"CreekSpeak" - Show 'N Tell

Series: #2100 Fintail Shiner 

Years Produced: 1924 - 1945 (illus. but not available after 1945) 
Length: 3 1/2     Weight: .8 oz.

General Notes: The body profile started slim & became thicker over the years. The fins & tail were an ongoing problem. CCBCO tried a rubber compound, then a striated flexible plastic type material. Both either melted into the bait, chipped or dissolved.  Finally in the late 1930s metal fins & tail solved the problem. Difficult to find in superb condition in any color although lower grade baits are available. 

Description of Pictured Lure:
#2101 in Perch. This bait has all the flexible fins intact. It is one of the earlier examples produced before the metal fins were introduced in 1938. Notice the flexible fins were airbrushed to add realism.