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Heddon Crazy Crawler Lure

March 24th, 2017|Categories: Antique Lures, Heddon Lures|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Heddon Crazy Crawler Lure The Heddon Crazy Crawler Lure is a collector favorite, and was first introduced around 1939-1940. Heddon of Dowagiac Michigan purchased the patent rights to this winged creature from Jim Donaly, of Hoptacong NJ. This version is the Model 2100 series and is the second to largest in the Crawler family measuring [...]

Heddon Punkie Spook Fly Lure

March 20th, 2017|Categories: Antique Lures, Fly Rod Lures, Heddon Lures|Tags: , , , , , |

Heddon Punkie Spook Lure The Heddon Punkie Spook Fly lure was made no doubt due to the popularity of the now famous Heddon Punkinseed lure. This antique fly lure was a series 980, and shown in Heddon's White Shore Finish Color Code XS and XRW. The lure was made in the in roughly a half [...]

Heddon Vamp Lure

March 12th, 2017|Categories: Antique Lures, Heddon Lures|Tags: , , , , , , |

Heddon Vamp Lure The Heddon Vamp Lure is a series 7500 and measures 4 1/2" in length. This antique lure was first produced in 1920, and from then on was a regular staple in the James Heddon and Son fishing lure lineup for over 50 years. The antique fishing lure was made in a wide [...]

Heddon Musky Flap Tail Lure

March 7th, 2017|Categories: Antique Lures, Heddon Lures|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Heddon Musky Flap Tail Lure The Heddon Musky Flap Tail Lure was first introduced around 1935. This antique fishing lure was given the model number 7050 inside the Heddon of Dowagiac Michigan's lure line up. While not the largest in the Flap Tail series this wooden lure measures 5" in length. The lure can be [...]

Heddon 00 Lure 5 Hook Underwater Minnow

March 3rd, 2017|Categories: Antique Lures, Heddon Lures|Tags: , , , , , |

Heddon 00 Lure The Heddon 00 Lure is a 5 sided or flat sided underwater minnow fishing lure. The Dowagiac 00 is a wooden, glass eye 5 hook lure which first came in around 1915, making it one of the many classic Heddon antique lures that came out of the teen years and is over [...]

Heddon Darting Zara Lure

February 24th, 2017|Categories: Antique Lures, Heddon Lures|Tags: , , , , , |

Heddon Darting Zara The Heddon Darting Zara lure dates back to 1933 if not a little earlier. This straight bodied fishing lure was Heddon of Dowagiac Michigan's series model number 6600. The wooden, glass eyed lure measure 3 3/8"  inches in length, and had 3 trailing treble hooks. The Frog Spot Zara's three trebles are secured [...]

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Heddon Tiny Spook Lure

January 31st, 2017|Categories: Antique Lures, Heddon Lures|Tags: , , , , , |

Heddon Tiny Spook Lure The Heddon Tiny Spook Lure is a model series number 310. This small spook antique fishing lure measure a mere 1 7/8" in length. The lure only lasted for two years in Heddon of Dowagiac Michigan lure product line up starting in 1955 and gone by 1957. This antique lure has [...]

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Heddon Stanley Flipper Lure

January 30th, 2017|Categories: Antique Lures, Heddon Lures|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Heddon Stanley Flipper Lure The Heddon Stanley Flipper Lure is a neat lure released in the late 1920. Heddon of Dowagiac Michigan gave it a model series number 140. The Flipper lure came about during a time the nation as well as the fishing industry faced mounting challenges. The Great Depression had begun its grasp [...]

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Heddon Chugger Spook Lure

January 22nd, 2017|Categories: Antique Lures, Heddon Lures|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Heddon Chugger Spook Lure The Heddon Chugger Spook Lure has a long history that begins in 1938. The antique lure made by Heddon of Dowagiac Michigan would take on a model number 9540. This painted eye spook lure measure right at 3". Like many of the base model lures they would be the inspiration for [...]

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Heddon Plunking Basser Lure

January 16th, 2017|Categories: Antique Lures, Heddon Lures|Tags: , , , |

Heddon Plunking Basser Lure The Heddon Plunking Basser Lure is a smaller lure than its bigger brother the Heddon Basser antique lure. The Plunking Basser is a wooden lure measuring 3" inches in length. The lure was given a model series number 8400 by Heddon of Dowagiac Michigan. This lure features 2 treble hooks instead [...]

