Years Produced: 1924 – 1964 (in wood) Length: 2 3/4” Weight: .5 oz.
General Notes: Produced in seventeen catalog colors through 1960 although the bait was made in wood for a few more years. It has one side hook instead of two as seen on the #1500 series Injured Minnow. Sometimes an example is observed with the side hook on the left instead of the right side. CCBCO also made a Shur-Strike brand that resembles the main line but will exhibit differences in paint patterns. Plastic baits were introduced in 1965.
of Pictured Lure:
#1605 Old Red Side – A double hook on left side instead of the right. A 1920’s example with the early paint pattern & a silver belly. This color evolved on other lures over the years from a russet stripe on the side during the Intro period (c.1916-1920) to the large scales covering the sides. It eventually becoming a tight scale pattern similar to, & often confused, with the Dace pattern.