(Vintage) Lure Porn

Talk about Lure/Tackle ID's; Reminisce over bygone times and old fishing tackle
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Re: (Vintage) Lure Porn

Post by John Milford » Mon Jun 11 2018 22:49

Of all the British plugs in my collection, these 'Roach' plugs are perhaps my favourite. I've yet to find any catalogue info on them, but I am as certain as I can be that they are Allcocks. I base this on the colour palette used on the red, blue and green ones, which is identical to the Allcocks 'Pike' plugs, even down to the distinctive orange eyes.

I believe there was a 'goldfish' pattern too, but I've only got red, blue and green - which are the colours usually found - plus a very scarce black one:

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This view shows the curious 'tube' construction (visible on the two on the left of the picture):

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You can see what I mean about the paint colours - exactly the same as the bottom two of these more conventional 1950's Allcocks 'Pike' plugs (the screw eyes and hooks are also the same):

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Re: (Vintage) Lure Porn

Post by Will Smith » Mon Jun 11 2018 23:13

This may be a dumb question John but, did the tube have a purpose ? Could it have been an alternative way of mounting them perhaps, or a reservoir for an attractant ? Or am I missing the 'bleedin obvious' here.
Clearly Allcocks did not stamp their name on all their gear then.
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Re: (Vintage) Lure Porn

Post by John Milford » Mon Jun 11 2018 23:25

The tube is something of a mystery Will. An alternative way of mounting the bait is a possibility (the original 'line-through' Roach?).

My bet is that it is there to strengthen the lure too. They are made of an extremely brittle plastic - possibly even celluloid. It may also have some bearing on the plug's action :shrug:

I might have to give one a swim . . . . ! :afraid: :laughs:
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Re: (Vintage) Lure Porn

Post by John Milford » Tue Jun 19 2018 19:05

Some of my early Heddons.
The first two have 'L Rig' hardware (used from 1914 to 1926). The others have two-piece or 'Flap Rig' hardware, used from 1936 until just after WW2.

Basser #8509:
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Baby Vamp #7400:
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Surface #210
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Flap Tail #7009
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Re: (Vintage) Lure Porn

Post by Mark_Houghton » Tue Jun 19 2018 20:47

John Milford wrote:
Some of my early Heddons.
The first two have 'L Rig' hardware (used from 1914 to 1926). The others have two-piece or 'Flap Rig' hardware, used from 1936 until just after WW2.

Basser #8509:
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Baby Vamp #7400:
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Surface #210
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Flap Tail #7009
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Love the glass eyes on baits from that era :thumbs:

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