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Post by stunner1901 » Thu Nov 05 2020 00:15

Evening john

I am sorry if I have upset you that was not the intention.

I will remove the listing if you wish. I am new to this and wanted to ensure I was getting my information right.

As there is lots of talk of ebay buying and selling i thought i was ok to use the information from you

My intention is to to build a collection but I was going to list at a high price so that if it sells I sell well and if not it will stay in my collection until such a point as I can replace with better.

Again I can only apologise

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Post by John Milford » Thu Nov 05 2020 10:53

stunner1901 wrote:
Evening john

I am sorry if I have upset you that was not the intention.

I will remove the listing if you wish. I am new to this and wanted to ensure I was getting my information right.

As there is lots of talk of ebay buying and selling i thought i was ok to use the information from you

My intention is to to build a collection but I was going to list at a high price so that if it sells I sell well and if not it will stay in my collection until such a point as I can replace with better.

Again I can only apologise

Many thanks

Steve
Buying and selling is all part of collecting Steve - I do enough selling myself (and nothing quite beats buying low and selling high! :pirate: ).

As you say, selling off the bottom end of a collection to replace it with better stuff is how collections refine and improve over time (otherwise it's just hoarding).

It just stuck me that of the items you've asked about on here, you've immediately listed all the better items for sale - which is the perspective of a dealer, not a collector. :shrug:

It's all fair game Steve, so really no need to apologise - just don't expect people to be quite so forthcoming on this thread if it's just to help you sell stuff! (There's a 'Whats it worth?' thread in the Classifieds Section on here for that). :handshake:
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Post by stunner1901 » Thu Nov 05 2020 11:13

Hi John

I've listed them simply because i have bought about 400 lures in the past few months

I started buying and selling tackle in general because the cost of new is far too high for me, and tbh fell in love with lures never really done much spinning as my big love is trotting a stick float

They fascinate me so my train of thought was if i list the higher value ones at a high price i will get a nice bit back and if not they will be the top of the tree, so to speak

Then i will list the rest as i can and progress that way.

i have a number of Hi-Lo's which are nice but unboxed, as are most of my lures at this stage so it will be a rolling ball to get lures improved but they all look so alike to me at this stage

I fully appreciate what you said and appreciate even more your knowledge

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Post by John Milford » Thu Nov 05 2020 11:47

stunner1901 wrote:
Hi John

I've listed them simply because i have bought about 400 lures in the past few months

I started buying and selling tackle in general because the cost of new is far too high for me, and tbh fell in love with lures never really done much spinning as my big love is trotting a stick float

They fascinate me so my train of thought was if i list the higher value ones at a high price i will get a nice bit back and if not they will be the top of the tree, so to speak

Then i will list the rest as i can and progress that way.

i have a number of Hi-Lo's which are nice but unboxed, as are most of my lures at this stage so it will be a rolling ball to get lures improved but they all look so alike to me at this stage

I fully appreciate what you said and appreciate even more your knowledge

Steve
Thanks for taking the trouble to explain all that Steve - I fully understand where you are coming from now. Sorry if I seemed a bit crotchety! :smile:

Like you, I occasionally buy mixed lots of old tackle for just one or two interesting items - and then re-bundle and sell on the rest to recoup the outay. :thumbs:

If you want a quick return on your Hi-Lo's, the ones marked like this on the belly will get the best price.

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(Later ones, marked differently, aren't of much interest to collectors, but are just as good to fish with. :wink: ).
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Post by stunner1901 » Thu Nov 05 2020 16:46

Thanks John

I have become a bit obsessed and really need to slow down. I must have 600 floats some really nice old Harcorks and things from my early days like denton and ultra's

I just had a delivery of some vintage stuff and a new maker on me was there Paravan of Norway I think

Plus my book encyclopedia of lures come from amazon so lots of reading to do

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Post by John Milford » Thu Nov 05 2020 19:37

stunner1901 wrote:
Thanks John

I have become a bit obsessed and really need to slow down. I must have 600 floats some really nice old Harcorks and things from my early days like denton and ultra's

I just had a delivery of some vintage stuff and a new maker on me was there Paravan of Norway I think

Plus my book encyclopedia of lures come from amazon so lots of reading to do

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Efgeeco were the UK distributor of Paravan lures Steve. Good spoons. :thumbs:

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Post by stunner1901 » Thu Nov 05 2020 23:43

