Heddon Salt Water Torpedo Lure
The Heddon Salt Water Torpedo Lure was given a model series number 30XWB. The lure made by Heddon of Dowagiac, Michigan in and around 1946-47. This lure wooden antique fishing lure measures 4 1/8″ in length and features a front screw eye for line tie. The antique lure has no front or rear propellers like its cousins, the series 120, and 130. This lure was designed for salt water fishing.
The Heddon Saltwater Torpedo lure has three treble hooks two of which are attached to the body via two piece flap rig hook hardware. The lure also features a inset lead belly weight to help it get below the surface. The lure features glass eyes on this model, but would later transition into painted gold eye. On the belly of the lure on top of the weight it has the traditional Heddon stenciling. The lure shown is housed in a crisp, clean and correct era H.R. Brush box marked 30XWB for the black and white shore minnow enclosed.