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Fishing Lure ? #7281647
06/07/21 11:58 PM
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Earlier today I picked up a bucket full of large, muskie type lures. Most seem to be in the 8"-12" size, and are made of wood.
The look like they need a good cleaning. What might be the best way to accomplish that? Toothpaste & brush? Mild borax bath?
They might need a little bit of paint touch up as well. What kind of paint would be best? Find something local, or do I need to be looking
at Cabela's/Bass Pro Shop?

I added 1 photo too many & couldn't figure out how to delete it.
In the 1st 2 pix it looks like the 2 on the left are some version of the old Creek Chub Pikie, but
have no markings. No markings at all on the other 2. In the 3rd pic the River Runt is the only
1 with ID. In pic 4 the 3rd, 5th, & 6th are Rapala. No markings on the others. The ones with
the squared lip remind me of the Creek Chub type.

So...are these users, collector type, or sellers?






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Re: Fishing Lure ? [Re: BvrRtrvr] #7281650
06/08/21 12:15 AM
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Sounds like you have a good handle on the clean up phase.
For the paint I would look at the enamels used in modeling. Testors for example.


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Re: Fishing Lure ? [Re: BvrRtrvr] #7281665
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Are they old? You may want to look at posting some pics of the lures and maybe someone can shed some light if there is any value if they are indeed old. If not clean, paint, or use.


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Re: Fishing Lure ? [Re: BvrRtrvr] #7281666
06/08/21 02:25 AM
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Don't even rhink about cleaning them up, and most important DO NOT "touch up the paint" if there is any chance they are antique and collectable.
Do some research before you do anything, they might be worth a small fortune.


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06/08/21 06:26 AM
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I would agree on not doing anything to them. The best lures are sometimes really banged up with hook marks and fish bites.

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Originally Posted by waggler
Don't even rhink about cleaning them up, and most important DO NOT "touch up the paint" if there is any chance they are antique and collectable.
Do some research before you do anything, they might be worth a small fortune.


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I would agree on not doing anything to them. The best lures are sometimes really banged up with hook marks and fish bites.


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YeeeHaa antique road show here we come! $100 antique Husky jerk baits! Heck we gots ourselves a 75 year new old stock Pikie Minnow! Complete with unopened box and sleev!
But wait the real show stopper is a double treble hooked hand carved hand painted lost duckling! So realistic the hen will be trying to herd it back into the rest of the brood!
Please post the results of your bonanza after you get the collection relocated to their new home.


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Did you buy them for antique value or to turn a profit or to put on a leader and cast for muskies? I don't know anything about the antique value of large older wooden lures, but I do have a couple that look like they were hit by a chain saw a few times and they still work for me.

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06/10/21 04:48 PM
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I don't have a rod big enough to fling most of these. What I can't use I am planning on selling.
I should have some pictures of them to post later this evening. Maybe some of you could tell
me if these are worth keeping, have collectors' value, or just sell them as 'users'.

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These spinners were also in the same bucket. Some of them look OK but a few of them are in rough shape.
You might recognize 2 or 3 of them as Mepps, but I have no idea about the others. Most of these are 6 inches or
better in length. And I've never seen anything like the last one. Maybe put a stem on it & use it for a mixer blade?

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