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Re: (Vintage) Lure Porn

Post by fergie68 » Thu Nov 07 2019 16:06

The winfield shanny in silver/blue/red was my killer lure for pike, perch, and trout on our local lochs.
I never rated their Mepps type lures though. I paid the extra for a droppen.
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Post by John Milford » Thu Nov 07 2019 18:07

fergie68 wrote:
The winfield shanny in silver/blue/red was my killer lure for pike, perch, and trout on our local lochs.
I never rated their Mepps type lures though. I paid the extra for a droppen.
Not much to go wrong with spoons and the 'Shanny' was a decent enough 'Toby' type spoon. :thumbs:

Agree entirely about cheapo blade spinners being a false economy. Unless they are made spot-on, 'looky likies' too often have a tendency for the spin to stall, or only work within a narrow speed range.
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Post by John Milford » Thu Nov 07 2019 18:56

Woah! :eek:

Unmarked Gregory 'Nickel' Spinner just popped up on eBay! Listed as a 'Cleopatra' (which it isn't) it is nevertheless a super-rare old bait.

I'll have my eye on it, but I think it will be too rich for me by the time it closes (or some pirate will wave a big wad at the seller before the end date :roll: ).

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Post by andrew_nagel » Fri Nov 08 2019 16:57

Caught my first pike on a Winfield Yellow Phantom. Thanks John, I never knew what the lure was called.

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Re: (Vintage) Lure Porn

Post by John Milford » Tue Nov 12 2019 12:03

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They're still out there :grin:

This glass-eyed South Bend 'Bass-Oreno' in 'Green Scale' is at least 82, possibly 92 years old. Just a couple of tiny 'pointers' in the superb paint finish and came with a few other nice old plugs this week for less than £20!

(Gotta "keep 'em peeled", as Shaw Taylor used to say :pipe: ).

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Boom! This popped up 'buy it now' on Ebay yesterday! :grin:

Mint 'Strawberry Spot' pre-WW2 'Bass Oreno'. Sometimes they just know where their home is! :yahoo:

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Post by davelumb » Tue Nov 12 2019 12:08

John Milford wrote:
John Milford wrote:
They're still out there :grin:

This glass-eyed South Bend 'Bass-Oreno' in 'Green Scale' is at least 82, possibly 92 years old. Just a couple of tiny 'pointers' in the superb paint finish and came with a few other nice old plugs this week for less than £20!

(Gotta "keep 'em peeled", as Shaw Taylor used to say :pipe: ).

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Boom! This popped up 'buy it now' on Ebay yesterday! :grin:

Mint 'Strawberry Spot' pre-WW2 'Bass Oreno'. Sometimes they just know where their home is! :yahoo:


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How much was that one? :exit:

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Re: (Vintage) Lure Porn

Post by John Milford » Tue Nov 12 2019 12:17

davelumb wrote:
How much was that one? :exit:
Let's just say the parrot nearly fell off my shoulder . . . :pipe:
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Post by fergie68 » Tue Nov 12 2019 18:22

I like the hook holders on that lure . I have some old spar-x cut plugs have similar . But the pin through the lures has large swivels then the hooks.

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Re: (Vintage) Lure Porn

Post by Will Smith » Tue Nov 12 2019 19:19

John Milford wrote:
John Milford wrote:
They're still out there :grin:

This glass-eyed South Bend 'Bass-Oreno' in 'Green Scale' is at least 82, possibly 92 years old. Just a couple of tiny 'pointers' in the superb paint finish and came with a few other nice old plugs this week for less than £20!

(Gotta "keep 'em peeled", as Shaw Taylor used to say :pipe: ).

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Boom! This popped up 'buy it now' on Ebay yesterday! :grin:

Mint 'Strawberry Spot' pre-WW2 'Bass Oreno'. Sometimes they just know where their home is! :yahoo:


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It's nice when you can get something like that on a 'buy it now' that you are prepared to pay, few and far between :thumbs: well spotted John.

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Re: (Vintage) Lure Porn

Post by John Milford » Thu Nov 14 2019 19:11

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Woah! :eek:

Unmarked Gregory 'Nickel' Spinner just popped up on eBay! Listed as a 'Cleopatra' (which it isn't) it is nevertheless a super-rare old bait.