Again thanks

I assumed Tobis were ABU so that explains why i couldn't find any on the abu pages lol

Got a few Tobis . salamander, plus a few others

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Re: (Vintage) Lure Porn

Post by John Milford » Fri Nov 06 2020 01:53

stunner1901 wrote:
I have become a bit obsessed and really need to slow down. I must have 600 floats some really nice old Harcorks and things from my early days like denton and ultras.
Have you seen theres a '(Vintage) Float Porn' thread too Steve? Worth a look. :thumbs:
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Post by John Milford » Fri Nov 06 2020 02:04

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Quite possibly the worst abomination of a lure I've ever seen! :eek:

The 'Spider Lure' from the Turner Co., Missouri. Marketed as a 'lure', but it looks more like a 'stink bait' holding fish trap to me? :shrug:

(Don't think I'll be bidding on this one!).


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The American collector's obviously thought more of that dreadful 'Spider Lure' than I did! :shrug:

It sold for $163.50 + postsge, after 36 bids. :eek:
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Post by davelumb » Fri Nov 06 2020 09:16

John Milford wrote:
John Milford wrote:
Quite possibly the worst abomination of a lure I've ever seen! :eek:

The 'Spider Lure' from the Turner Co., Missouri. Marketed as a 'lure', but it looks more like a 'stink bait' holding fish trap to me? :shrug:

(Don't think I'll be bidding on this one!).


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The American collector's obviously thought more of that dreadful 'Spider Lure' than I did! :shrug:

It sold for $163.50 + postsge, after 36 bids. :eek:
Maybe not a lure collector who bought it.

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Post by John Milford » Fri Nov 06 2020 10:07

davelumb wrote:
John Milford wrote:
John Milford wrote:
Quite possibly the worst abomination of a lure I've ever seen! :eek:

The 'Spider Lure' from the Turner Co., Missouri. Marketed as a 'lure', but it looks more like a 'stink bait' holding fish trap to me? :shrug:

(Don't think I'll be bidding on this one!).


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The American collector's obviously thought more of that dreadful 'Spider Lure' than I did! :shrug:

It sold for $163.50 + postsge, after 36 bids. :eek:
Maybe not a lure collector who bought it.
I expect it was Dave, but perhaps a general tackle collector?

The collector's market in the 'States is very buoyant at the moment - perhaps due to the Covid situation with people cooped up and time on their hands? :shrug:

The last Lang's lure auction saw some extraordinary prices achieved for quite ordinary lures, according to a couple of the groups I follow.
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Post by davelumb » Fri Nov 06 2020 10:23

John Milford wrote:
davelumb wrote:
John Milford wrote:
John Milford wrote:
Quite possibly the worst abomination of a lure I've ever seen! :eek:

The 'Spider Lure' from the Turner Co., Missouri. Marketed as a 'lure', but it looks more like a 'stink bait' holding fish trap to me? :shrug:

(Don't think I'll be bidding on this one!).


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The American collector's obviously thought more of that dreadful 'Spider Lure' than I did! :shrug:

It sold for $163.50 + postsge, after 36 bids. :eek:
Maybe not a lure collector who bought it.
I expect it was Dave, but perhaps a general tackle collector?

The collector's market in the 'States is very buoyant at the moment - perhaps due to the Covid situation with people cooped up and time on their hands? :shrug:

The last Lang's lure auction saw some extraordinary prices achieved for quite ordinary lures, according to a couple of the groups I follow.
I guess in the USA there are many niches for tackle collecting. Such as fish decoys.

I expect a lot of people are spending a lot of time on-line browsing shops and auctions. I know I've gone a bit mad satisfying my pen buying habit. I do wish I hadn't found https://www.cultpens.com/ :laughs: :dizzy: My only excuse is that I buy practical pens for marking rod blanks, addressing parcels and writing orders. Honest. :coat:

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Post by John Milford » Fri Nov 06 2020 10:41

Talking about having time on your hands, I was intrigued by this commemorative Heddon 'Lucky 13' I picked up recently.

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Due to the stylised font, I was wasn't even sure quite what it read, but it is 'Uncle Homer' Circle.

Homer Circle was born in 1914 and was a vice-president at Heddon until the mid-60s.

He was most well known for his long running 'Ask Uncle Homer' column in Bassmaster magazine and as the fishing editor for Sports Afield magazine.

