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2XS - White & Red Shore Minnow or
XRW - Red & White Shore Minnow or
9XS - White/Red Shore Minnow

COLOR NAME: White & Red Shore Minnow or Red & White Shore Minnow or White/Red Shore Minnow
LURE(S) PICTURED: Top to bottom, left to right: River Runt Spook Floater (9402XS), Tiny River Runt Spook Floater (340XRW), River Runt Spook Floater (9400XRW), Midget River Runt Spook (9010XRW), River Runt Spook Floater (9400XRW), Super Sonic (X9385XRW), Original Zara Spook (X92559XS)

White & Red Shore Minnow (2XS): White body and face with red around eyes, silver ribs with red scale pattern on center rib. Wood lures of this color have solid white bodies; plastic lure have transparent sides and silver scales on belly. This color only came with gold eyes. Introduced in 1937 for River Runt Spooks as well as other Heddon lures.

Red & White Shore Minnow (XRW): In 1946, the color code changed to XRW and the red scale pattern on the center rib disappeared and was replaced with a solid silver center rib. The color name also changed to Red & White Shore Minnow. XRW also came with both gold and yellow eyes. A much later verison of this color had a solid white body and was not transparent. One variation of this color is shown by the Midget River Runt Spook which has discolored and has a brownish-red or sienna face but this is due to the red paint discoloring which is not uncommon.

In the 2000's, this color appears with an 'arrow' style rib pattern as illustrated by the Super Sonic. These were made for Japanese market under the Heddon brand name for Japanese tackle distributors.

This color is sometimes found without the red face, some because it was poorly painted or wore off and some that it was never applied as shown in the picture. (Picture courtesy of Sam Van Camp!)

In 2019-2020, Pradco Outdoor Brands made a limited edition of Zara Spooks in the White and Red Shore Minnow color but called it White/Red Shore Minnow and used the color code 9XS. As with the early XS color, it has a red pattern running down the center on either side of the body. The pattern consists of red circles on a white background.

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