Sunday, August 18, 2013

My First Chilton Lure.

Hi there,

Last year I got a crazy coloured fishing lure.
A lure made by Blair Chilton from Karalee in Queensland, Australia.
Due to some unsuspected circumstance, it took me a long time to do a post about it. Also because I wanted to make some photographs that would give it the credit that it deserves.
It has already been too long, so in the end, here it comes.

But first things first: a bit about the story of this very lure.
I first saw a similar one on the internet, and contacted Blair, asking him if I could buy it.
His reply was that he had only made a single one lure in this shape and colour, and that it was a gift for his daughter.
Yet, he offered to make a second one for me, telling me that it would be the second and last one of these...
So I said yes!
He got to work on it, and I got to wait. But not for long, the lure arrived earlier than I had expected. And it was looking even better than I had hoped for.
Without further delay, here it is, my first Chilton lure:

Left side.

Right side.

View from above.

For a handmade, hand-painted lure, this is a rather uncommon shape and colour. Even the bib is unusual.
This is a lure, that I really don't want to scratch.

Signed and dated on the belly.

To think that there is only two of this one.The first one was for his daughter, and then he accepted to make the second one for me, a guy that he had and has so far never meet. It is hard to express how happy I am to have this lure.
Who is Blair Chilton you may ask... 
Well, he is a young lure maker from Queensland, the birthplace of so many great fishing lures. I first saw his lure, all crafted like little art pieces, on Instagram. This is where I saw the sibling of my lure, and made contact with him. Since then, he as opened his own FaceBook page, on which you can see more of his lures.

Close up of the paint work.

The paint job is so good, that I have to show you a last one for the road. How beautiful is that?
when you have the lure in your hand, it look like it is made of fine china, and not timber.

I know, I know, three post in a row about fishing lures, and not much in the form of fishing in the past few weeks... 

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


Fish Whisperer said...

It is a beauty, now go and fish it. After all that is why they are made.
Tight lines

Rambling Expat said...

Hi Fish Whisperer,

No way I am going to flick this lure!

But yes, if I manage to scrap a bit of money, I might try to buy one of his other lures. One that is not a 2 of 2 only, and fish with it.

Thanks for dropping by.
Have a good day,

Ramakant Pradhan said...

It's a very beautiful lure. And you have one from a very limited edition. Congrats!

Have a great week ahead!

Rambling Expat said...

HI Ramakant,

Yes it is a very beautiful and very special lure.
I am very happy to have landed this one, I will take great care of it, trust me.

Have a good day,