UK anglers might know him from his 1965 book The Art of Plug Fishing? (I didn't!).

The lure dates from 1995, so I assume the occasion was his 80th birthday. He continued to fish actively during his retirement in Florida, right up to his death in 2012, aged 97. (I'd settle for that! :thumbs: ).
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Post by John Milford » Fri Nov 06 2020 10:52

davelumb wrote:

I know I've gone a bit mad satisfying my pen buying habit. I do wish I hadn't found https://www.cultpens.com/ :laughs: :dizzy: My only excuse is that I buy practical pens for marking rod blanks, addressing parcels and writing orders. Honest. :coat:
Does this mean we can look forward to a new thread: (Practical) Pen Porn? :clown:
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John Milford wrote:
Talking about having time on your hands, I was intrigued by this commemorative Heddon 'Lucky 13' I picked up recently.


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Due to the stylised font, I was wasn't even sure quite what it read, but it is 'Uncle Homer' Circle.

Homer Circle was born in 1914 and was a vice-president at Heddon until the mid-60s.

He was most well known for his long running 'Ask Uncle Homer' column in Bassmaster magazine and as the fishing editor for Sports Afield magazine.

UK anglers might know him from his 1965 book The Art of Plug Fishing? (I didn't!).

The lure dates from 1995, so I assume the occasion was his 80th birthday. He continued to fish actively during his retirement in Florida, right up to his death in 2012, aged 97. (I'd settle for that! :thumbs: ).
That's a :cool: one.

(I read the script. But wondering what kind of pen was used...)
John Milford wrote:
davelumb wrote:

I know I've gone a bit mad satisfying my pen buying habit. I do wish I hadn't found https://www.cultpens.com/ :laughs: :dizzy: My only excuse is that I buy practical pens for marking rod blanks, addressing parcels and writing orders. Honest. :coat:
Does this mean we can look forward to a new thread: (Practical) Pen Porn? :clown:
No, just one snap. :grin:
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Post by John Milford » Fri Nov 06 2020 11:48

davelumb wrote:
John Milford wrote:
Talking about having time on your hands, I was intrigued by this commemorative Heddon 'Lucky 13' I picked up recently.


IMG_20201106_084844~3.jpg

Due to the stylised font, I was wasn't even sure quite what it read, but it is 'Uncle Homer' Circle.

Homer Circle was born in 1914 and was a vice-president at Heddon until the mid-60s.

He was most well known for his long running 'Ask Uncle Homer' column in Bassmaster magazine and as the fishing editor for Sports Afield magazine.

UK anglers might know him from his 1965 book The Art of Plug Fishing? (I didn't!).

The lure dates from 1995, so I assume the occasion was his 80th birthday. He continued to fish actively during his retirement in Florida, right up to his death in 2012, aged 97. (I'd settle for that! :thumbs: ).
That's a :cool: one.

(I read the script. But wondering what kind of pen was used...)
John Milford wrote:
davelumb wrote:

I know I've gone a bit mad satisfying my pen buying habit. I do wish I hadn't found https://www.cultpens.com/ :laughs: :dizzy: My only excuse is that I buy practical pens for marking rod blanks, addressing parcels and writing orders. Honest. :coat:
Does this mean we can look forward to a new thread: (Practical) Pen Porn? :clown:
No, just one snap. :grin:
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That's a bizzare twist Dave, putting pens in a sheep! (mug) :coat:
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Post by davelumb » Fri Nov 06 2020 11:55

John Milford wrote:
davelumb wrote:
John Milford wrote:
Talking about having time on your hands, I was intrigued by this commemorative Heddon 'Lucky 13' I picked up recently.


IMG_20201106_084844~3.jpg

Due to the stylised font, I was wasn't even sure quite what it read, but it is 'Uncle Homer' Circle.

Homer Circle was born in 1914 and was a vice-president at Heddon until the mid-60s.

He was most well known for his long running 'Ask Uncle Homer' column in Bassmaster magazine and as the fishing editor for Sports Afield magazine.

UK anglers might know him from his 1965 book The Art of Plug Fishing? (I didn't!).

The lure dates from 1995, so I assume the occasion was his 80th birthday. He continued to fish actively during his retirement in Florida, right up to his death in 2012, aged 97. (I'd settle for that! :thumbs: ).
That's a :cool: one.

