9SHAD or SD - Shad


COLOR NAME: Shad
COLOR CODES: SD, 9SHAD
RELATED COLORS: Green Shad (GSD)
LURE(S) PICTURED: River Runt No-Snag & box (N9119SHAD), Standard Go-Deeper River Runt (D9110SD), 2 Midget Deep Dive River Runts (DD9010GSD), Midget River Runt (9019SHAD), Chugger Spook (9540SD), Three (3) Vibra Sonics (V385SD)
DESCRIPTION:

The color Shad consists of a red gill mark and black dot on either side of head, silver spine and body with green scale pattern, white belly, and yellow eye. Most versions of this color came in a yellow eye or at the least, a cream or off yellow color. This is a cataloged color for River Runt Spooks starting in 1946.

In 1973, the color changed to Green Shad (GSD) and has a much darker green scale pattern and orange eye. The bottom one is a variation that has been found that has two red gill marks instead of one. The green color is much darker than the one just above it and has a different shade of yellow for the eye.

In 1964, Heddon produced the Vibra Sonic line of lures which has a reflector- like plate on either side of the lure. It was embossed with a design that ranged from a hexagonal to a scale like pattern and in some cases, little of any pattern. The following year, 1965, it came with glitter on the sides and remained that way until the end of production in 1970.

(Picture of the gold eye Midget courtesy of Seth Winger!)
(Picture of Chugger Spook courtesy of Stephen Clegg!)
(Picture of Vibra Sonic courtesy of James Viviano!)

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