ROYAL BRAND FISHING TACKLE
A Winnipeg Manitoba company founded in the 1920's by A.J.Bukoske. Maker of Manitoba's earliest reels, wooden and metal lures. The lures produced by A.J Bukoske&Son from 334 Smith Street Winnipeg, Manitoba were of the highest quality. He states his lures are the result of many years of fishing experience. They are not merely fancies of the moment. They are lures that have proved to be wonderful fish-getters. The true-to-nature scale finish, put on by our exclusive process, combined with our design and new cone-shaped pocket on the front end, which gives that a very life-like action and appearence so irrisistible to fish. His lures do have great high gloss finishes. Of note his series #200 came in 10 best selected stock colors and his #400 series came in six special stock colors. All series 400 baits had 3 to 4 extra coats of special color blends.Known wooden baits are the Wig Wag(Straight & Jointed models), Wig Wag Mouse(series500 made in 3 colors), Snappy Bait and a Fishy Wag. His wooden baits ceased production after WWII and they continued to manufacture metal lures identified with the crown RB logo. These wooden baits are a highly sought after by collectors today but are very elusive.
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Collection Of Royal Brand Baits and Boxes:
ROYAL BRAND WIG-WAG IN ORIGINAL BOX AND PAPERWORK: