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Re: Heddon Tiger

Posted: Tue Nov 10, 2009 9:07 pm
by Marrakai
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.

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HeddonTiger+copies.jpg
...and for interest, I'll toss a few examples of Dave Killalea's Tigers into the appropriate forum shortly as well.

Re: Heddon Tiger

Posted: Tue Nov 10, 2009 10:14 pm
by simon bruce
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

Re: Heddon Tiger

Posted: Mon Nov 16, 2009 10:15 pm
by Marrakai
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!

Re: Heddon Tiger

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

Re: Heddon Tiger

Posted: Tue Dec 15, 2009 11:22 pm
by Marrakai
Well the gang's all here...!

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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.

Re: Heddon Tiger

Posted: Wed Dec 16, 2009 7:25 am
by MXB
Very nice set of Heddon Tigers and the influence on other lure makers is obvious

thumbsupsmilie droolsmilie droolsmilie thumbsupsmilie

MXB

howdy

Re: Heddon Tiger

Posted: Wed Dec 16, 2009 6:52 pm
by simon bruce
Awesome pack of tigers Marrakai.

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

clapclap

Re: Heddon Tiger

Posted: Mon Jan 11, 2010 9:11 pm
by Marrakai
Well, the 'Deep Dive' cousins are now on the prowl in Darwin too!

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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

Re: Heddon Tiger

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

Re: Heddon Tiger

Posted: Mon Jan 11, 2010 10:31 pm
by fishaholiclures
Tony,
what about the BIG EYE versions???

Brad

mind you they didn't do them in Tiger Stripes lol