Wow, funny you should mention those. My father just moved to South Carolina and I thought I would introduce him to some good ol bass fishing. He never has straight up bass fished before only pike, walley, muski, fish of that nature for up north. So, I get him set up and all that I was throughing a zoom brush hog and I had him rigged up with a plain old 7.5 red shad culprit worm and he just looked at me and said "Wheres my dardevel spoon?" I just laughed at him and yes he lives by those daredelvels the red and white ones.
I can't say that I personally have any in my tackle box. But I do remember growing up in Buffalo NY, along the Niagara River that my father had an arsenal of them in his tackle box. He used them for salmon fishing in the river.