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Do-All Bait Manufacturing Company
Miami , Florida

The Do-All Bait Manufacturing Company of Miami, Florida was operated by Paul Takeshita in the 1950's. The story of Takeshita is as much or more interesting than the fishing lures that he made. Born in 1901, he was sent to Japan at age 12 to live and study with his grandfather. Part of his education included learning martial arts and Takeshita learned from four of the existing tenth degree grandmasters in the world. According to Judo expert Jack Williams, who studied under Takeshita, it was under the emperor system that Paul lived for 12 years on. The emperor system played greatly in Paul’s education. His grandfather, who had been a feudal lord, had also been in charge of the samurai. The samurai lived by the code of martial arts. Samurai yet existed under the new emperor system and Paul’s grandfather was still in charge. Hence, the code of the samurai and martial arts was imparted to Sensei Takeshita.

Paul Takeshita
Paul Takeshita returned to America in 1939. Like many other Japanese, he was incarcerated in an American concentration camp while the war was going on. He was released when the war was over and he ended up in Miami, Florida. He was a Yo-Dan, fourth degree Judo black belt, and taught at the Miami School of Judo.

Paul Takeshita started and operated the Do-All Bait Manufacturing Company in Miami during the 1950's. He invented and patented two fishing lures, one of which was manufactured by Do-All. The company also made another half dozen lures.

Paul M. Takeshita Fishing Lure Patents
Paul Takeshita Patent Drawing for the Do-All NoFulin Paul Takeshita patent drawing for fishing lure
Paul M. Takeshita applied for a patent on a fishing lure in 1954. A patent was granted in 1956. The lure was produced as the Do-All NoFulin Paul M. Takeshita applied for a patent on a fishing lure in 1956. A patent was granted in 1957. The lure is not known to have been manufactured.

Do-All Bait Company Lures
Do-All Bait Company - Seven Do-All Bait Company - Seven Do-All Bait Company - Seven
Do-All Bait Company - Seven Do-All Bait Company - Seven Do-All Bait Company - Seven
Do All Bait Company - Trojan Do All Bait Company - NoFulin Do All Bait Company - Uncatalogued
Do All Bait Company - Trojan Do All Bait Company - NoFulin Do All Bait Company - Uncatalogued

Do-All Bait Manufacturing Company used a plastic top cardboard box for its lures. This was a generic box that was also used by several other lure makers. The box has a colorful graphic of a leaping fish on both side panels. Do-All used a label on the end panel of some of these boxes to identify the lure name and model number. Do-All Bait Company box

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