"Anglers have tried to imitate every thing a bass could possible eat, and as a result we have a plethora of lures representing everything from snakes to frogs to birds. Bird lures have been around a century, and you have one of the later entries in the field: a Bass Bird manufactured by the Bass Bird Lure Company of Bloomington, Illinois in the 1980s. A topwater bait designed to trick a fish into thinking a baby bird had fallen in the water, it came in a number of colors but your Redwing Blackbird is one of the most popular. It's a neat lure that would sell from $20-$30 in nice condition. To see collector Steve Kuchman's phenomenal collection of Bass Birds, click here."