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 years, the Black Sucker shown is in very nice condition. The Black Sucker Musky Minnow lure was a Heddon of Dowagiac Michigan’s series model number 1300, and was found housed in an over sized Heddon box.
The Black Sucker lure changes a few times over the span of its life, however the lure normally runs 5 3/4″ inches in length. There were different hook configurations for this musky minnow lure over its cataloged life span as well. This large fish shaped Heddon lure came with even a fish shaped wooden tail adding not only to its intended purpose to mimic a fish, but in its desirability to antique fishing lure collectors as well. The Black Sucker came in a few different color scheme flavors however it is most often found it’s namesake, Heddon Black Sucker lure color scheme. The antique lure can be found in either L Rig or Cup Rig Hardware. This Heddon housing its 3 extra large hooks to secure its prey when caught. The antique Heddon lure only ever had one single spinner to keep it straight upon its retrieval, and a forward line tie.