Surface lures

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Dusty22
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Surface lures

Post by Dusty22 » Wed May 20 2020 07:24

All
I purchased crazy crawlers , jitterbugs etc from Harris Angling many moons ago .
Where can I buy this type of lures from in the UK from now or has anyone got any surface lures for sale ?
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Post by Iain Gillies » Wed May 20 2020 08:12

AGM lure fishing, Harris Sportsmail, Chesil Bait and Tackle and Glasgow Angling Centre stock some of the Arbogast and Heddon lures. I would suggest looking on eBay for secondhand and new from America. There is a seller in the USA called Forzasports who does all them lures posted to the UK cheaply. Normally postage kills deals from the USA and any order over £15 in value may attract import tax.

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Re: Surface lures

Post by Stewlaws » Wed May 20 2020 08:51

I would scour the eBay listing, in amongst some listings you will pick up these lures periodically, most of my lures were collected over the years like this.

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Re: Surface lures

Post by Dusty22 » Wed May 20 2020 19:34

Thank you gents , very helpful

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Re: Surface lures

Post by Mark Phillips » Thu May 21 2020 20:46

Dusty22 wrote:
All
I purchased crazy crawlers , jitterbugs etc from Harris Angling many moons ago .
Where can I buy this type of lures from in the UK from now or has anyone got any surface lures for sale ?
Cheers all
Good lures for chub, but a bit too small for pike IMO. They were after all designed with Bass in mind. I used them in the day, caught some decent pike too, but there's larger surface lures you can use that will massively up your catch rate and size of pike caught. Good fun to use small lures but it is like taking a knife to a gunfight when targeting pike off the top. I much prefer using big jackpots, scuttlebugs, top raiders and such like. Best place to buy these? Just search the internet, credit card in hand. Tight lines.

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Post by Chris Hammond » Fri May 22 2020 21:25

A mate of mine is a fanatical motor bike restorer (bear with me) and restores 'barn finds'. He is so particular that he even sources the exact stickers you would find under the seat etc with chassis numbers etc.

He reckons it's worth searching Ebay and other sites with words deliberately misspelled as this can turn up parts that otherwise would not appear in search results. Might be something worth trying if you're looking for lure rarities?

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Post by Bob Watson » Fri May 22 2020 22:38

Chris Hammond wrote:
A mate of mine is a fanatical motor bike restorer (bear with me) and restores 'barn finds'. He is so particular that he even sources the exact stickers you would find under the seat etc with chassis numbers etc.

He reckons it's worth searching Ebay and other sites with words deliberately misspelled as this can turn up parts that otherwise would not appear in search results. Might be something worth trying if you're looking for lure rarities?
There was an app/site that found misspelled items on ebay.
I don't have a nickname :roll:

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Post by Steve Dennington » Sat May 23 2020 00:03

Chris Hammond wrote:
A mate of mine is a fanatical motor bike restorer (bear with me) and restores 'barn finds'. He is so particular that he even sources the exact stickers you would find under the seat etc with chassis numbers etc.

He reckons it's worth searching Ebay and other sites with words deliberately misspelled as this can turn up parts that otherwise would not appear in search results. Might be something worth trying if you're looking for lure rarities?
If that's correct, it's amazing that they haven't eliminated that issue by now.

If you put Abrogst jiitebg, for example, into Google, you'll find Arbogast Jitterbugs, so you'd think that eBay ought to have something similar in use.

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Post by Chris Hammond » Sat May 23 2020 05:25

Steve Dennington wrote:
Chris Hammond wrote:
A mate of mine is a fanatical motor bike restorer (bear with me) and restores 'barn finds'. He is so particular that he even sources the exact stickers you would find under the seat etc with chassis numbers etc.

He reckons it's worth searching Ebay and other sites with words deliberately misspelled as this can turn up parts that otherwise would not appear in search results. Might be something worth trying if you're looking for lure rarities?
If that's correct, it's amazing that they haven't eliminated that issue by now.

If you put Abrogst jiitebg, for example, into Google, you'll find Arbogast Jitterbugs, so you'd think that eBay ought to have something similar in use.
To be fair I was told it by anpther mutual friend and Ebay was probably an assumption on my He restores Japabese bikes so perhaps he is looking elsewhere.

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Re: Surface lures

Post by Chris Hammond » Sat May 23 2020 05:25

Steve Dennington wrote:
Chris Hammond wrote:
A mate of mine is a fanatical motor bike restorer (bear with me) and restores 'barn finds'. He is so particular that he even sources the exact stickers you would find under the seat etc with chassis numbers etc.

He reckons it's worth searching Ebay and other sites with words deliberately misspelled as this can turn up parts that otherwise would not appear in search results. Might be something worth trying if you're looking for lure rarities?
If that's correct, it's amazing that they haven't eliminated that issue by now.

If you put Abrogst jiitebg, for example, into Google, you'll find Arbogast Jitterbugs, so you'd think that eBay ought to have something similar in use.
To be fair I was told it by another mutual friend and Ebay was probably an assumption on my part. He restores Japabese bikes so perhaps he is looking elsewhere.

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Re: Surface lures

Post by Daniel » Sat May 23 2020 07:52

Chris Hammond wrote:
A mate of mine is a fanatical motor bike restorer (bear with me) and restores 'barn finds'. He is so particular that he even sources the exact stickers you would find under the seat etc with chassis numbers etc.

He reckons it's worth searching Ebay and other sites with words deliberately misspelled as this can turn up parts that otherwise would not appear in search results. Might be something worth trying if you're looking for lure rarities?
It's true. I've done in myself and picked up a few bargains.
The best being a mint set of three Shimano 10000 gte's with spare spools for 50 quid.
Incorrectly listed as 1000 size.

My nieces boyfriend picked up a Vauxhall mokka for a fraction of its value because the seller misspelt Vauxhall as voxhall and it didn't show in a correctly spelt search, he found it because he made the same mistake!

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Post by Chris Hammond » Sat May 23 2020 09:37

Daniel wrote:
Chris Hammond wrote:
A mate of mine is a fanatical motor bike restorer (bear with me) and restores 'barn finds'. He is so particular that he even sources the exact stickers you would find under the seat etc with chassis numbers etc.

He reckons it's worth searching Ebay and other sites with words deliberately misspelled as this can turn up parts that otherwise would not appear in search results. Might be something worth trying if you're looking for lure rarities?
It's true. I've done in myself and picked up a few bargains.
The best being a mint set of three Shimano 10000 gte's with spare spools for 50 quid.
Incorrectly listed as 1000 size.

My nieces boyfriend picked up a Vauxhall mokka for a fraction of its value because the seller misspelt Vauxhall as voxhall and it didn't show in a correctly spelt search, he found it because he made the same mistake!
Ah there you go then. In my friends case it wasn't about economics but rather a means to track down rare and authentic parts.

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Re: Surface lures

Post by Andy Tighe » Mon May 25 2020 20:51

The app for Ebay misspellings was called Fat Fingers i think

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