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Re: Modern Newells

Post by Lure-Nut » Tue Mar 09, 2010 8:04 pm

It'd be great to know exactly when Peter made these and I'll see if I can chase that up, but seriously, I think they are just works of art that I'm happy to admire and put in a special place in my nice, but somewhat modest Newell collection .... especially when compared to some of the serious Newell collectors bowsmilie

Not hard to guess, I'm a Deception addict but the 'lure' of being able to appreciate lures such as these, is hard to resist thumbsupsmilie
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Re: Modern Newells

Post by Rupe » Thu Mar 11, 2010 8:34 am

Lapala,

Just to clarify what I wrote earlier, I thought it would be good to put up some examples.

As far as im aware no scorpion or rellik-doc had lead on the bib to make it turn over for diving purposes.

I had to convince Dad to let me get these old ones out to take photos & show the variations of some of the scorpions produced.

The 2 wooden ones given to Dad by Peter are very different from Dad's RMG scorpions - None of Peter's Scorpions had an oval bib, until Dad did it in the early 90's. They started appearing around 1996-97, AFTER the RMG brand was sold to Halco.

You will see that Peter's scorpions only carried 2 trebles aswell, and pointy bibs.

I've put in a picture of a rellik-doc too. Dad's design, not Peters, and it's never had lead or weight added to the bib either.

As brad (fishaholiclures) said, the lead appendage was on 'oar-gees' & 'custom crafted' lures and probably a lot more!
Progression of the scorpion:
Newell Scorpion - 1995
Newell Scorpion - 1992
Rob Gaden Scorpion - 1993
Halco RMG Scorpion - 1996
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Full range of urethane RMG 150mm Scorpions
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Timber RMG Rellik-Doc
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Re: Modern Newells

Post by Lure-Nut » Thu Mar 11, 2010 1:48 pm

Some very nice lures there Rupe, thanks for sharing them and showing us the comparison between Peter's and Rob's Scorpions thumbsupsmilie
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Re: Modern Newells

Post by simon bruce » Thu Mar 11, 2010 1:53 pm

Nice pics Rupe and some interesting information on the scorion evolution.

@Powelly the grunt/guppy certainly had some changes over the years. Wazza has a picture of one called a "Grunter" which looks more like these ones of yours which also as you say looks like the lure that became a guppy which in turn went on to have anumber of different shapes an bib combinations.

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