rob wrote: G'day Fizza, your exactly right !!!! It was about 1990 , J.B was making them from timber , and had been doing so for a few years. He made his own Dye-set ( with the help of an old engineer ) and started making them in two (2) piece plastic. They were glued together, not Ultra-sonic-welded. He made them for a while like that , and then sold it to Dam Mcgrath ( John called him "Dooog" ). After a short period of time , Dan started calling them "Attack-Lures".
The timber ones in the photo are definately J.B.'s creations. Bodies were made on the copy-lathe he build for himself. He also built many metal presses to knock out bibs for the Baby merlin, shallow bennett merlin, and deep bennett Merlin. Very clever bloke !!! Great Lures.
Great information, thanks ..... Q. so is it possible to tell the difference between JB's glued v DM's ultrasonic versions