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    Posted: 16 May 2010 at 12:34pm
This is my only Seeker lure which I picked up while recently in Melbourne.     
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Hi Barry
Have you swum it?
Looks a bit assymetrical

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no this is not a contender to chuck in the water Wayne.It is crude in the carving department.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Abuadmiral Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16 May 2010 at 1:25pm
Barry
Educate me mate.
If it is not a swimmer , I take it there is some reason why it is a collectable despite being crudely carved.
Am I missing something?
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The start of a slippery slope captain, seekeritis is a terrible affliction.

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Abuadmiral Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16 May 2010 at 3:33pm
Sounds intriguing, I know I'm not adding to the knowledge here, just seeking...
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Darby Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16 May 2010 at 4:49pm
Wayne,
it's the background of the seeker that is it's alure (pun intended)
The original maker Ken Hendry is no longer with us(GBHS). The seekers had a reputation of being quite effective even though they look rough, and are as tough as the brick ablutions oft referred to.

Ken used to pick up offcuts from coffin makers to carve his lures from, preferring to use cedar where possible. After Ken passed away, another local lad carried on with Seekers and continued with the timber, before recently switching to moulded polyurethane foam to make production easier.

There are enough models and subtle differences in the range to make them eminently collectable, to the person with such a bent. I myself have a few, but I know some who have enough to raise the water levels in the murray if the were all swum at once LOL
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A thorough and very comprehensive  answer to the question from  the philistine from the tropics!
 
I like the coffin offcuts bit !

Nice also to recognize and hold aloft the name and skills of a past/passed master carver.

Thanks for taking the time to upskill me.

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote tooch Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16 May 2010 at 5:26pm
Hi Wayne , One offs are good for collections you keep thinking about trying to get some more to keep them company. I'ts good for business.WinkWinkWinkWink 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: 16 May 2010 at 6:37pm
The chances of me finding more Seekers and catching Seekeritus are about as good as the Cockroaches winning best of 3. 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Tony Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16 May 2010 at 6:42pm
Originally posted by CaptainCranky CaptainCranky wrote:

The chances of me finding more Seekers and catching Seekeritus are about as good as the Cockroaches winning best of 3. 


Surely there's more chance than that? LOL
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It only takes on for seekeritis to set in.
 
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