PRADCO made the Zaragossas in 22 different colors and 15 different colors for the Lucky 13 and River Runts centennial lures.The value of these lures have already increased and collector values will continue to grow because of the limited production of these lures.Heddon selected three (Tiny torpedo - Tadpolly - Zara) of their most popular lures to introduce the new G-Finish.
- Introduced in the 1988 Heddon catalog Heddon engineers along with color specialists developed a new finish called G-Finish.
Heddon was able to isolate genetic materials suspended in a fish scale that create a luminescent flash.
The back of the package has a 1984 copyright date James Heddon's Sons, Dowagiac, Michigan and then Consumer Division - P. This style packaging has box top box opening that can be closed backup on both ends.
This style packaging was used through 1987 and possibly a few years longer.
This type of packaging was used from 1983 into1984.
It is thought that PRADCO used up any Heddon Green Diamond blister packaging that EBSCO acquired after the purchase of the company.
With the purchase of the company, EBSCO acquired all of Heddon's old stock from the Dowagiac factory and distributed many Heddon items well into 1984.
Many of the early PRADCO lures in the EBSCO packaging are actually Heddon lures that were manufactured in Dowagiac, Michigan.
While the plan was well intentioned, they never developed enough interest to bring this project to fruition.