The Colt Distributing Company

P.O. Box 10302, St. Petersburg, FL

Colt History

The Colt Distributing Company was in business in the 1950’s and is another Florida maker that the Florida Fishing Tackle Manufacturing made baits for. They were famous for the Serv-A-Lure that was a glass case that set on the counters of tackle shops allowing you to self serve the lures out of the display and take to the register for check-out. Colt offered two lures, a larger one called the Bronco (see picture on left) and the Pony which was a smaller bait (pictured on the right).

Colt Bronco

Colt Pony

Colors offered were Silver Flash, Yellow Scale, Amber Scale, Golden Perch, and Frog Spot. Packaging was a two piece plastic box with and insert.

Much of the information on this page was obtained by utilizing the information provided by Doug Brace, Bill Stuart, and Russell Riddle in “Florida Lure Makers and Their Lures” (Currently out of print). The information we have provided is only a portion of the story.  If interested in purchasing this book, please reach out to other collectors in our forum to inquire about availability.

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