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June 15, 1997 - Vol. 2., No. 12

Heddon Craw/Shrimp

Heddon Craw/Shrimp Lure

Plastic lures are fast becoming hot items in the fishing tackle collectable field so this edition features one such lure, the Craw/Shrimp. This lure first appeared in 1969 and was made by Daisy-Heddon. It measures 2 7/8 inches in length, weighs 1/2 oz. and has two trebles fastened to the lure by screw-eyes. This sinking lure came with the leader wire as shown. The body design of the lure was such that it "sends out waves of high frequency vibrations heard and felt by large and small mouth bass, walleye - all fresh and salt water game fish..." according to the Daisy-Heddon catalog. The Craw/Shrimp was only made for three (3) years, 1969 thru 1971.

Heddon's series or catalog number for the Craw/Shrimp was #375 and came in Amber Gold (AGO), Amber (AMB), Amber Yellow (AMY), Amber Green (AMG), Amber White (AMW), Amber Pearl (AMP), Amber Red (AMR), Amber Black (BAM), Purple (PRL), Blue (BLV), Rainbow (RBO), and Amber Pink (PNK). Collector value for this lure ranges from $10 to $25 in excellent condition.


Craw/Shrimp color variation

There are some variations in the color pattern of Heddon's Craw/Shrimp, one of which is the absence of the black markings on the sides. The above picture shows one such example for the Amber White color, AMW.

Unknown??

Unknown lures

The three lures shown here may well be home-made, particularly the top one. The bottom two, however, show some signs of craftsmanship and are certainly oddities if nothing else!

If you have any further information on any of the items displayed on this page which you'd like to share, please send your comments to me and I'll update the page accordingly. Contributions of interesting items and/or unknowns are encouraged! Lures pictured in Lure Lore are not for sale!

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