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Post by John Milford » Fri Jan 31 2020 01:51

The bottom two are Bridun 'Rota baits' Jon. 1980s/90s vintage.
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Post by jonsykes » Fri Jan 31 2020 07:23

Thanks John. Ever used one?

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Post by fergie68 » Fri Jan 31 2020 08:25

Two brothers from Isle of Mull Brian and Duncan. They made some pretty high quality lures excellent Mepps type lures and a nice copy of the Abu krill.
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Post by davelumb » Fri Jan 31 2020 09:51

jonsykes wrote:
Not in Mr Milfords class, but these were among a batch I bought last week. I'll be treating the Mepps Bass Killer to a new skirt, the Gladding Intrepid Flasha will get a single hook (Trout Res rules) and will both get some use. The other 2 I haven't identified - they have a slim metal bib & a rotating body & should create quite a bit of disturbance on a quick retrieve. Maybe another one for the Trout to chase.
I think the bottom ones are called something like Rotabait.

Showing my age here, but I remember the Intrepid lures being introduced. :madmick:

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Post by jonsykes » Fri Jan 31 2020 12:05

fergie68 wrote:
Two brothers from Isle of Mull Brian and Duncan. They made some pretty high quality lures excellent Mepps type lures and a nice copy of the Abu krill.
Just found that out myself bud, surprised me that.

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Post by fergie68 » Fri Jan 31 2020 17:38

They appeared on a episode of Hooked On Scotland years ago. Paul Young then went and caught some lovely trout trolling some of their mepp type lures up in Torridon. 👍🏻
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Post by jonsykes » Thu Feb 06 2020 07:54

Few old Heddons among this batch - one I dont recall seeing before, the one in the middle of 5 in pic 1. Anh ideas on name & value John/Mark?
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Post by jonsykes » Thu Feb 06 2020 07:56

& anything else of value there? Someone i know has chance of getting this lot & some new ones on top for £65, hes unsure whether to buy.

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Post by John Milford » Thu Feb 06 2020 11:47

The only Heddon in pic 5 is the little Sonar Jon. They never used big screw eyes like the ones on that middle bait.

There's nothing special there that would tempt me to shell out £65.
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Post by Will Smith » Thu Feb 06 2020 21:59

I think the one you are referring to John is a Fred Arbogast Lure, from around the early 1980s.
If I can find/remember the name I will let you know, I picked a couple of them up not long ago for a fiver.

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Post by John Milford » Fri Feb 07 2020 02:03

Arbogast 'Tru Shad' :thumbs:
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Post by jonsykes » Fri Feb 07 2020 07:49

Thanks chaps

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Post by John Milford » Fri Feb 07 2020 12:13

jonsykes wrote:
Thanks chaps
The mystery continues . . . . .

Found a picture of an Arbogast 'Tru Shad' (top) on eBay US . It is very similar, but not the same bait?

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Post by jonsykes » Fri Feb 07 2020 12:46

It's funny how the one that caught my eye is now the one interesting the resident expert.

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Post by jonsykes » Fri Feb 07 2020 12:47

Keep digging John, & if it's worth getting let me know ..... I know which shop its lurking in.

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Post by John Milford » Fri Feb 07 2020 14:06

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Keep digging John, & if it's worth getting let me know ..... I know which shop its lurking in.
Worth 'cherry picking' if you can get it for a couple of quid Jon, but I don't think it's a top-end collectible. Nice though. :thumbs:
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Post by jonsykes » Wed Mar 11 2020 11:19

A batch of metal, stands me at £14 - nothing much here worth anything, but the English made 'Roxo' caught my eye - enough to make me buy the batch. It could do with a clean, but I've not seen one before so had to buy it. Any info on that and also the Hopkins John?
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Post by John Milford » Wed Mar 11 2020 11:55

jonsykes wrote:
A batch of metal, stands me at £14 - nothing much here worth anything, but the English made 'Roxo' caught my eye - enough to make me buy the batch. It could do with a clean, but I've not seen one before so had to buy it. Any info on that and also the Hopkins John?
It's a Allcock's Holroyd-Smth 'ROYD' spoon Jon. There's a whole run-down on them on page 9 of this thread. :thumbs:
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Post by jonsykes » Wed Mar 11 2020 12:14

Cheets John, I'll have a look.

