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    Posted: 27 Feb 2010 at 8:31pm
Ever wondered how your favourite collectable lures are constructed?

In a flash of brilliance, or possibly insanity (either way it was fun) Big smile Captain.Cranky came up with the idea of getting some classic old Australian collectable lures X-Rayed to find out!

After a quick trip to Barry's lure Vault to select a box full of lures that would be guaranteed to get any Lure Lover drooling we headed of to the Radiologist (who fortunately is a keen fisherman!)

On arrival we were quickly ushered through to the Xray Room and the patient (Mr Fishing Lures) was attracting a lot of attention from the staff (several of who'm also like to fish)

Here's Dr Cranky prepping the patient










We were lucky enough to get a specialist (Dr McSea) to review the Xrays after they were completed. And there were a few interesting surprises!

The full content of the Xrays will be posted up eventually - although Barry and myself thought it might be a bit of fun to give everyone a little challenge first!

We'll be putting up a few of the Xray'd lures at a time to see how well you guys recognise your favourite lures without their clothes (paint) on! Big smile


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Here's the first lot - How well do you know your Aussie lures? Devil

Give it a shot - what do you think each of these lures is? QuestionQuestionQuestionQuestionQuestionQuestion




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1.  Dempster??

 

2. Dart ??

 

3. Old style Scorpion

 

4  Moller  ?

 

5.  Kadaitcha, newer style.

 
Amazing to see this insides of the lures and am very surprised at the lack of twisted wire hangers on them. Learn somthing new every day it shows.
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Brilliant stuff.
 
Very interesting to see the construction.
 
Hope Barry had a few rattling ones in the den would love to see the construction on a few of those.
 
My guess
 
1) C lure
2) Blind caribou
3) Scorpion
4) Moller
5) Kadaitcha
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 What a FANTASTIC idea this was.Makes me want to do one of mine which I hope is an early Scorpion.
 
Anyway,my guesses are
 
1... early C Lure
 
2...Norm Edwards
 
3...RMG Scorpion or later Newell (have an idea Newell did 1 or 2 twists in his early lures)
 
4...Moller
 
5...later Kadaitcha
 
What the heck is a Blind Caribou???
 
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Hi Fellow lure Nuts
If one was even only partially crazy about lures, then they'd have to feel very  comfortable here on www.lurelovers.com

Who would ever think about X-Raying lures?
This  must be a World first guys!
BTW ...was there a Medicare benifit permitted for the patients?

I have to admit I have sometimes wondered about the security of hooks staying connected to my line via their internal connections but NEVER taken the quantum leap to actually find out.
Congrats for an interesting thread and thinking outside the square or in this case looking inside the wood!

I will post this to Dr Todd to show what some crazy Aussie do when the weather isn't conducive to fishing.

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Wow some great answers there! Thumbs Up


Alistair - A solid 3/5 StarStarStar and an extra half star for bravely getting the cab off the rank


Simon  - 4/5 StarStarStarStar (and yes, what the heck is a blind Caribuo?) Confused LOL


Jim      - 5/5 StarStarStarStarStar Love your work! Clap




I'll get the next lot of mysteries up shortly  Big smile

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Blind caribou = no eye deer.
 
How embarassing that it was a Norm Edwards.
 
Looking forward to more of this.
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OK Here's round two! Big smile

Another relatively easy one (It's easy for me to say that as I also have the normal pics of them, but there's a couple of tricky ones on the way!)




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Originally posted by simon bruce simon bruce wrote:

Blind caribou = no eye deer.
 
How embarassing that it was a Norm Edwards.
 
Looking forward to more of this.


haha that's a clanger LOLLOLLOL

I cringed for you on the Norm Edwards Simon Shocked I think you'd better send your Norm Edwards lures to me as pennance LOL
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Very interesting.

 
1) Moller again (I have convinced myself I can see the nick on the corner of the bib)
2) Leads
3) Rellik-Doc
4) Bounty Hunter
 
Please don't let there be a norm edwards in this lot
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If you think I'm guessing again with my perfect record then you're crazy.
 
Simon, if you had said Blind Bambi I would have got that one too.
 
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Simon, a good solid 3 out of 4 again!   Clap

And no Norm Edwards in this lot WinkBig smile

Originally posted by murraycod murraycod wrote:

If you think I'm guessing again with my perfect record then you're crazy.
 
Simon, if you had said Blind Bambi I would have got that one too.
 
