(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 Will Smith » Thu Sep 20 2018 12:11

There you go John, these are the only ones I could find but I am sure that I have a few more somewhere.
Thanks for your help Mark :thumbs: .

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Post by Mark_Houghton » Thu Sep 20 2018 12:15

No bother Will, told you it wasn't too difficult :thumbs:

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Post by John Milford » Thu Sep 27 2018 13:15

The clean-up task on the new home for my 1950's - '60's British lures is about to start :grin:

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Post by Mark_Houghton » Thu Sep 27 2018 13:19

John Milford wrote: ↑
The clean-up task on the new home for my 1950's - '60's British lures is about to start :grin:

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Liking that John, perfect home for them :thumbs:

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Post by davelumb » Thu Sep 27 2018 15:10

How appropriate that it was made in Tattershall. :joker:

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Post by John Milford » Thu Sep 27 2018 16:40

davelumb wrote: ↑
How appropriate that it was made in Tattershall. :joker:
:giggle:

The previous owner had glued sponge rubber into every compartment πŸ˜• (You can imagine how that pongs after all those decades!)

I've managed to clean up about a third of them so far, although the only thing that will shift the horrible residue is nail varnish remover. Now nice, gleaming aluminium on the ones I've finished - but I've had to quit for the day as the fumes are knocking me out! :drunk:
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Post by davelumb » Thu Sep 27 2018 17:28

I'm sure it'll look exquisite when it's all clean and filled with lures. :thumbs:

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Post by John Milford » Thu Sep 27 2018 19:13

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I'm sure it'll look exquisite when it's all clean and filled with lures. :thumbs:
The left side trays and centre tray are now sorted. Just the right side to do, once I come down off the cieling :drunk:

Photo next week when it's full of lures. :grin:
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John Milford wrote: ↑
davelumb wrote: ↑
I'm sure it'll look exquisite when it's all clean and filled with lures. :thumbs:
The left side trays and centre tray are now sorted. Just the right side to do, once I come down off the cieling :drunk:

Photo next week when it's full of lures. :grin:
After you've recovered from Skeggy too? :grin:

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Post by John Milford » Thu Sep 27 2018 19:23

davelumb wrote: ↑
John Milford wrote: ↑
davelumb wrote: ↑
I'm sure it'll look exquisite when it's all clean and filled with lures. :thumbs:
The left side trays and centre tray are now sorted. Just the right side to do, once I come down off the cieling :drunk:

Photo next week when it's full of lures. :grin:
After you've recovered from Skeggy too? :grin:
:thumbs: After a three day bender in Skegvegas, solvent abuse will be the least of my worries! :laughs:
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Post by jonsykes » Thu Sep 27 2018 19:46

Skegvegas!! I always thought you were a man of impeccable taste John (music, vintage tackle etc), but maybe I got you all wrong?

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Post by John Milford » Thu Sep 27 2018 23:51

A man who is tired of Skegvegas is tired of life! (or words to that effect . . . .). :laughs:

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John Milford wrote: ↑
davelumb wrote: ↑
John Milford wrote: ↑
davelumb wrote: ↑
I'm sure it'll look exquisite when it's all clean and filled with lures. :thumbs:
The left side trays and centre tray are now sorted. Just the right side to do, once I come down off the cieling :drunk:

Photo next week when it's full of lures. :grin:
After you've recovered from Skeggy too? :grin:
:thumbs: After a three day bender in Skegvegas, solvent abuse will be the least of my worries! :laughs:
Sounds like some kind of retro weekender. :rock:

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Post by John Milford » Fri Sep 28 2018 09:52

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:cool:

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Post by John Milford » Sun Oct 07 2018 14:20

Finally got the old 'Easy-Pac' case cleaned and loaded up. Tried all sorts of cleaners on the inside of the lid, but whatever the residue is, it won't shift. Might have to resort to a scourer on it? 😬

All the trays have cleaned up nicely though :thumbs:

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Post by Mark_Houghton » Sun Oct 07 2018 14:24

John Milford wrote: ↑
Finally got the old 'Easy-Pac' case cleaned and loaded up. Tried all sorts of cleaners on the inside of the lid, but whatever the residue is, it won't shift. Might have to resort to a scourer on it? 😬

All the trays have cleaned up nicely though :thumbs:

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It`s cleaned up well :smile: Looks spot on mate :thumbs:

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Post by davelumb » Sun Oct 07 2018 14:31

Very pretty. :smile:

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Post by Happy Hayes » Sun Oct 07 2018 20:30

Looking Good
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Post by Will Smith » Tue Oct 09 2018 19:10

Do you not think John, that it would be better with a bit of sponge rubber in the bottom of the compartments to help protect the lures :laughs: :exit: .

