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    Posted: 05 May 2015 at 9:42pm
The Big Barras were the first of Reidys plastic and were only made in Cairns, Queensland. Here is some info that Jeff sent to me a couple of years ago. Second photo are some of his first plastics with small bibs.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Davent Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 05 May 2015 at 9:56pm
Nice bit of history there mate!
How good was Riedys painting?!
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Oldman Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 05 May 2015 at 10:19pm
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Any info on the shallow bib (in last pic) ?
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Cheers Ian. I have a soft spot for these lures, a good read.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Darby Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 05 May 2015 at 10:25pm
Ahhhhhh now it makes some sense, I have held a belief (quietly) that the Lawsey's Barra Supreme was a copy of the Big Barra, now we know why, it's the same mould.
I just love little nuggets of info like this, makes the whole game interesting, as well as adds just a little more to the Aussie lure making history.

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Nice investigative work...well done!
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nice one, enjoyed the read and its history.

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I have the same shallow bibbed one in the last picture. I was wondering if anyone knows if its the model that Jeff named the Hood Winker cheers guys.
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A good read. I wish the painting was still of this quality.
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