The actual ability of a specific color to attract or even repel fish has fascinated both anglers and scientists alike for many years. One thing is for certain, though, unless a fisherman is truly color blind, color undoubtedly attracts the fisherman! Red is the color that most attracts attention in humans, and I definitely fall into that category. How can one not be attracted to this classic red circa 1905 Heddon “High Forehead” 100 minnow, along with its red lettered wooden box and box paper?
Whether fish can or cannot see the color red, dependent upon the multitude of varying circumstances, may never be known, but I do know for sure that I will never use this old red wooden plug to prove or disprove anyone’s theories!
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— Elissa Ruddick