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Post by jonsykes » Sat Jun 08 2019 20:36

Maybe not true vintage, but a great buy nonetheless - this lot cost me £28 inc post.
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Post by John Milford » Sun Jun 09 2019 00:17

All classy baits there Jon :thumbs: Especially liking the prop-baits :cool: (worth £28 on their own). Amazon Ripper?, Wood Chopper, Jerk 'n' Sam & Nip-I- Diddle. :pipe:
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Post by jonsykes » Sun Jun 09 2019 05:29

I thought the same John. I’m always drawn to prop-baits, couldn’t miss those - they were £10 for the 4!!! & yes, Ripper was mentioned in the description so you’ll be right on that one.
Any chance you can ID the one directly above the Beno Eel in pic 2 & the Mackerel patterned 3rd down in pic 3?

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Post by John Milford » Sun Jun 09 2019 11:07

The one above the Beno Eel looks like a Lindy Little Joe 'Baitfish' Jon (its opposite a LLJ 'Shadling').

The Mackerel patterned bait is a Luhr Jensen 'Javelin'.
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Post by jonsykes » Mon Jun 10 2019 11:31

The next batch. I can’t stop myself, really should bin the eBay app off my phone as my buying is getting out of control. That said, £169 for this lot if 120+ lures was too good to miss. Some vintage stuff among & I reckon the spoons are worth a good £100+ on their own. There’s a boxed Zoota there too.

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Post by davelumb » Mon Jun 10 2019 11:48

Looks like some good and interesting stuff in that lot. :thumbs:

Some junk too>

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Post by jonsykes » Mon Jun 10 2019 11:49

Mark Houghton - looks familiar ...
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Post by John Milford » Mon Jun 10 2019 11:51

Don't beat yourself up Jon, I've spent more than that on a single lure a few times . . . . :red:

Like you say, well worth the money for that huge lot. :thumbs:

These are nice. A Creek Chub 'Tiny Tim' and a Lorrimore 'Snapdragon' in prawn pattern.

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(That 'Tiny Tim' is the pick of the bunch :pipe: ).

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Post by jonsykes » Mon Jun 10 2019 11:53

Yes Dave, inevitable junk among a 120+ batch, but even junk has a sell-on value .... that’s what Facebook marketplace is for.
Here’s an example - I advertised some pallets from my business address last week at £1.50 each - sold them all, but I had nearly 30 people wanting them!

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Post by Mark_Houghton » Mon Jun 10 2019 11:57

jonsykes wrote:
Mark Houghton - looks familiar ...
Kautzky Natural Ike....nice pattern too :thumbs:

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Post by John Milford » Wed Jun 12 2019 15:12

I guess most people will be familiar with the Heddon 'Torpedo', the plastic prop-bait introduced in 1952 (and still going strong today as the world's biggest selling Topwater lure). But what about its predecessor?

The first model named 'Torpedo' was the weighted wooden underwater 4 1/2" #130 introduced by Heddon in 1924. It crossed over with the plastic floating models for seven years, finally being discontinued in 1959.

I've only got one of these, but it is a virtually mint 'Rainbow Purple Back'. One of the favourites in my Heddon collection.

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Post by Monts » Wed Jun 12 2019 19:53

I like that John, I do think it's screaming out to be thrown. :grin:
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Post by jonsykes » Wed Jun 12 2019 20:35

I love that.

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Post by John Milford » Thu Jun 13 2019 18:56

Another of the lesser known Heddons - The 3 3/4" #9100 'Dowagiac Spook'. These were among the very first plastic lures, introduced in 1932-33. They remained in production until 1962. My one below is one of the very last, post 1959.

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Introduction advert from the 1930s.

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Post by Mark_Houghton » Fri Jun 14 2019 15:31

John Milford wrote:
I guess most people will be familiar with the Heddon 'Torpedo', the plastic prop-bait introduced in 1952 (and still going strong today as the world's biggest selling Topwater lure). But what about its predecessor?

The first model named 'Torpedo' was the weighted wooden underwater 4 1/2" #130 introduced by Heddon in 1924. It crossed over with the plastic floating models for seven years, finally being discontinued in 1959.

I've only got one of these, but it is a virtually mint 'Rainbow Purple Back'. One of the favourites in my Heddon collection.


Torpedo #130 circa 1936~2.JPG
I`ve sprayed a few of mine in that pattern....a classic vintage colour scheme :thumbs: :thumbs:

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Re: (Vintage) Lure Porn

Post by John Milford » Sun Jun 16 2019 16:44

Here's a super-obscure old British bait from the early 1970s. A four-section 'Mr. Wiggley' from Watson-Hoyle of Rhyl. I've never seen another. It looks like it is made of solid nylon and has very flexible joints, so it should be a good swimmer.