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Jim - you know you want to! LOLLOL


I'll put the next lot up when someone get's all four Thumbs UpBig smile
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Tony how does this sound-
1) Moller again
2) Leads
3) Tenterfield Lures - Shrimp
4) Bounty Hunter
 
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I guess I would have to go the 3 right ones of Simon's then exept his 1 wrong is a Tenterfield Shrimp not a Rellik Doc
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Now I'm just using logic or maths or something here but I think Alistair's answer is the same as Tom's.
 
If neither of them has the 4 and assuming they have picked the correct wrong one of Simon's answer,
 
then I will say that Lure 3 is a Biggoon. (Confusing isn't it??)
 
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You lot are good at this Thumbs Up

Tom was first to get it right - well done Tom ClapClapClap

Jim - maths was never that interesting at school, but I still don't get it LOL



The Bounty Hunter is a moulded version, it was supposed to be a timber one but we took the wrong one by mistake!

Looks like I'd better get the next lot of pics ready!

p.s. Simon - Yes you were right about the nick in the bib of the Moller - a usefull bit of info to help I.D. them! (at least sometimes anyway) and that one is a stunning lure Tongue
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OK Time to up the anté!

Give this lot your best shot! - Let's see who can name these lures! Smile


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Getting to see some stunning lures inside and out.
 
The Moller is special but the paint job on the Leads is up there.
 
Next lot are interesting, have an idea on 1 and 2 but 3 might be a guess.  It looks like the maker was used to making slightly thicker through the shoulder lures as there can't be much timber covering the end of that middle eyelet.
 
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No 1....Oar-Gee, Intruder or Proline   (can't tell)
 
No 2...another Blind Caribou
 
No 3...just read recently about the belly hanger being drilled right through as that was the weakest spot in a lure (It'll come to me,it'll come to me)
 
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It's come to me.
 
Peter Newell did it in his July 1984 Modern Fishing article on how to make a Chin-Minnow.
 
But in that article he only twisted the eyelets twice "for the big stuff" and left them straight
 
for light tackle.
 
Lure 3 is multi twisted and doesn't look like a Newell to me anyway,so who else drilled right through??
 
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Good logic Jim, you make a great lure detective! Clap

However as you've already deducted lure number 3 in lot 3 is not one of Peter's Smile

I haven't read the article re the Chin-Minnow, sounds like an interesting read Thumbs Up

Keep the guesses coming guys, there's more to come, however this lot need to be solved first!  (and don't be afraid to make a mistake - there's two tricky one's in this lot!)
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1. Oargee of some description going on lead in the bib
2. Bibless.  Leads have blunt nose as do c lures.  therefore eliminate them.  Dempster had a look but the rear eyelet on Tonys bibless is underneath.  I am going to say Maurie Brown.
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You guys are too good! Clap

Between Jim and Simon that's two of three squared away (much quicker than I expected too!) now what's the other mystery lure, and which two are correct? ConfusedBig smile



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1. Proline
2. Leads?
3. Ron Gallo
 
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1/ Custom Crafted Hammerhead
2/ Maurie Brown bibless
3/ Dempster

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Wow - I'm amazed that all three have been named allready Shocked (although no-one has succesfully named the three together)

All it needs now is for someone to unlock the correct combination! Wink


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1/Custom Crafted Hammerhead
2/ Maurie Brown bibless
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Sorry Tom, only 1 correct there - this one is probably the trickiest so far!
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1)oargee

2)maurie brown
 
3) dempster
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I dont think No.1 can be a custom crafted as the lead is forward of the towpoint in the xray but CC's have the tow point in the lead. I thinkConfused

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Proline

Maurie Brown

Ron Gallo

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I think I agree with Simon.
 
Good to see more joining in the fun.
 
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Originally posted by Alistair Alistair wrote:

I dont think No.1 can be a custom crafted as the lead is forward of the towpoint in the xray but CC's have the tow point in the lead. I thinkConfused

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Proline

Maurie Brown

Ron Gallo



We have a winner! ClapClapClap




I had the pleasure of watching Ron Gallo put one of these lures together (the one above is an old model) - There was a lure in the rubbish that Ron wasn't satisfied with and after much moaning by Barry and myself that Ron shouldn't waste it and that it would make a good example of how his lures are put together Ron very begrudgingly fitted the lure with a bib and hook hangers.

Ron made the twisted wire up using an old bib and brace (hand drill) in about 2 seconds flat, he then put the wire in the lure to test the length (hole was drilled right through) then shortened it so the end was  just inside the body.

Here's the Ron Gallo "007" lure we rescued from the bin!


And another Ron Gallo Blank - a new prototype




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OK Here's the ones done so far - more to come soon!




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OhYeahLOLLOL
 
Look forward to seeing some more. What other wacky things can be done with lures I wonder?
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