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Heddon No Snag River Runt Lure

January 13th, 2017|Categories: Antique Lures, Heddon Lures|Tags: , , , , |

Heddon No Snag River Runt Lure The Heddon No Snag River Runt Lure is a great little lure. First introduced in 1941 this spook lure has become a favorite among collectors. The antique lure takes on the Heddon of Dowagiac Michigan fishing lure model, number N9110. The lure looses its double treble hook and takes [...]

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Heddon Giant Jointed Vamp Frog Scale

January 6th, 2017|Categories: Antique Lures, Heddon Lures|Tags: , , , , , , |

Heddon Giant Jointed Vamp Frog Scale Lure The Heddon Giant Jointed Vamp Lure is a serious wooden lure and admittingly larger than most of the fish I catch. The model 7350 was wooden, glass eyed, antique fishing lure is 6" in length, jointed in the middle. The antique lure which was first introduced in 1933, [...]

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Heddon Basser Antique Lure

January 5th, 2017|Categories: Antique Lures, Heddon Lures|Tags: , , , , |

Heddon Basser Antique Lure The Heddon Basser Antique Lure was first introduced in 1922. The great wooden Heddon of Dowagiac Michigan lure was in the Heddon lure line up for over three decades. The Basser lure was given a series model 8500. This glass eyed fishing lure was 4 1/4" in length and traditionally came [...]

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Heddon Wood River Runtie Fly Lure

December 30th, 2016|Categories: Antique Lures, Fly Fishing, Fly Rod Lures, Heddon Lures|Tags: , , , , |

Heddon Wood River Runtie Fly Lure The Heddon Wood River Runtie Fly Lure was first introduced in 1937. Made by Heddon in Dowagiac Michigan this antique fly rod lure was given a series 750. The 1930's was a time of transition for the America, and the fishing lure industry. In the early part of the [...]

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Heddon Midget Digit Spook Lure

December 21st, 2016|Categories: Antique Lures, Heddon Lures|Tags: , , , , |

Heddon Midget Digit Spook Lure The Heddon Midget Digit Spook Lure was first introduced in 1948. The lure was a continuation of Heddon's very popular wooden line, and was given model number 9020. The plastic antique fishing lure was 1 3/4" inches in length. The lure has a single forward line tie under the chin [...]

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Heddon Gamby Lure

December 15th, 2016|Categories: Antique Lures, Heddon Lures|Tags: , , , , , , |

Heddon Gamby Lure The Heddon Gamby Lure was part of a spinning series lure introduced around 1955. The Heddon Gamby produced in Dowagiac, Michigan was given a model series number 421 and 423. The 421 can be differentiated by the length and measures 2 3/4" while the 423 measures 3 3/4" in length. The lure [...]

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Heddon Wounded Spook Lure

December 10th, 2016|Categories: Antique Lures, Heddon Lures|Tags: , , , , , , |

Heddon Wounded Spook Lure The Heddon Wounded Spook Lure was a series 9140. This antique lure made by Heddon of Dowagiac Michigan was first introduced in 1939. Many of the early spooks have all but disappeared or transformed into a lure box full of dust and hooks due to the chemical instability of the plastic. [...]

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Heddon 9630 Punkinseed Lure

December 8th, 2016|Categories: Antique Lures, Heddon Lures|Tags: , , , , , , |

Heddon 9630 Punkinseed Lure The Heddon 9630 Punkinseed Lure was first introduced in 1950. This antique fishing lure made by Heddon of Dowagiac Michigan is part of a lineup of quintessential lures. The 9630 was later in the life cycle for this top Heddon seller. The 9630 is made of plastic instead of wood like [...]

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Heddon Crazy Crawler Lure 2120 Series

December 7th, 2016|Categories: Antique Lures, Heddon Lures|Tags: , , , , , |

Heddon Crazy Crawler Lure 2120 Series The Heddon Crazy Crawler Lure 2120 Series antique fishing lure was first introduced in 1941. This Crazy Crawler lure made by Heddon of Dowagiac, Michigan would be a great seller for Heddon over the next few decades. The offered the wooden version in three different models and corresponding sizes. [...]

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Heddon Magnum Torpedo Lure

November 30th, 2016|Categories: Antique Lures, Heddon Lures|Tags: , , , , , |

Heddon Magnum Torpedo Lure The Heddon Magnum Torpedo Lure was first introduced in 1969. This Antique Lure was Heddon / Pradco in Ft Smith Arkansas model series number 362. This plastic spook lure is the largest of the Torpedo Spook lures and measures 3 1/4" inch in length. This antique lure features a single forward [...]

