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Re: Piece of Newell History

Posted: Sat Feb 06, 2010 2:27 pm
by Lure-Nut
Here is another very, very special Peter Newell lure which predates the Kadaitcha, Scorpion and Chin Minnow ... it was made in Peter's very early amateur lure making days and was known as the Newell Nilsmaster bowsmilie bowsmilie

Thought you might all like to see this one which is 140mm in total length and is an extremely rare original Newell thumbsupsmilie

Re: Piece of Newell History

Posted: Sat Feb 06, 2010 2:41 pm
by two-bob
Very nice Rob. bowsmilie Another one out from the Newell archives. Keep them coming clapclap , although not too much at once, Brolly is getting on in age and cant handle too much exitment at once lol

Re: Piece of Newell History

Posted: Sat Feb 06, 2010 3:17 pm
by Lure-Nut
Mate ... yep, must say I love to see these really old Newells - there are plenty of current Newell treasures around, but this really old stuff is unique an has a special place to play in the Peter Newell history bowsmilie

I'd hate to see Brolly too excited, so will probably hold a few of the others back till he logs on and see's this one first lol lol thumbsupsmilie

p.s. actually I think I can see his fingerprints on this one lol

Re: Piece of Newell History

Posted: Sat Feb 06, 2010 4:58 pm
by brolly
Yep you're right, excited for sure and it's no secret that i love to see great lure makers early creations.It kind of reminds us that all these luremakers/designers have to start somewhere and who knows where it can take them. clapclap clapclap

Re: Piece of Newell History

Posted: Sat Feb 06, 2010 6:52 pm
by SkyeWarrior
Fingerprints? Nice! clapclap

Re: Piece of Newell History

Posted: Sat Feb 06, 2010 7:06 pm
by simon bruce
Amazing lures.

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Thanks for sharing them Lure-Nut.

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Re: Piece of Newell History

Posted: Sun Feb 07, 2010 10:55 am
by Lure-Nut
SkyeWarrior wrote:Fingerprints? Nice! clapclap
Sorry, I meant Brolly's .... not Peter's lol lol lol crazysmilie

Re: Piece of Newell History

Posted: Tue Feb 09, 2010 8:13 pm
by Lure-Nut
The the best of my knowledge the Original Newell Chin Minnow was the next model produced by Peter after his early Nilsmaster attempts. These minnows were made before the Scorpion was designed and I believe date back over 30 years. The topline of the Chin minnow is very similar to the Newell Nilsmaster however the head of the lure is significantly deeper and the lure is much narrower. The Chin minnow with the bib cut-out is 150mm, the other 2 sanded blanks are 160mm and 140mm thumbsupsmilie

Would be great to know if there are any others out there, particularly a finished one so I can see the bib shape ???

Re: Piece of Newell History

Posted: Tue Feb 09, 2010 8:37 pm
by two-bob
Very nice Rob thumbsupsmilie

If I was to hazard a guess I would say that the bib would be the same as my Minnow, which I believe is from the same era and the early Scorpions which would be a reasonable expectation. I would be interested to hear others opinions or as you said, a finished lure.

Re: Piece of Newell History

Posted: Wed Feb 10, 2010 7:08 am
by Lure-Nut
two-bob wrote: If I was to hazard a guess I would say that the bib would be the same as my Minnow, which I believe is from the same era and the early Scorpions which would be a reasonable expectation. I would be interested to hear others opinions or as you said, a finished lure.
Interestingly, I've got another early Newell minnow, sanded but not finished and in the 30yr old category - must compare it to yours ???