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1962 to 1990

Heddon River Runt Spooks was one of the longest lasting production lures, spanning over 50 years. With this long production period, comes many variations both in cataloged and non-cataloged colors. It can be one of the toughest lures to color collect.

I'm going to attempt to show all colors known, with some variations. The body shape is a Midget River Runt; not all of the colors shown were offered on this series, but were offered on other series. Please remember that I'm showing 1962 to 1990 colors, see Early Runt Colors for the gold eye versions of some of these colors.

*indicates that the color was offered before 1962.

CATALOGED COLORS

CODE & NAME VERSION APPROX. YEAR VISUAL
BB Baby Bass Common 1979-90
BB Baby Bass Variation Late 1980's It has a goldish scales, versus the regular greenish.
BF Bullfrog Common 1974-76 There is a variation of this color, see BF in non-cataloged colors.
BRS Brown Crawdad Common 1977-83?
CBO Crackleback Orange "Red Crayfish" Common 1977-81
CBO Red Crayfish Common 1979-83?
CD Coach Dog Common 1962-70 >
CD Coach Dog Common 1971-74
CD Coach Dog Variation Early 1960's
CDG Fluorescent Green Coach Dog Common 1977
GOA Golden Black Shiner Common 1977-78
GR Green Crawdad Common 1977-83?
GR Green Crawdad Variation 1977-83?
GRA Fluorescent Green Crawdad Common 1977-83?
GSD Green Shad Common 1962-71
JON Black, Orange Belly Common 1977-78
L Perch Common *1962-70
1981-90
L Perch White Belly 1971-80
LC Natural Perch Common 1980 >
LC Natural Perch Common 1981-83?
M Pike Common *1962-70
M Pike White Belly 1971
NB Natural Bass Common 1983-??
NBL Black Shiner Common 1977-90
NGL Natural Bluegill Common 1980-81
NPB Blue Shiner Common 1977-81
NSN Natural Sunfish Common 1980 >
NSN Natural Sunfish Common 1981
OSS Orange, Silver Shore Common 1977-78
OYG Orange Crappie Chub Common 1977-81
P Shiner Scale Common *1962-70
P Shiner Scale White Belly 1971
PUM Natural Pumpkinseed Common 1980-81
RBA Flourescent Red, Black Ribs, Chartruse Belly Common 1977
RH White, Red Head Common *1962-70
RH White, Red Head White Belly 1971-76 Earlier Versions had Clear Belly with Silver Scales.
RH White, Red Head Blended 1977-90
RHF Red Head Flitter Common *1962-70
RHF Red Head Flitter Latest 1971 Only found on the 350 Tiny Runt
SDN Natural Shad Common 1979-81
SJ Smokey Joe Common 1974-76
SO Spotted Orange Common *1962-70
SO Spotted Orange Common 1971
SSD Silver Shad Common 1975-?? Light pink hue on sides
SUC Natural Sucker Common 1979 >
SUC Natural Sucker Common 1980
WL Gray Ghost Common 1980-83?
XBW Black & White Shore Minnow Common *1962-90
XBW Black & White Shore Minnow Red Eye Shadow Late 1980's
XRS Silver Shore Minnow Common *1963-76
XRW Red & White Shore Minnow Common *1962-70
XRW Red & White Shore Minnow White Belly 1971-76 Earlier Versions had Clear Belly with Silver Scales.
XRY Yellow Shore Minnow Common *1962-70
1981-90
XRY Yellow Shore Minnow Yellow Belly 1971-80 Earlier Versions had Clear Belly with Silver Scales.
YCD Yellow Coach Dog Common 1962-70 >
YCD Yellow Coach Dog Common 1971
Any Cataloged Colors Help

*indicates that the color was offered before 1962.

