Identifying & Ageing Ken Hendry Seekers

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Identifying & Ageing Ken Hendry Seekers

Post by The Chief » Wed Jul 29, 2009 12:02 pm

The nine lures pictured are all the same age & came direct from Ken in April 1993.

No two of these lures have the same identifying features to help age Ken's lures.

Same sized lures have different coloured eyes &/or different styles of eyes as can be seen with the two larger 110mm lures.

Some had pinned bibs whilst others had screwed bibs.

Some signatures were hand written, some stamped and some had no signature.

The pics are self explanatory and describe the differences.

I knew Ken and fished with him in the "old days" and should have asked a lot more questions about his lures.

If anyone thinks they can ID &/or age Ken's lures by any of the normal/usual distinguishing features then they are a better man than me.

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Showing different eyes in same size & aged lures

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Similar sized lures showing different profiles.

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Different signatures & signature positions.

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NO Signatures

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Some different bib styles can be seen in the various pics, plastic, steel, corrugated and straight, different type corrugations, shallow & deep.

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As you can see they are all different in one way or another.

Not the prettiest lure made but extremely collectable from one of Australia's true luremaking gentlemen.
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Re: Identifying & Ageing Ken Hendry Seekers

Post by Tagged » Wed Jul 29, 2009 3:32 pm

Thanks Chief, what's the theory with the grooves in the bibs ?
I've notices they have different numbers, even in some that are the same model.
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Re: Identifying & Ageing Ken Hendry Seekers

Post by siegfried » Wed Jul 29, 2009 4:44 pm

Chief, a fantastic line up of lures :mrgreen: :mrgreen: in great condition too, :shock: :shock: don`t you swim any of your lures???. :P :P

No two of Kens are the same & I think thats one of the things that makes them special for me.
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Re: Identifying & Ageing Ken Hendry Seekers

Post by The Chief » Wed Jul 29, 2009 4:58 pm

Tagged,
I have no idea of the actual fact behind the bib corrugations.

A guess would be to suggest Ken had a liking for Arbogast Mud Bugs.

Ziggy,
I've swam many of Ken's lures over the years and have left more in rivers and impoundments than I have left.

Next trip down the river I could easily give the old frog a good workout and let you know how it performs on the SNAGS :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: Identifying & Ageing Ken Hendry Seekers

Post by Shtarker » Wed Jul 29, 2009 5:21 pm

great post Chief 8) have enjoyed reading it :mrgreen:
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Re: Identifying & Ageing Ken Hendry Seekers

Post by Shtarker » Wed Sep 30, 2009 8:17 pm

received some of Ken's lures recently from a good friend and top bloke, thanks mate
90mm, 70mm and a 55mm
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Re: Identifying & Ageing Ken Hendry Seekers

Post by Goodoo » Wed Sep 30, 2009 10:10 pm

Good score Falky.You can't go past the colour of the bottom 2 for natives.You gunna use 'em :?: :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: Identifying & Ageing Ken Hendry Seekers

Post by Shtarker » Thu Oct 01, 2009 7:33 pm

yes Goodoo, that colour does work well for the natives and also with some white thrown in too, and NO i'm not going to swim them :lol: :lol:
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Re: Identifying & Ageing Ken Hendry Seekers

Post by Tagged » Sun Oct 04, 2009 11:03 am

Wont swim for them ?
I'll post some I swam for yesterday in the fishing reports.
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Re: Identifying & Ageing Ken Hendry Seekers

Post by The Chief » Tue Oct 06, 2009 5:16 pm

Tagged wrote:Wont swim for them ?
Geez old mate, you sure ya don't need glasses??? :lol: :lol: :lol:

I think Shtarker meant he wouldn't swim the lures hence not having to worry about swimming for them if they got snagged. :shock: :shock: :shock:
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Re: Identifying & Ageing Ken Hendry Seekers

Post by Shtarker » Thu Oct 08, 2009 4:18 pm

The Chief wrote:
Tagged wrote:Wont swim for them ?
Geez old mate, you sure ya don't need glasses??? :lol: :lol: :lol:

I think Shtarker meant he wouldn't swim the lures hence not having to worry about swimming for them if they got snagged. :shock: :shock: :shock:
spot on Chief
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