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    Posted: 12 Mar 2010 at 12:19pm
I love the unique design of Allan Sloman's Barra Blasters, fantastic work Allan Clap

Here's a mixture of the original Timber Barra Blasters (the big fella is 50cm including bib) Shocked

And the two tiny ones at front LHS are early hand signed moulded versions - Of these two the moulded one on the right has a concave belly similar to McSea scorpions Tongue


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Hi Guy,s ,The tiny -boy and the barrablaster lures were all made in timber first. In the early to mid 90,s these two models were put into plastic and made by lively lures .Only the standard sizes .

The baby barrablasters in plastic ,were made by myself , My friend Steve made the molds and i injected the bodies .

I never sold any of these to the shops and only a handfull remain . I did make them in timber as well but there would have been a dozen made . Jars lures will be making the baby barrablaster in both styles  as well as the baby tinyboy later on in the year.    Thanks Allan ,

P,s The best way to pick my lures from Jar,s are i used to put big eye,s on while they use little eye,s .
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Very Nice. Hopefully I will be able to pick some more of Allans lures up myself.
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I wish the sun would come out, my pics with flash are terrible Embarrassed
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For all my lure shots I try and use my 8meg Fuji Finepix with the good sized flash. It is much better than the 10meg waterproof Olympus for most photo's. A tip I have found is to use a peice of white paper over the flash for close up shots which really defuses the light, just fold it 2 or more times if needed. It provides good light without flashback. 
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Originally posted by Alistair Alistair wrote:

For all my lure shots I try and use my 8meg Fuji Finepix with the good sized flash. It is much better than the 10meg waterproof Olympus for most photo's. A tip I have found is to use a peice of white paper over the flash for close up shots which really defuses the light, just fold it 2 or more times if needed. It provides good light without flashback. 


Thanks for the tips Al, I need all the help I can get LOL

hmmm it might even be worth trying to set up a minature "booth" for lure shots.... If it worked it could possibly take a lot of the trial and error out of it!
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TongueTongueTongueSWEET master lure maker indeed the little bass lures are dead sexy also...REGARDS BOB.......Big smileBig smileBig smile
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Who remembers the Nils Master  Stalwart?
Some similar characteristics .
Very nice. They caught Barra likie these too I recon!
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Is the tow point horizontal ?
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Originally posted by Craig Craig wrote:

Is the tow point horizontal ?


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No it's vertical - I can see why you might think that, as in the pic it's hard to tell (my crappy photo's don't help) Embarrassed


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I don't think Allan made the moulded lures I think Jar lures made them im sure Allan will let us know for sure when he reads this
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Originally posted by bullrout22 bullrout22 wrote:

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I don't think Allan made the moulded lures I think Jar lures made them im sure Allan will let us know for sure when he reads this


Gday Dave,

I had a chat with Allan about the moulded lures, as I recall these ones I've shown above were the earliest moulded lures that were moulded by Alan Dolan and hand painted by Allan Sloman prior to the sale to Jar lures (I thought I'd better use surnames or that could get really confusing) LOL

Although as you said I'm sure Allan will help clarify when he reads the post, as it wouldn't be the first time faulty memory has caused me to make a mistake Embarrassed
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Originally posted by Tony Tony wrote:

Originally posted by bullrout22 bullrout22 wrote:

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I don't think Allan made the moulded lures I think Jar lures made them im sure Allan will let us know for sure when he reads this


Gday Dave,

I had a chat with Allan about the moulded lures, as I recall these ones I've shown above were the earliest moulded lures that were moulded by Alan Dolan and hand painted by Allan Sloman prior to the sale to Jar lures (I thought I'd better use surnames or that could get really confusing) LOL

Although as you said I'm sure Allan will help clarify when he reads the post, as it wouldn't be the first time faulty memory has caused me to make a mistake Embarrassed


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Ill be waiting on Allans reply to this one I thought he only made Timber lures
Any lures made by Alan Dolan is fairly easy to tell they way he puts a name on the
bottem of lures it is great makes identifing lures easy Clap
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Here's a slightly better photo of the 2 little moulded lures (55mm body exc. bib) Awesome paintwork, especially when you consider how small they are Thumbs Up




The "McSea" style scallop in the first one is easier to see here


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Originally posted by bullrout22 bullrout22 wrote:

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Ill be waiting on Allans reply to this one I thought he only made Timber lures
Any lures made by Alan Dolan is fairly easy to tell they way he puts a name on the
bottem of lures it is great makes identifing lures easy Clap


Gday Dave, I agree it makes our lives a lot easier when the name is embossed (or written on) Big smile

Normally Al Dolan does have the name embossed, although I believe that there are exceptions Wink (I've got a few of those pictured here)


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Hi Guy,s ,The tiny -boy and the barrablaster lures were all made in timber first. In the early to mid 90,s these two models were put into plastic and made by lively lures .Only the standard sizes .

The baby barrablasters in plastic ,were made by myself , My friend Steve made the molds and i injected the bodies .

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Gday Allan,

Thanks for clarifying that, it seems both Dave and myself had it wrong LOL

And thanks also for the tip on how to ID your lures Thumbs Up


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Originally posted by Tony Tony wrote:

Gday Allan,

Thanks for clarifying that, it seems both Dave and myself had it wrong LOL

And thanks also for the tip on how to ID your lures Thumbs Up




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Thanks to Allan it's all cleared up now Clap

Thanks Allan it is great to find out about these lures  Clap

More to watch out for now ClapClapClap
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Originally posted by Alistair Alistair wrote:

For all my lure shots I try and use my 8meg Fuji Finepix with the good sized flash. It is much better than the 10meg waterproof Olympus for most photo's. A tip I have found is to use a peice of white paper over the flash for close up shots which really defuses the light, just fold it 2 or more times if needed. It provides good light without flashback. 


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SCN on my Olympus camera and use a low light setting on it try it inside with out using your flash
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Can you still buy the Jar Barra Blaster???
 
I wouldnt mind a few to go in the barra tray
 
Didnt Franks Lure Book rated it as the lure with the best action out o all tested????
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Originally posted by TTragic TTragic wrote:

Can you still buy the Jar Barra Blaster???
I wouldnt mind a few to go in the barra tray
Didnt Franks Lure Book rated it as the lure with the best action out o all tested????


Gday Andrew, sorry I must have missed your post! Good question, hopefully Allan will see this now I'm bumping the post up and let us know Smile

Here's a very cool Custom Barra Blaster Allan made up - the custom one with the scallops out of the back also has metallic fleck in it that looks great









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Hi Guy,s The Jar,s Barrablaster will be avalible in a couple of months . They have moved to NSW and are just getting there house organised .When they get the phone on ,i will get the phone number for you all ,Thanks Allan
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Nice Blasters TonyClap
 
and thanks Allan for the update.....will be looking out for when they are back in production
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