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Vintage Paw Paws

Post by Marrakai » Sat May 16, 2009 7:32 pm

These are my favourite Paw Paw lures, a trio of vintage Jig-A-Lures.

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I imported them from the US a while back to satisfy a hankering for some 'Huckleberry Finn' fishing gear! Image
Not quite that era, probably pre-WWII though.
Cute, hey!

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Re: Vintage Paw Paws

Post by MXB » Tue Jun 30, 2009 4:09 pm

Marrakai . . . they are very nice indeed

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Post by ropes.basstard » Tue Jun 30, 2009 10:49 pm

Sweet! clapclap
Any idea why these lures use the metal tail bib? Does it add action or prevent the hook from dropping down?

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Post by Marrakai » Wed Jul 01, 2009 1:46 pm

RB:
I assume it performs both functions equally. On such a stumpy lure, the hooks would certainly snag each other without the rear bib.

I haven't swum these Paw Paws, and probably won't, but the Arbogast Hula-Dancer has a similar set-up and wiggles like crazy!
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Post by ropes.basstard » Wed Jul 01, 2009 7:22 pm

Thanks Marrakai, seems logical.
P.S. Great lures

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Post by laz » Mon Jul 06, 2009 8:09 am

Marrakai wrote:RB:
I assume it performs both functions equally. On such a stumpy lure, the hooks would certainly snag each other without the rear bib.

I haven't swum these Paw Paws, and probably won't, but the Arbogast Hula-Dancer has a similar set-up and wiggles like crazy!
Marrakai .Any chance of you posting a photo of the Arbogast Hula Dancer i just want to compare it to my Hula Spin Dancer thank you .catch ya

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Post by fishaholiclures » Mon Jul 06, 2009 9:04 am

Laz,
here's a pic of the ones I had
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The Hula Dancer used the same body as the Arbogaster, and the Hula Diver used the body off the small Jitterbug with a small diving bib underneath the chin instead of the walker wing.
Fred liked to use various body shapes and mix and match bibs & hardware to make a new lure type.

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Post by laz » Mon Jul 06, 2009 10:24 am

Thanks for that mate .catch ya

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Re: Vintage Paw Paws

Post by laz » Wed Jul 08, 2009 10:41 pm

Marrakai wrote:RB:
I assume it performs both functions equally. On such a stumpy lure, the hooks would certainly snag each other without the rear bib.

I haven't swum these Paw Paws, and probably won't, but the Arbogast Hula-Dancer has a similar set-up and wiggles like crazy!
I see that shakespeare also had a similar set up with their Dopey model. Catch ya

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