Heddon Tiger

Heddon Lures
User avatar
Marrakai
Guru
Guru
Posts: 507
Joined: Wed Apr 08, 2009 11:14 pm
Location: Darwin, Northern Territory
Contact:

Re: Heddon Tiger

Post by Marrakai » Tue Nov 10, 2009 9:07 pm

Now c'mon guys, how can any lure be called a 'Tiger' without stripes?

This is a real Heddon Tiger...!
HeddonTiger_1.jpg
Simon:
Your point about the Heddon Tiger providing a pattern for other lures is well-accepted, well certainly by me!
Here's a couple of copies I fished extensively in North Queensland during the 1970s:
one of Eric Mollers gems, and one of the numerous rough'n'ready work-horses I made myself.

<click to enlarge>
HeddonTiger+copies.jpg
...and for interest, I'll toss a few examples of Dave Killalea's Tigers into the appropriate forum shortly as well.
You do not have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post.
Marrakai
Australia's Top End

Image

User avatar
simon bruce
Master
Master
Posts: 1169
Joined: Sat Sep 27, 2008 1:31 pm
Location: Perth W.A

Re: Heddon Tiger

Post by simon bruce » Tue Nov 10, 2009 10:14 pm

Which one is your home made Marrakai? lol

Your picture illustrates the connection really well, congratulations on some fine specimens.

One of the Norm Edwards I picked up recently has the same look.
200910 N Edwards RAT.jpg
Whats the saying about imitation being the sincerest form of flattery
You do not have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post.

User avatar
Marrakai
Guru
Guru
Posts: 507
Joined: Wed Apr 08, 2009 11:14 pm
Location: Darwin, Northern Territory
Contact:

Re: Heddon Tiger

Post by Marrakai » Mon Nov 16, 2009 10:15 pm

Awww, ain't dat cute!! Widdle baby tiger cub!

Heddon Tiger with progeny...!
HeddonTigers_1.jpg
HeddonTigers_2.jpg
BTW: That's a lovely Norm Edwards example of the theme, Simon. I'm envious!
No doubt about its heritage!
You do not have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post.
Marrakai
Australia's Top End

Image

User avatar
simon bruce
Master
Master
Posts: 1169
Joined: Sat Sep 27, 2008 1:31 pm
Location: Perth W.A

Re: Heddon Tiger

Post by simon bruce » Mon Nov 16, 2009 10:28 pm

Marrakai

thanks, the comparson sticks out like the proverbials when looking at the shot of yours, the Tiger and a Moller.

I can only assume the Moller predates the Edwards (and yours) lol

Thanks for putting the tigers up, on my to get list becasue I think alongside the Mollers and some other FNQ examples can see the evolution.

Something about a Norm Edwards though.....thought that one was a ripper especially with black on yellow which I think is pretty iconic.

Like the tiger and cub shot, shded only by the tiger, moller and marrakai thumbsupsmilie

User avatar
Marrakai
Guru
Guru
Posts: 507
Joined: Wed Apr 08, 2009 11:14 pm
Location: Darwin, Northern Territory
Contact:

Re: Heddon Tiger

Post by Marrakai » Tue Dec 15, 2009 11:22 pm

Well the gang's all here...!

<click to enlarge>
3Tigers_1.jpg
3Tigers_2.jpg
Recently added the 'Big Tiger' to the line-up.
Been chasing one for quite a while but had to wait for a sane asking price!

This is actually the lure copied by Eric Moller and subsequent Aussie makers:-
Length is 4 1/2 inches long including the eyelets but not the hooks.
You do not have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post.
Marrakai
Australia's Top End

Image

User avatar
MXB
Master
Master
Posts: 1642
Joined: Tue Mar 31, 2009 2:08 pm
Location: Sydney, Australia

Re: Heddon Tiger

Post by MXB » Wed Dec 16, 2009 7:25 am

Very nice set of Heddon Tigers and the influence on other lure makers is obvious

thumbsupsmilie droolsmilie droolsmilie thumbsupsmilie

MXB

howdy
IF YOU ARE FEELING DOWN JUST PULL OUT YOUR FAVOURITE LURE AND DREAM OF BETTER TIMES

User avatar
simon bruce
Master
Master
Posts: 1169
Joined: Sat Sep 27, 2008 1:31 pm
Location: Perth W.A

Re: Heddon Tiger

Post by simon bruce » Wed Dec 16, 2009 6:52 pm

Awesome pack of tigers Marrakai.

You have also answered a question about which size was the model used by the early FNQ guys.

clapclap

User avatar
Marrakai
Guru
Guru
Posts: 507
Joined: Wed Apr 08, 2009 11:14 pm
Location: Darwin, Northern Territory
Contact:

Re: Heddon Tiger

Post by Marrakai » Mon Jan 11, 2010 9:11 pm

Well, the 'Deep Dive' cousins are now on the prowl in Darwin too!

<click to enlarge>
DeepDiveTigers1.jpg
DeepDiveTigers2.jpg
Just incorporated these two marvellous examples into the Tiger pack.
Here's the current line-up:- Nice!
Tigers_all5.jpg
...from the top:
Tiger #1030 (4-1/4") c.1967
Deep Dive Tiger #DD1020 c.1968
Tiger #1020 (3-1/4") c.1967
Deep Dive Tiger #DD1010 c.1968
Tiger #1010 (2-3/8") c.1967

Of course I will need a second mortgage on the house if I'm looking to add 'The Big One':-
Heddon's Big Tiger #1040 (5-1/4")! Image

Rocking-Horse Sh!t! Image
You do not have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post.
Marrakai
Australia's Top End

Image

User avatar
simon bruce
Master
Master
Posts: 1169
Joined: Sat Sep 27, 2008 1:31 pm
Location: Perth W.A

Re: Heddon Tiger

Post by simon bruce » Mon Jan 11, 2010 9:18 pm

Not in the same league I'm afraid marrakai yours are tip top

but I might be game to fish one or two of these maybe

current crop of Heddon japan tigers
heddontiges.jpg
You do not have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post.

User avatar
fishaholiclures
Master
Master
Posts: 2833
Joined: Tue Nov 06, 2007 5:37 pm
Location: Brisbane, QUeensland

Re: Heddon Tiger

Post by fishaholiclures » Mon Jan 11, 2010 10:31 pm

Tony,
what about the BIG EYE versions???

Brad

mind you they didn't do them in Tiger Stripes lol
I know what I know, the rest is simply details
acta non verba

Post Reply

Return to “James Heddon”