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Some Heddon classics

Posted: Sat Aug 08, 2009 7:15 pm
by fishaholiclures
A few Heddon lures that have some history, including Cobra's, Prowlers and others
Heddon old stuff.jpg
Cheers Brad

Re: Some Heddon classics

Posted: Sun Aug 09, 2009 2:01 am
by Mully
that cousin is very nice send him over brad nahnah

Re: Some Heddon classics

Posted: Thu Aug 13, 2009 4:35 pm
by d-man
The cousins are funky lookin' things - how do they swim?

Re: Some Heddon classics

Posted: Thu Aug 13, 2009 5:59 pm
by fishaholiclures
Hi Roy,
I have no idea at all, but assuming they swim like the Manns Pogo, which is similar, a wounded wobble when retrieved or SLOW trolled, more suited I think to pitching in tight to cover and working more vertically with a see/saw motion.

The Prowler which is the 2 above in the pic are really the ones for cast and reteive over distance, they swim like a spas.... ummm
genetically challenged mullet on drugs lol

Brad

Re: Some Heddon classics

Posted: Fri Aug 21, 2009 5:45 pm
by MXB
@fishaholics

Like the perch scale vamp(lower left)?? Wood or plastic??

I dug through my vamp collection the other day and will post in the near future . . . got an early one in the same perch scale pattern, L-Rig, glass eyes etc

MXB

Re: Some Heddon classics

Posted: Fri Aug 21, 2009 6:07 pm
by fishaholiclures
Roger,
Its a wood one, although not that old, it is one of the re-issued ones Pradco did for the centenary using original patterns and is branded Original Wooden Vamp on the belly.
I do have an ORIGINAL wooden one on my Yellow Shore display though...L rig hardware and all.
7350 vamp .jpg
Cheers Brad

Re: Some Heddon classics

Posted: Fri Aug 21, 2009 6:45 pm
by MXB
fishaholiclures wrote:Roger,
Its a wood one, although not that old, it is one of the re-issued ones Pradco did for the centenary using original patterns and is branded Original Wooden Vamp on the belly.
I do have an ORIGINAL wooden one on my Yellow Shore display though...L rig hardware and all.
7350 vamp .jpg
Cheers Brad
Brad

Yes . . . a question about those Pradco re-issue's. I've got the matching yellow shore one but un-jointed . . . shiny like a new car.

When were they released and for how long?? Any ideas??

Cheers

Roger

Re: Some Heddon classics

Posted: Fri Aug 21, 2009 7:27 pm
by fishaholiclures
Roger,
I got muddled with the vamp dates. They were re-issued in 1983 in 3 colours, Perch, Shiner Scale(the 1 I have) and Strawberry Spot.

The Centennary Edition Lures were made in the 1994/1996 years.
From one of my fav sites comes this info.
"In 1994 PRADCO celebrated Heddon's 100th anniversary by re-issuing a series of wood versions of Heddon's old time favorites that helped make the company famous. These Centennial lures were authentic reproductions of the original Heddon River Runt , Vamp Minnow and Lucky 13. The 1994 PRADCO Master Catalog advertised these two lures along with individual background information for each lure. Every lure was packaged in an attractive cardboard "upward leaping" bass box. with a certificate of authenticity."
" PRADCO first advertised the Heddon Centennial Edition Wood Zaragossa lure the 1995 PRADCO Master Catalog. In this catalog it was clearly advertised as NEW for 1995. "
"The 1996 PRADCO catalog Heddon advertised the limited edition of the wood Zaragossa and the Centennial Edition of the wood River Runt and Lucky 13 were advertised. This was the last year that Heddon advertised the Centennial lures in their catalogs."

I still have one of the yellow shore Vamps as well, and also had a Zaragossa in YS but sold it some time back.

Cheers Brad
(anyone want this damn cold zippedsmilie )

Re: Some Heddon classics

Posted: Fri Aug 21, 2009 7:38 pm
by MXB
Brad . . . I have seen these re-issues and steared away from them in the past BUT they are very well made and good quality.

I only have a couple of these re-issues in Vamps and I think I have a Zaragossa as well . . . they are marked "Heddon Original Wood . . . ."

Also got a Strawberry spot and shiner scale 1983 issue vamps plus earlier originals. I'll set up a Vamp posting I think ??? ???

Thanks for that info . . . sorts out a whole lot of questions I had

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Roger