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Heddon Chugger Spook Lure

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 other variations to come from. Thus is true for the Chugger as there would be no less than three variations, a larger and two smaller series born from its success. This antique fishing lure was a top water popping lure, The lure at its largest point, its open concave mouth would then taper down in size over the 3 inch body to the tail. As the Chugger spanned the decades certain small changes would be done as with with the other Heddon Lures, a small change in hardware hanger type from flap rig in the 30’s to surface rig where it would spend most of the rest of its production cycle. The lure in this form would always have two trebles to secure its catch.

We have this very tough colored Chugger in on Consignment this week.
Heddon Chugger Spook Lure
If you have lures you would like to consign please contact me.

The Chugger spook lure is a great lure to collect as it spanned the decades the myriad colors that the lure was offered in can make for a lifetime collection. Being able to not only keep you looking, but allow you to pick up colors and variations that wont break the bank. As time goes forward I’ll continue to add to the Photo Gallery below, as I have dozens of colors in my Lure Photo Library to share.

The 1941 Heddon Lure Catalog Cut below states:

More Heddon Spook or Fish Flesh Baits

No. 9540 Series “Chugger Spook” A top water tantalizer.

A special Bait for Popping Chugging or Plunking. Has No Action on retrieve except when jerked. 

Fresh Water and Salt Water can be teased to strike by clever manipulation of a bait on the Surface.

This new model is made solely for this use. It is very buoyant and sits in the water at a slant with cupped mouth and head sticking up. 

When line is jerked lightly, the Chugger dives under, catching a big bubble and bobbing quickly to the surface. Particularly effective in quiet waters and in pockets among the pads.

Chugger Spook Lure Catalog Cut

Chugger Spook Lure Catalog Cut

Heddon Chugger Spook Lure Photo Gallery

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