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Picked up this nice little boxed pair of 'Miracle Minnows' (one floater and one sinker) in a swap on the LAS Forum just before Christmas. Early 1950's and unfished (and they'll be staying that way :pipe: ).

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Post by martin godliman » Thu Jan 03 2019 10:47

Do you think John there is/are 'out there' a lure manufacturer you've never heard of so that when you find one it's extra fascinating or more a question if hunting down rare things you already know exist ?
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Re: (Vintage) Lure Porn

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Do you think John there is/are 'out there' a lure manufacturer you've never heard of so that when you find one it's extra fascinating or more a question if hunting down rare things you already know exist ?
Happy New Year Martin! Yes, I'm quite certain there are literally hundreds of manufacturers I've never come across, both antique and vintage, never mind modern! Some of those will have produced unremarkable baits which might not interest me if I come across them, but there is always the chance of discovering an obscure little gem.

Hunting down (or more accurately, patiently waiting to stumble upon) specific lures is also part of the collecting obsession.

Then there are 'artisan' baits. Lures made by skilled craftsmen for their own use and perhaps a few close friends.

Take these, beautifully crafted lures made from German silver, copper and brass. They were made by an eccentric ex Indian army officer named Marshall William Judd, who spent his later civilian life living reclusively in a caravan in Norfolk. I bought them from his grandson who inherited them. Among them were some really good T. P. Luscombe baits and a few very nice post WW1 Allcocks. It was his own baits though, based on similar period Hardy designs, that I appreciate most. Their quality is outstanding.

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Post by Happy Hayes » Thu Jan 03 2019 13:41

Your right there John
They are Gems
And what a lovely story to go with them
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Post by davelumb » Thu Jan 03 2019 13:43

Just think, Martin. Some day in the disant future your hand crafted marvels might be popping up on a thread like this. :joker:

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Just think, Martin. Some day in the disant future your hand crafted marvels might be popping up on a thread like this. :joker:
Not so distant as you might imagine ....it can be arranged, would like to see some ? :smile:
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John Milford wrote: ↑
martin godliman wrote: ↑
Do you think John there is/are 'out there' a lure manufacturer you've never heard of so that when you find one it's extra fascinating or more a question if hunting down rare things you already know exist ?
Happy New Year Martin! Yes, I'm quite certain there are literally hundreds of manufacturers I've never come across, both antique and vintage, never mind modern! Some of those will have produced unremarkable baits which might not interest me if I come across them, but there is always the chance of discovering an obscure little gem.

Hunting down (or more accurately, patiently waiting to stumble upon) specific lures is also part of the collecting obsession.

Then there are 'artisan' baits. Lures made by skilled craftsmen for their own use and perhaps a few close friends.

Take these, beautifully crafted lures made from German silver, copper and brass. They were made by an eccentric ex Indian army officer named Marshall William Judd, who spent his later civilian life living reclusively in a caravan in Norfolk. I bought them from his grandson who inherited them. Among them were some really good T. P. Luscombe baits and a few very nice post WW1 Allcocks. It was his own baits though, based on similar period Hardy designs, that I appreciate most. Their quality is outstanding.

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I know a similar story a friend (who is sadly now dead) showed me some mahseer lures he had that had belonged to an army officer who had served in India way back. From memory they were mostly spoons with scales 'cut in' and I'm pretty sure were German silver, must surely be the same maker.
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martin godliman wrote: ↑
davelumb wrote: ↑
Just think, Martin. Some day in the disant future your hand crafted marvels might be popping up on a thread like this. :joker:
Not so distant as you might imagine ....it can be arranged, would like to see some ? :smile:
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Just think, Martin. Some day in the disant future your hand crafted marvels might be popping up on a thread like this. :joker:
Not so distant as you might imagine ....it can be arranged, would like to see some ? :smile:
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Not so bad looking, my truly ugly lures are the "rubber" chimeras :clown:
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davelumb wrote: ↑
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Just think, Martin. Some day in the disant future your hand crafted marvels might be popping up on a thread like this. :joker:
Not so distant as you might imagine ....it can be arranged, would like to see some ? :smile:
:exit:
Not so bad looking, my truly ugly lures are the "rubber" chimeras :clown:
That's an improvement. Did one of your grandkids paint it for you?

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Post by John Milford » Thu Jan 03 2019 16:14

martin godliman wrote: ↑
I know a similar story a friend (who is sadly now dead) showed me some mahseer lures he had that had belonged to an army officer who had served in India way back. From memory they were mostly spoons with scales 'cut in' and I'm pretty sure were German silver, must surely be the same maker.
Unlikely Martin. Scaled spoons are a very common Mahseer lure (usually in brass) and there were thousands of sporting officers in the old Raj. It would be a very remarkable coincidence if they were made by Marshall William Judd. Also his own mahseer spoons, from his army days, were Luscombe's.

His handmade lures (and hundreds of floats, I was told) were from the 1920's. I've noticed he used Hardy 'Alma' swivels to connect the heads and bodies and some Hardy hooks too. That could be why I've seen isolated examples of his handiwork on sale by dealers speculating "possible Hardy prototypes" (what dealers don't know they sometimes make up :wink: )

Apparently old Judd had a big collection of rods and reels too, plus a huge hoard of exotic feathers (which may have been for fly tying).
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Post by Mark_Houghton » Thu Jan 03 2019 16:16

John Milford wrote: ↑
Picked up this nice little boxed pair of 'Miracle Minnows' (one floater and one sinker) in a swap on the LAS Forum just before Christmas. Early 1950's and unfished (and they'll be staying that way :pipe: ).

