he James Heddon and Son, Co. was founded in 1902, by James Heddon and his sons, Will and Charles, to produce a single fishing lure, the two hook “Dowagiac Expert”. The company quickly expanded, and within just a few years was one of the country's leading manufactures of fishing baits and fishing rods. Through all of the years, and all of the challenges, the one constant was the company's dedication to innovation and quality, which led it to ultimately become the world's largest manufacturer of fine fishing tackle and an icon for today's collector of vintage fishing tackle.

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