Heddon Shrimpy Spook Lure
The Heddon Shrimpy Spook lure is a series 9000, produced by James Heddon & Son, of Dowagiac, Michigan. This antique plastic spook lure is 3 7/8″ inches in length. The lure was first introduced in 1930 and was only in its catalogs a few years. The lure is made of Pyralin as was most of Heddon’s first spook series lures. The lure shown has two treble hooks held on by Toilet Seat hardware the only hardware I’ve ever seen on a shrimpy. The lure has its original feelers while lots you find in the field are missing.
The antique Shrimpy Spook lure shown is in fine condition. I’ve included in the gallery below a second Lure and box combo to show a condition contrast. The lure box combo is shown the correct up leaping bass box for the lure marked 9009 NS, natural shrimp.