Ralph Miller

The Leaping Lena – 334 N.E. 2nd Ave, Miami, FL

Miller History

These baits were offered in the late 30’s to early 1950’s and were believe to be manufactured out of a tackle shop called the Oceanic Tackle Shop.

#S 400 – White/Red/Yellow

#S 300 – Yellow/Red

#S 300 – Yellow/Red/Green

Packaging was in three different boxes. All were two piece cardboard boxes with the same graphics. The first being Yellow with blue letters and the following markings…

OCEANIC TACKLE SHOP; MIAMI, FLORIDA
LEAPING LENA
“A PROVEN SALT WATER LURE”

Other lures made include the Sneaky Pete, Plunkin Pete, Tidbit, and Rip-Jack.

Photo Courtesy – Matt Young

Leaping Lena

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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