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    Posted: 05 Nov 2010 at 6:21pm
One of the under-rated collecting lures is the Impala made by Williamson lures. This was apparently one of the reasons why Rapala bought out the company (and to get access to some great saltwater plastic and game lures) - addressed the issues of this lure being similar to the Rapala Magnum series.
 
The moulds etc for this lure were destroyed on purchase which means that they will eventually increase in value. There were also some interesting colours such as candy striping.  They are still out there in a few dump bins and well worth picking up, especially the rarer 9 cm model.
Life is like a box of chocolates - so why do I keep losing fillings on the hard centres??
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What do they look like mate.
Any pics?
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Darby Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06 Nov 2010 at 9:30am
Wayne, they are exactly the same to look at as the Rapala Magnum series of minnows. Williamson started making them in the bod ol' days of apartheid when trade embargoes on the SA government meant Rapala could not be imported. Apparently they are every bit as capable as the Rapalas.


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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Abuadmiral Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06 Nov 2010 at 9:34am
Thanks Darby.
Only Williamson I have is  big softy, like  bonito (with a small nip out it but it still swims) , hopefully for a big connection one day)
I like the look of their Garfish models, anyone tried these with sucess?
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Darby Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06 Nov 2010 at 9:47am
Wayne, I should also mention that the Impalas are resinous plastic and not timber like the Rapalas.
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DID the rebel JAWBREAKER have the same bib system as these also?????????Approve
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Thanks Darbs
I have acquired on it seems from somewhere and I suspected that, without using Barry's hot pin treatment.
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Picked this up on the weekend
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THATS a nice lure what is it????????????Big smileregards bob
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Bob, ol' mate.....look up at the top of the page LOL

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LOLLOLLOLLOLLOLcould of been a rapalaConfusedConfusedConfusedConfusedConfusedLOLLOLLOLLOLregards bobEmbarrassedEmbarrassedEmbarrassedor a webleLOLLOL
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Yes Bob, the Rebel did have a similar setup, not sure if they worked with Rapala or used their own design.
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A couple more Williamson lures to add to the story. The little popper is identical to the Striker Popper Plug.
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