The Shakespeare Tantalizer was a early jointed lure. 4 inches long and 9/10 of an ounce. Catalog # 6638. First seen in the late 1920’s Described in a early catalog as “a very successful bait for casting and trolling for Lake Trout, Salmon Trout, landlocked salmon, Steelhead, Snook and Salt water Trout, musky pike or bass. The belly hook is held in place with the well known Shakespeare hook link. The tantalizer is shaped like a fish and swims like one. Notice that the ventral fin on the belly a brand new idea in bait designing, which gives the tantalizer the actual swimming motions of a live minnow. The diving blade in the mouth is extra heavy and will withstand collisions with snags and rocks without injury. The tantalizer is a deep running bait and floats when not in motion. An excellent bait for Wall-eyed pike when reeled in slowly close to the bottom.”
Depending on age and condition this lure can fetch up to $200.