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Heddon SOS 160 Lure Strawberry Spot

November 28th, 2016|Categories: Antique Lures, Heddon Lures|Tags: , , , , , |

Heddon SOS 160 Lure Strawberry Spot The Heddon SOS 160 Lure was first introduced in 1928. This antique lure made by the Heddon Lure Company out of Dowagiac Michigan was one of the mid sized SOS or Swims on Sides lure made by the company. This wooden, glass eyed lure was made to mimic a [...]

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Heddon Water Wave River Runt Lure

November 22nd, 2016|Categories: Antique Lures, Heddon Lures|Tags: , , , , , |

Heddon Water Wave River Runt Lure The Heddon Water Wave River Runt Lure was introduced in 1938. This antique Heddon lure made in Dowagiac, Michigan was given a Model E9400RW. This version of the iconic Heddon lure is a floater river runt series. This lure was born of an experiment to blend the paint into [...]

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Heddon Meadow Mouse Lure

November 19th, 2016|Categories: Antique Lures, Heddon Lures|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Heddon Meadow Mouse Lure The Heddon Meadow Mouse Lure was first introduced in 1929. This Heddon mouse lure made in Dowagiac Michigan would last for more than half a century in the antique lure line up. This fishing lure the wooden enameled version is a series number 4000. This antique lure measures 2 3/4" in [...]

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Heddon River Runtie Spook Lure

November 13th, 2016|Categories: Antique Lures, Fly Fishing, Fly Rod Lures, Heddon Lures|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Heddon River Runtie Spook Lure The Heddon River Runtie Spook Lure was first introduced in 1937 and was assigned a model 950. This second coming of this Heddon from Dowagiac Michigan fly lure was like many of the other period lures made from plastic. Although first introduced in a wood variation it wouldnt take Heddon [...]

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Heddon Musky Crazy Crawler Lure

November 11th, 2016|Categories: Antique Lures, Heddon Lures|Tags: , , , , |

Heddon Musky Crazy Crawler Lure The Heddon Musky Crazy Crawler Lure was first introduced in 1940. This antique fishing lure was manufactured in Heddon's plant in Dowagiac Michigan and was assigned a model series number 2150. This giant lure makes quite a commotion coming across the top of the water. The lure lasted 17 years [...]

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Heddon Musky Vamp Lure

November 10th, 2016|Categories: Antique Lures, Heddon Lures|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Heddon Musky Vamp Lure The Heddon Musky Vamp Lure is a series model number 7600. The antique Heddon lure first appears in 1925 and is housed in a giant box made especially for the Heddon Musky Vamp Minnow Lure. This rather large antique lure is sometimes affectionately referred to as the Baseball Bat Vamp for [...]

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Heddon Bubbling Bug Fly Rod Lure

November 7th, 2016|Categories: Antique Lures, Fly Rod Lures, Heddon Lures|Tags: , , , , |

Heddon Bubbling Bug Fly The Heddon Bubbling Bug fly rod minnow lure is Heddon's Series number 90. The fly rod fishing lure is not your A Typical small trout Fly one thinks of, as you can see in the gallery against a ruler this fly measures 1 3/4" in length. This antique Heddon fly rod [...]

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Heddon Torpedo Antique Lure

October 28th, 2016|Categories: Antique Lures, Heddon Lures|Tags: , , , , |

Heddon Torpedo Antique Lure The Heddon Torpedo Antique Lure was first introduced in 1925. The Heddon Company, of Dowagiac Michigan giving this antique fishing lure a model number 130. This would be the largest of the wooden torpedo series, measuring 4" in length. This wooden pencil shaped glass eyed antique lure had both front and [...]

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Heddon Tiny River Runt Spook Lure

October 24th, 2016|Categories: Antique Lures, Heddon Lures|Tags: , , , , |

Heddon Tiny River Runt Spook Lure The Heddon Tiny River Runt Spook Lure was first introduced in 1953. This lure made by Heddon of Dowagiac Michigan was given a model series number 350. This Plastic spook lure was made in the likeness of all the previous runt spooks yet just made smaller. The antique fishing [...]

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Heddon Tiny Prey Fish Lure

October 18th, 2016|Categories: Antique Lures, Heddon Lures|Tags: |

Heddon Tiny Prey Fish Lure This Heddon Tiny Prey Fish Lure was given a model series number 550. The lure was first introduced in 1982 and was not present after 1983. This plastic shiner minnow was two inches in length and weighed 1/4 oz. The fishing lure was only cataloged in five different colors. The [...]

