Robinson lures can be found from three distinct periods of his lure making.
Early Earl Robinson lures made in the 1930's have hand carved gills and eyes.
They were hand painted silver with a dark back as shown in the top photo below.
Lures from Robinson's middle period in the 1940's were also hand painted. The
two styles offered were the thin bodied Orlando Shiner and the darter-like Best
Yet Popper. The later Robinson lures were produced in volume in the 1950's but
still maintained high quality. The spots on the later ones were sprayed on with
a mask rather than being hand painted. The first Robinson boxes were red
two-piece cardboard, then next a two-piece cardboard with green border, and then
a cardboard bottom with a soft plastic lid.
ROBINSON Lures and Boxes
The early ROBINSON Lures, circa 1930's
The ROBINSON BEST YET POPPER Lures, circa 1940's
The ROBINSON ORLANDO SHINER Lures, circa 1950's
The ROBINSON BEST YET POPPER Lure, circa 1950's
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