Wynne Precision, Griffin, Georgia
It seems the Wynne Precision Company of Griffin, Georgia starting producing fishing tackle just after the end of World War Two. During the war the Wynne's made radar crystals for the government to help the war effort. At the end of the war there was no longer a need for their production of radar crystals. The U.S. Government gave the men an order to stop production. With this order the men were forced to close up shop and let go their group of skilled female workers. Out of the Radar Crystal business, the men had time to enjoy one of their favorite pastimes , fishing. Both avid fisherman, the brothers initially made their baits as a hobby. A hobby that lead to a business , brothers M.D. and T.H Wynne marketed flies for the fisherman as well as for ladies to wear as jewelry. Eventually the brothers company produced wooden baits under the brand name Ol' Skipper Deluxe lures. The line was made up of wobblers and top water poppers along with their fly baits.The examples of their plugs that I have seen all showed a top quality finish. Check out this article from the February 24, 1946 Atlanta Journal Magazine, by Willard Neal. This is another example of the significant role that women played in the world of fishing tackle manufacturing.It seems to me that the Wynne brothers not only had a good eye for beautiful tackle, but also had an eye for lovely ladies. I love them Georgia Peaches, They make me feel right at home.
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