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Creek Chub Bait Co. Garrett Indiana.

True Temper Lures, from the (American Fork and Hoe Co.) These lures from this company are known but don't get the respect they deserve because they were most popular before and during WWII and shortly after. True Temper Shad baits were originally crafted in wood however during the war they changed to plastic. Speed Shad & Crippled Shad were fashioned in 6 fantastic colors, & various different box presentations over the years. It is our mission to find both the Speed Shad & Crippled Shad in each of the original 6 colors for our collection. These lures are very collectable and the quality will amaze you, these lures are certain to increase in value, however we deeply respect the quality of these lures it really stands out. As stated from a 1947 catalog,  "Patented stump and rock jumper prevents bait from hanging up on underwater obstacles." "The new bait that swept to unprecedented volume in 6 months prior to the suspension of fishing tackle manufacture by government order in 1942."

Speed Shad Colors - No. 100-Shad Finish No. 101-Chub Finish No. 102-Perch Finish No. 103-Pearl Finish No. 104-Red & White No. lO5-Black & White

Crippled Shad Colors - No. 200-Shad Finish No. 201-Chub Finish No. 202-Perch Finish No. 203-Pearl Finish No. 204-Red & White No. 205-Black & White

Speed Shad #101 in Chub color, this amazing 1940's era lure is in unfished condition grading EX+. The True Temper Speed Shad is a deep running. underwater bait. With a body length 2 3/8 ". A weight of 5/8 oz. These lures are of exceptional quality, we are most impressed with this brand and the creative construction of these amazing lures. The colors are exceptional also. Here we also have a color box in fantastic shape, a "True" classic! (NFS) We are looking for more.

This late 1940's era Crippled Shad is the # 201 Chub color. The True Temper Crippled Shad is a floating bait with a body length of 2 "  & weight of 5/8 oz. Again I can't state enough about the quality of these lures, the feel and look of these lures is really exceptional. It is clear a lot of work and effort was put into these great baits. We are always looking for baits in this condition to add to our collection.

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More great Tru Temper Lures coming, Check back often to see more.
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