Daniel Webster Borum

The Borum Shrimp – St. Augustine Florida – 1920’s

Borum History

Mr. Borum worked as a bridge tender in St. Augustine, Florida in the late 1920’s and in his spare time hand carved the Borum Shrimp that was deadly on flounder and red bass. He sold them for extra money.

His favorite color was yellow body with red head. He dipped his lures and hung them to dry. Colors seen Red Head with White body and Red Head with Yellow body.

The lures varied in length because they were hand carved and were 3 to 3 1/2 inches long. Some had a lead weight in the nose. Mr. Borum passed away in 1940.

Mr. Borum also made a Pier Bait that was a dead ringer for the Barracuda Brand May Wes.

The Borum Shrimp

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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