C Lures - Cooktown versions

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C Lures - Cooktown versions

Post by TonyM » Fri Jul 31, 2009 4:37 pm

Here's the beginnings of my collection of early C Lures.

They're well fished, although I am very happy to have recently acquired a "signed" early Carl Grist "C" Lure, and thanks to a good mate a few of it's smaller Cooktown buddies added to my collection.

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Re: C Lures - Cooktown versions

Post by Tagged » Fri Jul 31, 2009 5:02 pm

Love that top, very nice. Looks like a very old model. You can see the FNQ influence all through it.
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Re: C Lures - Cooktown versions

Post by siegfried » Fri Jul 31, 2009 5:07 pm

Very nice Tony, I can see how you`s get attached to them FNQ`s :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
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Re: C Lures - Cooktown versions

Post by TonyM » Fri Jul 31, 2009 6:39 pm

Thanks Guys,

The larger lure is the "Cooktown Tiger" and the smaller ones are "Baby Tiger - Deep"

Something I only just noticed is that the striped versions in the colour chart found in the 1990 Harbord Tackle company catalogue all had diagonal stipes - the vertical stripes as seen on the top lure above don't appear in the colour chart and perhaps were discontinued prior to 1990.

Additionaly the later versions found in the catalogue all have white eyes as opposed to the yellow eyes in the Cooktown Tiger above.
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Re: C Lures - Cooktown versions

Post by TonyM » Mon Aug 10, 2009 2:23 pm

Added another of Carl's Lures to my collection :P

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Re: C Lures - Cooktown versions

Post by TonyM » Mon Sep 07, 2009 3:06 pm

I'm pleased to say that my C Lures have been breeding

Here's an updated family photo of the Cooktown versions

The ones on the left are originals made by Carl and Judy Grist - being such a good lure a few have been beaten up badly by toothy critters!

The ones on the right are made by either Selwyn Wendt who bought the business from Carl Grist, or Bruce Rampton (a.k.a "The Teacher") who made the lures after Selwyn.
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And here's a few of Dominic Fry's versions, awesome fish catchers as well
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I very much hope to add some more nice examples of these lures to my collection. There are many models I don't have but will be keeping my eyes open and my fingers crossed!
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Re: C Lures - Cooktown versions

Post by Tagged » Mon Sep 07, 2009 8:45 pm

I can see someone getting into a lot of trouble.
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