Its not often that you find a lure that not only works better than expected, but is a Michigan made classic lure, is listed as an antique fishing tackle that is very collectable all at the same time and is still avialable from the old original stock. The Kurtis Katch-All is one of those rarities. As the old timers used to say, "That thing will catch them all."
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The Kurtis Katch-All is a bait holding rig, that is unparalleled at
catching Pike, Muskies, Perch, Salmon, Lake Trout and Walleye. Originally designed
for bobber and still fishing using smelt type baits or mutiple minnows, it also works
great for ice fishing, slow trolling or even as a fish decoy. This rig was
invented in 1957 by my father Louis A. Kurtis (1905-1992) and I assisted him in getting
patents for the device. The "Bait Holder" is primarily designed for
use with frozen smelt, (one of the secrets) but can be used with big minnows, frozen,
dried or canned natural baits and even imitation baits. The main attraction to
the Kurtis Katch-All is the superior hooking capability of the rig. It provides 4
treble hooks on spreaders, an additional hook can be rigged once inserted into the
bait. It is easy to setup with a substantial central support, the cross member slot
guides allow easy no-miss insertion and the bait remains in a natural horizontal
placement. The Kurtis Katch-All is completely contained inside the bait fish so that
game fish can not "mouth" the rigging when attempting a strike, all they get are
The Kurtis Katch-All is a unique device that really works, it is included
in the Commercial Fish Decoys Identification and Value
Guide Collectible Decoys and Implements Used in the Sport of Ice Spear Fishing by
Frank R. Baron.
We hope you enjoy as much success with this lure as we have.
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