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1950 to Present
Non-Cataloged Colors

Tough Orange Lighting from Takakura Kouichi's collectionJitterbugs are one of the most successful production lures, spanning over 60 years. With this long production period, comes many variations both in cataloged and non-cataloged colors. It can be one of the toughest lures to color collect.

I'm going to attempt to show all non-cataloged colors known, with some variations. Please remember that I'm showing 1950 to present-day colors, see Early Jitterbug Colors for earlier versions of some of these colors.

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 resoultion, which can be purchased.

*indicates that the color was offered before 1950.

NON-CATALOGED COLORS

CODE & NAME VERSION APPROX. YEAR VISUAL
Black Head, White Common 1950's Tough color to find.
White Head, Black Common 1950's Tough color to find.
Black Herringbone Common 1950's Tough color to find.
Black Herringbone Common 1950's Tough color to find.
Grey Pearl Herringbone Common 1950's-1960's Tough Color.
Brown Herringbone Common 1950's-1960's Tough Color.
Blue Scale Common 1950's Very Tough Color.
Silver Scale Common 1950's Tough Color.
Pearl, Glitter Common 1950's-1960's Tough Color.
Blue Lighting Strike Common 1950's-1960's Tough color to find.
Orange Lighting Strike Common 1950's-1960's Also found in a brownish Orange, tough color.
Red Head, Polka Dots Common 1950's-1960's Only one known to exist.
Yellow, Black Spots Common 1950's-1960's Tough Color.
White, Black Spots Common 1950's-1960's Tough Color.
Black, White Spots Common 1950's-1960's Tough Color.
Black, Yellow Spots Common 1950's-1960's Tough Color.
Big-O-Special Common 1950's-1960's Tough Color.
Spotted Ape "Jim Pfeffer" Common 1950's-1960's Tough Color.
Neon Orange "Fireplug" Common 1950's Tough Color. Flat type of finish like other Firelacquer colors.
Yellow Perch Scale Common 1950's-1960's Tough Color.
Copper Coach Dog Common 1950's-1960's Tough Color.
Orange, Silver Wave Common 1950's-1960's Tough Color.
Red Head, Pearl Common 1950's-1960's Tough Color.
White Common 1960's Tough Color.
Yellow Frog Common 1960's Tough Color.
Frog, Red Dots Common 1960's Tough Color.
? Brown Common 1970's Tough color.
WC Willow Cat Common 1970's Showed on color Chart, but never cataloged. Tough color to find.
? Blue Waterwave Common 19??'s Tough Color.
? Green Waterwave Common 19??'s Tough Color.
? Yellow Waterwave Common 19??'s Tough Color.
? Red Bass Common 1990's Tough color.
? White, Yellow Herringbone Common 1990's Tough color.
FB Flocked Blue Common Late 1970's Flocked finish.
FR Flocked Red Common Late 1970's Flocked finish.
FO Flocked Orange Common Late 1970's Flocked finish.
? Flocked Yellow Common Late 1970's Flocked finish.
? Flocked Chartreuse Common Late 1970's Flocked finish.
? Flocked Grey Mouse Common Late 1970's Flocked finish.
? Black Head, Glitter Common 1990's Tough color.
? Blue Head, Glitter Common 1990's Tough color.
? Red Head, Glitter Common 1990's Tough color.
? White Head, Glitter Common 1990's Tough color.
? Yellow Head, Glitter Common 1990's Tough color.
? Black Head, White Common 1990's Tough color.
? Blue Head, White Common 1990's Tough color.
? Black Head, Yellow Common 1990's Tough color.
? Red Head, Yellow Common 1990's Tough color.
? Luminous Blue Coach Dog Common 1990's Tough Color.
? Blue Coach Dog Common 1990's Tough color.
? Red Coach Dog Common 1990's Tough color.
? Red Coach Dog, Orange Belly Common 1990's Tough color.
? Blue Coach Dog, Ghost Common 1990's Tough color.
? Brown Coach Dog, Ghost Common 1990's Tough color.
? Gold Coach Dog, Ghost Common 1990's Tough color.
? Green Coach Dog, Ghost Common 1990's Tough color.
? Purple Coach Dog, Ghost Common 1990's Tough color.
? Red Coach Dog, Ghost Common 1990's Tough color.
? Yellow Coach Dog, Ghost Common 1990's Tough color.
? Blue Scale, Ghost Common 1990's Tough color.
? Gold Scale, Ghost Common 1990's Tough color.
? Green Head, Frog, Ghost Common 1990's Tough color.
? Blue Head, Ghost Common 1990's Tough color.
? Green Head, Ghost Common 1990's Tough color.
? Lime Head, Ghost Common 1990's Tough color.
? Purple Head, Ghost Common 1990's Tough color.
? Red Head, Ghost Common 1990's Tough color.
? Yellow Head, Ghost Common 1990's Tough color.
? Black Head, Pumpkinseed Common 1990's Tough color.
