(Vintage) Lure Porn

Talk about Lure/Tackle ID's; Reminisce over bygone times and old fishing tackle
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Re: (Vintage) Lure Porn

Post by John Milford » Fri Mar 15 2019 03:06

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I've got a few old ropey Heddons, Creek Chubs and banana baits
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You're just taunting me with the crackleback 'Deep Diving River Runt' and the Perch 'Prowler' aren't you mate? (If you want some Invaders, or some other nasty, hawg-rustling 'big boy' baits for them, just let me know,) :laughs:

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Post by Will Smith » Fri Mar 15 2019 11:00

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I've got a lovely bunch of coconuts :thumbs: :laughs: :laughs: ..

Very nice Spike, are they just what you have picked up over the years or do you collect a few oldies yourself ?

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No.....I've had all those since the 80's
Precious :thumbs:

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Post by Mark_Houghton » Fri Mar 15 2019 11:51

Woohoo!! :clap: :yahoo: :yahoo:

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Cheers John you`ve made my day mate :hug:

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Post by davelumb » Fri Mar 15 2019 11:54

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Woohoo!! :clap: :yahoo: :yahoo:

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Cheers John you`ve made my day mate :hug:
:cool: :thumbs:

I was going to taunt you with pictures of one surrounded by seven inch Bagleys minnows!!! :laughs:

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Post by Mark_Houghton » Fri Mar 15 2019 11:56

davelumb wrote:
Mark_Houghton wrote:
Woohoo!! :clap: :yahoo: :yahoo:

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Cheers John you`ve made my day mate :hug:
:cool: :thumbs:

I was going to taunt you with pictures of one surrounded by seven inch Bagleys minnows!!! :laughs:
You`re a sick man Mr Lumb :laughs: :laughs: :laughs: :laughs:

(I`d have likely wept seeing that ) :grin:

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Mark_Houghton wrote:
davelumb wrote:
Mark_Houghton wrote:
Woohoo!! :clap: :yahoo: :yahoo:

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Cheers John you`ve made my day mate :hug:
:cool: :thumbs:

I was going to taunt you with pictures of one surrounded by seven inch Bagleys minnows!!! :laughs:
You`re a sick man Mr Lumb :laughs: :laughs: :laughs: :laughs:

(I`d have likely wept seeing that ) :grin:
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Re: (Vintage) Lure Porn

Post by Spike » Fri Mar 15 2019 19:36

Hey Mr Milford, what are these two lures?
I think the bottom one might be a Bill Norman?
The little one has got a weight on a spring inside it, but no idea what make?
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Post by davelumb » Fri Mar 15 2019 19:42

Top one is a Whopper Stopper Throbber IIRC. Bottom one sure looks like a Bill Norman. :thumbs:

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Post by Mark_Houghton » Fri Mar 15 2019 20:26

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Top one is a Whopper Stopper Throbber IIRC. Bottom one sure looks like a Bill Norman. :thumbs:
:thumbs: Did the Throbbers actually "quiver at rest" like the blurb said? I`ve never used one.....

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Post by davelumb » Fri Mar 15 2019 20:29

"Did the Throbbers actually "quiver at rest" like the blurb said? I`ve never used one....."

They did a little. But very briefly!

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Post by Mark_Houghton » Fri Mar 15 2019 20:31

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"Did the Throbbers actually "quiver at rest" like the blurb said? I`ve never used one....."

They did a little. But very briefly!
Ta, i thought that might be the case Dave :thumbs:

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Post by andrew_nagel » Fri Mar 15 2019 21:25

Alan Unthank had a black one back in the day. The vibes were subtle, but definitely enough to give a vibe off for for a short while - 10 seconds maybe - and for a fish to sense it nearby, and if you rip it it'll vibe again.

