(Vintage) Lure Porn

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Re: (Vintage) Lure Porn

Post by Monts » Wed Nov 27 2019 20:38

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Not mine, but what a pattern! :cool:


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Re: (Vintage) Lure Porn

Post by John Milford » Thu Nov 28 2019 00:50

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Loads o these still appear on ebay as vintage lures. I'm sure I've a few kicking about. I never put one on as they looked crap.
I had a very close look at the one I bought before making a bid Fergie (it wasn't expensive :laughs: ).

I figure the original Westin one dating from the 1960s must have been a decent and effective plug, otherwise it wouldn't have been so widely copied? I think the earliest Shakespeare/Winfield versions were OK too - those were thick shelled with nicely moulded detail, good hardware and felt relatively weighty.

The worst were unbranded (and like Mark recalls, seen on cheap card displays) Those, like most lures sold like that, were thin-walled, poorly moulded lures with very poor screw eye hardware - utter tat and frankly a danger to any fish that might grab them! :sad:
"He's some sort of lure savant. Or just has an unhealthy addiction to old lures. We are not quite sure . . . . . "

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Re: (Vintage) Lure Porn

Post by Spike » Mon Dec 02 2019 15:38

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Who had one of these little 4" pike plugs? :grin:

The original was a 1960s Swedish plug - the 'New-Pike' by Westin, but there have been countless cheapo copies made over the years.

The worst had horribly brittle screw eyes that just snapped off if you tried to tighten them and were awful!

This one has a nice rattle and is well-made with the (I suspect) fig '8' eyes firmly moulded into the body. Possibly an original Westin? :shrug:


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That plug was the first thing I ever bought from Gary Peet at The Tackle Box waaaaaaay back in 1983. I paid the princely sum of £1.25......as you say it wasn't long before the lip broke off, I still use it now...as a key ring. :madmick:

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Re: (Vintage) Lure Porn

Post by John Milford » Mon Dec 02 2019 15:49

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Who had one of these little 4" pike plugs? :grin:

The original was a 1960s Swedish plug - the 'New-Pike' by Westin, but there have been countless cheapo copies made over the years.

The worst had horribly brittle screw eyes that just snapped off if you tried to tighten them and were awful!

This one has a nice rattle and is well-made with the (I suspect) fig '8' eyes firmly moulded into the body. Possibly an original Westin? :shrug:


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That plug was the first thing I ever bought from Gary Peet at The Tackle Box waaaaaaay back in 1983. I paid the princely sum of £1.25......as you say it wasn't long before the lip broke off, I still use it now...as a key ring. :madmick:
I'm guessing it must have some sentimental value if you've still got it Steve? Don't tell me you had that fish out of B&W on it!? :eek:
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Re: (Vintage) Lure Porn

Post by Spike » Tue Dec 03 2019 11:47

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Who had one of these little 4" pike plugs? :grin:

The original was a 1960s Swedish plug - the 'New-Pike' by Westin, but there have been countless cheapo copies made over the years.

The worst had horribly brittle screw eyes that just snapped off if you tried to tighten them and were awful!

This one has a nice rattle and is well-made with the (I suspect) fig '8' eyes firmly moulded into the body. Possibly an original Westin? :shrug:


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That plug was the first thing I ever bought from Gary Peet at The Tackle Box waaaaaaay back in 1983. I paid the princely sum of £1.25......as you say it wasn't long before the lip broke off, I still use it now...as a key ring. :madmick:
I'm guessing it must have some sentimental value if you've still got it Steve? Don't tell me you had that fish out of B&W on it!? :eek:
No, I never caught anything on it....I think it broke the first time I used it :hammer: .....but it makes a great pike key ring!

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Re: (Vintage) Lure Porn

Post by John Milford » Tue Dec 03 2019 12:41

Spike wrote:
John Milford wrote:
Spike wrote:
John Milford wrote:
Who had one of these little 4" pike plugs? :grin:

The original was a 1960s Swedish plug - the 'New-Pike' by Westin, but there have been countless cheapo copies made over the years.

