Friday, December 4, 2009
Fish Lure Effigy
Folk Art Fish Lure
Purchased from a Black man at a catfish pond.
This one was among 30 or so homemade lures in his tackle box. The maker utilized carved wood, feathers, the shaft of Bic pens, paint, beads - most anything at hand. Did they catch fish? I don't know, but it caught me.
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my father once had a friend who swore by his Yaller Worm lures...something about being yaller caught the fishes...i just liked when he said Yaller.ReplyDelete
It's a good word - you can hear a fisherman saying it - and "yellow" is a little too refined for fishing. I have a friend who calls a a mudhole a "waller," and it lights me up when he says it.ReplyDelete
Did it catch FISH! Dude, that critter has more fish DNA on it than Mrs. Paul.ReplyDelete