Years Produced: 1925 – 1978 Length: 6” Weight: 1.9 oz.
General Notes: One of the most popular large size CCBCO lures. It was produced with glass eyes in fourteen catalog colors through 1960. Earlier models are thinner than post war examples. By the late 1930’s the bait was updated with a single line tie, a reinforced lip, through-body rigging, etc. The glass eye style is difficult to find in mint condition on most colors. Its mass & weight causes age lines & pointers even on unused baits. Tack eye wood baits introduced 1961. No wooden lures in 1965-1966, reissued in 1967 to 1978. Plastic first offered in 1965. A salt water version was introduced in 1957. It has belly weights & two trebles instead of three.
of Pictured Lure:
#2330 in Orange w/ Black Spots. Available as a catalog color on this series from 1952-1954. Has the factory through-wire rigging, improved lip. Also, the late marking of “Creek Chub Pikie” gold imprinted on its back. This color was used in limited instances as a catalog color on only nine series.