H.O. Price was to teach Joel the basic art of lure making and later suggested he work with Jim Pfeffer for a time to perfect the art. Joel reproduced baits and never produced lures that were of his own design.
The first packages for Griner were similar to Jim Pfeffers envelopes. Next came plastic bags with labels stapled and were black and white in color. Lastly, labels were green and white. Joel Griner passed away on August 29, 1990.
Griner’s Latest Packaging
Griner’s Small Banana
Today his lures are among the most underrated collectible Florida lures.
Another Griner Banana
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.