1986 Fishing Time capsule

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1986 Fishing Time capsule

Post by TonyM » Wed Sep 16, 2009 3:56 pm

I recently acquired a box of lures that were a retirement gift made in 1986. (Thanks again Chief for reminding me - I almost missed them!)

The person choosing the gift was apparently a gun fisho and both the lures and the Daiwa lunker tackle Box are superb examples of what would have been some "Top Shelf" gear at that time, in readiness for a planned trip to the top end.

Fortunately (for me at least) most of these lures have never been swum. The owner advised me that after the initial trip north he preferred the lesser evil of Tiger snakes found walking the banks, rather than keeping a lookout for Mud Geckos further north!

I plan on keeping these together as a family (didn't seem right to seperate them after they've lived together so long)

The 2 Red/Black ones are obviously Norm Edwards lures (excellent unfished condition I'm pleased to say) .

The Yellow/Orange/Black, and Red/Silver lures I'm not sure of. Would appreciate any tips! :P
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The fat Green/Red lure has "Original Big S" printed on the belly on LHS. It's obviously a Shakespear Big S lure, although the other ones I've seen have plastic bibs - would this be earlier or later than the plastic ones? (I won't assume as i know that's not always the case!) :lol:
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Here's the rest of the time capsule - 2 * Nilsie Invincibles, ABU Killer, and an unkown pilchard looking thing with no info on lure/bib to ID (nice looking lure)
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Tony

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Re: 1986 Fishing Time capsule

Post by Jenkins » Thu Sep 17, 2009 12:15 pm

Tony
Pretty sure the Bleeding mullet is an elliots
When i saw them on ebay a thought the other unknown timber was also an elliots
but not sure now .

They look out of place with the "Queenslanders"
Are you sure you dont want to swap them for some northern lures?
Laurie.

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Re: 1986 Fishing Time capsule

Post by TonyM » Thu Sep 17, 2009 2:34 pm

Gday Laurie,

Thanks for the tip re the Elliot's, I have only seen the smaller ones and whilst the thought crossed my mind because of the cut-off bib - the larger size threw me! :P

I thought the other one could have been a timber Dart too! Had me scratching my head after I opened the box :mrgreen:

Actually now you mention it a few more mint QLD'ers of the right era and make might fit in a little better.... :lol:
(lmao didn't take me long to break that resolution)

Here's a pic of the unknown next to a 6" Barra Bait for comparison
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Tony
Cheers,
Tony

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Re: 1986 Fishing Time capsule

Post by Jenkins » Thu Sep 17, 2009 3:31 pm

Tony
the body is the right shape but the bib has got me stumped.
Laurie.

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Re: 1986 Fishing Time capsule

Post by TonyM » Thu Sep 24, 2009 3:19 pm

Anyone have any ideas on the orange/yellow/black one?
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Re: 1986 Fishing Time capsule

Post by Jenkins » Sun Sep 27, 2009 7:33 pm

Tony
If you put the elliots and the unknown together,
cover the front of the deep divers bib
How simmilar are they then?
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Re: 1986 Fishing Time capsule

Post by TonyM » Sun Sep 27, 2009 8:41 pm

Jenkins wrote:Tony
If you put the elliots and the unknown together,
cover the front of the deep divers bib
How simmilar are they then?
Jenkins
Gday Laurie,

Hmm that's wierd - I put a post up the other day showing them side by side and it's gone - here's the pics again.

I would say they are similar in body shape but not identical. The silver one is slightly larger and slightly deeper in the body

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