within.cmd%3Fform_state%3Ddefault_state%26searchWithin%3Dtrue%26N%3D0%26Ntk%3DAllProducts%26Ntt%3D50th%26search%3D50th%26nttWithin%3Dknife%26x%3D0%26y%3D0&Ntt=50th&WTz_l=Unknown)"Few pieces of the fisherman's kit get less respect than salmon eggs, yet from the 1910s onward they were a hugely effective fishing bait that was popular enough to sustain a thriving salmon egg packing industry in the Pacific Northwest. Of course, as there were tens of millions of jars of salmon eggs sold, so too were there salmon egg holders. Your "Egg-Lug" was manufactured by Ewing Products Inc. of Burbank, CA, beginning in the late 1930s and was quite ingenious--you screwed the jar onto the metal ring and held the top down by metal pins. It even came with a detachable pin for hooking eggs, and was made in two sizes (2 oz. and 3 oz.) to reflect the jar sizes available. In the 1950s the Egg-Lug was purchased by Luhr Jensen Inc. and was carried for a number of years afterward. Phil Beguhl's "Art & History of Salmon Egg Bait" values your Egg-Lug at $5-$10. For a picture of three different styles of Egg-Lug, click here."