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Heddon Hellbender?

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    Posted: 23 Jan 2013 at 6:10pm
Picked this up on flea bay in a moment of weakness. Description said it was from the 1960's but listed the brand as a Bill Norman. This was the only photo of it. Can anybody shed any light on this?
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Darby Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 23 Jan 2013 at 6:29pm
The Hellbender was first made by Whopper Stopper, long before Heddon aquired the rights. In fact A.D Mfg Co a division of Hawk Fishing Lure Co back in the 1960's made them before WhopperStopper bought them. WhopperStopper was bought by Heddon in 1983/4 and therefore became part of the Pradco family when Heddon was bought in 1984.
4 sizes made...1000series 1/4oz 3"....1100series 1/2oz 3 3/4"....900series 5/8oz 4 1/2"...800series 7/8oz 5 1/8"
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Yeh have a few of these laying around , so not that collectible
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Oh well,win some lose some, but learning all the time! Thanks for the info guys. 

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They still work a treat on Bass, great action.
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yellowbelly and cod love them too, i always got a couple in my tacklebox and you can pick them up for about ten bucks each on ebay so grab a few and test em out
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