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Post by Mark_Houghton » Fri Mar 15 2019 21:47

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Alan Unthank had a black one back in the day. The vibes were subtle, but definitely enough to give a vibe off for for a short while - 10 seconds maybe - and for a fish to sense it nearby, and if you rip it it'll vibe again.
Yeah I remember Alan had one. I wasn`t curious enough about the lure at the time to borrow it for a go though :grin:

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Re: (Vintage) Lure Porn

Post by John Milford » Fri Mar 15 2019 22:34

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Hey Mr Milford, what are these two lures?
I think the bottom one might be a Bill Norman?
The little one has got a weight on a spring inside it, but no idea what make?
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As everyone's said - 'Whoppet Stopper Throbber' and a Bill Norman 'Deep Runner'. We'll have to arrange a day chucking, or dragging, a few around soon mate (after they've had their finny frolicks).
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Re: (Vintage) Lure Porn

Post by John Milford » Fri Mar 15 2019 22:45

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Alan Unthank had a black one back in the day. The vibes were subtle, but definitely enough to give a vibe off for for a short while - 10 seconds maybe - and for a fish to sense it nearby, and if you rip it it'll vibe again.
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You're right there Andrew :thumbs: The subtle quiver goes on a lot longer than the initial obvious vibrations.

'The lure with a beating heart' they called it. The Whopper Stopper 'Dog Walker' also had the same internal spring with a lead weight attached.

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Who remembers these? :grin:
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Post by davelumb » Sun Mar 17 2019 13:10

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Who remembers these? :grin:

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Renosky Lunker Minnows and Lucky Strike something or other?

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Post by Mark_Houghton » Sun Mar 17 2019 13:17

davelumb wrote:
Mark_Houghton wrote:
Who remembers these? :grin:

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Renosky Lunker Minnows and Lucky Strike something or other?
Think the Lucky Strikes were called "Ol` wooden plug" or something Dave. They were the next best thing to the old wooden Pikies back in the 80s, although quality wasnt as good. This one had a wonky lip which had to be refitted when I got it.

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Mark_Houghton wrote:
davelumb wrote:
Mark_Houghton wrote:
Who remembers these? :grin:

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Renosky Lunker Minnows and Lucky Strike something or other?
Think the Lucky Strikes were called "Ol` wooden plug" or something Dave. They were the next best thing to the old wooden Pikies back in the 80s, although quality wasnt as good. This one had a wonky lip which had to be refitted when I got it.
That rings a bell. I might still have a black one somewhere. They weren't very well made as I recall.

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Re: (Vintage) Lure Porn

Post by Mark_Houghton » Sun Mar 17 2019 14:45

davelumb wrote:
Mark_Houghton wrote:
davelumb wrote:
Mark_Houghton wrote:
Who remembers these? :grin:

P1160615.JPG
Renosky Lunker Minnows and Lucky Strike something or other?
Think the Lucky Strikes were called "Ol` wooden plug" or something Dave. They were the next best thing to the old wooden Pikies back in the 80s, although quality wasnt as good. This one had a wonky lip which had to be refitted when I got it.
That rings a bell. I might still have a black one somewhere. They weren't very well made as I recall.
Quality varied a lot compared to the Creek Chub Pikies, but they were usually easy to fix with a bit of tinkering. I bought quite a few at the PAC convention in Loughborough back in the late 80s. Think it was Simon Pearce selling them, the fella who was doing spinnerbaits too back then. They were pretty cheap too, as I recall...

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Mark_Houghton wrote:
davelumb wrote:
Mark_Houghton wrote:
davelumb wrote:
Mark_Houghton wrote:
Who remembers these? :grin:

P1160615.JPG
Renosky Lunker Minnows and Lucky Strike something or other?
Think the Lucky Strikes were called "Ol` wooden plug" or something Dave. They were the next best thing to the old wooden Pikies back in the 80s, although quality wasnt as good. This one had a wonky lip which had to be refitted when I got it.
That rings a bell. I might still have a black one somewhere. They weren't very well made as I recall.
Quality varied a lot compared to the Creek Chub Pikies, but they were usually easy to fix with a bit of tinkering. I bought quite a few at the PAC convention in Loughborough back in the late 80s. Think it was Simon Pearce selling them, the fella who was doing spinnerbaits too back then. They were pretty cheap too, as I recall...
They were cheap.

