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I thought it was a river runt but after looking at the lip and line tie of the ones I could find online, they appear different. But yes it is made of wood.

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Looks like it's been repainted. Where the red and white meet is irregular and there looks to be paint on the hook hangers and diving lip as well. That, and the fact that there are a ton of these baits out there, will hurt the value.

 

Ben

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Looks like it's been repainted. Where the red and white meet is irregular and there looks to be paint on the hook hangers and diving lip as well. That, and the fact that there are a ton of these baits out there, will hurt the value.

I didn't notice the paint Not many wooden ones though

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The Wikipedia entry that Bob cited had this link:

 

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Heddon River Runt Lures Series 110

The Heddon antique lure the River Runt Series No. 110 was first shown off in the 1929 Heddon Dowagiac Lure catalog. This same year two other now antique lures would make their way into the ever evolving fishing lure market, the Heddon Meadow Mouse , and the Heddon Fly Rod Sized, Tiny Tease.

In an excerpt taken from the catalog: "A small, compact, lively lure for light rods. Very effective for river fishing, particularly for Small Mouth Bass, and equally good in other waters for all game fish. A slow sinking bait with an attractive wiggling motion. Regularly equipped with two sets of treble hooks; also obtainable with double on the belly and single on the rear. Length is 2 5/8 inches. Weight is about 1/2 ounce. Packed one in a box."

1929 Heddon River Runt Series 110 Cataloged Color Codes

Rainbow No. 111 White and Red No. 112 All Red No. 114 Yellow Perch Scale No. 119 L Red Dace Scale No. 119 N Natural Scale No. 119 R

Throughout its lifespan the wooden glass eyed Heddon Dowagiac 110 River Runt would go through quite a few changes. This antique fishing lure can be found with with the tradition period hardware found on the Heddon baits, as well as some non period. This lure can be found Heddon's: Cup Rig, L Rig, Toilet Seat, Two Piece Flap Rig and finally Surface Rig hardware. You will also find this lure with Glass Eyes, Zinc Eyes, and Painted. The Lure can be found in a Down Bass Box, a Up leaping Bass Box, Brush Box, and Banner Box.

Edited by BobP

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