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9M or M- Pike Scale

COLOR NAME: Pike Scale, Pike
RELATED COLORS: Pike Scale, Yellow Belly (9MYB)
LURE(S) PICTURED: Chugger Jr. Spooks (9520M), River Runt Spook Sinker (9119M), Vamp (7509M)

Gold body with white scale pattern and black scale pattern ribs running vertically. Black spine, green face, and silver scales on belly. The early wood lures are often found with green scales and a solid white belly such as the Vamp lure shown above. First plastic versions had gold eyes; later versions white eyes and some with solid white belly. First cataloged for River Runt Spooks in 1936. Color code changed to "M" in 1946. Variations known to exist include nearly solid black vertical ribs, angled ribs as shown on the Chugger Jr.'s, a greenish scale version and a almost yellow scale version. This color is very similar to a later color from made in the 1970's and 1980's, Walleye but is different due to the black spine and green around eyes and face.

(Pictures of Chugger Jr.'s courtesy of Charles Woolley!)

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