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9XRG or XRG - Green Shore Minnow or X-Ray Green
or Glistening Green

 

COLOR NAME: Green Shore Minnow or X-Ray Green or Glistening Green
COLOR CODES: 9XRG, XRG
LURE(S) PICTURED: Top to bottom: River Runt Spook Floater (9409XRG); River Runt Spook Sinker (9110XRG), 1934 Heddon catalog listing; early advertising piece, Flap-Tail Jr. (7119XRG)
DESCRIPTION:

River Runt Spooks: Green body with black ribs on sides and silver scales on belly. 1st version had a silver scale pattern running down the center of the ribs; later version this scale pattern is a solid black line like the ribs. The earlier version is a lighter green as well. Has gold eyes and red face. Introduced in 1934 for River Runt Spooks. Color code changed to XRG in 1946.

The name originally was X-Ray Green but was later changed to Green Shore Minnow. An early advertisement also showed is as Glistening Green.

(Advertisement picture courtesy of Pat Keniry!)
(Flap-Tail Jr. from the collection of Jason Halliday!)

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