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Series: #1600 Baby Injured Minnow

Years Produced: 1924 1964 (in wood)     Length: 2 3/4     Weight: .5 oz.

General Notes: Produced in seventeen catalog colors through 1960 although the bait was made in wood for a few more years.  It has one side hook instead of two as seen on the #1500 series Injured Minnow. Sometimes an example is observed with the side hook on the left instead of the right side. CCBCO also made a Shur-Strike brand that resembles the main line but will exhibit differences in paint patterns.  Plastic baits were introduced in 1965. 

Description of Pictured Lure:
#1605 Old Red Side A double hook on left side instead of the right. A 1920s example with the early paint pattern & a silver belly. This color evolved on other lures over the years from a russet stripe on the side during the Intro period (c.1916-1920) to the large scales covering the sides. It eventually becoming a tight scale pattern similar to, & often confused, with the Dace pattern.