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Newell Bunyip

Post by Lure-Nut » Thu Mar 18, 2010 12:01 am

The final legacy of the Peter Newell story was the creation of his last model, the Newell Bunyip .... unfortunately the Bunyip was never available in a retail sense, but there are a few (not many) that were made. The Bunyip is now a very prized lure for the serious Newell collector thumbsupsmilie

The Bunyip was created in 3 sizes - pictured is a full set of very early prototypes which are undercoated, not finished, with the X representing the point where the single eye was ultimately placed. The bib is somewhat unique in that it was screwed into the base of the lure and not set in a slot.

I am aware of a similar set of Bunyip's out there - maybe this post will draw them out into the open lol

Herewith ends the Peter Newell chapter bowsmilie bowsmilie
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Re: Newell Bunyip

Post by ocd1688 » Thu Mar 18, 2010 4:49 pm

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Re: Newell Bunyip

Post by simon bruce » Thu Mar 18, 2010 6:14 pm

I considered myself lucky to have 2 of the three sizes.

I have been offered the third smaller one and accepted the opportunity to add it to these two.
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Re: Newell Bunyip

Post by bdowdy » Thu Mar 18, 2010 6:20 pm

no of 2 painted ones, that i tested with a mate...caught cod 2 thumbsupsmilie

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Re: Newell Bunyip

Post by simon bruce » Thu Mar 18, 2010 6:29 pm

Brett

excellent though I don't think these ones will get much of a swim.

Would be good to see a few pics of the painted ones as well...........

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Re: Newell Bunyip

Post by brolly » Thu Mar 18, 2010 6:29 pm

bdowdy wrote:no of 2 painted ones, that i tested with a mate...caught cod 2 thumbsupsmilie
What? you used them? BLASPHEMY !! lol lol

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Re: Newell Bunyip

Post by simon bruce » Thu Mar 18, 2010 6:34 pm

Surely you had heard that some people use lures for fishing Brolly?

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Re: Newell Bunyip

Post by brolly » Thu Mar 18, 2010 7:59 pm

I know Simon.I must retrain myself to start using some.Maybe i'll start with plastic and gradually work my way up to timber lol lol

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Re: Newell Bunyip

Post by simon bruce » Thu Mar 18, 2010 8:20 pm

You should try to ease into it. Maybe a few Newells into the tackle box for a trip just to have them out for the day.

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Re: Newell Bunyip

Post by brolly » Thu Mar 18, 2010 8:38 pm

Simon funny you should say that cause i got a couple very old Scorps packed in my tackle box to go to PNG in July and who knows what else will find it's way into that box between now and then.Maybe even a Bunyip lol

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