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Creek Chub probably has the most unique color patterns ever offered on old lures. A fisherman could order his favorite lure in just about any color pattern, if he or she decided to order a dozen. Creek Chub would make the order and stamp the boxes "SPECIAL" with either a similar cataloged code, or 00 for a completely different color.

Some of these special order colors were more abundant than others, because a guide may have ordered several for his guided-trips. What a company! Can you imagine telling a lure manufacturer, "I want a dozen Pikies in Redwing Blackbird with silver scales." I have shown most special order colors that were never cataloged for another lure. There are several cataloged colors, which would be considered special order for certain lures. For more information regarding what colors were available on a particular lure, buy Harold Smith's book.

I also added some unique plastic colors down at the bottom of this page. I am not sure when they were produced, but they are becoming collectible.

I am not perfect. If you see any mistakes, please email me. The images are low resolution, but should give you a good idea. My Color Guides are printed at a much higher resolution, which can be purchased.

NON-CATALOGED "SPECIAL ORDER" COLORS

NAME VERSION TYPICALLY VISUAL
Green Head, White Special Most Typically found on Earlier Lures.
Yellow Scale "Shur-Strike" Special Most Shur-Strike Color found on different Pikies.
Green Crackle Frog? A.L.W. Most Ordered Special by a Fishing Camp in CANADA
Goldfish, Blue Back Special 200 Wiggler Usually found on 200 Baby Wiggler
White, Black Polka Dots Special 200 Wiggler Usually found on 200 Baby Wiggler
Red Head Shiner Western Auto 700 Pikie Western Auto Color
Brown Head, Pikie Special 700 Pikie
Silver Shiner Special 700/900 Pikie
Silver Shiner Special 700/900 Pikie
Silver Scale Special 700 Pikie
Frog, Red Eyes and Tail Special 700 Pikie Notice the Red around Eyes and Tail
Red Head, Black Special 700 Pikie
Red Head, Swirl Special 700 Pikie Like the Pflueger Swirl Pattern
Red Olive Scale? Special 700 Pikie Some call it Sunfish
Rainbow Lightning Fire? Special 700 Pikie
Silver, Black Stripes Special 700 Pikie
Gray, Black Stripes Special 700 Pikie
Yellow, Black Stripes Special 700 Pikie
Yellow, Black Spots Special 700 Pikie
White, Black Eye with Flash Special 700 Pikie
Sunfish Special 2300 Husky Pikie Some call it Yellow Perch !
Silver Red Side Peter's Special 2600 Pikie This Color is typically found with a Metal Tail.
Yellow Shad Peter's Special 2600 Pikie This Color is typically found with a Metal Tail.
Silver Shiner, Yellow Eye Special 2600/4200 Pikie
Strawberry Special 2600 Pikie
Luminous, Blue Back Special 2600/2700 Pikie This lure glows!
36 Sucker Special 2600 Pikie Number on Box was 2636 ???
Gray, Red Stripes Special 2600 Pikie
Gray with Flash Special 2600 Pikie
BYS Black, Yellow Stripes Special 2600 Pikie
Red Head, Green, Flash Stripe Special 3000 Husky Pikie
All Yellow Special 6000 Giant Pikie
Stawberry Special 3400 Snook Pikie
Strawberry Special 3400 Snook Pikie Special Strawberry.GIF (6684 bytes)
Strawberry Special Kingfish Pikie Kingfish has a metal plate on back.
Mother of all Salmon Pikies Special Salmon Pikie Unique Rigging, and very similar to Heddon Color.
Other Special Order Colors See Misc. Colors
Any Special Order Color Help

UNIQUE PLASTIC COLORS

NAME VERSION TYPICALLY VISUAL
Black Head, Pearl Not Sure Pikies
AL Alewife Not Sure Pikies
BT Brown Trout Not Sure Pikies
GS Golden Shiner Not Sure Pikies
MA Mackerel Not Sure Pikies
RT Rainbow Trout Not Sure Pikies
RT Rainbow Trout Variation Pikies Variation with Bluish Cast
ST Steelhead Not Sure Pikies
Other Special Order Colors See Misc. Colors
Any Special Order Color Help

All colors shown were not offered on the Pikie. For unique colors to a particular body style, check out my pages on Beetle Colors, Tiny Tim Colors, and Misc. Colors.

If you can help with question marks or provide more insight, please email me with information from source obtained.

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