Kingfisher Mantis Surface Lures

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Kingfisher Mantis Surface Lures

Post by Alistair » Sat Jul 25, 2009 11:42 am

Here is my range of Kingfisher Mantis Lures from Mike Shelton and Stu Pearce (also the makers of New England Lures) from Inverell. These are all timber which they stopped making about 18mths ago as production numbers required going over to plastic.

Early Small Mantis from around 2000. Limited numbers made for Fishing Australia Coffs to see how they went.

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They then went into production and changed them a bit.

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They have a few sizes in the jointed Mantis. This is the largest.

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And a full set of the large Mantis. I hope to complete timber sets of the others but they are hard to come by.

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Re: Kingfisher Mantis Surface Lures

Post by siegfried » Sat Jul 25, 2009 1:00 pm

Very nice Alistair,more top lures.
A couple more.

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Re: Kingfisher Mantis Surface Lures

Post by Tagged » Sat Jul 25, 2009 1:05 pm

WOW, that's nice.
Are these made by the same guy who makes New England Lures ?
Very nice presentation there Siegfried.
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Re: Kingfisher Mantis Surface Lures

Post by siegfried » Sat Jul 25, 2009 1:11 pm

Tagged,they are the same people,Kingfisher & New England Lures.Both the same great quality & finish.
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Re: Kingfisher Mantis Surface Lures

Post by Alistair » Sat Jul 25, 2009 2:00 pm

Sweet. I think those ones mounted like they are look great. If you ever have the desire to part with them please let me know so I can put them with their clothed family members. From memory you also have an early model with the original style bib?

I dont know how many colours where made for FTA of those 88's , even Mike does not know so I think I have buckleys of ever expanding that range.
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Re: Kingfisher Mantis Surface Lures

Post by siegfried » Sun Jul 26, 2009 8:51 am

Alistair,you have a good memory,is this the one.

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Re: Kingfisher Mantis Surface Lures

Post by Alistair » Fri Jul 31, 2009 6:06 pm

Thats the one. If you ever feel like parting with it let me know :)

I picked up another few jointed ones this week plus the remaining 88's they had.
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Re: Kingfisher Mantis Surface Lures

Post by Shtarker » Sat Aug 01, 2009 3:08 pm

that is a lovely oldie Ziggy 8)
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your collection Alistair must be nearly complete?
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Re: Kingfisher Mantis Surface Lures

Post by Alistair » Sat Aug 01, 2009 5:01 pm

Not by a fair way yet. Have a couple more lined up to be picked up but I figure there must be another 15+ colour types I dont have and thats not counting the early 88's that will be near impossable to locate as they were only sold from 1 shop 10yrs ago. Have some holes to fill. :lol:

Next time I might just focus on 1 colour in each lure :lol:

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Re: Kingfisher Mantis Surface Lures

Post by siegfried » Sat Aug 01, 2009 5:04 pm

Alistair, they look great already,will be really something special when you fill in the gaps.
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Re: Kingfisher Mantis Surface Lures

Post by TonyM » Sat Aug 01, 2009 5:21 pm

They look awesome!

Almost a whole squadron of them :P
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Re: Kingfisher Mantis Surface Lures

Post by Alistair » Thu Aug 20, 2009 4:48 pm

Mangaged to find one that is the same era as Siegfrieds (thanks to a swap with Jenkins). Would love a few more of these (hint hint anyone who may have one :lol: )

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