Designed to be painted by the buyer. The question is, do I get it painted or leave it 'original'? 🤔

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Post by davelumb » Sun Jun 16 2019 16:56

John Milford wrote:
Here's a super-obscure old British bait from the 1960s. A four-section 'Mr. Wiggley' from Watson-Hoyle of Rhyl. I've never seen another. It looks like it is made of solid nylon and has very flexible joints, so it should be a good swimmer.

Designed to be painted by the buyer. The question is, do I get it painted or leave it 'original'? 🤔


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Interesting.

Any more info on Watson-Hoyle, oh fount of all UK lure knowledge? It's a name that rings a quiet bell.

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Post by Mark_Houghton » Sun Jun 16 2019 17:01

John Milford wrote:
Here's a super-obscure old British bait from the 1960s. A four-section 'Mr. Wiggley' from Watson-Hoyle of Rhyl. I've never seen another. It looks like it is made of solid nylon and has very flexible joints, so it should be a good swimmer.

Designed to be painted by the buyer. The question is, do I get it painted or leave it 'original'? 🤔


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Very unlikely airbrush paint would stick to that well enough to be durable anyway, John. Interesting bait though :thumbs:

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Post by John Milford » Sun Jun 16 2019 20:21

davelumb wrote:
John Milford wrote:
Here's a super-obscure old British bait from the 1960s. A four-section 'Mr. Wiggley' from Watson-Hoyle of Rhyl. I've never seen another. It looks like it is made of solid nylon and has very flexible joints, so it should be a good swimmer.

Designed to be painted by the buyer. The question is, do I get it painted or leave it 'original'? 🤔


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Interesting.

Any more info on Watson-Hoyle, oh fount of all UK lure knowledge? It's a name that rings a quiet bell.
I think Watson-Hoyle are best known for their Devon minnows, but they also made spoons (I think one designed by Peter Stone?) and also the 'rubber fish / spinner' type baits, including a really nice pike-bodied one. They also made built cane rods.

There's next to nothing about them on t'internet, but I have a blurry photo of one of their ads. I think it is aimed at the American market, as they naturally assume England is full of castles.

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John Milford wrote:
davelumb wrote:
John Milford wrote:
Here's a super-obscure old British bait from the 1960s. A four-section 'Mr. Wiggley' from Watson-Hoyle of Rhyl. I've never seen another. It looks like it is made of solid nylon and has very flexible joints, so it should be a good swimmer.

Designed to be painted by the buyer. The question is, do I get it painted or leave it 'original'? 🤔


20190616_153540-COLLAGE.jpg
Interesting.

Any more info on Watson-Hoyle, oh fount of all UK lure knowledge? It's a name that rings a quiet bell.
I think Watson-Hoyle are best known for their Devon minnows, but they also made spoons (I think one designed by Peter Stone?) and also the 'rubber fish / spinner' type baits, including a really nice pike-bodied one. They also made built cane rods.

There's next to nothing about them on t'internet, but I have a blurry photo of one of their ads. I think it is aimed at the American market, as they naturally assume England is full of castles.


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Thanks John. Devon Minnows sound familiar. Maybe it's an ad in an old Angling magazine is what I remember?

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davelumb wrote:
John Milford wrote:
davelumb wrote:
John Milford wrote:
Here's a super-obscure old British bait from the 1960s. A four-section 'Mr. Wiggley' from Watson-Hoyle of Rhyl. I've never seen another. It looks like it is made of solid nylon and has very flexible joints, so it should be a good swimmer.

Designed to be painted by the buyer. The question is, do I get it painted or leave it 'original'? 🤔


20190616_153540-COLLAGE.jpg
Interesting.

Any more info on Watson-Hoyle, oh fount of all UK lure knowledge? It's a name that rings a quiet bell.
I think Watson-Hoyle are best known for their Devon minnows, but they also made spoons (I think one designed by Peter Stone?) and also the 'rubber fish / spinner' type baits, including a really nice pike-bodied one. They also made built cane rods.

There's next to nothing about them on t'internet, but I have a blurry photo of one of their ads. I think it is aimed at the American market, as they naturally assume England is full of castles.


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Thanks John. Devon Minnows sound familiar. Maybe it's an ad in an old Angling magazine is what I remember?
I've been trawling the web for more info Dave, but with precious little success.

'Field & Stream' carried this ad (bottom, highlighted) in the classified section of their June and July 1971 editions, so it seems they were active early 70s.
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The only other snippet I've gleaned is that Colwyn Bay Victoria SAC have an annual 'Watson-Hoyle' trophy for the biggest lure-caught fish!

(What is also starting to surprise me, is how this thread is now popping up in search results for vintage lures!).
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John Milford wrote:
davelumb wrote:
John Milford wrote:
davelumb wrote:
John Milford wrote:
Here's a super-obscure old British bait from the 1960s. A four-section 'Mr. Wiggley' from Watson-Hoyle of Rhyl. I've never seen another. It looks like it is made of solid nylon and has very flexible joints, so it should be a good swimmer.

Designed to be painted by the buyer. The question is, do I get it painted or leave it 'original'? 🤔


20190616_153540-COLLAGE.jpg
Interesting.

