Uncle Charlie History
Charlie was making lures in the late 1940’s and the Banana lure was the first lure he made. Charlie is yet another Florida lure maker that lived in the shadows of Jim Pfeffer. His banana’s were all yellow with a red head and red dots dividing the body and head. He also wrote the baits name on the side of his baits; Unc.Charlie on the large banana, and on a smaller banana he had Unc.Charlie “Buc.Spino”. Charlie’s baits eyes were white with a blue center, hardware simple screw eye.
Unc. Charlie Buc. Spino
Other lures seen are the Florida Banana, Buc.Spino, Jr.Spin, Speco, Plug Buctail, Cazara, Chum, Shiner, and Salty which is a pier bait. As far as I know Uncle Charlie Edward is alive but we can’t be sure.
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.