Shakespeare Dopey

The Shakespeare Dopey is a small lure (1 5/16″) with a weighted belly designed for deep retrieves. Heavy enough to cast far they are first seen in the early 1940’s. (Series 6603) A fairly common lure, these lures can fetch from $10 to $30 depending on age...

Shakespeare Slim Jim (underwater) Lure

The Shakespeare Slim Jim (underwater) Lure originates form the mid 1920’s in two sizes 4/12 inches and 3 3/4 inches. The bodies were weighted to give them less floatation. and paint has varied immensely through the the production. (Series 6451 pr 6552) These...

Shakespeare (Rhodes) Mechanical Frog

The Shakespeare (Rhodes) Mechanical Frog first seen in 1909-1910 (3GWF) It was a rubberized from with moveable legs. Length is 4″. Depending on condition this lure can fetch more than $750.00. The legs were designed to move when the fishing line was...

Shakespeare Revolution

In 1900 the first Shakespeare evolutions were produced, and was also offered in a buck tailed version. The bait was available in 3 sizes, 3 inches, 4 inches and 6 inches.  They were very popular in Michigan and were the lure that made the Shakespeare company a tackle...