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The Killalure "Tiger"

Posted: Tue Nov 10, 2009 9:34 pm
by Marrakai
Just tossed-up a post on the Heddon Tiger lures and was reminded of the excellent plastic Tiger copies made by Dave Killalea.

Here's a pic of the three that now live in my display-case:

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These are no-frills, no-nonsense working lures, the green one pictured has caught a few barra and another blue one I have is a veteran almost devoid of original finish. A few others have been lost over the years, due primarily to a combination of large estuary cod and oyster-rocks!

I could never understand why these lures were not more popular.

Re: The Killalure "Tiger"

Posted: Tue Nov 10, 2009 10:15 pm
by simon bruce
Nice work continuing the tiger theme.

Very similar lures and yours caught you a lot of fish by the sounds of it.


Re: The Killalure "Tiger"

Posted: Wed Nov 11, 2009 6:15 pm
by fishaholiclures
It was only fitting that Dave Killalea continued the tradition of his shapes after he sold the Killalure brand to Basser Millyard. I refer to the Basser Millyard era as Killalure#2, #1 being Dave's original ones, and #3 as DK Original Lures.

Heres a Tiger alongside some of Dave's earlier timber versions including a deep version. The obvious throwback to Eric Mollers Tiger shape is testament to the effectiveness of the shape.
Killalure Tiger minnows.jpg
He also did the same with the 3" Barra Bait..3BB is an acronym for 3" Barra Bait
Killa Barra Bait evolution.jpg
and with the Terminator, which David copied from the highly popular Nilsmaster Spearhead shape
Terminator evolution.jpg
Cheers Brad