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9D or D - Green Scale or Dark Green, Scale Finish

COLOR NAME: Green Scale or Dark Green, Scale Finish
RELATED COLORS: Green Scale, Red Head (DRH), Green Scale, Yellow Belly (DYB)
LURE(S) PICTURED: Left Column: Basser Spook (9859D), Deep-O-Diver (7009D), Lucky 13 Spook (2500D)
Right Column: 150 Dowagic Minnow (150D), wood Musky Vamp Minnow (7609D)(c. 1920's), No-Snag River Runt Spook (N9119D)

Wood version: Black spine with green scale body and solid white belly. Early examples in wood such as the Deep-O-Diver can have a gray or silver spine and there are known examples with a brown spine as well. (Note: Collectors often refer to those with a different color spine other than black as "Fancy Green Scale".

Plastic version: Black spine with green scale pattern on the sides with belly variations ranging from a silver scale pattern to solid white in later versionas.

The color code D was also called Dark Green, Scale Finish in early Heddon catalogs specifically for Heddon's Salt Water Minnow - Coast Series. This lure came in 4 sizes, numbered 1 thru 4 so a 5" length Coast Minnow in Dark Green, Scale Finish had the series number 1D.

A later version of this color dating to the 1970's has a silver body with a green scale pattern and white belly, as illustrated by the Lucky 13 Spook pictured above.

(Basser Spook pictures courtesy of Andrew!)
(Lucky 13 Spook picture courtesy of Glen Brewton!)
(150 Dowagiac Minnow pictures courtesy of Jim Viviano! (This is a uncatalogued color for this lure with painted eyes dating to the early 1950's).

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