Here are my three "Burmeks" .
The top two are reasonably new ones , swapped these with friends .....the one on bottom I have found on a local fleamarket .......I believe , that this is a vintage lure !
Still has its original hooks......check out the subtle differences on the front section......first , the eyes are molded somewhat smaller and not bulging out.....second , the rear portion of the back of front section does not potrude , the section is cut straight down !
On the newer lures it does potrude a bit over the rear, I guess to avoid tangling or to prevent the connecting eyescrews from twisting within and bind ?
I think to have read , that the lure was designed in 1969 by that certain Mr. Burmek mentioned in a post above , it once made a haul of about 40 muskies within two or three days , guess , that its reputation is based upon that event ?
It does not dive too deep , at a slow retrieve the big fin would cause quite a wake on the surface , sticking out like a sharks fin , but strongly wiggling left/right .
greetz , diemai