(I read the script. But wondering what kind of pen was used...)
John Milford wrote:
davelumb wrote:

I know I've gone a bit mad satisfying my pen buying habit. I do wish I hadn't found https://www.cultpens.com/ :laughs: :dizzy: My only excuse is that I buy practical pens for marking rod blanks, addressing parcels and writing orders. Honest. :coat:
Does this mean we can look forward to a new thread: (Practical) Pen Porn? :clown:
No, just one snap. :grin:
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That's a bizzare twist Dave, putting pens in a sheep! (mug) :coat:
Punster! :grin:

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Post by Cyprio » Tue Nov 17 2020 19:29

John Milford wrote:
Talking about having time on your hands, I was intrigued by this commemorative Heddon 'Lucky 13' I picked up recently.


IMG_20201106_084844~3.jpg

Due to the stylised font, I was wasn't even sure quite what it read, but it is 'Uncle Homer' Circle.

Homer Circle was born in 1914 and was a vice-president at Heddon until the mid-60s.

He was most well known for his long running 'Ask Uncle Homer' column in Bassmaster magazine and as the fishing editor for Sports Afield magazine.

UK anglers might know him from his 1965 book The Art of Plug Fishing? (I didn't!).

The lure dates from 1995, so I assume the occasion was his 80th birthday. He continued to fish actively during his retirement in Florida, right up to his death in 2012, aged 97. (I'd settle for that! :thumbs: ).
Remembered I had one of those, in unused condition.
Here’s with a couple of mates.
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Post by John Milford » Tue Nov 17 2020 19:35

Cyprio wrote:
John Milford wrote:
Talking about having time on your hands, I was intrigued by this commemorative Heddon 'Lucky 13' I picked up recently.


IMG_20201106_084844~3.jpg

Due to the stylised font, I was wasn't even sure quite what it read, but it is 'Uncle Homer' Circle.

Homer Circle was born in 1914 and was a vice-president at Heddon until the mid-60s.

He was most well known for his long running 'Ask Uncle Homer' column in Bassmaster magazine and as the fishing editor for Sports Afield magazine.

UK anglers might know him from his 1965 book The Art of Plug Fishing? (I didn't!).

The lure dates from 1995, so I assume the occasion was his 80th birthday. He continued to fish actively during his retirement in Florida, right up to his death in 2012, aged 97. (I'd settle for that! :thumbs: ).
Remembered I had one of those, in unused condition.
Here’s with a couple of mates.
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Baby Bass! :cool:
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Post by John Milford » Wed Nov 18 2020 10:33

It's not often I find something I didn't know existed previously!

A plastic Creek Chub 'Ding Bat'!

The familiar wooden version was made for 20 years (1938-58). The plastic version (with a unique 3 position lip) was made between 1964 and 1978.

(Apparently these lures are named after the nickname of the boyfriend of one of Creek Chub's employees. :pipe: ).

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John Milford wrote:
It's not often I find something I didn't know existed previously!

A plastic Creek Chub 'Ding Bat'!

The familiar wooden version was made for 20 years (1938-58). The plastic version (with a unique 3 position lip) was made between 1964 and 1978.

(Apparently these lures are named after the nickname of the boyfriend of one of Creek Chub's employees. :pipe: ).


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When you say "find" do you mean 'acquire'? :joker:

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Post by John Milford » Wed Nov 18 2020 12:12

davelumb wrote:
John Milford wrote:
It's not often I find something I didn't know existed previously!

A plastic Creek Chub 'Ding Bat'!

The familiar wooden version was made for 20 years (1938-58). The plastic version (with a unique 3 position lip) was made between 1964 and 1978.

(Apparently these lures are named after the nickname of the boyfriend of one of Creek Chub's employees. :pipe: ).


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When you say "find" do you mean 'acquire'? :joker:
Yes. :laughs:

If only I could 'find' lures like that hanging from bankside trees! (Acquiring them relatively cheaply is nearly as good. :pipe: :pirate: ).

I've added a few nice ones recently. I'm currently wrestling over whether or not to shell out the price of one of your top end rods for a little gem that a dealer has offered to me. It's been a while since I've added to my rare Victorian lure collection . . . . 🤔
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Post by davelumb » Wed Nov 18 2020 12:59

John Milford wrote:
davelumb wrote:
John Milford wrote:
It's not often I find something I didn't know existed previously!

A plastic Creek Chub 'Ding Bat'!

