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Bob Ousley / Bob-O-Tackle Company
Homestead & Ft. Myers , Florida

Bob Ousley was living in Homestead, Florida when he designed and patented a fishing lure known as the Snook Minnow. The wood lure has smooth flowing lines, and is found with several different colors of glass eyes. Some of the Snook Minnow lures were also made with carved eyes.

Ousley moved to Ft. Myers, Florida after he retired and his baits were made and sold under the Bob-O-Tackle Company name. Though best known for his Snook Minnow, Ousley also produced chugger baits like the ones shown below.

Robert E. Ousley of Homestead, Florida filed a patent application for a fishing lure in 1967. A design patent was granted in 1968. The bait was first produced as the Bob Ousley Snook Minnow, and later as the Bob-O-Tackle Magician. Bob Ousley Snook Minnow Patent

The lures shown here are part of our collection. Click on the thumbnail pictures to see a larger image

Bob Ousley Snook Minnow / Magician
Bob Ousley Snook Minnnow / Magician Bob Ousley Snook Minnnow / Magician Bob Ousley Snook Minnnow / Magician
Bob Ousley Snook Minnnow Bob Ousley Snook Minnnow Bob-O-Tackle Magician

The Bob Ousley Snook Minnow / Magician is found with several different types of hardware.
Bob Ousley Snook Minnow with Cup Hardware Bob Ousley Snook Minnow with Screw Eye Hardware Bob Ousley Snook Minnow with Wire Through Hardware
Cup Hardware Screw Eye Hardware Wire Through Hardware

Bob Ousley Super Chug Bob-O-Tackle Company Lure Boxes
Bob Ousley Super Chug Bob Ousley Lure Boxes Bob Ousley Lure Boxes
The Super Chug was made in three sizes. Plastic top cardboard boxes have information about the lure printed inside.

We are always interested in adding to this collection. Please send an email if you have any old Bob Ousley lures or boxes for sale or trade.
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