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    Posted: 28 Dec 2010 at 12:28pm
Thought I post this up, recent trip to Stanthorpe I visited Les, what a fantastic character.
Next time I'm there I'll get some photos of him and his shed(if it's ok with him), also see if I can get some history, he has certainly been around for a while.
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Nice Display Ollie well done mateClapClapClapClap...Pete.
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nice old school styles, nicely displayed, well done mate.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote CaptainCranky Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 28 Dec 2010 at 4:13pm
Ollie thankyou for posting them up.They are very striking.
It would be great if you could get some pics and maybe a bio if possible.
These older luremakers sometimes do not like the cerfuffle when approached for such a thing.
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Nice display Ollie - I love Les' lures Clap

Would be great if you can get a bio together for Les, I have spoken to Les about it on the phone although getting there in person to do it is proving a challenge.

Here's another two models that Les discontinued some time back. The top one is a "Scotty B" and the bottom is a "Lil Shrimp". Les made up another two only of each of these lures earlier this year and gave one of each model to myself, and the other two to another lucky fan of his work.

"ScottyB" & "Lil Shrimp"




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Thanks fellows, I'll work on getting the bio etc, make sure it's ok with him first.
Tony I see you received a nice collection of his lures and also some nudes.Clap
 
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G'day Ollie,

Yes I have bought a fair few lures off Les, some for the collection and others to fish with, can't have too many I say! Big smile

Les wasn't sure what I meant when I asked for some nudies, he'd never sold any before and did a bit of experimenting with a few different methods! The end result looks great I reckon.

The finish is with fibreglass resin which is how Les seals all of his lures prior to painting. Les said he's not making any more nudies as it was a pain in the butt to do, so I'm glad I asked when I did!



Only a few weeks to go now until I'll be able to start unpacking my lures and putting some on display so will get some more pics organised after that Thumbs Up
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Tony and Ollie,
 
I hope you don't mind me adding a couple I have collected over the last 20 years, These are the ones that no longer go fishing. And I've marked the Photos of some of the harder to find Models.
 
I call in on Les approx 10 times a year and often give him a little project LOL  and we swap a few Timbers from time to time. 
 
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Thanks Steve, Very nice Thumbs Up

That must be fantastic getting to catch up with Les so often, a very nice gentleman indeed and always enjoyable to have a chat with.


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Beautiful display Steve.Thankyou all for posting up Les's lures.
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Thank you Steve, very nice display mate. It's put more light on other models which Les makes, thank you for posting them.
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Steve, just found this great display of Les' lures, thanks to you I have a Troupy. After you introduced them to me I was fortunate to find two other models in a Darwin junk shop. Regards, Tony.

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Well done Tony, nice colours on both of them  Clap
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Hi Tony, very nice pick up indeed. You must have some darned good junk shops up in Darwin.Well done.Cheers Richard.
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Have picked up a few more of Les's lures on the weekend, ones I didn't have to add to my collection.
Great character, he has agreed to do a Bio, as soon as I have everything together I'll post it.
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I was lucky enough to get a couple of Les Barlows lures the other week when my mate called in and left me with  "Shrimp" and a "Sleetie" Nice to hang on the wall in the shed... Tongue
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they are old ones ian....worth hanging up , as it would be a shame to lose them....les would rather them fished, but I reckon even he would say they were made a long time ago, nice to see they survived.....geez they are good fish catchers, as all lures should be.
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les still makes the scotty "b", has them on his lure post for sale...mick
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Les has only recently started making the Scotty B, a few people asked him about them so he started making them again. He was always perplexed why originally they didn't sell as he loved their action.
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just thought i'd post up a photo of les barlows lures in a display case made by bill horsnell (bills boxes)......mick
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That is a nice display that.
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very nice display indeed Mick,you've got a real variety of colors there,sets it off
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Hi Guys,  I met this man at his home couple of years ago.
  It was like show and tell. He explained his lure making process from the bib to bodies to painting and everything in between.
 A  real aussie character. Loves a rum and isn`t afraid to speak his mind.
  The subject of some of his lures being sold for 20 bucks each on ebay annoyed him so much that he began writing the price of  $5 each on his lures so it wouldn`t happen again.
 He felt that the price of his lures was fair and he made them for fishing.
He said  " The jury was still out about collectors buying his lures" .  But he sort of thought  that it was okay as long as they didn`t rip any one off who did not know any better.  Hence the $5 price under the clearcoat.  For me personally I enjoyed having a yarn with the man.
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He also does a 3 treble number. Bought a couple last year.
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If you got any of his larger 3 treble lures you are lucky, as on Jan this year Les is no longer making them - they are getting to much for him to make. There is another lure he is going to discontinue but I can't remember which one it is at the moment. He is having too much trouble holding onto them when shaping them.
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Originally posted by rodsncods rodsncods wrote:

just thought i'd post up a photo of les barlows lures in a display case made by bill horsnell (bills boxes)......mick

I see you have a one hook and a 2 hook midget there Mick. Les only made about 30 of the 2 hook and 15 of the one hook midget before he stopped - too small for him to hold.
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