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 its earlier kin. The transformation from the wooden 730 Punkinseed completed the body transformation however there were stages inside the 9630 life cycle.
The lure shown in the gallery below was its final stage and made from 1974 to 1977. The lure has the later creame eyes instead of the earlier gold. The bell hardware that’s used on the lure’s both fron and rear treble hook hanger is the date indicator.
The Punkinseed lure was made in six different standard colors. The lure in the gallery below is an example of the Bluegill color. From its black back or ridge line the Blue Blends into yellow ind finally into it light pink belly. The colors are intersected by its blackened vertical bars and its coloring complete with the cream eyes and red mouth.