E.C. Gregg

Crazy Swimmer – Tampa, FL – 1935

Gregg History

Not a whole lot is known about Ellery Gregg . The only documentation is from public records. First found in Bristol, Connecticut in 1935. An article in a 1935 Outdoor Magazine have him running ad for Flies . Saying ” Free How To Tie Flies ” send for a catalog of Fly Tying Materials.Gregg’s Artificial Flies, Bristol, Conn . Three catalogs have been found and were believed to be dated somewhere between 1935 and 1944 and at this point nothing is know about Ellery except his involvement with Fly baits and Fly tying materials. Not until 1945 did Ellery again surface and now in Florida. An ad from a Sports Afield Magazine, July 1945 was an ad for the Crazy Swimmer. The Crazy Swimmer came in six colors.

Crazy Swimmer

Packaging for the Crazy Swimmer is a two piece cardboard box . The box is white with black lettering. On March, 30 1955 a corporate charter was granted to Nylure Bait Company Inc. Bradenton, Florida. The President was E.C.Gregg, P.O.Box 235 Bradenton, Florida. Follow the story of Nylure in CAPTAIN ACTION

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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