The worst had horribly brittle screw eyes that just snapped off if you tried to tighten them and were awful!

This one has a nice rattle and is well-made with the (I suspect) fig '8' eyes firmly moulded into the body. Possibly an original Westin? :shrug:


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That plug was the first thing I ever bought from Gary Peet at The Tackle Box waaaaaaay back in 1983. I paid the princely sum of £1.25......as you say it wasn't long before the lip broke off, I still use it now...as a key ring. :madmick:
I'm guessing it must have some sentimental value if you've still got it Steve? Don't tell me you had that fish out of B&W on it!? :eek:
No, I never caught anything on it....I think it broke the first time I used it :hammer: .....but it makes a great pike key ring!
Thank goodness for that! If you'd told me you had a 30 on it, I was about to sell all my lures and take up knitting! :clown:

Now I think about it, wasn't it an Abu Reflex, or something like that, that you had your first 30 on Steve?
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Re: (Vintage) Lure Porn

Post by Spike » Tue Dec 03 2019 14:19

Yep, an orange and black ABU Reflex......on an old Milbro spinning rod....now, I've still got that spinner.

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Re: (Vintage) Lure Porn

Post by John Milford » Fri Dec 06 2019 01:53

Picked up this great little bait today. It's by the Eger Bait Co. of Bartow, Florida. They were in production from the early 30s until 1962. No idea of the name of the bait, but it is in 'Yellow Tiger' and the patent No. refers to Eger's patent on their distinctive diagonal barred stripes, often accompanied on larger baits by trademark dots surrounding the eyes. Their most famous bait was the 'Dillinger' stick bait, named after the infamous gangster who was still at large when the company first started. :cool: :guns:

(It is actually a bit of a bonus, as I bought it for the Heddon box it came with. A #9400 XRG Heddon 'River Runt' box, just waiting to house the one in my collection! :pipe: ).

I'm in full 'lure nerd' mode tonight! :laughs:

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Re: (Vintage) Lure Porn

Post by Mark_Houghton » Fri Dec 06 2019 02:21

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Picked up this great little bait today. It's by the Eger Bait Co. of Bartow, Florida. They were in production from the early 30s until 1962. No idea of the name of the bait, but it is in 'Yellow Tiger' and the patent No. refers to Eger's patent on their distinctive diagonal barred stripes, often accompanied on larger baits by trademark dots surrounding the eyes. Their most famous bait was the 'Dillinger' stick bait, named after the infamous gangster who was still at large when the company first started. :cool: :guns:

(It is actually a bit of a bonus, as I bought it for the Heddon box it came with. A #9400 XRG Heddon 'River Runt' box, just waiting to house the one in my collection! :pipe: ).

I'm in full 'lure nerd' mode tonight! :laughs:


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Nice :thumbs: I like their Lucky 13 style bait (Sweet 16 is their version`s name I think)....pretty unique paint jobs with the eye dots etc on them :smile:

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Re: (Vintage) Lure Porn

Post by davelumb » Fri Dec 06 2019 09:46

John Milford wrote:
Picked up this great little bait today. It's by the Eger Bait Co. of Bartow, Florida. They were in production from the early 30s until 1962. No idea of the name of the bait, but it is in 'Yellow Tiger' and the patent No. refers to Eger's patent on their distinctive diagonal barred stripes, often accompanied on larger baits by trademark dots surrounding the eyes. Their most famous bait was the 'Dillinger' stick bait, named after the infamous gangster who was still at large when the company first started. :cool: :guns:

(It is actually a bit of a bonus, as I bought it for the Heddon box it came with. A #9400 XRG Heddon 'River Runt' box, just waiting to house the one in my collection! :pipe: ).

I'm in full 'lure nerd' mode tonight! :laughs:


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Buying boxes really is close to the pinnacle of lure nerdiness. Well done. :thumbs:

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