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    Posted: 13 Jul 2010 at 10:34am
Here are a couple of Whitmore lures I picked up this week from ToddBig smile. Now I have them in hand and can have a good look I think they are Ray's version of the Timber Boomerang. Speaking to Paul Knellor they would of been made before the MegaBoomer (Which the early ones have a very similar shape) which puts these around 15-20+ yrs old. Hope to have confirmation on this soon.
 
95mm and 125mm from bum to bib tip.
 
I like themBig smile 
 
 
 
 
 
And here is a pic showing the larger one beside some Timber Boomerangs that Barrablaster posted.
 
 
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Hi al , Nice lures , Ilike the twisted tow points it makes them quite Unique......ClapClapClap...Pete.
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Wow - nice lures Alistair Clap


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Very nice Alistair.Hope you had a good break.A package was sent today for you.Just send the 2 Whitmores straight up.
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Originally posted by CaptainCranky CaptainCranky wrote:

Very nice Alistair.Hope you had a good break.A package was sent today for you.Just send the 2 Whitmores straight up.
 
Sorry Barry but they just missed the post. I will send them on Sunday when the PO opens it's doorsWink
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Love the Whitmore Boomerangs Alistair and of particular interest is the twisted wire tow point.It seems he may have made a few different lures with that style tow point.Wink
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Alistair,I have some lures with that same twisted wire on the bib.Could they be Whitmores or do you think someone else done this too?
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Better send me some pics. I am sure other makers have done this but cant think who.
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Tomorrow I will send pics.
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Nice lures Alistair, glad they went to a good home.

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whitmore lures with twisted wire tow points were his own personal lures own use before going into production. these lures reached greater depths than the loose fitting tow clips that allowed over rotation of the action at the expence of depth. twisted wire towing points gave considerable  gain in depth. but they did not look attractive or professonal hence the change in design.
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nice info hookup and great lures al im sure there in a good home :)
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Gday Hookup and welcome to LureLovers Smile

Wow, that's great detailed information on these cool lures, thank you Thumbs Up


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Originally posted by hookup hookup wrote:

whitmore lures with twisted wire tow points were his own personal lures own use before going into production. these lures reached greater depths than the loose fitting tow clips that allowed over rotation of the action at the expence of depth. twisted wire towing points gave considerable  gain in depth. but they did not look attractive or professonal hence the change in design.
 
Wow thanks for the info. Makes these even more special.  Clap
 
In the chance you might be able to shed some light for me, were these a version of the boomerang and were many made or ever go into production
 
And would you have any info on these 3 lures. I assumed the 3 holes were for various depth / action but any info on this and or their background and number would be great. Big smileBig smile
 
I generally collect North coast and New England lures but the Whitmores and Knellor lures both hold pride of place on the wall of my officeWink For the age of them both (and the Whitmores beat Deceptions on this front, sorry PaulLOL) the finish and paintjobs of these lures are something special.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Great looking lures, love the look of the "crayfish" style lures.  The model with the 'claws' is a very interesting design.  how did they swim?
 
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Originally posted by Google Google wrote:

Great looking lures, love the look of the "crayfish" style lures.  The model with the 'claws' is a very interesting design.  how did they swim?
 
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Swim? Buggered if I know, but they look nice hanging on the wall in front of my deskLOL. One day I might throw them in the pool for a look but like my Newells I suspect not.Confused 
 
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I managed to find this Deception today.Hope you like it.
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Close Barry but not quite. This is a Whitmore Cray. A nice colour too and luckily for you one that I already have otherwise state law would require the return of itLOL
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Beautiful Whitmore. He did paint spectacular lures.

Give away for future reference is the hole in the bib.
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Thanks guys it looks like I stuffed up again. The fellow that gave it to me had a beautifull purple one as well.
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to go some way towards making up for your unforgiveable mistake go back and get the purple one and send it to me
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As far as stuff ups go, that's a nice one Barry - You have to love the end result Big smile

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A nice pick up by Barry but I reckon he could find a collectible Australian timber lure in the Sahara.
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Purple hey? You better ask him what he wants for it Barry. I am up to 16 Cray colour variations so far with a fair few to go I am thinking. It would be in good company I promise Big smile
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