Western Auto Midget Diver

29 Nov

A very obscure Shur Strike bait was sold by Western Auto Stores called the Midget Diver. This mini river runt style lure was sold in 5 different colors, and was marketed through WA stores and catalogs in 1942. The colors were as follows:

MD-19  Frog

MD-1YP Perch

MD-Sunspot   yellow spotted

MD-White Ghost    white with red head and black stripes

MD-Black Ghost    black with white stripes

These lures are pretty hard to find, and seem to have only been produced for one year. A later version of these lures were made for Montgomery Wards and labeled a Spinning River Master, in the 1956 catalog. These came in red/white and silver fleck.

Here are 4 of the 5 Midget Diver lures. I am missing the Perch. Sure would like to find it someday to complete the set.

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