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9SH or SH - Silver Herring

COLOR NAME: Silver Herring
LURE(S) PICTURED: Left to right: River Runt Spook Floater in box (9409SH), Basser (Heavy Duty Rig)(C8509SH or 8529SH), River Runt Midget Go-Deeper (D9010SH), River Runt Spook Sinker (9119SH), River Runt Spook Sinker (9110SH)

River Runt Spook: The first version has a silver scale pattern on side with a wavy brown scale pattern on spine (looks like rattlesnake skin pattern), two black gill marks on either side of head, silver scale pattern on belly, and gold eyes. The later version has white side with a silver scale pattern and solid white belly. The later version scale pattern is much finer than the early version and also has gold eyes. In addition, there is a yellow eye version as well. This is a uncataloged color for River Runt Spooks.

Basser (wood): Same as the River Runt Spook but with painted circle eyes. This is also uncataloged for this lure. (Note: Though this lure looks yellow or gold, that is due to the varnish 'yellowing' and discoloring.)

This color first appears in Heddon's 1932 catalog for the Sea Basser Spook (C9859SH) and in the 1938 catalog for the wood River Runt (119SH).

(Picture of Basser courtesy of Shane Lyon!)

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