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
represents only the lures which I
collect and was generally taken
from my collection of Heddon catalogs, the Heddon Catalogs reference by Clyde A.
Harbin, Sr. (see reference books in Knowledge section) who in turn used and updated a 1982
article by Clarence E. Zahn for the dates.
To see what else was
happening in the world at the time these lures were produced and how many people were
around to buy them, click on the
will help put things in perspective. To look up colors and rarity for a given color
Heddon Color Charts one and two.
Model or Series
Number, Common Name, Dates of Manufacture per Catalogs