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A couple more Whitmores. Barra and No name.

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    Posted: 31 Mar 2011 at 5:40pm

I picked up a few lures in the mail today (got them RobThumbs Up) which included a couple of new Whitmores for the collection. One is the Whitmore Barra and the other is an un named smaller lure in a guppy typeish shape. This one is of interest as it has the twisted wire tow point from body up through the bib which I believe was made by Ray for his own use to make them run a bit deeper. It goes nicely with the rare non production lures I have of Ray'sBig smile

"whitmore lures with twisted wire tow points were his own personal lures own use before going into production. these lures reached greater depths than the loose fitting tow clips that allowed over rotation of the action at the expence of depth. twisted wire towing points gave considerable  gain in depth. but they did not look attractive or professonal hence the change in design. "

 
 
 
 
 
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Gee they are niceClapClapClap
Painted sticks with hooks sure, but they are oh soooo nice!
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Alistair,

nice lures for sure mate, Brolly and I have caressed those exact  lures over a Beer or Two not long ago LOL

Will take a Pic of my Barra Lure with a Rattle in it !   Thanks for posting them up Thumbs Up
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Tony, heard you picked up a few others and were getting a bit too fond of this barra and small unnamed one so had to get it from Rob ASAPLOL
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Originally posted by Alistair Alistair wrote:

Tony, heard you picked up a few others and were getting a bit too fond of this barra and small unnamed one so had to get it from Rob ASAPLOL


 
Your dam right there Alistair, one more Beer and I would have opened my wallet more LOL

I must of picked that little green lure up 20 times mate Tongue and put it back, I knew you were after it Thumbs Up
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Alistair .... hope you've not only polished the fingerprints off, but the bourbon and coke or was that beer drool that Tony left on them

Mate, couple of nice pickups there, dunno what I was doing passing them on, but great to see them go to a well deserving home
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alistair hi, after seeing your picsi realised i to have a early whitmore. twisted wire model,green back over yellow scales with black tiger strips.bought at jones tackle inbrise closeto20 years ago.willtry to post a pic soon
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G'day Chris, I would love to see a pic of your lure in question.
 
First post as well. hope to see more if you have lures such as WhitmoresWink
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hi allister
this is a picture of my whitmore lure
 
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Here you are Alistair, this is the Barra lure I got a fair while ago. 


And the close up pic of the nose of the lure is where the Rattle is, I am not sure if you can see it in the photo but when you roll the lure in your hand you can see it.  It has a deep clunk noise when swayed side to side just like the Mega Boomer I have. 




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G'day Monty, I dont think that is a Whitmore. The eye's are not like any I have seen on a Whitmore and the fact you bought it through a shop at Brisbane does not sound right with the twisted wire tow point which I am not sure were sold, or if so in numbers away from the southern area where they were made. It does though look farmiliar but I cannot put my finger on the maker. I know there were a few makers who did the twisted wire tow point thing and hopefully someone will be able to ID it (assuming I am wrongConfused). Can you post a pic top and bottom as well? What size it it? Looks like it hardly saw water and is in near mint condition still.
 
Tony, nice barra lure. i can see why you grabbed it.  I can see the rattle chamber hole in the pic. Same placement as in my boomers.
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Alister hi, your are right, lure has not been swam, body lengh is 66.60 mm
 Mate i have no idea what  lure it is, i have a frew more lures i brought at the same time which i will post up soon.Will send additional photo's soon. cheers chris.
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Tony .... really nice pics and a great looking lure



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Alistair great lures mate, very tasty!
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Yeah that is not any of Ray's that I have ever seen, and he never sold to shops more than around 12 maybe 13 years ago, when he left Franklins.
Originally posted by monty monty wrote:

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this is a picture of my whitmore lure
 
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Alistair,
 
Here are some of the other pics of the lure of Monty's.
 
 
Lure was brought from Jones in Brisbane at least 20yrs ago.
 
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A few more to the collection over the past 6 mths or so. Another Barra and a few one off's and rare lures.
 
 
 
 
 
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