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Posted: Sun Aug 16, 2009 9:41 pm
by Marrakai
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! Image

Should I send them back to Cooktown for a fresh coat of paint?

...or just chuck them in the 'rogues gallery'!


Re: C-Lures?

Posted: Sun Aug 16, 2009 9:59 pm
by Lure-Nut
Mate, I'd take the toothy look over fresh new ones any day .... life is full of stories and they look like they have a few good stories to tell thumbsupsmilie lol lol

Re: C-Lures?

Posted: Tue Aug 18, 2009 2:14 am
by Mully
ill remember that next time i send you lures mate ill give em a good chew first just for you lol lol lol

Re: C-Lures?

Posted: Tue Aug 18, 2009 9:01 am
by TonyM
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 thumbsupsmilie

Re: C-Lures?

Posted: Sat Jun 05, 2010 5:06 pm
by grey nomad
Sorry Marrakai, not mine, but i have seen em before many years ago up north,end of story.
Regards Carl

Re: C-Lures?

Posted: Sat Jun 05, 2010 5:35 pm
by fishaholiclures
Tony Marrakai,
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???

Cheers Brad

Re: C-Lures?

Posted: Sat Jun 05, 2010 8:29 pm
Tropical lures. -duh -duh -duh
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.

@grey nomad
Thanks for signing yours.

Re: C-Lures?

Posted: Sun Jun 06, 2010 12:44 am
by Marrakai
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.

Re: C-Lures?

Posted: Sun Jun 06, 2010 11:03 am
by grey nomad
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.
Cheers Carl

Re: C-Lures?

Posted: Tue Jun 08, 2010 2:40 pm
by Capt.Seaweed
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).