Bass Fishing Wexford

September 27th, 2013


James Heddon is credited with making the first artificial fishing lure made from wood way back in 1898, by 1950 the Heddon brand name was well known  worldwide and producing over 12,000  lures a day from their factory in  Dowagiac,  Michigan, U.S , the family business also produced rods, reels, and other tackle.                                                                                                                                                                        In 1932 they started making their lures with a new product called ” plastic” and in 1939 the ” zara spook” was born, they gained the name “spook” because of their transparent appearance from the almost clear plastic their made from, the originals were made from poor quality plastic and few survived for long, making them much sought after by vintage tackle collectors today.  Although first made for targeting the U.S. freshwater bass species saltwater bass anglers on both sides of the Atlantic have given them their iconic status, and well deserved.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    On some misty, spooky looking days in Wexford this week some nice bass were met on our  spooks  proving there as effective today as they were in 1939, well done James Heddon.                                                                             

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