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Shakespeare Antique Lure Ad 1906

Shakespeare Antique Lure Ad 1906

This Shakespeare Antique lure Ad 1906 was taken from “The Evening Star” newspaper and shows us the New addition of the Rhodes Mechanical Swimming Frog to its Artificial bait arsenal. The ad illustrates the Shakespeare Revolution, The Shakespeare Wooden Minnow and the Rhodes Mechanical Swimming Frog.

Shakespeare Antique Lure Ad 1906

To Anglers in every part of the United States and Canada, I offer Free a beautiful $10 outfit of Famous Shakespeare Rods, Reels and Baits that Catch Fish.

I was every Angler to know of the exquisitely fine qualities of the Shakespeare Hand made Rod and Reels and the wonderfully successful Baits that Catch Fish. Without question the three most successful baits in the World today are the Shakespeare Revolution Bait, the Shakespeare Wooden Minnow and the New Rhodes Mechanical Swimming Frog. Game fish strike these baits savagely when the live bait utterly fail to tempt them.

Bass have been seen to rush a distance of more then 50 feet to attack these baits and many cases are reported of two large fish being landed at a single cast. In deep or shallow water, whether trolling or casting, fish actually take these baits more readily than live bait. They have repeatedly taken better and larger strings of fish than live frogs or minnows when used at the same time and place.

Two anglers with the New Rhodes Mechanical Swimming Frog in 4 hours took 51 Bass and 5 Pickerel. One Boy with a ball of common stout twine trolling with a Shakespeare Revolution Bait in 3 hours caught 19 Bass weighing 45 pounds. The Shakespeare Wooden Minnow has repeatedly taken more than 100 Bass and Pickerel in a single day. In many inland streams and lakes of the United States and Canada these Baits have actually displaced every other kind of bait, and wherever introduced have practically revolutionized previous methods of fishing.

The booklets “The Art of Baits Casting” and “How to Catch Bass” tell how to use these baits. I send these booklets absolutely free of charge together with my large catalog of Fine Fishing Tackle and offer to one angler in every town and county in the United States and Canada free and handsome $10.00 outfit of the Famous Shakespeare Rods, Reels and Baits that Catch Fish. Simply send me your name and the names and addresses of the fishing tackle dealers in your vicinity, and I will send you the booklets and the catalog, and tell you how to get the catalog and tell you how to get the beautiful $10.00 outfit absolutely free.

William Shakespeare Jr 452 Shakespeare Building Kalamazoo, Michigan

Shakespeare Antique lure Ad 1906 Shakespeare Antique lure Ad 1906

2016-10-26T11:41:07+00:00 October 10th, 2016|Antique Lure and Reel Ads, Antique Lures, Shakespeare Lures|Comments Off on Shakespeare Antique Lure Ad 1906

Shakespeare Worden Bucktail Revolution Lure

Shakespeare Worden Bucktail Revolution

This item the Shakespeare Worden Bucktail Revolution lure is part of one of the sets of metal lures that are iconic foundation Shakespeare lures. The Revolution lures in line symbolizes early Shakespeare. Circa 1903, this is the earlier model. You can tell by the rounded aft section and the “Mickey Mouse Props”. The later having the more bullet shaped rear of the lure. The antique lure is approximately 2″ in length, and has the identifying dressed treble at the rear of the lure. For a period of time in the early 1900’s this lure was sold by Shakespeare, but was made by Mr. Worden of the Specialty Manufacturing Company, which was the earliest predecessor to South Bend Bait Company.

Early articles and ads are not only keys to unlocking the history of the lure, they play a key part in understanding time or industry references.

Take for example this article about the use of deer hair on lures. The author of the antique fishing lure article finds the usage and correlation between fishing and deer almost amusing. The only thing that is not amusing is the old paper doesn’t scan well to provide a better image, but the ad states:

In the matter of new and original lures for taking of game fish there has been advancement. Every sort of device from which closely resemble some small insect or minnow to those which resemble nothing ever on the earth or in the waters under the earth have come out strange to say some of the revolutionary are the most successful. For instance take the subject of tail from a buck deer. Who would ever suspect any affinity between that strong coarse fiber and the gamy black bass. Yet it is true as gospel that no better artificial lure for black bass has ever come to attention of the American angler than the Worden bucktail minnow fashioned of the hair of the deer. It is not for prejudiced experts who have never tried these hires to dub them ridiculous too many men who will read these lines know of their own experience the taking quality of these wonderful new baits.”

Worden Bucktail Revolution Lure Ad from 1906 Worden Bucktail Revolution Lure Ad from 1906

Shakespeare Worden Bucktail Revolution Lure Photo Gallery

2016-10-26T11:41:22+00:00 March 26th, 2016|Antique Lures, Shakespeare Lures|Comments Off on Shakespeare Worden Bucktail Revolution Lure

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