Floyd & Jester Layfield
of Navarro County, Texas


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YOU NEVER SEE THIS BAIT AND IF YOU DO NO ONE KNOWS WHAT IT IS...PATENTED BY JESTER & FLOYD (COTTON) LAYFIELD WHO LIVED IN POWELL COMMUNITY, NOT FAR FROM KERENS, TEXAS...JESS CARVED THE PLUGS IN THE EARLY 20's AND HIS WIFE MARY BETH PAINTED THEM...HE PATENTED THE ORIGINAL LURE IN 1939...HE USED THE NEW FRED ARBOGAST RUBBER SHIRT BEHIND THE HEAD OF HIS BAITS INSTEAD OF ON THE TAIL...HE CALLED IT THE SKIRT BAIT...SUNNYBROOK LURE CO. OF TYLER, TEXAS LATER MADE THE BAITS BUT JESS SAID THEY WERE OVERPROMISED, UNDERFINANCED AND UNDERPROMOTED.

 

 

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