Shakespeare Floating Spinner Lure
The Shakespeare Floating Spinner Lure came along in the Shakespeare lure catalog in around 1910. The antique lure was given a model series number 35 and 45 by the Shakespeare Bait Company of Kalamazoo Michigan. The model numbers were based on size of the lure, the smaller being 2 7/8″ in length, and the other 3 1/8″ in length respectively. This antique, no eyed, wooden lure is made in the rotary head style of baits. Around this timeline or time frame many companies were sticking their proverbial toes in the water to copy, or mimic each other and make a version of a successful selling lure. Shakespeare had already been selling the Revolutions, but Mills, Hinkley, Decker, Donaly were are about to come on line or already had with their own version. Using the see through hook hanger hardware it has 2 trebles attached at the body, and a third trailing treble attached via screw eye loop at the rear of the Floating Spinner lure. The antique lure was only ever available in four color finishes over its line span in the Shakespeare lure catalog line up. They were; White Body with Red Head, Solid Yellow with Gold Dots, Solid White with Gold Dots, Solid White with Variegated Dots.