Years Produced: 1937 – 1958 Length: 2” Weight: .7 oz.
General Notes: My measurement doesn’t include the tail. The first of the popular “hair” (horsehair) baits. Each lure color will have different color dyed hair tails to match. Usually observed with a wire leader. Early examples had unimproved lips & either no body marking or “Dingbat” stenciled on the back. Later versions have the improved lip & the model gold imprinted on the belly. Made in the same seven colors throughout production. This series was the best seller of the hair baits.
of Pictured Lure:
#5100 in Pikie. Improved reinforced lip, “Dingbat” on belly, bronzed hooks. Dyed brown horsehair tails, original steel leader. An instruction card sometimes came with a boxed lure showing the angler the correct way to fish this bait.