Guide to Lure Lore Web Site

In the time I've been collecting fishing tackle and publishing Lure Lore, I've learned a lot from numerous books, magazines, and of course, mostly from other collectors. This web site is dedicated to sharing that knowledge with other collectors, both those who are just beginning to collector and those who've been at it for some time! Your obligation as a reader is to contribute to this web site when you have something which you feel others should know! I will be more than happy to add your comments/suggestions and if at all possible, pictures!!!

A primary feature of Lure Lore is a history of Heddon's River Runt Spook. Though this site provides a lot of information on this lure, I've co-authored the book "The Heddon River Runt Identification & Collector's Guide" on all of Heddon's River Runt lures, both wood and plastic, including color charts, value listings, histories of every model and other information that is not presented on this web site. To read more about this book and how to obtain a copy, click HERE!

At the top of each page on this web site is a drop-down menu that lists the various areas and subjects available. Here's a detail description of each subject area displayed on that menu:

River Runt Spooks Menu
History: A history of the River Runt Spook lure made by the Heddon Company.
Sinking Models: A detail description of the various 'sinking' models of River Runt Spooks.
Floating Models: A detail description of the assorted 'floating' models of River Runt Spooks.
Go-Deeper Models: A detail description of the several Go-Deeper and Deep Dive models of River Runt Spooks.
Hardware: Pictures and descriptions of the various types of hardware used on River Runt Spooks.
Color ID: Identify the color of any Heddon lure by using this web page which lists Heddon color codes and shows pictures of lures in color!
The River Runt Book: Find out more information on how to obtain a copy of the only publication on Heddon famous River Runt lures!

Collector Information Menu
Books/References: A list of references which you as a collector should consider adding to your library to aid you in this hobby!
Care/Cleaning Tips: Suggestions on how to clean and care for your fishing tackle collectibles, gleaned from both personal experience as well as that of other collectors!
Collector Displays: Interesting ways you can display your collection!
Tackle Links: Links to other web sites that specialize in collectible fishing tackle.
Heddon Museum: Though the original Heddon Company is long gone, a Heddon Museum is on original site of the company in Dowagiac, Michigan.

Lure Lure Contents Menu
Web Site Guide: This page outlines the contents of the Lure Lore web site - if you're reading this, you're at it!
Back Issues: A alphabetical list of all previous issues of Lure Lore. When the Home Page is changed, the 'old' page is added to this listing.
Unknown Lures: Pictures and descriptions of lures submitted to Lure Lore for which no information is known about manufacturer, name, etc.
About the Author: A short autobiography of your's truly - it won't win the Pulitzer!
Contributions: If you have information you'd like to submit to Lure Lore, check out the instructions on this page! If you wish to make a cash contribution, it's really appreciated to help offset maintaining this web site!

Heddon Codes Menu
Color ID Chart:
Identify the color of any Heddon lure by using this web page which lists Heddon color codes and shows pictures of lures in color!
Unknown Heddon Colors: This page is dedicated to identifying the name of Heddon colors and their respective color codes. The real color name and color code for these lures is unknown!
Series Numbers: Primarily for use in determining what lure would go into a marked Heddon lure box. On the end of Heddon boxes is a series number consisting of numbers and/or letters. This series number indicates the what lure and the color of the lure that goes in the box.

Buy/Sell/Trade Menu
Tackle For Sale: All sorts of collectible fishing tackle for sale. I will consider trades but only for things I'm looking for which are listed at the end of the Sales web page.
Buy & Appraisals: I BUY OLD FISHING STUFF! If you have items you are interested in selling or would like an appraisal of what you have, go to this page!
Want List: This is a list of lures, etc. that I'm looking for!
The River Runt Book: Find out more information on how to obtain a copy of the only publication on Heddon famous River Runt lures!
River Runt Book Updates: This web page provides some updates to the book that just didn't make it into publication!

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