NON-CATALOGED COLORS

CODE & NAME VERSION APPROX. YEAR VISUAL
14KCD 14 Karat Gold Coachdog Common 1960's-70's
B Black Common 1970's-80's More commonly found in Gold Eyes and Belly Print..
BAR Barfish Common 1960's - 70's
BC Black Crappie Common Late 1960's
BFYS Bullfrog, Yellow Spots? Common Mid 1960's This has a clear bellly with scales, also see BF in cataloged colors.
BGL Bluegill Common 1970's )
BHY Black Head, Yellow Ribs Common 1970's
BLF Blue Flitter Common Late 1970's
BOD Bone Shad Common 1970's
BOXB Bone Black Shore Minnow ? Common 1970's
BSD Blue Shad Common Mid 1960's
BSD Blue Shad Variation 1960's Similar to Blue Shad, but no scales.
BSO Orange Dace Common Mid 1970's This has Orange Scales, unlike the below OBS.
CRA Crappie Common 1970's
D Green Scale Common Mid 1960's This was only cataloged from 1938 to 1943 with Gold Eye
F Frog Common 1970's
FY Chartreuse Mullet Common 1980's
FYR Fire Herring Common 1980's
GCB Green Crackle Back Common 1970's
MG Golden Black Muskie Common Early 1980's
NP Nickel Plate Common 1980's
OBS Orange, Brown Scale Common 1990's This has Brown Scales, unlike the above BSO. Maybe a Japanesse color from the later 1990's???
PG Golden Shiner Common Mid 1960's This was a Cataloged Color for Early Runts, but with Gold Eyes.
PS Purple Scale Common 1980's
PSWB Purple Scale, White Bars? Common 1960's
PSWB Purple Scale, White Bars? Common 1970's
RB Rainbow Common Mid 1960's This was only cataloged from 1933 to 1956 with Gold Eye
RFL Fluorescent Redhorse Common Late 1960's
RS Rattlesnake Common 1970's
RT Rainbow Trout Common 1980's
S Spotted "Strawberry" Common Mid 1960's This was only cataloged from 1938 to 1956 with Gold Eye
S Spotted "Strawberry" Japanese 1990's This color has been found on 350 and 9400 series made for Japanese market.
SBL Silver, Blue Scale Common 1970's
SH Silver Herring Common 1960's
SD Shad Common 1970's This has creme eyes, not yellow, notice red under chin...
SDF Shad Flitter Common 1970's This has creme eyes and silver flitter
SX Silver Foil, Clear Common 1970's
X Clear Common Mid 1970's
XBL Blue Shore Minnow Common Late 1960's
XBL Blue Shore Minnow Common 1970's
XBLW Blue & White Shore Minnow Common 1970's
XBWS Black & White Shore Minnow? Common 1980's
XGF Greenfish Shore Minnow Common 1970's This was a Cataloged Color for Early Runts, but with Gold Eyes.
XRG Green Shore Minnow Common 1970's This was a Cataloged Color for Early Runts, but with Gold Eyes.
XRYBB Yellow Shore, Black Bone Common 1970's
YFO Yellow Fluorescent, Red Ribs Common Late 1970's
YSL Yellow Snake Line Common Late 1970's
? Gold Chrome, Black Spotted Common 1980's Not positive on name of color...
? Coppper Coach Dog Common 1980's Not positive on name of color...
? Luminous, Flr. Blue Coach Dog Common 1980's Not positive on name of color...
? Luminous, Flr. Green Coach Dog Common 1980's Not positive on name of color...
? Luminous, Flr. Green & Yellow Coach Dog Common 1980's Silver Scales on Bellly, not positive on name of color...
? White with Red Dots Common 1980's Not positive on name of color...
? Fluorescent Red, Black Ribs Common 1980's Not positive on name of color...
? Cobalt Blue Shore Common 1980's Not positive on name of color...
? Brown Shore Minnow ? Common 1980's Not positive on name of color...
? Blue, White Belly Common 1980's
? Red Head, Clear Common 1960's Probably a factory mistake on Red Head.
Any Non-Cataloged Colors Help

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