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HARDWARE

River Runt lures have three different types of hook hangers. The early lures used the 2-piece surface hanger which is also referred to as the flap rig. The second type of hardware was the 1-piece surface rig, and the third, the surface mounted cup. During the change from 2-piece to 1-piece in the late 1940's, many River Runt lures were made using both types of hardware, typically, the surface piece on the front and the 2-piece on the back. (Note: Click on pictures to enlarge).

Two Piece Flap Rig - front (top) & rear hanger
Sinking River Runt Spook with 2-piece flap rig
in Black & White Shore Minnow, Heddon #9119XBW
One Piece Surface Rig - front (left) & rear (right) hanger
The rear hanger is identical to the front except it's bent at almost a 90 degree angle
Midget River Runt Spook with 1-piece surface rig
in Black & White Shore Minnow, Heddon #9010XBW
Surface mounted cup hardware; front & rear are identical
Tiny Sinking River Runt Spook with surface mounted cup rig
in Black & White Shore Minnow, Heddon #350XBW
Hardware on the No-Snag River Runt consisted of a double hook configuration. Two spring wire guards are attached to the bottom near the lip which, when set, rest on the tips of each hook. A large guard collar connects to the screw eye line tie and serves both as a weed guard and line tie. Shown: No-Snag River Runt Spook in Black & White Shore Minnow, Heddon #N9119XBW.
Scooped diving lip on Standard Go-Deeper River Runt Spook in Yellow Perch, Heddon #D9119L
Step-Diving Lip on Midget Go-Deeper River Runt Spook in Yellow Perch, Heddon #D9010L. This lip is often referred to as the "Ab-Saint" lip as that is the name of the designer of the blade.
Oval diving lip on Midget Deep Dive River Runt Spook in Yellow Perch, Heddon #DD9010L.
Angled diving blade on Standard Deep Dive River Runt Spook in White, Red Head, Heddon #DD9110RH

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