Shakespeare Hydroplane Jr Lure
The Shakespeare Hydroplane Jr Lure was a short lived lure by most standards, only haven been offered for roughly 5 years. The antique lure was a series 709, and was thought first appeared in 1920. I have recently uncovered an article talking about it from Recreation 1916, so I guess we can say the books may have missed the mark. Its so easy to do as a lot of our reference or reading material was along prior to the advent of the internet or a plethora of items being digitized for our research. The lure was offered in a few different sizes and hook configurations. The lure was found in 8 different finishes as noted below the gallery. The lure was simple in structure having no eyes, a forward line tie, and underneath it a painted diving lip that would allow it to become a subsurface lure upon retrieval. The lure did have different hook configurations however most common is the faceted screw eye affixed treble at the mid and a trailing treble at the aft of the lure. The lure is found in a gray Shakespeare “Baits that catch fish box”. The larger version of the Hydroplane lure is often mistaken often as a Coldwater Lure, the Helldiver model as they are very similar in stature at first glance.
Although Shown in Red in the Lure Gallery above there were 7 additional finishes for a total of 8:
Fancy Green Back
Red and White
Shakespeare Hydroplane Jr Lure Gallery