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Heddon Flap Tail Junior Lure

October 17th, 2016|Categories: Antique Lures, Heddon Lures|Tags: , , , |

Heddon Flap Tail Junior Lure The Heddon Flap Tail Junior Lure was first introduced in around 1935. Heddon of Dowagiac Michigan assigned it a model series number 7110. The Flap Tail was a close cousin to the successful Heddon Vamp lure. The lure had a very similar tapered cigar shape for its boday. This version [...]

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Heddon Salt Water Torpedo Lure

September 13th, 2016|Categories: Antique Lures, Heddon Lures|Tags: , , , |

Heddon Salt Water Torpedo Lure The Heddon Salt Water Torpedo Lure was given a model series number 30XWB. The lure made by Heddon of Dowagiac, Michigan in and around 1946-47. This lure wooden antique fishing lure measures 4 1/8" in length and features a front screw eye for line tie. The antique lure has no [...]

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Heddon Spin Diver Antique Lure

September 7th, 2016|Categories: Antique Lures, Heddon Lures|Tags: , , , , |

Heddon Spin Diver Antique Lure The Heddon Spin Diver Antique Lure is one of Heddon's most iconic, and identifiable golden age lures. The antique lure first was introduced in 1918 and wouldn't last as long as most of the other under-water minnow versions. The Spin Diver made by Heddon of Dowagiac, Michigan was given a model [...]

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Heddon Cousin II Antique Lure

August 2nd, 2016|Categories: Antique Lures, Heddon Lures|Tags: |

Heddon Cousin II Antique Lure The Heddon Cousin II Antique Lure was the second version in the Cousin line and came about around 1974. This Heddon lure was assigned a model series number 7335. This plastic spook lure that resembles a cross between a snake and a salamander measures in at 3 1/2" in length. [...]

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Heddon Bottle Nose Tadpolly Lure

July 26th, 2016|Categories: Antique Lures, Heddon Lures|Tags: , , |

Heddon Bottle Nose Tadpolly Lure The Heddon Bottle Nose Tadpolly Lure is a really cool rendition of what the Tadpolly lure would become. The lure itself was marketed by the Diamond Submarine Bait Company out of St. Louis Missouri. The lure is a true Heddon made lure but it was called the Diamond Submarine Lure and [...]

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Heddon Ice Decoy Antique Lure

July 24th, 2016|Categories: Antique Lures, Heddon Lures|Tags: , , , , |

Heddon Ice Decoy Antique Lure This version of the Heddon Ice Decoy Antique Lure is distinguished by its 4 point fin shape. Not all antique lures are technically lures, but they are all attractants of some type. This wooden 4 point Heddon Decoy was given a series model 400. This Ice fishing decoy would be [...]

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Heddon Widget Fly Lure

July 10th, 2016|Categories: Antique Lures, Fly Fishing, Fly Rod Lures, Heddon Lures|Tags: , , , |

Heddon Widget Fly Lure This Heddon Widget Fly Lure was first introduced in 1952. This antique fly lure was given model series number 300. This fly lure measures 1 1/4" in length and has a #10 size treble hook. The lure has a small split shot ring attached to the front line tie on the [...]

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Heddon 800 Series Swimming Minnow

July 7th, 2016|Categories: Antique Lures, Heddon Lures|Tags: , , |

Heddon 800 Series Swimming Minnow The Heddon 800 Series Swimming Minnow, was only ever cataloged in 1911. This was the smaller of the Swimming Minnows. This antique lure made by James Heddon of Dowagiac Michigan was another in the part of a marketing series called "It Swims" or focusing on how the lure swims. The [...]

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Heddon Tadpolly Runt Lure

June 29th, 2016|Categories: Antique Lures, Heddon Lures|Tags: , , |

Heddon Tadpolly Runt Lure The Heddon Tadpolly Runt Lure was a short run lure by most standards and was first introduced around 1938. The antique lure was gone by about 1941. The model number Heddon of Dowagiac Michigan assigned to it was the Model Number 5100. This wooden fishing lure measure 3" in length, and [...]

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Heddon 300 7 Hook Minnow Lure

June 28th, 2016|Categories: Heddon Lures|Tags: , , |

Heddon 300 7 Hook Minnow Lure This Heddon 300 7 Hook Minnow Lure dates to 1925. The model Heddon of Dowagiac, Michigan asigned this was a model 300 which had been being produed already for 20 years, just another version of it. This bohemoth of a antique lure was a wooden fat body 300, with [...]

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Heddon Wee Tad Lure

June 28th, 2016|Categories: Antique Lures, Heddon Lures|Tags: , , |

Heddon Wee Tad Lure The Heddon Wee Tad Lure was made around 1980. This Fishing lure only made it a few years in the James Heddon Fishing lure line up and was gone by 1983 and came in the green diamond two piece slide top lure box. This is one of the later lures Ive [...]

