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Posted: Sun Aug 16, 2009 9:41 pm
Pretty sure these were C-Lures a decade or two back....
They have been swum extensively, but the undercoat of smooth epoxy? or whatever it is over the wood has held up perfectly.
...which is more than can be said for any sticker or lettering under the bib!
Should I send them back to Cooktown for a fresh coat of paint?
...or just chuck them in the 'rogues gallery'!
Posted: Sun Aug 16, 2009 9:59 pm
Posted: Tue Aug 18, 2009 2:14 am
Posted: Tue Aug 18, 2009 9:01 am
They sure have a story to tell Tony! I'll bet they've caught a fish or two!
Nothing like the cheap made in China crap they sell nowadays that a decent fish will often smash to pieces first time it gets hit
Thanks for sharing
Posted: Sat Jun 05, 2010 5:06 pm
Sorry Marrakai, not mine, but i have seen em before many years ago up north,end of story.
Posted: Sat Jun 05, 2010 5:35 pm
just a passing thought, but as I was stripping back a couple of Killalures the other week, I had to scrape back through a coat of grey primer that was devilish hard to move...there seems to be a grey primer on those as well....hmmmm
I wonder if they are maybe something from Dave Killalea's shop??? Not saying one of his shapes, but maybe a foreigner??? paint pattern is similar to some of Dave's work as well???
Posted: Sat Jun 05, 2010 8:29 pm
At first glance they look like they are from the same maker (and may well be)
But the eyes are different, and the stripes are also different.
Good luck sorting this one out.
Thanks for signing yours.
Posted: Sun Jun 06, 2010 12:44 am
Thanks for the heads-up on those lures.
If not C-Lures then might be one of the Forresters.
I'll try to find a less-fished example and toss it up in a new thread.
Posted: Sun Jun 06, 2010 11:03 am
Brad,not Killalure,Daves paint job as well as mine were not as good in the early days,looks like these had a pretty good job done on them, when they were new.(but i've been wrong before)
Laurie, i made a lot of one offs, prototypes and specials over the years that were given away to various people that had no signatures on them,i am not sure if i would recognise some of them, made to many!
But those lures are still familiar.
Posted: Tue Jun 08, 2010 2:40 pm
Now you mention it they do resemble Forresters lures, Grahame and his uncle Robert I'm sure both made lures, one under the banner G-lures, so I'm summizing Grahame. Think Robert called his Top End Lures and could be still producing timbers out at Howard Springs, latest on sale in Kmart called Jackatak or something similar. Saw them last time in Kmart Casuarina.
Interestingly I think the NT maybe the last place barra lures are made from timber, these and Chris Hurts' Nautilus range. Unless Leads of FNQ are still making.
Regards, Tony (Wulagi, NT).