Merlin & RMG Slim & P Newell Merlin

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Re: Merlin & RMG Slim & P Newell Merlin

Post by ocd1688 » Sat Sep 08, 2012 12:08 pm

Magnificent Dave clapclap clapclap clapclap

Beautiful form and shape.

You have been very bad too, hiding them from the Merlin hounds smckin smckin smckin
Have to make your avatar bigger to fit them in mate lol lol

Better still do a dedicated thread for the John Bennett lures.

It would be something to behold ??? ???

I am sure you will get lots of help if you do.

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Re: Merlin & RMG Slim & P Newell Merlin

Post by Rellik-doc-rob » Sat Sep 08, 2012 12:36 pm

Bullrout..Dave , your post is very accurate and informative. I did try to show JB that the shape could be carved , but it was ridiculous on my behave. It would take between 20-30 minutes for me to carve and sand 1. JB could slip a piece of timber in his copy-lathe and knock 1 out in 2 minutes.

How stupid was I..... lol lol lol lol lol lol lol crazysmilie crazysmilie crazysmilie .

And yes , the silver/mullet one of yours caught a few fish for me in Corroborree Billabong when I lived in Darwin...... Retired now by the looks of it.. lol lol lol RDR
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Re: Merlin & RMG Slim & P Newell Merlin

Post by Flicker » Sat Sep 08, 2012 3:26 pm

here's one of Rob's and probably is a bit older than yours Dave
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Re: Merlin & RMG Slim & P Newell Merlin

Post by Flicker » Sat Sep 08, 2012 9:10 pm

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Re: Merlin & RMG Slim & P Newell Merlin

Post by Flicker » Sat Sep 08, 2012 10:36 pm

Dave
you see the bib cut at a different angle on the eyes on top lure. this one the bib is cut different, different hook hanger wires and the shape is different as well. It could be an early hand carved version ??? ???
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Re: Merlin & RMG Slim & P Newell Merlin

Post by Flicker » Sat Sep 08, 2012 11:32 pm

its a bit hard to tell in your pics Dave re the wire gauge. but i take it there is, as in my two you can see the difference. notice yours and mine the eyes are white coloured and not as perfect as John is known for.
Your's would be a good match for mine Dave wwnk wwnk
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Re: Merlin & RMG Slim & P Newell Merlin

Post by Rellik-doc-rob » Sun Sep 09, 2012 5:34 am

G'day fella's..... without sounding like a "Know-all" , JB's are pretty easy to identify 99% of the time.

The secret is to look for the thick 'cut-away' of the undercoat on or around any hook-hangers..... although he did send me a few that were undercoated , and not painted. But not many.

Reckon when you start looking for that tell-tale trait.... they will stand out like Dog's B*ll's. Hope this helps RDR
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Re: Merlin & RMG Slim & P Newell Merlin

Post by Flicker » Sun Sep 09, 2012 4:29 pm

bullrout22 wrote:
The secret is to look for the thick 'cut-away' of the undercoat on or around any hook-hangers.....
Rob

Top info mate bowsmilie thumbsupsmilie
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Re: Merlin & RMG Slim & P Newell Merlin

Post by Flicker » Mon Sep 10, 2012 8:50 pm

here's another merlin Dave, but a baby thumbsupsmilie
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Re: Merlin & RMG Slim & P Newell Merlin

Post by Flicker » Mon Sep 10, 2012 9:31 pm

lol lol you silly thing Dave nahnah nahnah fooled ya cause its not a Bennett mate pokeystix thumbsupsmilie
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