Will Smith wrote: ↑Wed Dec 08 2021 18:37 -He's Henry Leonidas Rolfe 'The Scaly Painter' (1823–1881). One of Alfred Jardine's piking chums.davelumb wrote: ↑Wed Dec 08 2021 18:07 -You know, I would actually have to agree with you on the statement in brackets John.John Milford wrote: ↑Wed Dec 08 2021 17:50 -Lure snob.Last of the Mohicans.
The bulk production of wooden Creek Chubs ended with the closure of the Garrett factory and sale of the company to the Lazy Ike Corporation.
Ten years later, around 1987/88, wooden Creek Chubs were re-introduced, briefly, by the Dura-Pak Corp. of Sioux City, Iowa.
They were in the range when TG Lures started dealing with Dura-Pak, but were deemed too expensive to carry, compared to the plastic Pikie models.
I came across this #5500 (5") 'Snook Pikie' last week and added it to my collection, as these Sioux City wood models represent the 'end of an era'.
(Nice enough baits, but they don't quite have the class of the originals. ).
And buy the way, I am beginning to think that you are the man in your avatar, fez and all Please remind me who it is ?
(A splendidly louche looking fellow! ).