A couple of early Jitterbugs

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A couple of early Jitterbugs

Post by MXB » Sun Dec 20, 2009 3:50 pm

Hi all . . .

I thought these deserved a new thread as they have no patents marked on bibs and one has early hardware that probably dates to the early 1950's;
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Re: A couple of early Jitterbugs

Post by Marrakai » Fri Jan 01, 2010 10:20 pm

Late reply MXB, apologies, but I have started to fill a few gaps in my Jitterbug line-up recently-
eg now have 3 WWII plastic-bibs, red and yellow (one is timber), timber Musky, flyrod, etc, etc...
however the early-hardware model you posted here is still my enduring favourite!

I've tossed it up before but here it is again, similar to yours but for the frog-pattern and no brass tow-point,
and perhaps a little battle-scarred compared with the fine examples above...

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Re: A couple of early Jitterbugs

Post by MXB » Sat Jan 02, 2010 11:39 am

@Marrakai . . .

Great lures to collect these ones . . . you are very lucky to own a wooden one as they were not made in cedar for very long. The plastic lipped ones are also not that common although they do pop up on occasions. I've got a few more arriving soon including a froggy one like yours with the same hardware.

Thanks for the appreciation . . . the lure you like is indeed one of my favourites too thumbsupsmilie

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Re: A couple of early Jitterbugs

Post by rivermandave » Wed Jan 06, 2010 6:25 am

Looking good guys clapclap

I'll get some pics of mine up in a few days crazysmilie

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Re: A couple of early Jitterbugs

Post by MXB » Thu Jan 07, 2010 11:30 am

@Rivermandave . . .

Would love to see them as they deserve a thread on their own. Noticed a wooden one went recently for about $US200 in pearl which I don't think was an early catalogued colour . . . one day I'll find one!!

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Re: A couple of early Jitterbugs

Post by rivermandave » Fri Jan 08, 2010 3:32 am

Pearl was cataloged....check out this site when you get a chance howdy

http://www.tacklecollecting.com/olderji ... colors.htm

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Re: A couple of early Jitterbugs

Post by MXB » Fri Jan 08, 2010 7:28 am

Great resource Dave . . . I have looked at that website but never looked up the Jitterbugs

Thanks heaps and explains everything I needed to know thumbsupsmilie

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Re: A couple of early Jitterbugs

Post by rivermandave » Fri Jan 22, 2010 1:24 pm

You're welcome.....glad to be of help! clapclap

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Re: A couple of early Jitterbugs

Post by MXB » Thu Apr 01, 2010 7:32 pm

Hi all . . .

I thought this one deserves to be shown in this thread.

A nice perchy colour pattern with older hardware and no patent lip;
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