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Peter Newell: Lures - How to roll your own

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    Posted: 18 Mar 2010 at 5:16pm
Here's an article entitled "Lures - how to roll your own" that was published in Modern Fishing , September 1983

A huge thanks to Travers Powell who kindly forwarded this article to me - a great read Thumbs Up















Cheers, Tony
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Alistair Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 19 Mar 2010 at 7:22am
Exellent info there Tony, thanks Travers. As yet I have not had a chance to have a read (too busy) but I am interested to see a couple of older stype shapes there which Barry should have picked up on too. The banana minnow shape the we haveBig smile
 
I look forward to going through the article in depth.
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WHAT would those lures be worth??????????????DeadDeadCryCryCryCry
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A great read and thankyou to Travers as well as Tony.What all us lurelovers like to see.History
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote doccod Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 19 Mar 2010 at 10:16am
Wink O'WOW great stuff boys and whacko for mer I was given a lure many many moons ago that couldn't be identified and also its missing its bib. I was told at the time it could have been an early RMG but on closer inspection it turns out to be a newell chin one, Thanks boys for posting all this info Yahoo!Tongue
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote murraycod Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 19 Mar 2010 at 7:37pm
Brian,
 
I'm feeling as chuffed as you.Suspect I have a Big O Type shiny black with coloured spots
 
very similar to the one above.(Always wondered about this lure,seems too good for most amateurs)
 
Matches the template perfectly in my original magazine article,albeit slightly larger eyes.
 
Funny how even though I sent Lure Nut Rob a copy of the article  I never twigged I possibly
 
had one of the lures till Tony started this thread.
 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Tony Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 19 Mar 2010 at 7:59pm
That's super cool Jim and BJ Clap

hmmm maybe I should dig through my unknowns again Shocked

I'd love to see these lures if you get a chance to post a pic up Thumbs Up
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Lure-Nut Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 19 Mar 2010 at 9:45pm
Great article that Jim was so generous enough to initially copy and bring to my attention and Travers has made available for the site .... gotta feeling this set of lures may be fairly important in the Newell history going forward. Maybe time I framed them and preserved them for posterity.

Starting from the last page of the article in order:


Newell Big 'O' Type



Newell Guppy Type



Newell Chin-Minnow Type



Newell Banana-Minnow type



Newell Nilsmaster Type



Newell Rebel Type



Newell all 1983 Types



Hope you all enjoy and sorta brings the article to life Thumbs Up
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Tony Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 20 Mar 2010 at 7:49am
Gday Rob

Awesome stuff, thank you for posting them up, I agree that it brings the article to life Clap

They have an aged look about them, are these blanks Peter made up, or were they made by someone else using the templates in the article?

Either way they are very cool Thumbs Up
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Hi Tony,

Mate, they are genuine Peter's originals dating back to the time of the article Thumbs Up


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Originally posted by Lure-Nut Lure-Nut wrote:

Hi Tony,

Mate, they are genuine Peter's originals dating back to the time of the article Thumbs Up

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Sweet! OhYeah
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great article.. anyone got this in pdf file ?
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does the newell copy of the nilsmaster invincible work better then the original
were many artical promoting nilsy for trout , although i tried many times i only ever caught one trout on them as against other lure which caught many fish including trout
 
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i have a lure like the green one second on the left  in first pic in excellent condition with the metal insert and twisted wire tow point...lucky me
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here it is ...nice hey
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Very nice BrettClap
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cheer simon..pretty isnt it
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Yes, very nice. And a gem picked up in the rough if I remember correctly.
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Originally posted by bdowdy bdowdy wrote:

cheer simon..pretty isnt it

that it is.
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Wink yep got this from a garage sale. thanks guys
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Jjgreat article and info even more relevant today
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I remember that article like it was yesterday!
My dad and I had a crack at making some of the patterns.
Here are a couple that I still have from back when I was a kid! 
The bibs were made from tin can lids and the eyelets from split pins. 
Dad and I made a few different patterns but these are the only 2 minnows I can seem to 
still find, rusty bibs/eyelets and all! It was fun to do, and if I wasn't such a mad saltwater flyfisherman
who ties a bucket load of flies (and have done to a commercial level at times!) I would probably
still be making lures. I still may get back into it. I have a "want" to learn how to do resin head billfish lures too. Anyway, back to the Newell patterns.... 
The yellow one introduced me to what a jack attack was like........ 
It ripped the large, but only freshwater grade 2/0's completely off the lure.
Good times......hahahah! 
Yes, Mr Newell's reach was pretty far and wide.
He certainly had an impact on me from a young age. 
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Great story Aaron, articles like this certainly get people out into their sheds and have a go... Smile I remember the article in "Outdoors" by Vic McCristal about Eric Moller that got me going!! Thumbs Up P.S. Nice lures by the way... Star
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Nice lures Aaron. Your paint jobs remind me of a Norm Edwards a little bit.
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Thanks lads!
Considering I was 10 at the time, I think that the combined efforts of my enthusiasm
and dads patience, they came out well for first time lure makers. 
They have a spot in among my collectible lures as part of my journey for the love of 
all-things that are made to deceive fish. 
But as a 10 year old, casting these around Jumpinpin, it was not hard to wish I was 
somewhere more northern where the odds for something that would clout one of these lures 
in the mangroves was much,much higher........ 
 
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Hi
Just wondering how exactly do you get the scale effect on you lure??
I have tried a few various fabric mesh things but doesn't work that well.
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Mosquito netting, mesh laundry bags, onion bags etc. The key is to hold it tight against the lure while spraying, then removing it carefully without smudging. Just a light spray with silver auto acrylic will dry quickly. 
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ok thanks, will give it a go.
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As Ian stated, I use the fabric onion bags as opposed to the plastic. More easily wrapped around lure contours, also I don a glove while holding wrapped lure with left hand and spray can in right.
Trial and error, you'll work it out.
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