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The James Heddon Company began sometime in 1897, originally headquartered in Dowagiac, Michigan. They offered many lures, reels, and rods through the years, some are now highly collectible. They had many unique and effective lures, which came in many colors.

This page has information on important dates, boxes, and reference reading.

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Important Dates

1902 : Production of first lure
1912 : Heddon marked propeller
1933 : 2PC "flap" hook rig on Spook lures
1936 : Started 2PC "flap" hook rig on Wood lures
1943 : Engaged 100% in producing implements of war.
This would last until late 1945.
1946 : Started 1PC surface rig (mainly on belly)
Switched to new color code designation (e.i.: 9XBW switched to XBW)
Only produced most popular lures in 1946, but slowly introduced or dropped series in the following years.
1961 : Replaced painted gold eye with creme eye
1962 : Sold to Daisy Manufacturing Company
1984 : Sold to EBSCO Industries, which owns and operates as PRADCO Outdoor Brands for fishing related items.
Current : Click Here to Visit Heddon Lures at Lurenet.com

Boxes

Heddon boxes are very collectible, especially the early wooden boxes. There are far less boxes than lures, because most fisherman threw them away.

Down Bass BoxUp Bass BoxBrush BoxBanner BoxRiver Runt Box

Try to match your lure with box or vice versa.

Reference Reading

Roberts, Bill & Pavey, Rob, "The Heddon Legacy", 2002

Click Here for more Information on this Great Book!
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Great Book for pre-1940 Heddon Collectors

Jacomet, Thomas & Boulais, Dennis, "Collecting Heddon Fishing Lures - Volume II - River Runts", 2004

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An absolute must for any serious River Runt collector.

Boulais, Dennis, "Collecting Heddon Fishing Lures - Vamps & Flaptails", 1999

Click Here to email Dennis about this Book.
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An absolute must for any serious Vamp collector.


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