 1954 Article


To see the St. Petersburg 1960 Article about Florida Fishing Tackle Co., click on the link below.

Link to St. Petersburg 1960 Article



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Orlando, FL

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