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Re: (Vintage) Lure Porn

Post by Mark_Houghton » Sun Mar 17 2019 15:21

davelumb wrote:
Mark_Houghton wrote:
davelumb wrote:
Mark_Houghton wrote:
davelumb wrote:
Mark_Houghton wrote:
Who remembers these? :grin:

P1160615.JPG
Renosky Lunker Minnows and Lucky Strike something or other?
Think the Lucky Strikes were called "Ol` wooden plug" or something Dave. They were the next best thing to the old wooden Pikies back in the 80s, although quality wasnt as good. This one had a wonky lip which had to be refitted when I got it.
That rings a bell. I might still have a black one somewhere. They weren't very well made as I recall.
Quality varied a lot compared to the Creek Chub Pikies, but they were usually easy to fix with a bit of tinkering. I bought quite a few at the PAC convention in Loughborough back in the late 80s. Think it was Simon Pearce selling them, the fella who was doing spinnerbaits too back then. They were pretty cheap too, as I recall...
They were cheap.
They did some nice looking Vamp copies too, which seem to fetch decent money on ebay these days :thumbs:

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Re: (Vintage) Lure Porn

Post by Mark_Houghton » Sun Mar 17 2019 15:30

Mark_Houghton wrote:
davelumb wrote:
Mark_Houghton wrote:
davelumb wrote:
Mark_Houghton wrote:
davelumb wrote:
Mark_Houghton wrote:
Who remembers these? :grin:

P1160615.JPG
Renosky Lunker Minnows and Lucky Strike something or other?
Think the Lucky Strikes were called "Ol` wooden plug" or something Dave. They were the next best thing to the old wooden Pikies back in the 80s, although quality wasnt as good. This one had a wonky lip which had to be refitted when I got it.
That rings a bell. I might still have a black one somewhere. They weren't very well made as I recall.
Quality varied a lot compared to the Creek Chub Pikies, but they were usually easy to fix with a bit of tinkering. I bought quite a few at the PAC convention in Loughborough back in the late 80s. Think it was Simon Pearce selling them, the fella who was doing spinnerbaits too back then. They were pretty cheap too, as I recall...
They were cheap.
They did some nice looking Vamp copies too, which seem to fetch decent money on ebay these days :thumbs:
....and still do them, it seems (web page is slow to load)...

https://www.luckystrikebaitworks.com/ta ... -plug.html

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Post by davelumb » Sun Mar 17 2019 15:37

Mark_Houghton wrote:
Mark_Houghton wrote:
davelumb wrote:
Mark_Houghton wrote:
davelumb wrote:
Mark_Houghton wrote:
davelumb wrote:
Mark_Houghton wrote:
Who remembers these? :grin:

P1160615.JPG
Renosky Lunker Minnows and Lucky Strike something or other?
Think the Lucky Strikes were called "Ol` wooden plug" or something Dave. They were the next best thing to the old wooden Pikies back in the 80s, although quality wasnt as good. This one had a wonky lip which had to be refitted when I got it.
That rings a bell. I might still have a black one somewhere. They weren't very well made as I recall.
Quality varied a lot compared to the Creek Chub Pikies, but they were usually easy to fix with a bit of tinkering. I bought quite a few at the PAC convention in Loughborough back in the late 80s. Think it was Simon Pearce selling them, the fella who was doing spinnerbaits too back then. They were pretty cheap too, as I recall...
They were cheap.
They did some nice looking Vamp copies too, which seem to fetch decent money on ebay these days :thumbs:
....and still do them, it seems (web page is slow to load)...

https://www.luckystrikebaitworks.com/ta ... -plug.html
:thumbs:

Not as cheap as I remember though!

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Re: (Vintage) Lure Porn

Post by Mark_Houghton » Sun Mar 17 2019 15:38

davelumb wrote:
Mark_Houghton wrote:
Mark_Houghton wrote:
davelumb wrote:
Mark_Houghton wrote:
davelumb wrote:
Mark_Houghton wrote:
davelumb wrote:
Mark_Houghton wrote:
Who remembers these? :grin:

P1160615.JPG
Renosky Lunker Minnows and Lucky Strike something or other?
Think the Lucky Strikes were called "Ol` wooden plug" or something Dave. They were the next best thing to the old wooden Pikies back in the 80s, although quality wasnt as good. This one had a wonky lip which had to be refitted when I got it.
That rings a bell. I might still have a black one somewhere. They weren't very well made as I recall.
Quality varied a lot compared to the Creek Chub Pikies, but they were usually easy to fix with a bit of tinkering. I bought quite a few at the PAC convention in Loughborough back in the late 80s. Think it was Simon Pearce selling them, the fella who was doing spinnerbaits too back then. They were pretty cheap too, as I recall...
They were cheap.
They did some nice looking Vamp copies too, which seem to fetch decent money on ebay these days :thumbs:
....and still do them, it seems (web page is slow to load)...

https://www.luckystrikebaitworks.com/ta ... -plug.html
:thumbs:

Not as cheap as I remember though!
Back then, i`m sure even the 6" pikies were under a fiver?

