Here are some fine examples of a Heddon Zaragossa Minnow. (6500 Series) According to advertising “The extreme buoyancy of this lure made it perform like a distressed minnow , diving under when jerked and then coming to the surface leaping half out of the water”
The body length is 4 1/4″ and weighs between 1/2 and 3/4 ounce.
This lure originated in 1922 with manufacturing continuing into the the 195os. There was a centennial reproduction of this lure released, with the newer versions having glass eyes. Zaragoissas can vary in value from $75 to $160 depending on condition.
Below are pictures of various Zaragossa’s: