Shakespeare Sardinia Salt Water Minnow Lure
The Shakespeare Sardinia Salt Water Minnow Lure was first introduced in 1925. This antique fishing lure made by the Shakespeare Bait Company of Kalamazoo Michigan was a series number 721. This wooden minnow was another in Shakespeare’s attempts to create a Salt Water bait casting minnow. The lure was very short-lived and is rather tough to come by. This antique lure measures 3″ in length, and is a bit wider than the sea witch which came out a few years later. The lure has glass eyes and a distinctive inverted 90 degree angle chin or cut away. The has a heavy-duty forward line tie and two treble hooks to catch its prey.
The lure was available in a small amount of colors such as the salt water flitter below. You notice the cup rigging is set between 2 belly weights. Finding one in decent shape can be a challenge as well.