Shakespeare Rhodes Torpedo Lure
This Shakespeare Rhodes Torpedo Lure was first introduced in 1934. This antique fishing lure made by the Shakespeare Bait Company of Kalamazoo, Michigan. They assigned it a model series number 6540. This wooden pressed eye lure is essentially as Shakespeare 33 underwater minnow lure. This wooden fishing lure measures 3″ in length and only has a forward propeller. This antique lure employs the use of an internal belly weight to help bring it down and counteract the wood’s natural buoyancy. The Rhodes Torpedo has three treble hooks to snag it and keep its catch.
The underwater minnow is shown in a period color finish that was used in the 1930’s and 1940’s.