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Heddon Tadpolly Runt Lure

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 [...]

By | 2016-06-29T13:13:22+00:00 June 29th, 2016|Antique Lures, Heddon Lures|Comments Off on Heddon Tadpolly Runt Lure

Heddon Musky Surfusser Lure

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. [...]

By | 2016-06-23T00:26:51+00:00 June 23rd, 2016|Antique Lures, Heddon Lures|2 Comments

Heddon Wilder Dilg Bob Davis Fly Lure

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. [...]

By | 2016-10-26T11:41:16+00:00 June 2nd, 2016|Antique Lures, Fly Rod Lures, Heddon Lures|Comments Off on Heddon Wilder Dilg Bob Davis Fly Lure

Heddon Dowagiac Minnows Newspaper Ad 1919

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 [...]

By | 2016-10-26T11:41:16+00:00 May 20th, 2016|Antique Lure and Reel Ads, Antique Lures, Heddon Lures|Comments Off on Heddon Dowagiac Minnows Newspaper Ad 1919

Heddon Dummy Double Ad 1917

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. [...]

By | 2016-10-26T11:41:17+00:00 May 13th, 2016|Antique Lure and Reel Ads, Antique Lures, Heddon Lures|Comments Off on Heddon Dummy Double Ad 1917

Heddon Big Hedd Spook Lure

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 [...]

By | 2016-07-13T02:31:39+00:00 May 3rd, 2016|Antique Lures, Heddon Lures|Comments Off on Heddon Big Hedd Spook Lure

Heddon Antique Lure Ad 1904

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 [...]

By | 2016-10-26T11:41:19+00:00 April 28th, 2016|Antique Lure and Reel Ads, Antique Lures, Heddon Lures|Comments Off on Heddon Antique Lure Ad 1904

Heddon Dowagiac Expert Lure Ad 1903

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 [...]

By | 2016-10-26T11:41:20+00:00 April 26th, 2016|Antique Lure and Reel Ads, Antique Lures, Heddon Lures|Comments Off on Heddon Dowagiac Expert Lure Ad 1903

Heddon Bucktail Surface Minnow Lure 400

Heddon Bucktail Surface Minnow Lure 400 The Heddon Bucktail Surface Minnow Lure 400 is a tough little lure to find. The lure is larger in girth than say a Heddon Artistic Minnow Lure. The lure a Heddon of Dowagiac Michigan series 400 was made in 1908 and disappeared around 1909. The glass eyed, antique lure [...]

By | 2017-04-03T19:55:36+00:00 April 25th, 2016|Antique Lures, Heddon Lures|Comments Off on Heddon Bucktail Surface Minnow Lure 400

1906 Heddon Lure Advertisement Western Field

1906 Heddon Lure Advertisement Western Field These ads are a 1906 Heddon Lure Advertisement Western Field.  Ads from the past let us put many of the antique lure puzzle pieces together. Whether it is from being able to time stamp production of certain antique lures, or being able to decipher the lure makers intentions, they are valuable [...]

By | 2016-10-26T11:41:21+00:00 April 18th, 2016|Antique Lure and Reel Ads, Antique Lures, Heddon Lures|Comments Off on 1906 Heddon Lure Advertisement Western Field

Heddon Artistic Minnow Lure with Buoy

Heddon Artistic Minnow Lure with Buoy The Heddon Artistic Minnow Lure was first introduced in 1907. This wooden glass eyed Heddon Dowagiac antique fishing lure was a series number 50. The lure was available with a single, a double and a triple belly weight in this tiny unit. The lure was available with a solid [...]

By | 2016-10-26T11:41:21+00:00 April 16th, 2016|Antique Lures, Heddon Lures|Comments Off on Heddon Artistic Minnow Lure with Buoy

Heddon 175 Musky Minnow Lure Frog Scale

Heddon 175 Musky Minnow Lure Frog Scale The Heddon 175 Musky Minnow Lure Frog Scale is a very uncommon combo. This wooden glass eyed musky minnow was first introduced in 1906, and was a staple in the Heddon Dowagiac line up for decades. The 175 lure was first found in a treasured tall sized type [...]

By | 2017-04-03T19:53:02+00:00 April 10th, 2016|Antique Lures, Heddon Lures|Comments Off on Heddon 175 Musky Minnow Lure Frog Scale

Heddon Giant River Runt Lure

Heddon Giant River Runt Lure The Heddon Giant River Runt Lure was made for Salmon, Musky and Pike. The shape is what appears to have been just the front end of Giant Vamp is now a Heddon Series number 7510. The antique lure was first found around 1939, as Heddon seemed to beef up and expand upon [...]

By | 2016-10-26T11:41:21+00:00 April 8th, 2016|Antique Lures, Heddon Lures|Comments Off on Heddon Giant River Runt Lure

Heddon Black Sucker Lure

Heddon Black Sucker Lure The Heddon Black Sucker Lure seem to be on most collectors want list and is often reffed to as the quintessential antique Heddon lure. This antique fishing lure is first seen around 1911, so its another over the century mark. Personally I can only hope to look this good after 100 [...]

By | 2016-06-19T02:40:03+00:00 April 5th, 2016|Antique Lures, Heddon Lures|Comments Off on Heddon Black Sucker Lure

Heddon Big Mary Lure Salt Water Special

Heddon Big Mary The Heddon Big Mary Lure is another antique lure in the Salt Water Special series lure line up. The antique lure shown is series 800, and the color code is a letter P for Shiner Scale. The lure would have been housed in a red border up leaping bass box marked 809P. The lure [...]

By | 2016-10-26T11:41:25+00:00 March 15th, 2016|Antique Lures, Heddon Lures|Comments Off on Heddon Big Mary Lure Salt Water Special

Heddon Sonar Antique Lure

Heddon Sonar The Heddon Sonar was first introduced in around 1959 by Heddon of Dowagiac, Michigan. The antique fishing lure came in a multitude of of colors ranging from basic primary colors to the flashy eye popping fluorescent, to mimicking that of a fish itself in the natural series. The Sonar was advertised in 3 [...]

By | 2017-06-14T10:06:32+00:00 March 13th, 2016|Antique Lures, Heddon Lures|Comments Off on Heddon Sonar Antique Lure

Heddon Shrimpy Spook Lure Series 9000

Heddon Shrimpy Spook Lure The Heddon Shrimpy Spook lure is a series 9000, produced by James Heddon & Son, of Dowagiac, Michigan. This antique plastic spook lure is 3 7/8" inches in length. The lure was first introduced in 1930 and was only in its catalogs a few years. The lure is made of Pyralin [...]

By | 2017-06-14T10:03:03+00:00 March 6th, 2016|Antique Lures, Heddon Lures|Comments Off on Heddon Shrimpy Spook Lure Series 9000

Heddon Vamp in Goldfish

Heddon Vamp in Goldfish This Heddon Vamp in Goldfish is a series 7500, and painted in Heddon Goldfish color, a color we as lure collectors cant seem to get enough of. The lure was first produced in 1920 and was a regular staple in the James Heddon and Son lineup. The color is a tough [...]

By | 2017-06-14T09:53:59+00:00 March 2nd, 2016|Antique Lures, Heddon Lures|Comments Off on Heddon Vamp in Goldfish

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