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Early Flatfish lure ID

Postby MXB » Thu May 28, 2009 3:59 pm

This one has me baffled . . . anyone know what it is??

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Re: Early Flatfish lure ID

Postby bdowdy » Thu May 28, 2009 6:49 pm

its nice whatever it is droolsmilie thumbsupsmilie
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Re: Early Flatfish lure ID

Postby laz » Thu May 28, 2009 7:47 pm

Mate i think you have a Paw Paw Flap Jack .Not sure what model you have.How long is it and is it wood or plastic .catch ya
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Re: Early Flatfish lure ID

Postby fishaholiclures » Thu May 28, 2009 8:06 pm

Laz is right on the money clapclap ,
I have been racking my brain as I recognised the lure but couldn't go past the more popular flatfish styles, totally forgot the Flap Jack crazysmilie

Heres a pic with box, no idea of exact details re size etc.
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Re: Early Flatfish lure ID

Postby Jigmaster » Thu May 28, 2009 11:37 pm

Nice Brad - is that from your collection?
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Re: Early Flatfish lure ID

Postby fishaholiclures » Fri May 29, 2009 6:51 am

Hi Frank,
No sorry, philched the pic online when chasing some info a while back.
I have only had one Flap Jack, and it was a Yellow Shore one, made much later with Helins type hook hangers, IE screw eyes and was about 4 1/2" long so I am guessing more a Musky set up.

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Re: Early Flatfish lure ID

Postby MXB » Fri May 29, 2009 5:12 pm

clapclap

The lure is a plastic model and about 3 1/2 inches long

It looks the same as the flap jack

Nice work guys and thank you.

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Re: Early Flatfish lure ID

Postby MXB » Fri May 29, 2009 5:15 pm

Looking at it closer thw hangers are slightly different and it has a screw in the rear end of the sucker tghat seems to serve no apparent purpose.

Could be the earlier model plastic Paw Paw? !!

No weed guard either

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Re: Early Flatfish lure ID

Postby Marrakai » Thu Jun 04, 2009 10:10 pm

The one and only Flap Jack in my collection also has a little stud in the bum, purpose unknown.

It also has moulded writing on the underside:

PAW PAW BAIT Co.
FLAP JACK
PAW PAW. MICH.

It has the stout hangers too, unlike your example MXB.

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They are wonderful old vintage bass lures, but I shudder to think what a barra or jack would do to those hangers! Image
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Re: Early Flatfish lure ID

Postby rivermandave » Wed Jun 10, 2009 9:12 pm

Definitely a Flapjack.

Ironically....I just picked one up off of Ebay.....which matched an empty box I had.

Talk about good luck $$$$$
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