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Heddon Musky Surfusser Lure

June 23rd, 2016|Categories: Antique Lures, Heddon Lures|Tags: , , , |

Heddon Musky Surfusser Lure The Heddon Musky Surfusser Lure was first introduced in 1937. This antique lure of Heddon of Dowagiac Michigan, was given a model series number 350. The antique lure made of wood measured 4" in length. The lure had glass eyed a forward line tine and a forward and rear inscribed propellers. [...]

Heddon Dowagiac Underwater Lure 1902 Ad

June 10th, 2016|Categories: Antique Lure and Reel Ads, Antique Lures, Heddon Lures|Tags: , , , , , , |

Heddon Dowagiac Underwater Lure 1902 Ad This Heddon Dowagiac Underwater Lure 1902 Ad is one of the earliest lure articles and ads I've seen or have run across for Heddon and their antique fishing lures. You just wont find many items in 1902, the same year the Dowagiac Underwater Casting lure and the Dowagiac Expert [...]

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Heddon Wilder Dilg Bob Davis Fly Lure

June 2nd, 2016|Categories: Antique Lures, Fly Rod Lures, Heddon Lures|Tags: , , , , , |

Heddon Wilder Dilg Bob Davis Fly Lure We've come to know the Heddon Wilder Dilg Bob Davis Fly Lure as Yellow Head Yellow Hackle fly. But, do we know who Bob Davis the American Editor and photographer is? Why is this a face on the cover of the intro Heddon Fly rod antique lure box. [...]

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Heddon Dowagiac Minnows Newspaper Ad 1919

May 20th, 2016|Categories: Antique Lure and Reel Ads, Antique Lures, Heddon Lures|Tags: , , , |

Heddon Dowagiac Minnows Newspaper Ad This Heddon Dowagiac Minnows Newspaper Ad comes to us from 1919. Often we think only to look to magazines for ads, artwork and for information. This Ad is from the Arizona Republican Newspaper published in 1919. The Palace Hardware and Arms store provides us with this outside the box glimpse [...]

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Heddon Dummy Double Ad 1917

May 13th, 2016|Categories: Antique Lure and Reel Ads, Antique Lures, Heddon Lures|Tags: |

Heddon Dummy Double Ad 1917 This ad is a Heddon Dummy Double Ad 1917 copy. Believe it of not this ad came out of a Shakespeare Lure Catalog. I've got a bunch of ads to share out of there and I've always found it funny that The Shakespeare lure company would advertise its direct competitors. [...]

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Black Bass in Florida James Heddon Janette Hawley

May 5th, 2016|Categories: Antique Lure and Reel Ads, Antique Lures, Heddon Lures|Tags: , , , , |

Black Bass in Florida James Heddon Janette Hawley In the Black Bass Florida James Heddon Janette Hawley article from 1904 printing of Angling Stories we get this great article from James Heddon, I think. The book is a compilation of Angling stories from other Magazines, such as Sports Afield. We see in the article penned [...]

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Heddon Big Hedd Spook Lure

May 3rd, 2016|Categories: Antique Lures, Heddon Lures|Tags: , , , |

Heddon Big Hedd Spook The Heddon Big Hedd Spook lure was a series number 9330 . The lure was first introduced around 1974 and was only available for a handful of years. The fishing lure was offered in many colors, the one shown is Black Shore, Heddon's color code XBW which is a very desirable [...]

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Heddon Antique Lure Ad 1904

April 28th, 2016|Categories: Antique Lure and Reel Ads, Antique Lures, Heddon Lures|Tags: , , , |

Heddon Antique Lure Ad 1904 This Heddon Antique Lure Ad was found in a 1904 VL&A Fishing Tackle Catalog showing the following antique lures. The Dowagiac Expert No. 1 The Dowagiac Minnow No. 1 1/2 The Dowagiac Underwater Expert No. 3 The Dowagiac Killer No. 5 What a great find early Heddon Adds are few [...]

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Heddon Dowagiac Expert Lure Ad 1903

April 26th, 2016|Categories: Antique Lure and Reel Ads, Antique Lures, Heddon Lures|Tags: , , , |

Heddon Dowagiac Expert Lure Ad 1903 The is a Heddon Dowagiac Expert Lure Ad from 1903. Telling folks that finding any advertisements for early Heddon antique Lures is tough is an understatement. This has always been one of my favorite catalogs of mine to look through. Heddon having just begun to produce commercially in 1902 [...]

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