A Stalwart Story...

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Re: A Stalwart Story...

Post by Marrakai » Mon May 11, 2009 8:50 pm

you would have to think long and hard before throwing one
Yeah, for about two minutes!

This little 60cm barra from the rock-wall in front of my workplace during lunch-hour the other day.

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Post by simon bruce » Mon May 11, 2009 11:10 pm

Nice one.

Now you just have to tie that Bagleys on in your lunch break.


Curse you and your lunch time access to barra....

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Post by Marrakai » Mon May 11, 2009 11:37 pm

Well, thinking about it...... Image

If only I had another eleven of them too! Image
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Post by Jigmaster » Tue May 12, 2009 2:57 pm

Just a touch more grey in ther beard from the magazine photo - nice to know it happens to us all. blahblah blahblah
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Re: A Stalwart Story...

Post by OLDMAN » Sat May 23, 2009 4:25 pm

Marrakai
PM your address to me..
I have something you may want.
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Post by Marrakai » Sat May 23, 2009 11:52 pm

Oldman:

PM sent.

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Re: A Stalwart Story...

Post by Capt.Seaweed » Sun Feb 28, 2010 4:13 pm

Marrakai,
Just found this post, going back slowly reading.
What a great story, top Bynoe barra to boot. I'll keep my eyes peeled, any Stalwarts I find I'll give em a new blue/white finish and pass them along.
Had a green/yellow in my old box, but sent to Cobia (he's a keen Nilsie collector) just recently. I've caught plenty of barra on Spearheads over the years, but never tried a Stalwart, though I had a mate who swore by them, proofs in your pic.
Regards, Tony (Wulagi, NT).
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Re: A Stalwart Story...

Post by marjastaja » Thu Jul 14, 2011 5:25 pm

Hi,

I could almost swear thet i've seen that picture in Nils's catalogue somewhere.

And in Finland, we never had Stalwart-lures. I guess they are striclty for barramunidis. And also, isn't the Spearhead just like the Stalwart, but modernised version?

btw, Spearhead is called "Sivu-tissi", which translates to Side-Titty, or Side-boobie. :)

I received your PM, and i will try to get my hands on one of those mag's you requested. It can be hard to find one.. But i'll keep my eyes open for one.

Check out the new Nils Masters magazine, http://nilsmaster.fi/fi/mag/index.html

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Re: A Stalwart Story...

Post by diemai » Thu Jul 14, 2011 7:30 pm

@ marjastaja

Thanks a lot for info bowsmilie , and especially that catalog link , ....gonna browse more thoroughly through it tonite , .........off to lateshift now..... -duh !

greetz , diemai howdy
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Re: A Stalwart Story...

Post by Marrakai » Fri Jul 15, 2011 4:29 pm

Marjastaja:
I had no idea the Stalwart was just for export.
The original small-bib version was a great shallow-running lure with a tight action that really pulled fish from some distance away, they just couldn't resist smashing it for some reason. The action must have been a real teaser, especially on barramundi.

By comparison, the Spearhead is heavier (easier to cast!) and runs a bit deeper. It has the 'side-titties' that are lacking on the Stalwart.
Spearheads are still a very good lure for general barra fishing around northern Australia when the fish are down a metre or two and not feeding right at the surface.
They are particularly favoured for trolling in my local harbour.

Thanks for looking out for a spare Finnish-language catalogue too, I know Diemai has one! Image
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