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    Posted: 11 Dec 2014 at 11:58am
I just picked this up recently with a batch of old lures.

I was told this River King was made for a PNG Black Bass Trip. The body is just shy of 5 inches long, with the bib it is nearly 7 inches. Timber with Lexan bib, signed as River King.

Nice solid old lure!



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what's the idea of the tow point like that?.......mick
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Interesting through the bib tow arrangement.
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For attachment of a heavy clip/snap then tied hard to leader. Also worked with loop knot on heavy leader but loop wear probable.

Had one many years ago, Swam well. Crash dive!  Shocked

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote lead lure Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11 Dec 2014 at 1:00pm

Matt in this picture you will see complete tow there are some different types of clips most common seems to be the crimped version.
Lure comes in 2 sizes 100m and I think 70 m .I dont think there would be a big lot made the ones l have are treasures

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Thanks for that Graeme! You have some very nice models. This one is right on 120mm body length, 170mm overall. Do you know when it might have been made?

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Alistair Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11 Dec 2014 at 1:38pm
Nice distinctive lures the Riverkings and one you should hold onto, unless you want to swap it for somethingWink. By coincidence I only drove past Don's house this morning but didn't stop. I have to catch up with him and show him this one which is claimed by Rob Gaden to be the first RiverKing made, something I would like to get Don's thoughts on. It's a nice one with the creased bib which Barry kindly passed onto me to add to my other Lawson lures.
 
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Nice! Good story behind it too. Looks about the same size as this one!

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What a wicked looking lure, I want one 59
Thanks for sharing
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the longer lure is named River king 100
the smaller lures are made from urethane
love that lure of Alistairs next time I'm talking to Don will try and get some more information
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Are river kings still being made? 5 years ago I was fishing with Don and he said his biggest market was around Canberra way - I gained from  that that they were still being made albeit not by him.
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Don is still making lures lives in Emmaville northern Nsw
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Cool thanks Graeme Thumbs Up
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I do not believe he makes the timber lures anymore unless for a special request which is how I got his model range made in timber a few years back.
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That is starting to line up more the conversation a group of us had with him Thumbs Up (wasn't there for all of it - had to get another drink).
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I bought some plastic Lawson lures while I was in Emmaville a few years back. I would like some timber versions.
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