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. The Heddon Crazy Crawler was a top water fished racket and noise making machine. The lure was not a lure that was fished if you were trying to keep quiet. Drawing this over the bass makes him furious and like the Jitterbug by Arbogast incites quite a hit.
The wooden body itself was 2 1/2″ in length and had a bulbous head that trimmed down the dowel as it went down towards the tail. The lure came standard with two trailing treble hooks and was available in the two hardware version, two piece flap rig and surface rig. It’s wings stretched out and were made of aluminum and held on with a clip device originally taken from Jim Donaly. The first version of this famous fishing lure was considered the cone tail, to which Ill do a future post on.
The Crazy Crawler Lures were offered in a variety of standard finishes, including the yellow shore, color code XRY shown below. There are very few uncatalogued colors in the crawler line up except for the salt water finished. The Crawler in the gallery photo is accompanied by its correct H.R. Brush Box marked 2120 XRY on the end flap, as well as the correct era antique lure catalog. The lure shown has the two piece flap rig hardware. The Crawler dates post 1942-46 using the red eye pupil and the hardware as our guide.
The Standard Crazy Crawler Colors were:
XRY Yellow Shore (Shown Below)
BF Bull Frog
XRW Red and White Shore
BWH Black and White Head
YRH Yellow Red Head
GM Gray Mouse
XBW Black and White Shore
XRS Silver Shore
GW Glow Worm