Sunday, January 8, 2012

Three Amazing Fishing Lures.

Hi there,

Not long ago I was offered three amazing fishing lures.
The lures are Scurvy Dog Lures, and the person who gifted these lures to me, is no one else than the man who made them.

Yes one day out of the blue I received a phone call from Balls from the FFF Forum, asking me the exact address of where he could drop a few lures that he had just made for me.
I got very excited and couldn't wait to see them.
I had heard of these lures, and read an article in the local newspaper about an 85cm (33.464567 Inches) Barramundi being caught on the mighty Daly River on one of them, but was yet to own or even to see one of them.
Scurvy Dog Lures are made in Darwin, with different types of timber, depending of the effect and floatation desired.

As they say that a photograph is worth a thousand words, so lets start with the images...

The Bleeding Mullet.

This is the shape of the lures, they are without the bib, 10cm long (3.9370079 inches) and dives between 3 to 4 meters (9.84252 to 13.12336 foot). The first one is of the very traditional colour called The Bleeding Mullet. A colour that has proved many times over that it is a very efficient, and most anglers that I know have at least one lure in this colour in their tackle box. This colour could be described as an all time classic.

Then Balls said that he had read somewhere that I loved timber fishing lures, so he gave me this one, which is really for the lovers of wooden lures.

Pure wood.

Traditionally, a lure showing the timber as in this photograph, is called a naked lure.
And yes this is my first naked lure. I have sometimes seen some for sale on Ebay or other places, but they were always way out of my price range for a fishing lure.
It is then very easy to imagine how excited I become when I saw it.
For the folks keen on wood, it deserves a few close-up.

Built strong.

With a beautiful finish.

Balls then told me that he was going to give me a lure in a colour called The Classic Drop Bear. I knew what the colour called Drop Bear was, but had never seen a The Classic Drop Bear... (The Drop Bear is a mythical, very dangerous,  Australian animal).
So be ready, because here it comes:

The Classic Drop Bear.

Look at that eye.

Like the two other lures it is made of timber, even if one could easily be fooled into believing that this one is made of plastic.
The quantity of paint, glitter and coating on it, is a testament to the amount of work required to produce this very lure.
As for the eye, many Australians will recognise it...

This is three fantastic hand made fishing lures, in their construction, colours and finish.
I do feel very privileged and lucky to have them.
Thanks again Balls, this is a very nice present. 
When you collect fishing lures, not many things came close to being as good as getting a lure directly from the hands of it's maker.

These three lures will definitively stay at the office, and will never be allowed near any water. I understand that some of you may think that it is a bit sad not to swim them. But I do not want to risk loosing them, or even to scratch them. 
Forever dry, they will stay.

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


Anonymous said...

I have to agree they are beautiful luers.Not for catching fish but the display cabinet.
The fishermans daughter

Fish Whisperer said...

Great looking lures. I would fish them personally, but thats me.

Rambling Expat said...

Hi Fishermans daughter,

Yes these will stay in the display cabinet, at the office.

Fish Whisperer,
The guy who made them told me that two of them were colours that he don't normally do, and that he had done them specially for me.
I would be very sad to loose one of these, or even to see it destroyed by a big fish.
They are veritable little work of art, I prefer to loose and scratch my mass produced ones.
But thats just me.

Have a good day,

Allen Sentance Fisherman said...

Beautifully crafted indeed & the Drop Bear looks almost nice enough to eat. Will you be getting any for use ?


Rambling Expat said...

Hi Allen,

No these three lures will definitively stay dry and will never been use.

I have a tendency to loose my lures to snag, or to fish to big for my modest abilities...
So the very nice lures stay in the collection.

By the way, if you fish around Darwin, we could catch up one day, no?

Have a good day,

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Anonymous said...

Have been given a hand made copper lure for my birthday.

the fishermans daughter

Rambling Expat said...

Hi there,

The Fisherman Daughter,
I can't wait to see you again, to have a look at this lure, it must be a very nice one.

Have a good day,