Where do you start when starting a Shur Strike collection?
Don’t do what I did…..randomly collecting any Shur Strike lure that I found. When I first started collecting, I had no idea how many styles and colors there were. I got lost.
It is much easier to gain a focus by concentrating a specific style or color. For instance, I have collected more than 25 different colors of the river runt lure. You can also branch out into the older style runt with the inserted lip, floating river runt, the sinking river runt, and even the ventral lip that is a slight variation.
There are also Jointed River Runts that you can collect as well, and they can come in a short or long body.
So as you can see, we have just explored a small segment of Shur Strike lures, and found several different styles, variations, and colors. You may want to explore the older model lures which I reference in my book as the alphabet series of lures. These were the first lures Creek Chub came out with under the Shur Strike line. They had styles of A-L and a few numbered series. They expanded later into more letter style lures, but the A-L were the first in the early 30’s. Here are some early examples:
Whether you start with a style or a color, or another category, you may want to get a copy of my book to help break things down. Books can be ordered through Whitefish press at www.whitefishpress.com