Lake Bomoseen in Vermont is the birthplace of one of fishermen’s greatest friends, the spoon lure. Dropping a silver spoon into the lake while eating lunch back in 1834, Julio T. Buel noticed a large fish grab the spinning object and he had a bit of a eureka! moment. Sawing off the handle of another spoon, soldering on a hook, and making an eye for a line, he trotted off back to the lake and soon caught himself a big trout using his new lure. A business was born and Buel became a sport fishing legend that continues to this day, as Eppinger still makes ‘Buel Spinners’.
With their incredible knack for the unusual, CIT have decided to celebrate Buel’s achievement with a gold and silver homage to the invention. A half-ounce silver and a tenth-ounce gold are being produced, and each of these spoon-shaped reproductions is adorned with his portrait, and a hook hanging from the bottom. An interesting idea and quite unique.
Even the packaging is themed to match an old lure box with its quaint artwork. With fishing being such a hugely popular pastime these days, we can see this one attracting plenty of attention in that community. Just 1,000 of the gold and 2,000 of the silver will be struck. If anyone is wondering, yes, the hook is sharp!