The following facts were derived from
copies of old Heddon catalogs which are available from the NFLCC library or from my
personal Heddon catalog collection. I also leaned heavily on an unpublished article from
the NFLCC library by Ray Carver for general guidance.
The colors listed for a given year
represent those colors listed in the
catalog and does
NOT mean that certain colors did not exist
in those years, just that the colors were not listed in the catalog. Some colors carried
over to dates I didn't review, but these dates give a good representative picture.
Special colors were available as were
some colors from previous years. A prime example is Sienna Fancy Back which shows up in
some later L-rig lures. One thing you can deduce from this chart is the relative rarity of
a given color. Obviously Green Fancy Back is not rare, nor is Rainbow, or Red.
White, however, is not just plain white, but covers white with slate which is rare. Colors
are a mind bender, so just take the info for what it is.