Sunday, July 24, 2011

The Coca Cola fishing lure, final chapter.

Hi there,

Here comes what should be the final chapter of the Coca Cola fishing lure saga, that you may have followed on this very blog. We are talking here about the Coca Cola fishing lures made by Reidy's in Australia,

The story started with a lure given to me as a present by Geoff Corry, and you can read all about it just there.
Then I got some more information about the lure, and wrote it in this post.
Everything seemed to be settled by then but something happened...
And this to me resounded like the end of the Coca Cola fishing lure epic.

Then out of nowhere a member of the FFF forum ( pointed to me an auction on Ebay where someone was selling the same lure, in all the different depths it had been made.
Well you guess it, I was quick to check it out.
And yes I got them...
This was the first time and probably the last time that I was trying to buy something on Ebay. And I was very lucky as I got them at a very good price, very close to the retail price of these lures when sold in their catalogue's colours.

Enough reading lets look at the images:

The Taipan in 2m.

The Taipan in 3,5m.

The Goulburn Jack in 5m.

And out of the boxes just for a few quick photos:

In the same order from top to bottom.

And from above to look at the bibs.

You may notice that the Goulburn Jack has a slightly different pattern than the Taipan. The bubbles on the back of the lure are not exactly the same.

I went form not having a single one of them anymore, to finally have the full set.
The boxes are not in as good a condition as my previous one was, but they are still ok.
And yes these ones will stay at the office, and not swim for as long as they are mine.

They did arrive to me in a different way than my usual secondhand shop find, and cost nearly the same as regular retail price for this type of lure. So I guess that we could say that I went one more step in the fishing lures collection mania, and some could see it as a dangerous path...

But hey, it could be worse.
Have a good day,


Fish Whisperer said...

Neat collectables, well done.

Rambling Expat said...

Hi Fish Whisperer,


Yes my favourite for the collection are always the lures with advertising on them.
They are often pretty cheap too, as most people prefer to fish with the traditional colours and just want to get ride of them.

If ever you were to have some made with your shop logo, just let me know, and I will certainly buy some.

Have a good day,