Shakespeare's Fishing Lures: Slim
Jim and Mr. Rhodes
In the composite photo
are five very early and rare Shakespeare lures in order:
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A c. 1910
Shakespeare Slim Jim with the small eyes (but larger than the 1905 eyes) and flat plate
hardware. There are vertical stripes on the sides. The color is green back,
A c. 1905
Shakespeare Slim Jim with very tiny eyes and gem clip hardware. There are vertical
stripes on the sides. The color is blue back, white belly. Note the props.
A c. 1907
Shakespeare 5 hook high forehead Rhodes, with larger egg yolk colored eyes which are much
larger than those of the Slim Jim. The hardware is gem clip. There are
vertical stripes on the sides and the color is dark green back, white belly. Note
the larger rounded tip props. This is one tough and rare underwater minnow.
A c. 1915
Shakespeare 3 hook floater Slim Jim . Note the larger eyes and pointed props.
The color is red scale back blending to green scale belly.
A c. 1910
Shakespeare 5 hook Slim Jim underwater minnow. The eyes are still very small and the
color is green back scaled yellow perch with thick dark vertical stripes on the
sides. 5 hook underwater Slim Jim's are rare and difficult to obtain in any
five hook Shakespeare Rhodes minnows: the upper being the earlier gem clip high forehead
type and the lower the laterflate plate hook hanger type with thicker body and
fewer thicker vertical stripes.
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