Any more info on Watson-Hoyle, oh fount of all UK lure knowledge? It's a name that rings a quiet bell.
I think Watson-Hoyle are best known for their Devon minnows, but they also made spoons (I think one designed by Peter Stone?) and also the 'rubber fish / spinner' type baits, including a really nice pike-bodied one. They also made built cane rods.

There's next to nothing about them on t'internet, but I have a blurry photo of one of their ads. I think it is aimed at the American market, as they naturally assume England is full of castles.


Watson Hoyle.jpg
Thanks John. Devon Minnows sound familiar. Maybe it's an ad in an old Angling magazine is what I remember?
I've been trawling the web for more info Dave, but with precious little success.

'Field & Stream' carried this ad (bottom, highlighted) in the classified section of their June and July 1971 editions, so it seems they were active early 70s.

Screenshot_20190617-084926.png

The only other snippet I've gleaned is that Colwyn Bay Victoria SAC have an annual 'Watson-Hoyle' trophy for the biggest lure-caught fish!

(What is also starting to surprise me, is how this thread is now popping up in search results for vintage lures!).
Thanks again John.

I'll get my 1970s Angling mags out and have a trawl through them this afternoon.

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Post by John Milford » Mon Jun 17 2019 14:55

A Heddon sold by ABU. The only reference I can find to this outsourcing of the 'Sonic' by ABU says the arrangement with Heddon ended in 1960. I seem to recall seeing them in a shop in the 1970s, so always thought it was a later co-operation than that. Must have been old stock?

I got this one in a mixed lot that included the Sonic loose with another pair of Heddons, but there were a couple of ABU boxes too. Took a gamble that one of the ABU boxes might be the rare one for the outsourced Heddon and it paid off! :thumbs: A pretty rare combination, so very pleased to get it! :pipe:

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The other Heddons with it were this pair! :cool:

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John Milford wrote:
A Heddon sold by ABU. The only reference I can find to this outsourcing of the 'Sonic' by ABU says the arrangement with Heddon ended in 1960. I seem to recall seeing them in a shop in the 1970s, so always thought it was a later co-operation than that. Must have been old stock?

I got this one in a mixed lot that included the Sonic loose with another pair of Heddons, but there were a couple of ABU boxes too. Took a gamble that one of the ABU boxes might be the rare one for the outsourced Heddon and it paid off! :thumbs: A pretty rare combination, so very pleased to get it! :pipe:


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The other Heddons with it were this pair! :cool:


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Nice pair of Heddons. :cool:

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Post by royboy » Mon Jun 17 2019 15:43

Anyone know anything about the Boone Crankbait , pictured beside the SSR .

https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre ... 4258608377

Got one in a trade with JM , but can`t find any info on them .
The Boone baits brand is an Australian sea fishing company . But of this particular lure there is no mention .
Perhaps it has been discontinued ..
I`ve used it a bit trolling but nothing on it yet .......
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davelumb wrote:
John Milford wrote:
A Heddon sold by ABU. The only reference I can find to this outsourcing of the 'Sonic' by ABU says the arrangement with Heddon ended in 1960. I seem to recall seeing them in a shop in the 1970s, so always thought it was a later co-operation than that. Must have been old stock?

I got this one in a mixed lot that included the Sonic loose with another pair of Heddons, but there were a couple of ABU boxes too. Took a gamble that one of the ABU boxes might be the rare one for the outsourced Heddon and it paid off! :thumbs: A pretty rare combination, so very pleased to get it! :pipe:


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The other Heddons with it were this pair! :cool:


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Nice pair of Heddons. :cool:
I thought so :grin: 1950s vintage and both mint. To find a 'Tiny Tad' with painted eyes is quite a result too. Only the very early ones had them. :pipe:
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"To find a 'Tiny Tad' with painted eyes is quite a result too. Only the very early ones had them. "

Top quality nerdery there, John. :thumbs:

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Post by John Milford » Mon Jun 17 2019 16:26

royboy wrote:
Anyone know anything about the Boone Crankbait , pictured beside the SSR .

https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?mpre ... 4258608377

Got one in a trade with JM , but can`t find any info on them .
The Boone baits brand is an Australian sea fishing company . But of this particular lure there is no mention .
Perhaps it has been discontinued ..
I`ve used it a bit trolling but nothing on it yet .......
Pat
That bait i sent you Pat is a Boone 'Sundance Striper' Plug. As I think I mentioned, a mate I lent it to once had an 11lb rainbow on it!

They are a discontinued model, but they mostly seem to crop up on Japanese auction sites these days. They obviously like them! :wink:
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Post by jonsykes » Mon Jun 17 2019 16:44

I can’t get to see it Pat. Is it anything like this one? It has mirrors on its side!
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Post by John Milford » Mon Jun 17 2019 17:06

That's it Jon :thumbs:

The 'Sundance' part of the name is to do with the little mirrors down its sides.
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