Creek Chub Beetle Lure
The Creek Chub Beetle Lure was first introduced in 1931. Made in Garrett Indiana by the Creek Chub Bait Company this antique fishing lure was a model series number 3800. Produced for 23 years this wooden antique lure measures 2 1/2″ in length and weighs in a 3/4 oz. The lure uses bead eyes instead of the traditional realistic glass eyes. The Beetle has two trebles the first one secured by the traditional cup rig and the rear is fixes inline at the end of a trailing leader. The trailing leader also uses mother of pearl type flashers as an attractant.
The beetle comes standard in only a half a dozen color finishes however it can be found with variants and other special order colors.
50 – Yellow Beetle
51 – Green Beetle
52 – Red & White Beetle
53 – Orange Beetle
54 – Gold Beetle
55 – Black Beetle
The Catalog cut below is from 1931 the first year year it was produced and discusses it’s features and functions.
This lure is meant to represent a ” Water Beetle” and travels quite deep, in use it should be reeled at a moderate to fast speed or trolled moderately fast, you will not find it revolving or twisting the line, always runs right side up. Non-fouling hooks, the extended rear hook with spinners is a sure cure for “short biters” and the flashing iridescence of the pearl blade makes this lure irresistibly attractive. Equally good for lake or stream. Fine for small mouth. Finish shown is 3850.