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1961 to Current

Heddon Tiny Torpedo Spooks are one of the most successful production lures, spanning over 50 years. With this long production period, comes many variations both in cataloged and non-cataloged colors. It can be one of the toughest lures to color collect.

I'm going to attempt to show all colors known, with some variations. Please remember that I'm showing 1961 to present-day colors, see Early Tiny Torpedo Colors for the gold eye versions of some of these colors.

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*indicates that the color was offered before 1961.

CATALOGED COLORS

CODE & NAME VERSION APPROX. YEAR VISUAL
01M Mystic Black Shad Common 1997 � 1999? Came with Excalibur hooks.
03M Mystic Blue Shad Common 1997 � 1999? Came with Excalibur hooks.
BB Baby Bass Common 1979 � 1995> Earlier versions had more goldish in scales.
BB Baby Bass Common 1996 � 2003 Later versions had greener scales.
BB Baby Bass Variation 1980's Later versions had greener scales.
BF Bullfrog Common *1961 � 1970> Has Black around Eye
BF Bullfrog Common 1971 - Current
BF Bullfrog Variation 1980�s Has brownish belly color
BRS Brown Crawdad Common 1977 � 1989>
BRS Brown Crawdad Common 1990 � Current Has lighter and smaller scales, than older versions
C Clear Common 1972 - Current
CBO Crackleback Orange Common 1978> Has orange belly
CBO Red Crayfish Common 1979 - 1983 Has red belly
CCMQ Color-C-Lector Purple Common 1986 - 1989 Has flat type paint
CCMQ Color-C-Lector Purple Variation Late 1980�s Has shiny, not typical flat paint
CCU Color-C-Lector Orange Common 1986 - 1989 Has flat type paint
CCW Color-C-Lector Yellow Common 1986 - 1989 Has flat type paint
CCX Color-C-Lector Red Common 1986 - 1989 Has flat type paint
CCY Color-C-Lector Green Common 1986 - 1989 Has flat type paint
CCZD Color-C-Lector Blue Common 1986 - 1989 Has flat type paint
G05 G-Finish Pearl/Purple Common 1989 - 1993 Has a pearlescent finish
G28 G-Finish Pearl/Red Eye Common 1989 - Current Has a pearlescent finish
GBB G-Finish Gold Bass Common 1989 - Current Has a pearlescent finish
GBLSD G-Finish Blue Shad Common 1988 - Current Has a pearlescent finish
GBSD G-Finish Shad Common 1988 - Current Has a pearlescent finish
GFRBW G-Fleck Rainbow Common 1993 - Current Has small silver specks
GFXBL G-Fleck Blue Shore Minnow Common 1993 - Current Has small silver specks
GPB Gold Plated, Black Back Common 1983 - 1984 Has yellow eyes, not white
GPB Gold Plated, Black Back with Ribs Variation 1980�s Has orange belly and black ribs, TOUGH color to find
GPB Gold Plated, Black Back Common 2004 - Current Reintroduced from PRADCO
GPS G-Finish Pumpkinseed Common 1990 - 1993 Has a pearlescent finish with black specks
GR Green Crawdad Common 1978 - 1983
GRA Fluorescent Green Crawdad Common 1978 - Current Later versions have more yellow on belly
L Perch Scale Common *1961 � 1970
1981 - Current
Later versions have more of white eye
L Perch Scale Common 1971 � 1980>
LC Natural Perch Common 1979 � 1980> Has a Silverish belly
LC Natural Perch Common 1980 � 1991>
LC Natural Perch Common 1992 � Current
NBL Black Chrome �Black Shiner� Common 1971 � 1974
1977? - Current
Listed as 364NBL 71-74 ~ Difficult to distinguish earlier models
NBL Black Chrome �Black Shiner� Variation 1970�s Has Red around eyes
NBLG Black Shiner/Glitter Common 2004 - Current Has purple flitter on back.
NGL Natural Bluegill Common 1980> Has a green see through belly
NGL Natural Bluegill Common 1981 - 1983 Has a clear whitish belly
NP Chrome �Shiner� �Nickel Plate� Common 1972 � 1974
1981 -2003
Listed as 364NP 72-74
NPB Blue Shiner Common 1983 - Current
NPR Red Chrome Common 1971 Listed as 364NPR
NPY Yellow Chrome Common 1971 - 1974 Listed as 364NPY
NPY Yellow Chrome Variation 1970�s Has a darker yellow color
NSD Green Shad Chrome Common 1972 - 1974 Listed as 364NSD
NSN Natural Sunfish Common 1980> Has an orangish belly
NSN Natural Sunfish Common 1981> Has an orange belly
NSN Natural Sunfish Common 1982 � 1984 Has an orange belly
OGG Citrus Chub Common 1977 - 1983 Has gold ribs
PUM Natural Pumpkinseed Common 1980> Has an orange belly with purple back
PUM Natural Pumpkinseed Common 1981 - 1983 Has a yellow belly, similar to LC
RC-1 Clect-A-Color Kit Common 1987 Packaged with markers and two other Heddon lures
RH White, Read Head Common *1962 � 1970> Has a transparent belly with silver scales
RH White, Read Head Common 1971 � 1989> Has a blended red head
RH White, Read Head Common 1990 � Current
RHF Read Head Flitter Common *1962 � 1970>
RHF Read Head Flitter Common 1971 � 1984
SD Shad Common 1979 � Current
SD Shad Variation 1980�s Has more green on back and no dot
SDN Natural Shad Common 1979 � 1980> Has a copperish eye
SDN Natural Shad Common 1981 � 1993 Has a yellow eye and a little blue on sides
SUC Natural Sucker Common 1980> Has a transparent body
SUC Natural Sucker Common 1981 - 1983 Has a silverish belly
SSD Silver Shad Common 1972 - 1978 Silver scales to belly, black dot can vary
VCD Shrimp Shiner Common 1977 - 1980 Has a chrome body
VGS Gold/Brown Chrome Common 1971 � 1974 Listed as 364VGS ~ Has a gold chrome body
VRB Rainbow Chrome or Rainbow Shiner Common 1971 � 1974
1979 � 1982
Listed as 364VRB 71-74 ~ Has a chrome body with light silver scales
VRBG Rainbow Shiner/Glitter Common 2004 - Current Has a tiny glitter over a chrome body
VRY Orange Dace Shiner (?) Common 1977 Has a chrome body
VY Yellow Dace Shiner Common 1977 - 1980 Has a chrome body
XBW Black & White Shore Minnow Common *1962 - Current Has a white eye after the 1980�s
XRS Silver Shore Minnow Common *1962 - Current Has a white eye after the 1980�s
XRW Red & White Shore Minnow Common *1962 � 1970>
XRW Red & White Shore Minnow Common 1971 - Current Has a white eye after the 1980�s
XRY Yellow Shore Minnow Common *1962 � 1970
1981 - Current
Has a white eye after the 1980�s
XRY Yellow Shore Minnow Common 1971 � 1980> Has a solid yellow belly
YFO Yellow Fluorescent, Red Ribs (?) Common 1977? � 1983 Has a flat type paint
Any Cataloged Colors Help

*indicates that the color was offered before 1961.

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