The familiar wooden version was made for 20 years (1938-58). The plastic version (with a unique 3 position lip) was made between 1964 and 1978.

(Apparently these lures are named after the nickname of the boyfriend of one of Creek Chub's employees. :pipe: ).


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When you say "find" do you mean 'acquire'? :joker:
Yes. :laughs:

If only I could 'find' lures like that hanging from bankside trees! (Acquiring them relatively cheaply is nearly as good. :pipe: :pirate: ).

I've added a few nice ones recently. I'm currently wrestling over whether or not to shell out the price of one of your top end rods for a little gem that a dealer has offered to me. It's been a while since I've added to my rare Victorian lure collection . . . . 🤔
I thought so! :giggle: Nice to get something different at a good price though. :thumbs:

Unlike that rare Victorian lure. :afraid:

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Post by John Milford » Wed Nov 18 2020 19:42

A more down-to-earth 'blast from the past' - one of the slightly more readily available big spoons from the 1980s

The Solvkroken 'Storauren' 45g spoon. Rather like a 'Broads spoon', but perhaps a little heavier than the traditional UK pattern?

Ryobi Masterline were the UK distributor for the Norwegian Solvkroken (tr. Silver hook) brand. The lure name translates as 'Great Aura'. :cool:

Never used them myself, but wondered if anyone else has any find memories of them? :shrug:

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Post by Will Smith » Thu Nov 19 2020 18:00

A friend of mine gave me one John, said they were one of his favourite spoons, the first time I used it had a lively 6lb jack on it on an otherwise very unproductive day.
It was nice to be able to report back to him that it had been successful.
I have noticed the they seem to sell well on the second hand market so, there must be a few guys out there who like them.
Are these two fairly recent acquisitions ?

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Post by Will Smith » Thu Nov 19 2020 18:03

John Milford wrote:
It's not often I find something I didn't know existed previously!

A plastic Creek Chub 'Ding Bat'!

The familiar wooden version was made for 20 years (1938-58). The plastic version (with a unique 3 position lip) was made between 1964 and 1978.

(Apparently these lures are named after the nickname of the boyfriend of one of Creek Chub's employees. :pipe: ).


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I have to admit John, I too though that they were only wooden ones produced, learning all the time with this lure lark :thumbs:

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Post by royboy » Thu Nov 19 2020 19:10

John Milford wrote:
A more down-to-earth 'blast from the past' - one of the slightly more readily available big spoons from the 1980s

The Solvkroken 'Storauren' 45g spoon. Rather like a 'Broads spoon', but perhaps a little heavier than the traditional UK pattern?

Ryobi Masterline were the UK distributor for the Norwegian Solvkroken (tr. Silver hook) brand. The lure name translates as 'Great Aura'. :cool:

Never used them myself, but wondered if anyone else has any find memories of them? :shrug:


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Used to troll these on the loughs , lots of pike , nothing over a high single + some perch to about 2lbs .
Heavy lure , trolled deep .
I took off the extra trebles though , too messy !
Still have one in the box but haven`t used it in a while !
Pat

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Re: (Vintage) Lure Porn

Post by John Milford » Sat Nov 21 2020 22:14

andrew_nagel wrote:
Some might qualify as 'vintage' and others won't. A bunch of 6" Cobbs Roundnose Countdowns. Good catchers on my local waters.

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What do you reckon on these Andrew? Cobbs Roundnose or copies? :shrug:

(Thought they were worth a punt, so bought them anyway).

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Post by andrew_nagel » Sun Nov 22 2020 01:16

Copies. On Cobbs from mid-90's onwards the attachment eye is usually a heavier gauge eye than the belly and tail hangers. Sometimes the tail hanger is heavy gauge too. Earlier than mid-90's he used cotter pins for hangers and attachment eyes. I've never seen a Cobb's with recessed eyes. Pain jobs don't look like his either. There's a couple of Dutch makers who did their own version of Cobbs CDs. Maybe their creations???
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Post by andrew_nagel » Sun Nov 22 2020 01:22

Recently picked up quite a few from a friend of JC's. The 2 Rednecks have never been fished as the hook hangers have not had the epoxy drilled out of them after coating.
The previous owner has stuck 3D eyes over the top of the original eyes on both lures in the lower row of the photo. They'll peel off and if super glued a bit of T-Cut gets rid of that.
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