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Re: Croft bait
Posted by Ken Kerr on June 7, 2018, 8:36 am, in reply to "Croft bait
Made by Hylton Coxwell of Toronto. Made in two sizes. Patented in Canada in 1923. Coxwell used to like Musky fishing in the Trent River and most likely developed it for that purpose. He was also friends with Thomas and Andrew Wight who were tackle makers at Cedar Isle Lodge in the Trent. They bought the lodge in 1900 and Hylton Coxwell was their first registered guest. The Wights made lures on their property, for Wm. Croft & Sons, who eventually bought them out. Thus, the Coxwell-Croft connection.