OK, it's time for something REALLY ugly. I made this lure in 1975 when I was 12. I was just getting into ultra-light fishing and I was having a hard finding suitable baits.
The body is a cork bobber. I cupped out the face to make it a popper and cut a slit the body and imbedded a hook. The bulge under the shaft of the hook is a flattened-out sinker I used for ballast. I painted it by brushing on Testor's model enamel, you can tell I did not know the dotting the eye with a nail trick yet.
I also glued a couple of pieces of aluminum foil to the side to mimic the flash I got from my MirroLures. Does this make me the granddaddy of all foilers?
You can also notice the remnants of the gold spots down the side. Most have worn off, but this was also my first attempt at creating a Jim Pfeffer style Orlando Shiner paint scheme.
And yes, I did catch fish on this lure. The sad part is I continued make lures just as ugly for almost 30 years until I discovered TU
and other sites and learned to do it right.