I have just bought a new box myself which, I think you will approve of, I will try to get some pics posted tomorrow or later this week.

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Post by Mike J » Thu Oct 11 2018 12:17

Here you go guys, a proper Pike lure!
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From Minnesota USA a handmade mid '80's Rat Man Pike Lure......all 12" of it.
A rarely seen and much sought after handmade lure last produced in the '90's and reputed to be the very first lure that combined a plastic tail with a wood body. Amazing action and a show stopper whenever the maker set-up his demo tank at the Tackle Shows of that era.

Swum just the once, never fished and still with its original tube and stopper.

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Post by John Milford » Thu Oct 11 2018 17:21

I remember drooling over the 'Rat Man' pike the first time I saw one. Lovely baits Mike :thumbs:

But (sadly not one of mine) . . . . 1950's :rasp: :clown:

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Post by Mark_Houghton » Thu Oct 11 2018 20:33

Nice lures chaps :thumbs:

This is a crop of an old lure ad from the 40s/50s (possibly earlier) which I pinched from google images for my library....just shows that very little that is actually claimed as new or innovative, is such :shrug:
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Post by Mike J » Thu Oct 11 2018 20:59

Typical of the yanks, always telling everyone they were the first but never been there, bit like the moon.
They even made a film about how they nicked an Enigma from a sinking U boat when it was actually recovered by a RN officer.

I actually a have a lure made clam shell and boar hair with the hook fashioned from a nail that was made by a Polynesian islander just after WWII.
Will post a pic when I can find it.

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Post by John Milford » Fri Oct 12 2018 11:19

Mike J wrote: ↑
I actually a have a lure made clam shell and boar hair with the hook fashioned from a nail that was made by a Polynesian islander just after WWII.
Will post a pic when I can find it.
I'd really like to see that Mike :thumbs: The ingenuity and craftsmanship of lures, hooks and gorges made by Islanders, Native Americans and Inuits is fascinating and predates some 'modern' ideas by hundreds, if not thousands of years (e.g. 'Circle hooks').

There's quite a market for that kind of stuff too :wink:
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Post by martin godliman » Fri Oct 12 2018 13:04

Snap...
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Post by davelumb » Fri Oct 12 2018 13:59

I always thought those Ratman lures looked like they'd been made by Ratman's toddlers.

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Post by Mark_Houghton » Fri Oct 12 2018 14:16

davelumb wrote: ↑
I always thought those Ratman lures looked like they'd been made by Ratman's toddlers.
Harsh :laughs: :laughs: :laughs: :laughs:

These are my favourite "pike shaped" vintage cranks....the old Pike Casters (not my pic, pinched it off the web) :cool:
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Re: (Vintage) Lure Porn

Post by Mike J » Fri Oct 12 2018 14:18

martin godliman wrote: ↑
Snap...


Hah thats brilliant!
Yours looks older than mine Martin, or maybe you've been using it?

Ive got so much stuff Ive collected over 50+ the years of traveling or living in various countries, literally boxes and boxes Ive never even unpacked between the various moves, thinking nows the time to dispose of it all.


:cry: well perhaps not quite all!

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Post by martin godliman » Fri Oct 12 2018 14:41

Mike J wrote: ↑
martin godliman wrote: ↑
Snap...


Hah thats brilliant!
Yours looks older than mine Martin, or maybe you've been using it?

Ive got so much stuff Ive collected over 50+ the years of traveling or living in various countries, literally boxes and boxes Ive never even unpacked between the various moves, thinking nows the time to dispose of it all.


:cry: well perhaps not quite all!
I've never used it Mike nor did the person who gave it to me Darren Lord he got 2 years ago because someone he knew had a caught a big fish on one out of Windy but there the story ends he didn't ever use his and had even less use for a spare so I got it !!....I have never wet it but it has got dirty and dusty hanging up in my workshop, probably I did have the packet it came in once but not now :sad:
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