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The American Devon & McGinty Minnow:
Identification and Price Guide

Robert E. Guist

BOOK DETAILS

Soft Cover 8.5" x 11", 100 Pages, 150 Full Color Illustrations, Index

ABOUT THE BOOK

For the first time ever, noted outdoor writer Robert E. "Bob" Guist brings you the definitive identification guide to the American McGinty and Devon Minnow. A uniquely American twist on the Phantom Minnow, this lure has puzzled collectors and historians alike. Guist unravels the complicated web of the McGinty, from its origins in the 1920s up to the 1990s. Used primarily by "River Rats" for walleye and other river fish, readers will be surprised to discover that the McGinty was manufactured from Washington State to Massachusetts, and many spots in between. From the major manufacturers and resellers like Pflueger, Eppinger, Horrocks-Ibbotson, Paw Paw Bait Company, Abbey & Imbrie, and AL&W to the small mom-and-pop cottage makers like John Popplecheck, Ed & Delores Miller, Chuck Hayes, and Steve Oravec, this book covers the McGinty in incredible detail. Fully illustrated and with many tips on how to distinguish one from the other, this book is a must have for the collector.

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
ABOUT THIS BOOK: AUTHOR'S NOTE ON PRICING AND
CONDITION
INTRODUCTION: THE MCGINTY'S

THE MCGINTY
Aitken-Warner Sir James McGinty
Hal Long's Walleye Spinner
Bon's Baits
Ernie St. Claire
Russell
Fred George
Ralph Graham
Justin A. Roberts
No-Line-Twist
Champion Bait Company
Abbey & Imbrie
Keen Manufacturing Company
Allcock, Laight & Westwood
Enterprise Manufacturing Company (Pflueger)
Manlius
LS & Sons Tackle
Andy Friedrich
Peter Muller
Wysaks
Jay Palmer
John Popplecheck
Steve Oravec
Ed & Delores Miller
Telling One From the Other
The De Cou McGinty
Paw Paw Bait Company
Ed Minnich
A.B.C. Bait & Manufacturing
Lou J. Eppinger
The A.R.B. Company
Horrocks-Ibbotson Company
Peters Bait Company
Chuck Hayes
Bimbo Bait Company
Biernat Manufacturing Company
Persal Manufacturing Company
Dick's & Burt's Lures
Little Joe's Minnows
Enterprise Manufacturing Company (Pflueger)
Joe E. Pepper
Vermillion Bait Company
Jack Tatro Baits
Wizard Tackle Company
Bill Dewitt Bait Company
Fishmaster Sporting Goods Co.
Postscript: The Importance of Paying Attention to
Details

APPENDIX A: UNKNOWN MCGINTYS
APPENDIX B: WHAMMYS, WOBBLERS, BELL HOPS, AND JUMPING
JACKS
APPENDIX C: RED CAPS AND VICTROLA BOXES
APPENDIX D: DEEP WATER TROLLING, BY FRANK BARON
APPENDIX E: THE OLDEST OF THE OLD LURES

The American Devon & McGinty Minnow:
March 2012, Softcover
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