Gidgee Lures

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Gidgee Lures

Post by TonyM » Sat Jul 25, 2009 11:26 am

These are the "Knix" model, made by Tom Barratt in Brisbane.

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Re: Gidgee Lures

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

Tony, do you have any more info on these lures.I really like that nudie,very nice job indeed.
These are the only colours I have in the Wilbarra

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Re: Gidgee Lures

Post by Alistair » Sat Jul 25, 2009 12:07 pm

Here are some of the new Ripples. I have a couple of timber ones (because I could not wait for him to paint them as too impatient :lol: )

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And some more Tom has painted up this week

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They are a quality lure and great finish. If you want some nude timber ones (or others) I suggest giving him a call.
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Re: Gidgee Lures

Post by siegfried » Sat Jul 25, 2009 12:10 pm

Thanks Alistair,I`m a bit of a nudie fan,will have to make a call I think.
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Re: Gidgee Lures

Post by TonyM » Sat Jul 25, 2009 12:11 pm

Hi Siegfried

Tom originally comes from the New England area and the influence shows in the style of his lures. He spent much of his childhood hanging out with the kids from various New England Lure Makers such as the Newells, McFeeters etc and spent lots of time in Peter Newells shed learning the art of lure making.

A genuine nice bloke, Tom made a lot of effort to make these lures up in colours I requested - I'll be back for more that's for sure!

I haven't tried the Knix out on the Barra as yet, although will be next chance I get!

Alistair might be able to help with more detail as he is a mate of Tom's ;-)
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Re: Gidgee Lures

Post by siegfried » Sat Jul 25, 2009 1:20 pm

Thanks Tony.
Much appreciate you info.
For a Brisbane based maker his lures do have a New England flavour to them & you info explains why.
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