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Old 09-15-2006, 02:30 PM   #1
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Default Heddon Tadpolly lures

I had heard a rumor that these lures were being discontinued by Heddon. I emailed and received a response back from Heddon and they confirmed the rumor.

Don't know the reason.

It's my favorite lure for fishing on the Deschutes River. Time to go on a buying spree.

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Old 09-15-2006, 02:37 PM   #2
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I buyin' Tadpollys Doesn't everybody?
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Old 09-16-2006, 11:10 AM   #3
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An employee at Sportsmans wearhouse said that Heddon sold the mold to a local company in the NW who will start to sell them under a different name. Not sure of the Manufacturer though
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Old 09-16-2006, 12:01 PM   #4
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Man, I would have liked to buy the option to build those. Awesome lures...my fav on small rivers.

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Old 09-16-2006, 02:57 PM   #5
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Wouldn't that just stink if a local tackle manufacturer that already makes plugs that used to be made storm starts making my favorite color tadpollys too...buy, buy paycheck!
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Old 09-17-2006, 09:44 AM   #6
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I sure hope somebody keeps making them... the best Deschutes lure you can get!!!

I'm really bummed.. :depressed: :depressed: :depressed: (for obvious reasons)
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Old 09-18-2006, 07:04 AM   #7
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My favorite winter steelhead plug on the Clackamas also...
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Old 09-19-2006, 04:54 PM   #8
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i think maybe brad bought the molds and is making them .
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Old 09-19-2006, 07:06 PM   #9
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I have had great luck with them also in shallow water. How do most of you run the hooks? On my wiggle warts I use a bead chain off the belly and take off the back hook off and very seldom does a fish come undone. I am thinking of running a treble off two split rings on the back and take the front hook off to increase catch percentage.
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Old 11-12-2006, 02:44 PM   #10
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Rumor I heard that they were discontinueing some colors, especially the ones with the metal flakes and more than one color, but not going to quit altogether.
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Old 11-12-2006, 04:52 PM   #11
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Rumor I heard that they were discontinueing some colors, especially the ones with the metal flakes and more than one color, but not going to quit altogether.
Last I heard Heddon had totally discontinued manufacturing with no plans to restart.
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Old 11-12-2006, 05:01 PM   #12
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Lots of them still available on Ebay....get em while you can. If Brad's takes them over like rumor says, who knows if they'll fish the same.

Chinese made Wiggle Warts currently made are far inferior to the older ones made before Rapala bought them.

Get the colors in tads that you want now because there's no guarantee you'll get them again if someone else takes over production.
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Old 11-13-2006, 02:52 PM   #13
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I have 30 of them that should last me for a few years.I dont think there is a better plug for plugging in a drift boat.
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