Creek Chub Jointed Darter Lure
The Creek Chub Jointed Darter Lure was first introduced in 1938. The Creek Chub Bait Company of Garrett Indiana assigned this antique fishing lure model 4900. The Jointed Darter was Leap frogging off the success, sales, and accomplishments of it’s straight one piece brother the model 2400 series darter that had been in production for 14 years. This antique wooden fishing lure measure 3 3/4″ in length, and was only ever made with painted eyes. The lure was a top water success and would last over 40 years in the production line up. The lure had three treble hooks one on the front sections and two on the aft. Both hooks that were on the underside of the lure being held by the traditional cup rig, and the rear the traditional screw eye.
If you’ve ever wanted to fish an antique lure, the Darter and the Jointed Darter should be in your top 5. These two top water twitching baits are bass slayers. I wouldn’t fish any uncatalogued colors or excellent quality ones, but finding these two lures with some honest wear should be no problem and well worth your efforts.
The Jointed Darter was at first only made in 5 standard colors, later to be expanded to 10 standard color selections.
00 Pike Scale
02 Red and White
14 Yellow Spotted
18 Silver Flash
19 Frog Spot
31 Rainbow Fire
32 Fire Plug
33 Black Scale
As well as some great uncatalogued colors like
05 Dace/Red Side (Shown Below in the Gallery)