Heddon Wounded Spook Lure
The Heddon Wounded Spook Lure was a series 9140. This antique lure made by Heddon of Dowagiac Michigan was first introduced in 1939. Many of the early spooks have all but disappeared or transformed into a lure box full of dust and hooks due to the chemical instability of the plastic. Just try to find yourself a few of the Musky sized version the 9160 and you’ll see what I mean. The Heddon wounded spook was a transformation and capitalization of the success of the Heddon SOS or Swims on Sides. Although still concurrently making the wooden SOS version up and through the painted eye surface rig age, this new wounded spook was its plastic brethren.
The 9140 series Heddon Wounded Spook Lure measure in at 3″ in length. This antique plastic lure had a standard front screw eye line tie, front and rear unmarked propellers. The fishing lure would have gold painted eyes early on in its life and transitioning into the black iris later on. The lure just like the SOS featured a treble hook attached via a two piece rig, later a surface rig hardware. The lure would be trailed by the 2nd treble hook behind the rotating rear prop.
Over the decades the Wounded Spook lure can be found in different colors and hook hardware configurations. The lure will be found in the typical era boxes such as the Banner, the Diamond and others. The example of the fishing lure below is shown in a Red Head Silver Scale.
Two Wounded Spooks
Similar to original Heddon S.O.S. Wounded Minnow. Swims on side like a hurt minnow. Spinners revolve easily at slow speed, and at fast speed kick up a lot of “fuss”. Dont be in a hurry to get those baits back. Allow them to lie still, then move very slightly, followed by occasional sharp jerk.
Heddon Wounded Spook Lure Photo Gallery