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Post by John Milford » Wed Mar 11 2020 12:22

jonsykes wrote:
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The R. L. Hopkins is American and difficult to date as they have remained virtually unchanged since 1949. Still in production.
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Post by John Milford » Mon Mar 23 2020 19:46

A nice Heddon 'Head on Basser' joined my collection today, courtesy of Mr Houghton. :thumbs:

The original #8500 model (4 1/4", 7/8 oz) was introduced in 1922. The two pictured both have 'L Rig' hardware, which dates them no later than 1926.

The top one was from Mark (Red Scale '9H').
I already had the one below (Yellow Perch 'L').

The popular perch pattern was made throughout the long history of this plug, but the red scale was catalogued only briefly, during the early 1920s. :pipe:

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Post by Mark_Houghton » Mon Mar 23 2020 20:07

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A nice Heddon 'Head on Basser' joined my collection today, courtesy of Mr Houghton. :thumbs:

The original #8500 model (4 1/4", 7/8 oz) was introduced in 1922. The two pictured both have 'L Rig' hardware, which dates them no later than 1926.

The top one was from Mark (Red Scale '9H').
I already had the one below (Yellow Perch 'L').

The popular perch pattern was made throughout the long history of this plug, but the red scale was catalogued only briefly, during the early 1920s. :pipe:


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....John`s sent me an 8" 6000 series Giant Creek Chub Pikie in pike pattern, which should be with me in a day or two :smile: Think it`ll be getting sprayed up in perch pattern provided i can mask the lip etc ok, as i already have a pike pattern giant here :cool:

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Post by John Milford » Mon Mar 23 2020 20:17

Mark_Houghton wrote:
A productive swap for both of us mate :handshake:

....John`s sent me an 8" 6000 series Giant Creek Chub Pikie in pike pattern, which should be with me in a day or two :smile: Think it`ll be getting sprayed up in perch pattern provided i can mask the lip etc ok, as i already have a pike pattern giant here :cool:
I'll look forward to seeing that mate! :pipe:
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Post by John Milford » Fri Mar 27 2020 01:14

I've just bought this! :eek: Am I mad? (Rhetorical question!! :laughs: ).

We'll have to see. I've been given a great tip on how to restore 'bloomed' plastic lures and will be trying it out on this one.

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Apparently it also works on lures with blooming on the inside too (like Snipers and Cisco Kids). I'll post an update when I get my hands on it in a few days. :pipe:
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Post by Mark_Houghton » Fri Mar 27 2020 01:43

John Milford wrote:
I've just bought this! :eek: Am I mad? (Rhetorical question!! :laughs: ).

We'll have to see. I've been given a great tip on how to restore 'bloomed' plastic lures and will be trying it out on this one.


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Apparently it also works on lures with blooming on the inside too (like Snipers and Cisco Kids). I'll post an update when I get my hands on it in a few days. :pipe:
It`ll be interesting to hear about the tip John if it works :thumbs:

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Post by Cyprio » Fri Mar 27 2020 14:33

Came across this Heddon Vamp Spook “sperm” today whilst
Searching for a 🍓 spot :wink:

Unusual not to have eyes painted
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Seen a couple online where others have added paint to make it look like a rattle snake.
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Post by John Milford » Fri Mar 27 2020 18:45

Cyprio wrote:
Came across this Heddon Vamp Spook “sperm” today whilst
Searching for a 🍓 spot :wink:

Unusual not to have eyes painted
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Seen a couple online where others have added paint to make it look like a rattle snake.
It's one of the more modern 'Limited Edition' special Vamp colours Andy. They reissued some of the old classic patterns, together with a few new 'odd ball' ones.

That one is a nod to the old 'snake' or 'wave' designs. The colour code is SOUL (which is cool! :cool: ).
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Post by Cyprio » Fri Mar 27 2020 18:50

Thanks John.
I have cast it once and it looks good in the water.
Ps I found the 🍓 :wink:

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Post by John Milford » Fri Mar 27 2020 20:20

Cyprio wrote:
Thanks John.
I have cast it once and it looks good in the water.
Ps I found the 🍓 :wink:
I've got a couple from that series myself Andy. The top one is pattern 'KCH'. An original issue one in that particular colour would be going nowhere near the water, but that one might well be! :wink:

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