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Lovely those John :thumbs: :thumbs:

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John Milford wrote: ↑
martin godliman wrote: ↑
I know a similar story a friend (who is sadly now dead) showed me some mahseer lures he had that had belonged to an army officer who had served in India way back. From memory they were mostly spoons with scales 'cut in' and I'm pretty sure were German silver, must surely be the same maker.
Unlikely Martin. Scaled spoons are a very common Mahseer lure (usually in brass) and there were thousands of sporting officers in the old Raj. It would be a very remarkable coincidence if they were made by Marshall William Judd. Also his own mahseer spoons, from his army days, were Luscombe's.

His handmade lures (and hundreds of floats, I was told) were from the 1920's. I've noticed he used Hardy 'Alma' swivels to connect the heads and bodies and some Hardy hooks too. That could be why I've seen isolated examples of his handiwork on sale by dealers speculating "possible Hardy prototypes" (what dealers don't know they sometimes make up :wink: )

Apparently old Judd had a big collection of rods and reels too, plus a huge hoard of exotic feathers (which may have been for fly tying).
Okay John the only other distinctive thing about them I recall is the the hooks were obviously original very thick wired not bronze and incorporated sort of whipped in, in some way, I don't suppose any of them were over three maybe four inches long.
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Just think, Martin. Some day in the disant future your hand crafted marvels might be popping up on a thread like this. :joker:
Not so distant as you might imagine ....it can be arranged, would like to see some ? :smile:
:exit:
Not so bad looking, my truly ugly lures are the "rubber" chimeras :clown:
That's an improvement. Did one of your grandkids paint it for you?
Cheek.... the hand painted art work is what makes it unique....none of yer boring uniform spray jobs for me. :smile:

I saw a lure on ebay once that was definitely one I made a kind of Salty Boogie lookalike in red head I made a few for Nile perch fishing for casting from the bank you could cast them miles and they sank fast and with lots of extra rattles. I made one for Darren.....an inveterate ebay trader. :cool:
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Post by John Milford » Thu Jan 03 2019 18:52

Is this one of yours Martin? :clown: (No takers yet, surprisingly).

https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre ... 3463683200
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Is this one of yours Martin? :clown: (No takers yet, surprisingly).

https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre ... 3463683200
Fake...fake :eek:

Sort of like naive art....but without the art :laughs:
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martin godliman wrote: ↑
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Is this one of yours Martin? :clown: (No takers yet, surprisingly).

https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre ... 3463683200
Fake...fake :eek:

Sort of like naive art....but without the art :laughs:
Phew! Thanks for the 'heads up' Martin. I was just about to unwittingly put in a huge bid for a fake 'Godliman'!

(Although I suppose there was always the chance that Lumby might have outbid me :shrug: ). :joker:
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John Milford wrote: ↑
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Is this one of yours Martin? :clown: (No takers yet, surprisingly).

https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre ... 3463683200
Fake...fake :eek:

Sort of like naive art....but without the art :laughs:
Phew! Thanks for the 'heads up' Martin. I was just about to unwittingly put in a huge bid for a fake 'Godliman'!

(Although I suppose there was always the chance that Lumby might have outbid me :shrug: ). :joker:
Only if you bid more than 1p. :grin:

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Post by Monts » Fri Jan 04 2019 11:16

Martin,

Pay them no mind, Van Gogh's work was not recognised for its greatness until after his death. When we are long gone your home mades will be much sought after I'm sure. :thumbs:

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Martin,

Pay them no mind, Van Gogh's work was not recognised for its greatness until after his death. When we are long gone your home mades will be much sought after I'm sure. :thumbs:
Faaaar far in the future fingers crossed :eek:
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Post by John Milford » Fri Jan 04 2019 19:58

I particularly like this big 'homemade' Colorado spoon. The maker is unknown - perhaps a schoolboy during metalwork, a metal worker on his break or a keen piker in his shed? Whoever it was, they did a good job and their sense of humour (and optimism) adds a lot to the appeal of this bait for me.

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How big is that Colorado?

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Post by John Milford » Fri Jan 04 2019 21:33

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How big is that Colorado?
The body is 3" x 2" and it's 7" overall. Much bigger than a "standard" Colorado which is usually 2".
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How big is that Colorado?
The body is 3" x 2" and it's 7" overall. Much bigger than a "standard" Colorado which is usually 2".
That is a bit bigger. :thumbs:

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Post by davelumb » Mon Jan 14 2019 15:37

Scroll down to the last two cartoons. John... :joker:

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Scroll down to the last two cartoons. John... :joker:

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3rd from bottom is the stuff of my nightmares :laughs: :laughs: :laughs: :laughs:

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Mark_Houghton wrote: ↑
davelumb wrote: ↑
Scroll down to the last two cartoons. John... :joker:

http://www.realsreels.com/Cartoons/Cartoons.html
3rd from bottom is the stuff of my nightmares :laughs: :laughs: :laughs: :laughs:
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Post by John Milford » Mon Jan 14 2019 20:05

Like those! (Saw the 'black suckers' one in a NFLCC mag.).

I wish a few of the lures I received in the mail were as well packaged as the ones I send out. Mostly one-way traffic though :laughs:

I've been up to my ears renovating our perfectly good (but not in the wife's opinion :roll: ) kitchen for the last few weeks, but will have a few new (old) goodies to share shortly . . . .

My bloody kitchen has 36 cupboard doors/drawers - each of which has had two coats of paint - not to mention the walls, ceiling and woodwork :mad:

I wonder if Gill will ever notice that some of my old floats are now the same nice shade of grey as the kitchen cabinets? :wink: Fishing this week I think!! :yahoo:
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Post by davelumb » Mon Jan 14 2019 20:12

Grey's a good colour for floats IMO. :cool:

Looking forward to your next revelations.

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