Heddon Spin Diver Antique Lure
The Heddon Spin Diver Antique Lure is one of Heddon’s most iconic, and identifiable golden age lures. The antique lure first was introduced in 1918 and wouldn’t last as long as most of the other under-water minnow versions. The Spin Diver made by Heddon of Dowagiac, Michigan was given a model series number 3000 and was made to float while at rest, and dive when retrieved. This wooden lure features a inscribed front spinner behind the forward line tie. This Spin Diver also has a inscribed signature metal diving lip. The antique lure has a wooden fish shaped tail and two traditional glass eyes. The lure shown has L rig hook hardware for the two belly mounted hooks and uses the tradition screw eye loop for the trailing treble. The fishing lure was rather large and used for larger game fish measuring in at 4 1/8″ in length.
The Spin Diver lure was made in quite a variety of cataloged standard colors from the perch scale shown below to colors such as goldfish scale or salt water flitter. This game fish minnow would be housed in the various versions of the down leaping bass box.