I found this YouTube channel called “RetroBassin“. There is some interesting “stuff” there and a person can even learn a thing or three.
This one was kind of fun:
Yeah, I know, that video is 18 minutes long. But, I am betting a bunch of you watched all of it because you remember a bunch of those baits.
Some of the were actually good baits, not just gimmicks. They caught fish!
No, I do not have a bunch of Banjo Minnows still in my tacklebox. However, you might be able to pick up a few on Ebay!
Remember, every bait or lure ever made will catch a fish if used in the right place at the right time. They are all just different tools, presentations, for different fishing situations. The trick is knowing which is the right tool for the right job. A lot of those “retro” lures still work!
Yes, I might be this guy: