Frank Sams Fishing Metal Lure

Frank Sams Spoon Fishing Lure

Frank Sams - New Smyrna, FL

Frank Sams was born in Florida in 1846 according to the 1900 Florida census and worked for the Atlantic Coast Line Railroad. He designed and received a patent for a spoon on May 26, 1908. The patent states it was designed for tarpon and other large game fish. Sams apparently got the attention of the Edward vom Hofe Company. They acquired the rights to the patent and listed it in their catalogs up until 1940. The spoon was made of German silver and came in three sizes. The spoon was fitted with a "Van Vleck" forged hook. The spoon is heavy in construction compared to other spoons and meant to catch large fish.


The SAMS SPOON Ad in the Edward vom Hofe 1940 Catalog

The FRANK SAMS 1908 Patent

The FRANK SAMS 1908 Patent

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