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TG - Tiger

RELATED COLOR(S): Goldfish, Tiger? ( F+GFTG)
LURE(S) PICTURED: Tiger (1030TG), Big Tiger (1040TG), Tiger (X1030TG)(fuzzy finish), Magnum Tiger (X1040TG), Baby Torpedo (X0361TG)

Heddon's Tiger lure came in a couple of different variations though similar in appearance. The 1st version has a orange spine and orange head, white head and white belly, transparent body with black markings in the form of ribs and spots and a gold reflector inside the body. This is found in the 1967 versions of the 1010, 1020, and 1030 models.

The following year, 1968, the Big Tiger was released and the body was solid white rather than transparent.

Yet another later version produced for the Japanese market, c. 2005, has a red or pinkish-red spine or back and head and the diving lip is in the same color. The 'Magnum' Tiger is the same length as the original Big Tiger from the 1960's, i.e., 5".

Another variation was again produced for the Japanese market, c. 2010, and has the same solid white body as the 1968 Big Tiger but has a fuzzy finish. This was made as a special order color for the Japanese tackle distributor, Smith. It is marked on the spine with some Japanese characters and the year 2010.

Another variation, also made for the Japanese market, dating to around 2008 to 2014, has a reflector inside the body as shown in the Baby Torpedo, much like the 1st version in 1967. This also can be found in the Chugger Spook and Dying Flutter.. (Picture courtesy of Eric Wenzel!)

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