Antique Lures


Heddon Fishing Lure Index

Gabby Talkington

Heddon, dates, manufacture, lure name, slopenose, dowagiac, underwater, minnow, Slopenose Dowagiac Expert, Dowagiac Minnow, Coast Minnow, Light Casting Minnow, Florida Special, Florida Special, Baby Dowagiac, Walton Feather Tail, Artistic Minnow, Dowagiac Minnow, River Runt, Torpedo, Flipper, SOS, Surface Minny, Surface Minnow, Musky Surfusser, Ice Decoy, Killer, Multiple Metal Minnow, Salt Water Special , Musky Minnow, Swimming Minnow, Black Sucker, Dummy Double, Deep diving Wiggler, Near Surface Wiggler, Crab Wiggler, Baby Crab Wiggler, Midget Crab Wiggler, Spin Diver,

The Heddon lure collection

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An index of information on Heddon fishing lures and boxes

Pronunciations:  Heddon (Head-don); Dowagiac (Doe-wa'-gee-ack)

Pre-1920 Heddon Lures

and many more Heddon articles

Articles, catalogs, and identification data

  • Heddon early catalogs: lure color plates and actual examples of box paper brochures

  • Heddon lure box examples:  a key to dating the type of lure that you have and linking them to the hardware.

  • Heddon boxes and hardware: Lure Hardware Identification and how to identify and date a Heddon lure and what box is correct for what hardware.  Photos and information to help you communicate with other collectors about what you have or don't have.

  • Heddon details: body styles, gill marks, and other features to differentiate lures.

  • Heddon Dates of Manufacture for lures in this collection to help you figure out approximately when a Heddon lure was made based on appearance in the catalogs.

  • Heddon's wood box model underwater minnows: a photo essay for indentification and discussion of the boxes for 1908 versions, compare wood box model bluntnose 100's and 150's in seven different colors.

  • Print-out these exclusive charts of early Heddon colors and the availability of each color for selected early lures.

  1. Chart-1: Heddon 150 colors and numbers: when a given color was introduced and existed
  2. Chart-2: Heddon lure colors and numbers: for early and later 100's & 150's, 700, 20
  3. Chart-3: Heddon lure colors and numbers: for Spindiver, Artistic minnow, 260, 350, 40, 50

Photos of lures,   boxes, and history

Additional Heddon information on pre-1920 lures and boxes


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