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Will Smith wrote: Wed Dec 08 2021 18:37 -
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John Milford wrote: Wed Dec 08 2021 17:50 -
Last of the Mohicans. :rock:

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'. :sad:

(Nice enough baits, but they don't quite have the class of the originals. :pipe: ).


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Lure snob. :giggle:
You know, I would actually have to agree with you on the statement in brackets John.
And buy the way, I am beginning to think that you are the man in your avatar, fez and all :laughs: Please remind me who it is ?

Will.
He's Henry Leonidas Rolfe 'The Scaly Painter' (1823–1881). One of Alfred Jardine's piking chums.

(A splendidly louche looking fellow! :pipe: ).
"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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Cyprio wrote: Wed Dec 08 2021 18:50 -
Obviously this isn’t “vintage” but on the creek chub theme.
Just Come up for sale on the bay.
Rather cool musky xxx custom creek eating a river runt.
:cool:

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Ha ha Andy, love it.

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davelumb wrote: Wed Dec 08 2021 18:47 -
Will Smith wrote: Wed Dec 08 2021 18:37 -
davelumb wrote: Wed Dec 08 2021 18:07 -
John Milford wrote: Wed Dec 08 2021 17:50 -
Last of the Mohicans. :rock:

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'. :sad:

(Nice enough baits, but they don't quite have the class of the originals. :pipe: ).


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Lure snob. :giggle:
You know, I would actually have to agree with you on the statement in brackets John.
And buy the way, I am beginning to think that you are the man in your avatar, fez and all :laughs: Please remind me who it is ?

Will.
Two lure snobs! :joker:

John's headwear (for it surely is he) could be a smoking cap.
You are probably correct on all counts Dave :thumbs: .

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John Milford wrote: Wed Dec 08 2021 18:57 -
Will Smith wrote: Wed Dec 08 2021 18:37 -
davelumb wrote: Wed Dec 08 2021 18:07 -
John Milford wrote: Wed Dec 08 2021 17:50 -
Last of the Mohicans. :rock:

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'. :sad:

(Nice enough baits, but they don't quite have the class of the originals. :pipe: ).


IMG_20211207_100438_816~2.jpg
Lure snob. :giggle:
You know, I would actually have to agree with you on the statement in brackets John.
And buy the way, I am beginning to think that you are the man in your avatar, fez and all :laughs: Please remind me who it is ?

Will.
He's Henry Leonidas Rolfe 'The Scaly Painter' (1823–1881). One of Alfred Jardine's piking chums.

(A splendidly louche looking fellow! :pipe: ).
Just had to google that word John and as the saying goes, "if the cap fits" :laughs: :laughs: .
Although I am sure you are not a louche type of chap.

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Not my usual thing, but then I don't stumble across truly vintage musky baits very often.

I bought it just because I liked the look of it - and a suspicion it might not be quite as 'new' as it looked. :pipe:

To cut a long story short, I got a photo lead from a US collector and the trail led me to the name Krizenesky - and quickly to an NFLCC article about the brothers Robert and Allan.

https://nflcc.org/wp-content/uploads/20 ... enesky.pdf

Krizenesky Brothers 'Mr. Muskie Bait Company' (est. 1969) Peshtigo, Wisconsin.

7" Musk-A-Luck. :cool:

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John Milford wrote: Thu Dec 23 2021 18:52 -
Not my usual thing, but then I don't stumble across truly vintage musky baits very often.

I bought it just because I liked the look of it - and a suspicion it might not be quite as 'new' as it looked. :pipe:

To cut a long story short, I got a photo lead from a US collector and the trail led me to the name Krizenesky - and quickly to an NFLCC article about the brothers Robert and Allan.

https://nflcc.org/wp-content/uploads/20 ... enesky.pdf

Krizenesky Brothers 'Mr. Muskie Bait Company' (est. 1969) Peshtigo, Wisconsin.

7" Musk-A-Luck. :cool:


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The Encyclopedia of Old Fishing Lures Made In North America and The
History and Collectible Fishing Tackle of Wisconsin.
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I bought a bunch of lures recently - an odd assortment of very usable baits, plus this little beauty!

A 'Gopher' musky bait, originally made by Elmer Deuster of Milwaukee, Wisconsin during the late 40s/ early 50s, eventually becoming the Gopher Bait Co of Sheboygan, WI.

Later, they were sold by the Marathon Bait Co., of Wausau, WI. - a company well-known for making some of the more 'far out' musky lures.

The splashing paddles on each side are fixed at 90° to each other and the lure is wood with a wired-through construction.

Mine is the 4 1/2", 1 oz. 'Baby Gopher' - not one of the really early ones, but a very collectible bait nonetheless. :cool:

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John Milford wrote: Fri Jan 14 2022 13:26 -
I bought a bunch of lures recently - an odd assortment of very usable baits, plus this little beauty!

A 'Gopher' musky bait, originally made by Elmer Deuster of Milwaukee, Wisconsin during the late 40s/ early 50s, eventually becoming the Gopher Bait Co of Sheboygan, WI.