? Yellow Head, Pumpkinseed Common 1990's Tough color.
? Yellow Glitter Frog Common late-1980's Tough Color.
? Black Head, Frog, Yellow Belly Common 1990's Tough color.
? Green Head, Frog, Yellow Belly Common 1990's Tough Color.
? Red Head, Frog, Yellow Belly Common 1990's Tough color.
? Blueback Herring Common 2004-Present You can purchase this off of lurenet.com.
16 Chartreuse Coach Dog Common 1990's This could be special ordered in 1992.
17 Chartreuse, Red Coach Dog Common 1990's This could be special ordered in 1992.
18 Red Scale Common 1990's This could be special ordered in 1992.
20 Black Scale Common 1980's Tough Color.
23 Gold Scale Common 1990's Tough Color.
25 Yellow Scale Common 1990's This could be special ordered in 1992.
26 Green Scale Common 1980's - 1990's Tough Color.
36 White Common 1990's This could be special ordered in 1992.
43 White, Black Dots Common 1990's This could be special ordered in 1992, also older version.
44 Yellow, Black Dots Common 1990's This could be special ordered in 1992, also older version.
45 Black, White Dots Common 1990's This could be special ordered in 1992.
53 Olive, Bone SOB Common 1990's This could be special ordered in 1992.
57 Fluorescent Orange, SOB Common 1990's This could be special ordered in 1992.
59 Gold Scale, Orange Belly Common 1990's This could be special ordered in 1992.
60 Yellow Coach Dog, Orange Belly Common 1990's This could be special ordered in 1992.
61 Crawfish Common 1990's This could be special ordered in 1992.
63 Yellow Crawfish Common 1990's This could be special ordered in 1992.
64 Green Crawfish Common 1990's This could be special ordered in 1992.
65 Crawfish, Orange Belly Common 1990's This could be special ordered in 1992.
73 Black Back, Glitter Common 1990's This could be special ordered in 1992.
72 Pink Common 19??'s Tough Color.
76 Bone Common 1990's This could be special ordered in 1992.
78 Bone Olive Scale, Orange Belly Common 1990's This could be special ordered in 1992.
79 Bone, Brown Back, Orange Belly Common 1990's This could be special ordered in 1992.
80 Bone, Brown Coach Dog, Orange Belly Common 1990's This could be special ordered in 1992.
84 Chartreuse Scale Common 1990's This could be special ordered in 1992.
85 Gree Scale, Orange Belly Common 1990's This could be special ordered in 1992.
86 Glitter Ghost Common 1990's Tough Color.
89 Fluorescent Red Common 1990's This could be special ordered in 1992.
90 Fluorescent Orange Common 1990's This could be special ordered in 1992.
92 Fluorescent Red, Black Scale Common 1990's This could be special ordered in 1992.
93 Fluorescent Red, Coach Dog Common 1990's This could be special ordered in 1992.
94 Fluorescent Orange, Black Back Common 1990's This could be special ordered in 1992.
95 Fluorescent Orange, Black Scale Common 1990's This could be special ordered in 1992.
96 Fluorescent Orange, Coach Dog Common 1990's This could be special ordered in 1992.
110 Orange, Black Spots Common 1990's Also earlier version, but this could be special ordered in 1992.
121 Luminous Coach Dog Common 1990's This could be special ordered in 1992.
122 Luminous Purple Coach Dog Common 1990's This could be special ordered in 1992.
123 Luminous Yellow Coach Dog Common 1990's This could be special ordered in 1992.
125 Luminous, Purple Scale Common 1990's This could be special ordered in 1992.
127 Luminous, Green Scale Common 1990's This could be special ordered in 1992.
129 Bass, Luminous Belly Common 1990's This could be special ordered in 1992.
137 Willow Cat Common 1990's Also earlier version, but this could be special ordered in 1992.
143 Bass, Orange Belly Common 1990's This could be special ordered in 1992.
240 Flocked Mouse Common 1980's Tough Color.
281 Flocked Chipmunk Common 1980's Tough Color.
731 Clear Glitter, Black Bar Back Common 1990's Tough color.
751 Red Glitter, Black Bar Back Common 1990's Tough color.
Any Non-Cataloged Colors Help

*indicates that the color was offered before 1950, see Early Jitterbug Colors.

Click here for the Later Cataloged Jitterbug Colors.

Arbogast started to use the color number system exclusively in 1977.

The colors listed with Present as end date are still being made today. Click here for a link to Pradco.

Special thanks to Gene Parker, Ron Bennett, Takakura Kouichi, and Bill Watson for all their help with gathering information.

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