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The Dopey series 6603 was first introduced in 1940, available in nine cataloged colors. There are also many non-cataloged colors to be found. It measured 1-5/16" with a weight of 4/10oz. The unique lip on this lure was printed with either   "Made Shakespeare in U.S.A." or "Shakespeare DOPEY Honor Built". The 6603 series was discontinued in 1954?.

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.

CATALOGED COLORS

CODE & NAME VERSION APPROX. YEAR VISUAL
B Black Common c1941-42
BRI Black, White Ribs Common c1941-53?
BRS Blue Back, Red to Yellow Scale Common c1941-42 I NEED THIS COLOR, CAN YOU HELP?
BW Black, White Head Common c1940-53?
F Frog Common c1940-53?
GP Green Perch Common c1940-53?
GPR Green Perch, Red Head Common c1940-42 I NEED THIS COLOR, CAN YOU HELP?
NP Natural Pickerel, Vertical Stripes Common c1941-42 I NEED THIS COLOR, CAN YOU HELP?
PL Pearl Common c1940-42
S Strawberry Spotted Common c1940-42 I NEED THIS COLOR, CAN YOU HELP?
SF Silver Flitter Common c1941-53?
WR White, Red Head Common c1940-53?
WRI White, Black Ribs Common c1941-42 I NEED THIS COLOR, CAN YOU HELP?
WRS Red Head Flitter Common c1940-53?
Y All Yellow Common c1940-53?
YP Yellow Perch Older c1940-50
YP Yellow Perch Newer c1951-53? Changed YP in the 1950's

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Cataloged Color Help with Images

All colors shown were offered on the Dopey, but many other Shakespeare lures used the same colors and codes during the same period.

NON-CATALOGED COLORS

CODE & NAME VERSION APPROX. YEAR VISUAL
SBG Black Back, Tan Sides, White Belly ? ? I NEED THIS COLOR, CAN YOU HELP?
GRN Green Back, Rainbow ? ? I NEED THIS COLOR, CAN YOU HELP?
Yellow, Black Head ? ? I NEED THIS COLOR, CAN YOU HELP?
Yellow, Black Ribs ? ? I NEED THIS COLOR, CAN YOU HELP?
Black, Flitter ? ? I NEED THIS COLOR, CAN YOU HELP?
White, Black Back, Flitter, Gold Eye ? ? I NEED THIS COLOR, CAN YOU HELP?

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Non-Cataloged Color Help with Images

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