Later, they were sold by the Marathon Bait Co., of Wausau, WI. - a company well-known for making some of the more 'far out' musky lures.

The splashing paddles on each side are fixed at 90° to each other and the lure is wood with a wired-through construction.

Mine is the 4 1/2", 1 oz. 'Baby Gopher' - not one of the really early ones, but a very collectible bait nonetheless. :cool:


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Are they, or something similar, still being made? The design looks familiar.
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davelumb wrote: Fri Jan 14 2022 13:27 -
John Milford wrote: Fri Jan 14 2022 13:26 -
I bought a bunch of lures recently - an odd assortment of very usable baits, plus this little beauty!

A 'Gopher' musky bait, originally made by Elmer Deuster of Milwaukee, Wisconsin during the late 40s/ early 50s, eventually becoming the Gopher Bait Co of Sheboygan, WI.

Later, they were sold by the Marathon Bait Co., of Wausau, WI. - a company well-known for making some of the more 'far out' musky lures.

The splashing paddles on each side are fixed at 90° to each other and the lure is wood with a wired-through construction.

Mine is the 4 1/2", 1 oz. 'Baby Gopher' - not one of the really early ones, but a very collectible bait nonetheless. :cool:


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Are they, or something similar, still being made? The design looks familiar.
I've tried looking for them for sale online Dave, but they appear to be pretty scarce. Any listing I've found, even for relatively modern ones in 'blister packs', say 'unavailable'.

I posted a question about them on an American collectors FB group and immediately got people messaging me wanting to buy it!
"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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John Milford wrote: Fri Jan 14 2022 13:40 -
davelumb wrote: Fri Jan 14 2022 13:27 -
John Milford wrote: Fri Jan 14 2022 13:26 -
I bought a bunch of lures recently - an odd assortment of very usable baits, plus this little beauty!

A 'Gopher' musky bait, originally made by Elmer Deuster of Milwaukee, Wisconsin during the late 40s/ early 50s, eventually becoming the Gopher Bait Co of Sheboygan, WI.

Later, they were sold by the Marathon Bait Co., of Wausau, WI. - a company well-known for making some of the more 'far out' musky lures.

The splashing paddles on each side are fixed at 90° to each other and the lure is wood with a wired-through construction.

Mine is the 4 1/2", 1 oz. 'Baby Gopher' - not one of the really early ones, but a very collectible bait nonetheless. :cool:


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Are they, or something similar, still being made? The design looks familiar.
I've tried looking for them for sale online Dave, but they appear to be pretty scarce. Any listing I've found, even for relatively modern ones in 'blister packs', say 'unavailable'.

I posted a question about them on an American collectors FB group and immediately got people messaging me wanting to buy it!
Did their offers meet your reserve? :laughs:
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Incredible reading and viewing, how far do tobys go back,
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horseshoe3 wrote: Fri Jan 14 2022 18:54 -
Incredible reading and viewing, how far do tobys go back,
66 years. :madmick:

The Toby is named after the 'tobis' - the Danish/German name for a sandeel.
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John Milford wrote: Fri Jan 14 2022 13:26 -
I bought a bunch of lures recently - an odd assortment of very usable baits, plus this little beauty!

A 'Gopher' musky bait, originally made by Elmer Deuster of Milwaukee, Wisconsin during the late 40s/ early 50s, eventually becoming the Gopher Bait Co of Sheboygan, WI.

Later, they were sold by the Marathon Bait Co., of Wausau, WI. - a company well-known for making some of the more 'far out' musky lures.

The splashing paddles on each side are fixed at 90° to each other and the lure is wood with a wired-through construction.

Mine is the 4 1/2", 1 oz. 'Baby Gopher' - not one of the really early ones, but a very collectible bait nonetheless. :cool:


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Nice. Thought it was Japanese at first sight. Would love to see it's action.
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bio-haul wrote: Fri Jan 14 2022 23:22 -
John Milford wrote: Fri Jan 14 2022 13:26 -
I bought a bunch of lures recently - an odd assortment of very usable baits, plus this little beauty!

A 'Gopher' musky bait, originally made by Elmer Deuster of Milwaukee, Wisconsin during the late 40s/ early 50s, eventually becoming the Gopher Bait Co of Sheboygan, WI.

Later, they were sold by the Marathon Bait Co., of Wausau, WI. - a company well-known for making some of the more 'far out' musky lures.

The splashing paddles on each side are fixed at 90° to each other and the lure is wood with a wired-through construction.

Mine is the 4 1/2", 1 oz. 'Baby Gopher' - not one of the really early ones, but a very collectible bait nonetheless. :cool:


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20220114_113502-COLLAGE.jpg
Nice. Thought it was Japanese at first sight. Would love to see it's action.
I get where you're coming from Dom, Japanese baits and the more radical musky baits are where two worlds collide.
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John Milford wrote: Fri Jan 14 2022 20:14 -
horseshoe3 wrote: Fri Jan 14 2022 18:54 -
Incredible reading and viewing, how far do tobys go back,
66 years. :madmick:

The Toby is named after the 'tobis' - the Danish/German name for a sandeel.
Thanks for that
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