Fishing Lure Minnows
In this section are found the
early wood box era Monarchs which are found with gem clip see-through hardware similar to
the hardware used by Shakespeare. Later Monarchs used a screw type Neverfail hardware. You
can identify the Monarch by the triangular shaped body when viewed from the nose.
Click on photos to
A five hook Monarch of
the early wood box model era with marked wood box. The minnow is white with hand painted
gill marks. The hardware as explained above, is gem clip (round wire hanger) hardware for
the hooks. The body appears more fat in side view than the "Neverfail"
underwater minnow and there is a noticeable triangular shape when viewed from the nose as
opposed to the more round body of the "Neverfail" underwater minnow
A later three hook
model with neverfail hardware. The fact that it is Neverfail hardware on this Monarch
eliminates it from being correct for this box because only gem clip hardware was used in
the wood boxes. (A lesson!) The color is rainbow. Again, the body is triangular when
viewed from the nose.
A five hooked
metalized "Monarch" minnow. This lure is called by a couple different names
depending on which reference you read, but the bottomline is that it is an early model,
has gem clip hardware, the Monarch triangular shape, and a marked prop.
Monarch vs. Neverfail
Three new in the maroon
Bulldog box, c. 1918 Monarch's in Perch, Frog, and White. Beyond rare to find them
in this condition and age.
Five Monarch minnows
with a color chart of the colors and patterns offered in 1916. Click on either photo
to return to Pflueger lure Index