Shakespeare Darting Shrimp Lure
The Shakespeare Darting Shrimp Lure is a series 6535. This antique wooden lure was first introduced by the Shakespeare Bait Company of Kalamazoo around 1925. This antique fishing lure was a multi segmented wooden fishing lure that measured 4 1/4″ in length. The lure had some resemblance of a shrimp in its curvature of the two segments but it never really gives rise to a true rendition of a typical shrimp. The Shrimp lure features a treble on each of the two segments to secure its catch, the front being held on by the use of a cup rig, and the rear using just a looped screw eye.
The Darting Shrimp utilizes a belly weight in each of the two sections to make it dive deeper faster. The Darting Shrimp had typical glass eyes and a forward line tie of its front end positioned in the center of a forked or notched mouth. The antique fishing lure would wobble upon retrieval the back section moving independently on a staple rig. The antique shrimp fishing lure came painted in roughly a half dozen colors scheme patterns some salt water patterns some fresh. Condition seem to always been a problem when you find these, or at least is when I do, so to find them in perfect unadulterated condition unaffected by age or humidity is one to enjoy. The lure can be found housed in the typical period type Shakespeare […]