"CreekSpeak" - Show 'N Tell

Series: #2000 Darter 

Years Produced: 1924 – 1978     Length: 3 3/4”      Weight: .5 oz.

General Notes: One of CCBCO’s most popular baits. Apparently replaced the #500 Series Open Mouth Shiner, a fatter version of this lure. Also, made in a salt water version with two treble hooks instead of three. Darters were first made without a name on their back, then replaced with a stenciled "Darter", followed by the name gold imprinted. The last type introduced in the 1960's had a gold foil label (often missing or removed). This bait also known as the “Creek Darter” or simply the “2000“.  Plastic examples offered from 1961-1968 in tandem with wooden Darters. Plastic was dropped but wood was continued until 1978. See the next page for the Spinner Darter. 

Description of Pictured Lure:
#2002 in Blended Red Head & White. The #02 color is usually seen with a dipped red head on most series. This type with a blended head was airbrushed over the white body. The usual line tie on top of the head & three treble hooks.