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    Posted: 30 Sep 2013 at 8:54am
Outstanding Design by Lofty obtained at the recent Lake Borumba meet and greet, put it away ((((in a safe place)))) and could not find it until only recently.
I was blown away with the workmanship, material used, and unusual design.
 
Some comments about the design.
 
Wing keel in reverse. 
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Works like a charm.
7 laminated pieces of wood
Test run held at Nicho, and the  guys had a chance to fondle the lure.
 
No doubt Ted can add some more appropriated details later on.
 
Anything different regardless what it is in the fishing field receives my full attention.
 
I have tried to take some interesting slides for all you keen lure collectors. Sun continues to hide behind clouds.
 
Regards John
 
 
 
 
 
 
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very nice....Gary
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This is a stunning lure and swims great - well done LoftyClap
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Mal Vader Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 30 Sep 2013 at 9:39am
Without that 'sail' you would lose 2 of the laminates.
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When the sun returns, will add a couple of photos high lighting the contours
 
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It is different! Even the the eyes are looking in the same direction?
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Mal Vader Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 30 Sep 2013 at 6:24pm
Originally posted by Digitalis Digitalis wrote:

It is different! Even the the eyes are looking in the same direction?
Matt.
 
A hallmark of Lotys work, those eyes.
I have quite a few of the Tall Ones Lures, the eyes are distinctive.
 
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There is no doubt of the level of "Father Teds" skill!
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Really nice lures his laminate is very delicate great work     DaveSmile
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Looks like a laminated 'Quasi' - the humpbacked freak. Ted will confirm

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Video of lure  swimming in the swimming pool  is on its way, may need a little assistance from Tony
 in due course to place on sight.
 
Outstanding looking lure
 
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I was lucky enough to hold that lure or one like it , Lofty left 2 big tackle boxs of lures for me to look at before he left , I tell ya I was like a stunned mullet , what a site to behold .
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Big smileThis is one of his brothers
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CoolThis is also a brother
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61This one Embarrassed is a pretty little thing
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looks like Menchos horny toad was breeding with one of your humpbacks Ted,these are truly beautiful the
one John has looks even better in the fleshThumbs Up
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HUMPIN HORNY???
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love the thin top profile, awesome. had similar thoughts recently but had no idea how to sculpt such a masterpiece.
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I know I won't get an answer here BUT- Lofty, I'm scratching my head as to how you stop it rolling over with all that wood on the bottom and the BIG bib,,,,,lots of lead?.
Very nice lures by the way, all of them.
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Videos  getting closer.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Darby Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01 Oct 2013 at 4:48pm
Pete, I couldn't see any evidence of a hole for weighting unless he cunningly did it internally. The wide shoulder seems to stop it falling over and the silky oak seems to add some weight where needed at the waterline and on the belly, the timber in the 'fin' is quite thin. It swam like a trooper with a lovely wide waggle and shimmy...be a nice cod action IMHO.

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It swam a beauty - a VERY nice cod action.
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When I LOOK and think about it, those low 'side flaps' (for want of a better word Big smile) would create a lot of drag when it's moving, no way it could turn over, ingenious design Lofty  Thumbs Up.
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This lure has no weight inserts in it at all,is made out of timber nothing more is added bar a bib eylets and trebles
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Thanks Pete
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Awesome Lofty.

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