I'll have my eye on it, but I think it will be too rich for me by the time it closes (or some pirate will wave a big wad at the seller before the end date :roll: ).


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https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre ... 4525063960
The 'Nickel Bait' went for just under £580. I didn't bid as I already have two of them, which I bought as a pair. Not cheap, but somewhat less than £1,160! :pipe:

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Post by Cyprio » Fri Nov 15 2019 02:05

John Milford wrote:
John Milford wrote:
They're still out there :grin:

This glass-eyed South Bend 'Bass-Oreno' in 'Green Scale' is at least 82, possibly 92 years old. Just a couple of tiny 'pointers' in the superb paint finish and came with a few other nice old plugs this week for less than £20!

(Gotta "keep 'em peeled", as Shaw Taylor used to say :pipe: ).

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Boom! This popped up 'buy it now' on Ebay yesterday! :grin:

Mint 'Strawberry Spot' pre-WW2 'Bass Oreno'. Sometimes they just know where their home is! :yahoo:


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Thought I’d seen that type of pattern before.
I have a Heddon Vamp Spook in a draw.
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Re: (Vintage) Lure Porn

Post by John Milford » Fri Nov 15 2019 10:33

Cyprio wrote:
John Milford wrote:
John Milford wrote:
They're still out there :grin:

This glass-eyed South Bend 'Bass-Oreno' in 'Green Scale' is at least 82, possibly 92 years old. Just a couple of tiny 'pointers' in the superb paint finish and came with a few other nice old plugs this week for less than £20!

(Gotta "keep 'em peeled", as Shaw Taylor used to say :pipe: ).

Image
Boom! This popped up 'buy it now' on Ebay yesterday! :grin:

Mint 'Strawberry Spot' pre-WW2 'Bass Oreno'. Sometimes they just know where their home is! :yahoo:


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Thought I’d seen that type of pattern before.
I have a Heddon Vamp Spook in a draw.
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Nice one! :thumbs: I used to have one just the same, but now disappeared somewhere into the mists if time. Where do they go? :scratch: (guess I must have swapped it at some stage, as I'm sure I never lost it).
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Re: (Vintage) Lure Porn

Post by John Milford » Tue Nov 26 2019 16:00

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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Post by Mark_Houghton » Tue Nov 26 2019 16:58

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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I remember those, the local tackle shop sold cheap copies on a wall card for about 50p. Didn`t George Higgins write about that lure in Pikelines years ago? I vaguely recall he (or another member of the Pikers) had a big fish on one?

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Post by John Milford » Tue Nov 26 2019 17:08

Mark_Houghton 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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I remember those, the local tackle shop sold cheap copies on a wall card for about 50p. Didn`t George Higgins write about that lure in Pikelines years ago? I vaguely recall he (or another member of the Pikers) had a big fish on one?
Now you mention it, I'm sure you're right Mark :thumbs:

I bet it wasn't one of the 50p ones though, otherwise all he'd have had to show for his trouble would have been a snapped off nose eye! :wink:
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Post by Mark_Houghton » Tue Nov 26 2019 17:11

John Milford wrote:
Mark_Houghton 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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I remember those, the local tackle shop sold cheap copies on a wall card for about 50p. Didn`t George Higgins write about that lure in Pikelines years ago? I vaguely recall he (or another member of the Pikers) had a big fish on one?
Now you mention it, I'm sure you're right Mark :thumbs:

I bet it wasn't one of the 50p ones though, otherwise all he'd have had to show for his trouble would have been a snapped off nose eye! :wink:
Yes, even though a wide choice of lures wasn`t readily available locally, those ones just didnt appeal due to their poor quality :thumbs:

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Post by andrew_nagel » Tue Nov 26 2019 17:49

Woolies did a copy of that. It came as part of a 2 plug pack. There was a floater and their 'new pike' was a sinker.

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Post by fergie68 » Tue Nov 26 2019 17:57

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.
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Post by davelumb » Tue Nov 26 2019 18:53

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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I don't think I ever used mine in anger. probably because I broke the lip on it before I could get it wet!

