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    Posted: 03 Jun 2010 at 11:49am
Here are a few of my Mal Coffy handmade lures.They were mid 80's and from Cooktown.
 
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They are absolute crackers Barry Clap

And congratulations on sorting out yet another mystery, great work! Thumbs Up


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Very nice lures Barry.But never heard of them till now.Embarrassed
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote tooch Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03 Jun 2010 at 5:15pm
Nice set of lures Barry, they look a little bit of serge shapeClapClapClapClap Regards Pete.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote CaptainCranky Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03 Jun 2010 at 5:24pm
They are MC lures not ML as first posted and Coffey is with an EY.Now I have it correct.
I talked with Mal on the phone and will get an interview soon.He has one leg and is 83 yrs old but still plays bowls from a wheelchair.
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NOW THERE SWEET & you have so many barry????LOLLOLLOLLOLWinkWinkWinkCoolCool
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is it just me, or are there different depth lures there? A few of the bibs look to be placed at different angles.

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got a couple of these, all three were given to me.
 
The first one came from a mates tackle box when i asked him if he had any old timbers
 
 
The second pair came from a fishing guide in Kununurra who has sent me a few interesting timbers from his or his mates tackle boxes.
 
 
 
 
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They are rippers Simon.Do they have signatures at all.All the earlier ones have them while the quite late ones may not.
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Barry
 
yes they are all marked MC.  Though initially I thought it was ML.....
 
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Noice! Clap
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Are these all ML lures or just the one with the circled ML.
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The paintwork on the one on the right looks like Terry Marshall to me JL. I'm not saying that's what it is for sure though as I don't really know - sorry!

It looked familiar earlier, and I just saw Alistairs post with some new Garra Lures and it finally clicked (takes me a while) LOL
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The middle is almost Wild River lure.i will have to double check.
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Wild River for sure for me.
Black bands are unusual.
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Sorry everyone,it's one of mine, very early Baby Herring  deep, unsigned.
Check it out Barry you should have some, am amazed it's still new/unused,must have been in a cupboard for 25yrs. Unless its one of those i told you about?
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Carl not sure which lure you are talking about because you said deep.
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I was talking about the middle lure,white with apricot bars.
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Sorry Mate, one on right, gold with wide black stripes,check out  c lures-couple more-simon bruce,3rd down in gold Rapala colour.Carl
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My fault, I should have said the I agree with the Wild River, but the other lure with black bands is unusual.
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The apricot and white lure is a George Dempster lure.
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These were found in a mates tackle box recently
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Green/Gold & Green/Black are both 4" Barra Bait shallow by KL. First lure is very nice looker. Cheers Richard.
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Richard, all three lures have the Mal Coffee signature under bib ,sorry I didn't show all angles .
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Oh Dear!!! Jumping in too quick, a longer perusal says nose is slimmer,  eyelets differ ,but paint jobs are pretty standard KL. Cheers Richard.
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Originally posted by Mr Viper Mr Viper wrote:

Richard, all three lures have the Mal Coffee signature under bib ,sorry I didn't show all angles .
Shane, are you sure you have that right ??? bottom two have tin bibs and are killas, top lure has alloy bib, I know cause it's my B Tiger bib I used to supply Mal with.
 
Would be good to see signed bib pics of other two. 
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Carl , haven't got any more pics of them but will check on weekend .
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Hi, 
new to here. I have about 12 Mal Coffey lures I inherited from my father. Can you help me identify them and tell me what value they have.

here are the first 3. I will add others shortly


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Are they for sale ?
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Very nice, look to be in unfished condition. Put them up in For Sale area, let members bid with a finish date and time and see what happens. You maybe pleasantly surprised.
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