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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:
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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:
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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!
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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Re: (Vintage) Lure Porn

Post by John Milford » Tue Dec 10 2019 13:55

A variation on the classic 'Strawberry Spot' pattern - White (South Bend pattern 'W') is the familiar one, but they did a 'Y' (Yellow) version too.

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Re: (Vintage) Lure Porn

Post by John Milford » Wed Dec 11 2019 15:08

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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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Buying boxes really is close to the pinnacle of lure nerdiness. Well done. :thumbs:
:giggle: 'Greenie' is very happy in his new home, thank you! :pipe:

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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:
:giggle: 'Greenie' is very happy in his new home, thank you! :pipe:


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I award you three 'Nerdies'. :thumbs:

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Re: (Vintage) Lure Porn

Post by John Milford » Thu Dec 12 2019 12:45

I was hoping to add this nice little Allcocks 'Nevison' Roach to my collection, after spotting it on eBay.

Doesn't look like I will though, as it's currently bidding at over £34 with a day and a half to go! (Never seen a roach one before!).

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Post by fergie68 » Thu Dec 12 2019 12:50

Ohh I like that. :grin:
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Post by davelumb » Thu Dec 12 2019 13:42

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I was hoping to add this nice little Allcocks 'Nevison' Roach to my collection, after spotting it on eBay.

Doesn't look like I will though, as it's currently bidding at over £34 with a day and a half to go! (Never seen a roach one before!).


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Post by Will Smith » Thu Dec 12 2019 19:45

John Milford wrote:
I was hoping to add this nice little Allcocks 'Nevison' Roach to my collection, after spotting it on eBay.

Doesn't look like I will though, as it's currently bidding at over £34 with a day and a half to go! (Never seen a roach one before!).


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My thoughts exactly until I saw what the bidding was up to :laughs: .

Too much for me for one lure, it is very nice though, you go for it John as Dave said Treat yourself for Christmas :thumbs: .

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Re: (Vintage) Lure Porn

Post by John Milford » Tue Dec 17 2019 20:42

Jeez! Where do they find them?

Only $2.50 plus postage at the moment - but watch this little critter go! (If it makes it to the end of the auction, that is. :roll: ).

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Post by John Milford » Sun Dec 29 2019 00:07

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Jeez! Where do they find them?

Only $2.50 plus postage at the moment - but watch this little critter go! (If it makes it to the end of the auction, that is. :roll: ).

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£130 (+ silly postage).

If it had been an original Kent Frog and not the slightly later Pflueger re-make, it would have gone for ten times that! :pipe:
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Post by John Milford » Wed Jan 01 2020 23:25

First purchase of the New Year!

It harks all the way back to the discussion on page 11 - about wooden lures with rubber tails - with Ratman Lures claims of being first with the concept in the 1980/90s.

I posted a picture of a vintage D.A.M. lure from the 1950's (pre-dating the Ratman 'idea' by over three decades) and lamented that the one pictured wasn't mine.

Well, I've got one now (when it turns up in the post). This 120mm 46g D.A.M. Zuger-Wobbler. :grin:

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Post by fergie68 » Thu Jan 02 2020 03:27

Yaaas in your face Ratman. :laughs:
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Post by jonsykes » Thu Jan 02 2020 08:44

Saw that one on ebay myself John.

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Post by John Milford » Thu Jan 02 2020 11:23

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Saw that one on ebay myself John.
I was slightly surprised at the lack of bids on it Jon. Even if somebody didn't know it was a 60-70 year-old vintage D.A.M., it still looks a great pike lure for tenner.

I put in a max bid several times more than that and was amazed to win at only 50p over the starting bid! (If the seller had offered postage outside the UK, to include any US and European interest, I might not have been so lucky).
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Post by cashybai » Thu Jan 02 2020 21:59

MM, I got the little pike lure finishing around the same time from the same seller John.
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Post by John Milford » Thu Jan 02 2020 22:16

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MM, I got the little pike lure finishing around the same time from the same seller John.
The Harris Lures one Neil? :thumbs: They're nice little plugs, made in Poland if I recall correctly? (I've got one somewhere :grin: ).
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Post by davelumb » Thu Jan 02 2020 22:23

"I've got one somewhere "

In your case that could apply to almost any lure ever made. :clown:

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Post by John Milford » Thu Jan 02 2020 22:34

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"I've got one somewhere "

In your case that could apply to almost any lure ever made. :clown:
The more I collect, the more I realise I'll only ever scratch the surface Dave. I'm not as obsessive as some collectors (pause for laughter) more eclectic.
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"I've got one somewhere "

In your case that could apply to almost any lure ever made. :clown:
The more I collect, the more I realise I'll only ever scratch the surface Dave. I'm not as obsessive as some collectors (pause for laughter) more eclectic.
Eclectic. Yeah, that's one word for you! :grin:

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Post by Alex Fox » Sat Jan 04 2020 17:16

Great stuff john ... can you download pics straight from the desk top onto these forum pages ?

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Post by John Milford » Sat Jan 04 2020 17:57

Alex Fox wrote:
Great stuff john ... can you download pics straight from the desk top onto these forum pages ?
I guess so Alex? If you click on 'Full Editor / Preview' there is an 'Attachments' tab under the Save Draft/ Preview/Submit bar. (You might have to locate any picture you want by its file location).
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