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Re: (Vintage) Lure Porn

Post by John Milford » Tue Nov 26 2019 19:31

davelumb 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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I don't think I ever used mine in anger. probably because I broke the lip on it before I could get it wet!
I'm not surprised Dave, many of the really cheap copies were barely 'Christmas Cracker' quality. It makes you wonder how many people were completely put off lures in the 60s/70s due to some of the utter tat some shops were prepared to sell in those days? :shrug:

A lot different these days, thankfully! :thumbs:
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Post by davelumb » Tue Nov 26 2019 19:37

John Milford wrote:
davelumb 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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I don't think I ever used mine in anger. probably because I broke the lip on it before I could get it wet!
I'm not surprised Dave, many of the really cheap copies were barely 'Christmas Cracker' quality. It makes you wonder how many people were completely put off lures in the 60s/70s due to some of the utter tat some shops were prepared to sell in those days? :shrug:

A lot different these days, thankfully! :thumbs:
Sadly, there is still appalling tat available on the lure pegs in some shops. :sad:

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Post by Mark_Houghton » Tue Nov 26 2019 19:40

John Milford wrote:
davelumb 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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I don't think I ever used mine in anger. probably because I broke the lip on it before I could get it wet!
I'm not surprised Dave, many of the really cheap copies were barely 'Christmas Cracker' quality. It makes you wonder how many people were completely put off lures in the 60s/70s due to some of the utter tat some shops were prepared to sell in those days? :shrug:

A lot different these days, thankfully! :thumbs:
Yes indeed.....it`s the aggressive marketing and dicks dressed as speedway riders which puts people off these days :laughs: :laughs: :laughs:

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Mark_Houghton wrote:
John Milford wrote:
davelumb 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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I don't think I ever used mine in anger. probably because I broke the lip on it before I could get it wet!
I'm not surprised Dave, many of the really cheap copies were barely 'Christmas Cracker' quality. It makes you wonder how many people were completely put off lures in the 60s/70s due to some of the utter tat some shops were prepared to sell in those days? :shrug:

A lot different these days, thankfully! :thumbs:
Yes indeed.....it`s the aggressive marketing and dicks dressed as speedway riders which puts people off these days :laughs: :laughs: :laughs:
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Post by John Milford » Wed Nov 27 2019 12:41

Not mine, but what a pattern! :cool:

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John Milford wrote:
Not mine, but what a pattern! :cool:


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That`s impressive :thumbs: :thumbs: :thumbs:

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John Milford wrote:
Not mine, but what a pattern! :cool:


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Post by lochhopper » Wed Nov 27 2019 18:18

davelumb wrote:
John Milford wrote:
davelumb 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:


IMG_20191126_144140.jpg
I don't think I ever used mine in anger. probably because I broke the lip on it before I could get it wet!
I'm not surprised Dave, many of the really cheap copies were barely 'Christmas Cracker' quality. It makes you wonder how many people were completely put off lures in the 60s/70s due to some of the utter tat some shops were prepared to sell in those days? :shrug:

A lot different these days, thankfully! :thumbs:
Sadly, there is still appalling tat available on the lure pegs in some shops. :sad:
Four years ago I got myself a budget lure from a well-known shop... somewhere north of Carlisle ... and tried it out bass fishing on the south coast. In the course of one afternoon not only did it turn from a floater into a sinker - but the hooks rusted too!

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Post by Will Smith » Wed Nov 27 2019 20:12

John Milford wrote:
Not mine, but what a pattern! :cool:


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Thats a cracker John, really like that.

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Re: (Vintage) Lure Porn

Post by Will Smith » Wed Nov 27 2019 20:18

lochhopper wrote:
davelumb wrote:
John Milford wrote:
davelumb 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:


IMG_20191126_144140.jpg
I don't think I ever used mine in anger. probably because I broke the lip on it before I could get it wet!
I'm not surprised Dave, many of the really cheap copies were barely 'Christmas Cracker' quality. It makes you wonder how many people were completely put off lures in the 60s/70s due to some of the utter tat some shops were prepared to sell in those days? :shrug:

A lot different these days, thankfully! :thumbs:
Sadly, there is still appalling tat available on the lure pegs in some shops. :sad:
Four years ago I got myself a budget lure from a well-known shop... somewhere north of Carlisle ... and tried it out bass fishing on the south coast. In the course of one afternoon not only did it turn from a floater into a sinker - but the hooks rusted too!

I have had a few like that over the years, even had some really good makes take on water, I had to drill into them to empty it out, then seal the holes up again with Araldite.
When your are trolling for hours on end at 20ft plus its not surprising the water gets into them I suppose.

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