Early Heddon Crab Wigglers - a few eras in this lot

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Early Heddon Crab Wigglers - a few eras in this lot

Post by MXB » Fri Dec 18, 2009 4:15 pm

Hi all . . .

Here we have some examples of early Crab Wigglers, Baby Crab Wigglers and a Deep -o- diver with the bib shaped like a 'v' (yellow/black). All of these lures are quite rare and posted to show the comparisons with early 'up leap box' for the froggy Wiggler and later 'Brush box' for the one with 2-piece hardware. You will also notice that there is two different types of collars known as "o" collar (the one which surrounds the lure totally) and "u" collar with a gap on top of head above the eyes.

The earliest ones are characterised by L-rig hardware as shown;

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Post by rivermandave » Sun Dec 20, 2009 2:31 am

Very nice indeed. I have one from around 1915 with the worm line tie and U-type bib....with a TOP of a box....and another from around 1924 with box. I'll post pics later.

THe U shaped bib is the oldest....as seen in the 1915 catalog page

http://nflcc.org/CPG/displayimage.php?album=9&pos=4

By 1924 they went to the O-type bib....and the L-rig hardware.

http://nflcc.org/CPG/displayimage.php?album=9&pos=7

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Post by MXB » Sun Dec 20, 2009 2:11 pm

@Rivermandave . . .

Thanks for that info as you have answered all my questions about the collars as I have just never had time to research them thoroughly (lures first, research later) lol

. . . would love to see a photo of your early worm tie version.

I must say I really like these lures . . . got a few more hiding somewhere. Unfortunately the early boxed one didn't come with a catalogue. Would love a look at some of those early catalogues

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Post by MXB » Mon Apr 05, 2010 11:13 am

My latest Crab Wiggler;

The Baby Crab Wiggler w/ old beaten box. All original with 2 x sets of double hooks, U collar.

Amazingly this little lure was found in Australia!!
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Probably one of my favourite lures

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Re: Early Heddon Crab Wigglers - a few eras in this lot

Post by simon bruce » Mon Apr 05, 2010 1:38 pm

Nce pickup. Interesting lures and some good history on them.

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Post by rivermandave » Wed Dec 15, 2010 3:44 am

Here's my beater Crabs :-(

The 2 with the worm line tie date as early as 1915...and the big box dates to 1916 if I remember right.

The smaller box dates to around 1928...and is marked correctly for the smaller Crab
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Re: Early Heddon Crab Wigglers - a few eras in this lot

Post by MXB » Tue Dec 21, 2010 2:30 pm

@Rivermandave . . .

Nice old lures especially the old worm tie versions you show are great no matter what condition. I really like these lures and found some more photos of some I have packed away;

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Early toilet seat hardware in green scale

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Later L rig hardware with O collar in early perch scale

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Another O collar L Rig version in common colour

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