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Post by davelumb » Sun Mar 17 2019 15:40

Mark_Houghton wrote:
davelumb wrote:
Mark_Houghton wrote:
Mark_Houghton wrote:
davelumb wrote:
Mark_Houghton wrote:
davelumb wrote:
Mark_Houghton wrote:
davelumb wrote:
Mark_Houghton wrote:
Who remembers these? :grin:

P1160615.JPG
Renosky Lunker Minnows and Lucky Strike something or other?
Think the Lucky Strikes were called "Ol` wooden plug" or something Dave. They were the next best thing to the old wooden Pikies back in the 80s, although quality wasnt as good. This one had a wonky lip which had to be refitted when I got it.
That rings a bell. I might still have a black one somewhere. They weren't very well made as I recall.
Quality varied a lot compared to the Creek Chub Pikies, but they were usually easy to fix with a bit of tinkering. I bought quite a few at the PAC convention in Loughborough back in the late 80s. Think it was Simon Pearce selling them, the fella who was doing spinnerbaits too back then. They were pretty cheap too, as I recall...
They were cheap.
They did some nice looking Vamp copies too, which seem to fetch decent money on ebay these days :thumbs:
....and still do them, it seems (web page is slow to load)...

https://www.luckystrikebaitworks.com/ta ... -plug.html
:thumbs:

Not as cheap as I remember though!
Back then, i`m sure even the 6" pikies were under a fiver?
I would have said a fiver or thereabouts.

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Re: (Vintage) Lure Porn

Post by John Milford » Sun Mar 17 2019 18:28

davelumb wrote:
Mark_Houghton wrote:
Who remembers these? :grin:

P1160615.JPG
Renosky Lunker Minnows and Lucky Strike something or other?
'Swiss Lunker' :pipe:

I've got a bunch of Renosky 'Laser' Spoons somewhere. They were made in a variety of fishy silhouettes, which may or may not have added to their effectiveness, but certainly made them very pleasing to the human eye.

I've not used them, but Barrie used to rate them very highly for Zander, I recall?

(I'll add a photo tomorrow :smile: ).
"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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Post by Andytheammer » Sun Mar 17 2019 18:55

Renosky Lunker Minnows WOW, think I still have a few somewhere, Found them to be real blank savers, Only in the larger size though (2/3 inch?)
Did get ripped to pieces! Mine were proper patched up, Glued, Welded & still worked!
Will have to dig them out and have a go,

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Re: (Vintage) Lure Porn

Post by Mark_Houghton » Sun Mar 17 2019 18:57

John Milford wrote:
davelumb wrote:
Mark_Houghton wrote:
Who remembers these? :grin:

P1160615.JPG
Renosky Lunker Minnows and Lucky Strike something or other?
'Swiss Lunker' :pipe:

I've got a bunch of Renosky 'Laser' Spoons somewhere. They were made in a variety of fishy silhouettes, which may or may not have added to their effectiveness, but certainly made them very pleasing to the human eye.

I've not used them, but Barrie used to rate them very highly for Zander, I recall?

(I'll add a photo tomorrow :smile: ).
I have a couple of Laser spoons here mate, which Jason G very kindly sent me a while back :thumbs:

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Post by Happy Hayes » Sun Mar 17 2019 22:32

Andytheammer wrote:
Renosky Lunker Minnows WOW, think I still have a few somewhere, Found them to be real blank savers, Only in the larger size though (2/3 inch?)
Did get ripped to pieces! Mine were proper patched up, Glued, Welded & still worked!
Will have to dig them out and have a go,
If memory serves me right
You caught your biggest perch on one of them years ago :thumbs:
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