Heddon Stanley Flipper Lure
The Heddon Stanley Flipper Lure is a neat lure released in the late 1920. Heddon of Dowagiac Michigan gave it a model series number 140. The Flipper lure came about during a time the nation as well as the fishing industry faced mounting challenges. The Great Depression had begun its grasp on the countries citizens. Capitalism and the trickle down affect made ripples on just about any non essential purchase made including fishing tackle. We see this in many of the lures we collect during that time period in truth using what they had, and wasting nothing.
The Flipper antique lure is a scarce lure, that was produced during only a few years at the end of the 1920’s. This wooden, glass eyed fishing lure measures 3 3/4″ in length. You can find the lure with normal props, or, you can find it with an even scarcer version, the Stanley Bow Tie props as shown on this model. The Flipper used both L Rig Hardware and the hardware shown below which is called a shallow cup. There are even different hook variations to find in such a small period of time as it used both treble and double hooks.
The Flipper can be found in some of the standard era colors, such as Red & White, Natural Scale.