9B - Frog Spot or Imitation Frog or Green Frog or
Frog Coloration or Frog Color


COLOR NAME: Frog Spot or Imitation Frog or Green Frog or Frog Coloration or Frog Color
COLOR CODES: 9B
RELATED COLOR(S): F (Frog)
LURE(S) PICTURED: Torpedo (139B), Spoon-y Frog (3209B), Zig-Wag (8309B) or Luny Frog (3509B)
DESCRIPTION:

Torpedo and Zig-Wag: Green back, green sides, black round spots inside of yellow round spots, white belly. This is a uncataloged color for the 130 series Torpedo.

Spoon-y Frog and Luny Frog: Green back with black irregular spots edged in yellow or mustard color. The eyes are also trimmed in this same yellow or mustard color.

The color code 9B is listed in Heddon catalogs under different names for different lures including Frog Coloration, Frog Colors, Imitation Frog and in the case of the Spoon-y Frog and Luny Frog, it was called Green Frog.

The 'Green Frog' color is identical to another Heddon color, Bull Frog (BF). Collectors often refer to the Green Frog or Bull Frog color as "Luny Frog" after the Heddon lure of that name.

In the late 1950's and 1960's, this same color was called Frog (F) on plastic lures.

(Torpedo picture from the collection of Hugh Fisher.)(Zig-Wag picture courtesy of Peter Lellos)

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