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Last Update: January 19, 2011

1932-1947 Shur-Strike Cross Reference Color Chart

This chart defines Shur-Stike colors in the following order (left to right):

  • The official 1933-1947 Shur-Strike color catalog numbers.
  • The official color name(s). ONLY catalog colors are listed. No Specials!
  • Dr. Smith's numbers for these lures in his second edition of "Collector's Encyclopedia of Creek Chub Lures & Collectibles".
  • A common current collector's name for each color. It may or may not match the original name from the catalog & varies from one collector to another.
As an aside, certain colors were listed with more than one number in the old price lists. A good example is #1 & #19 Frog.
Also, those in charge at Shur-Strike changed the names of some colors over the years. They are listed below.
SS CATALOG # SS COLOR SMITH # COMMON NAME
0

Pike Scale or Pikie

10
Pikie Scale
1

Frog
(This # & color, #4 & #5 Series only - also see #19)

19
Frog Spot
1

Yellow Back & Scale Finish or Light Scale or Yellow Scale

1
Peanut Butter
1

Green Scale
(This color & #, FO & TO Series only - also see #9)

24
Green Scale
1YP

Yellow Perch Scale

9
Yellow Perch
2

White & Red or White-Red Head
(Also, see similar SS #44)

2
White & Red
3

Black & Silver or Silver & Black Head or
Aluminum Body & Black Head

3
Black & Silver
3

Silver Scale
(This color, #6 Series only)

Unlisted
Silver Scale
4

Yellow Body-Black Head or Yellow & Black

4
Yellow & Black
5

Red Side or Silver Scale - Red Side on Aluminum.
Note: 2 patterns of #5 color – Old Red Side, red scales extends to lure’s back. New Red Side, alum. scales & red stripe on side.

6
Red Side
5

Aluminum Body-Red Head

5

Aluminum & Red

6

Brown Body & Scale Finish or Dark Scale or Shiner Scale or Silver Scale- Red Side or Heddon P Finish

23
Shiner Scale
7

Mullet Scale

30
Mullet
8

Rainbow

8
Rainbow
9 Golden Scale or Gold Scale or Yellow Scale
29
Golden Scale
9

Green Scale
(FO, TO Series only - also see #1)

24
Green Scale
10 Green Scale
24
Green Gar
11

Red Scale
Listed on some letter code Series.

17
Orange Scale
11

Black-White Head
(This # & color, CR & MO series only - also see similar #46)

11
Black & White
13 All Black
(Also see #47)
13
Black
14 Perch Scale or Chain Perch Scale
21
Chain Perch
18

Silver Flitter or Silver Flash

18
Silver Flitter
19 Frog
(Also see #1 Frog)
19
Frog Spot
20 White Scale
(SD Series only)
Unlisted
White Scale
22 Yellow Body & Red Head
(MO Series only)
25
Yellow & Red
23

Grey or Grey Mouse
(CR or MO Series only)

Unlisted
Grey Mouse
24

Yellow Body-Black & Red Stripes
(CR Series only)

20
Yellow Striped
(no scale)
25

White Body-Red & Green (or Black) Spots
(#25, CR Series only. See #43 for other series)

15
Strawberry
31 Black & White Stripes
(BGM & GM Series only)
Unlisted
Black & White Stripes
32

Red & White Stripes
(BGM & GM Series only)

Unlisted
Red & White Stripes
40 Brown
(PP Series only)
Unlisted
Brown Mouse
41 Blue Back
Unlisted
Blue Back
42 Goldfish
Unlisted
Goldfish
43 Spotted
(See #25 for CR Series)
15
Strawberry
44 White-Red Head
(This #, PP Series only - See similar #2 White & Red)
2
White & Red
46 Black-White Head
(This # PP Series only - see similar #11 B&W)
11
Black & White
47 All Black
(This #, PP Series only - also see #13)
13
Black
48

All White
(PP Series only)

Unlisted
White
49 Pearl Grey
(PP Series only)
Unlisted
Pearl Grey
60 Orange & Black
(FF Series only)
Unlisted
Orange, Black Spotted
61 Orange & White
(FF Series only)
Unlisted
Orange, White Belly
62 Yellow & Black
(FF Series only)
Unlisted
Yellow, Red Spotted
63 Black
(FF Series only)
13
Black, Orange Spotted
64 Scale
(FF Series only)
Unlisted
Green & Yellow Scale
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