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Rhodes 3-Hook Kalamazoo Minnow / c.1907 Series No. 33 Solid Red 3"
Discussion in 'All Categories' started by John Hampton - May 11th, 2017 8:46 pm.
John Hampton
John Hampton
According to some material I've been reading in Caro Luckeys 7th Edition, I believe the bait is one of the first three sizes offered, this lure has a 3" body. With 3 trebled 2 opposite sides & 1 tail would make it a Series No. 33 Sinker tail. Color of 1907 is solid red for this bait. Does that sound correct?
I was told this is a tough color on the bait which makes it a more difficult rare bait, is that accurate? Thanks again!!

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re: Rhodes 3-Hook Kalamazoo Minnow / c.1907 Series No. 33 Solid Red 3" by Bill Sonnett - May 12th, 2017 11:33 am
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Bill Sonnett
Bill Sonnett
The material in Lucky's 7 was just wrong and I was asked to rewrite it for the 8th edition. By far the most common color in these particular minnows is silver with a green back. All are hand painted. I know of only two other solid red 3-hookers. I have never seen a solid red 5-hooker. According to court testimony, Jay Rhodes started to make this bait in late December 1904 and sold it only in the season of 1905. It is the first bait to ever use what collectors have nicknamed "gem clip" hardware. In October of 1905, he sold the rights to this bait as well as the Kalamazoo Tackle Company and the rights to use the Rhodes name to William Shakespeare jr. Shakespeare then used the design (with several improvements) as well as the name Rhodes for his second quality line of baits for many years. Shakespeare-Rhodes baits are very common when compared with this Jay Rhodes product.
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re: Rhodes 3-Hook Kalamazoo Minnow / c.1907 Series No. 33 Solid Red 3" by Bill Sonnett - May 12th, 2017 11:16 am
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Bill Sonnett
Bill Sonnett
This is a 1905 "Rhodes" minnow made only in 1905.
re: Rhodes 3-Hook Kalamazoo Minnow / c.1907 Series No. 33 Solid Red 3" by Mike Butler - May 11th, 2017 10:05 pm
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Mike Butler
Mike Butler
Nice lure!
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