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Paul Bunyan lures

Posted: Fri Jun 12, 2009 8:20 pm
by MXB
Check these out . . . one of my personal favuorites . . . awsome showpiece lures in and out of the box. Paul Bunyan is an American folk hero who was a sort of pipe smoking, lumberjack type that typified American 50's culture and was promoted in the media in USA.

They became Paul Bunyan 66 feathered spinners
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Re: Paul Bunyan lures

Posted: Fri Jun 12, 2009 9:09 pm
by Lure-Nut
Awesome looking lures, great pics ... thanks for the insight clapclap clapclap thumbsupsmilie



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Rob

Re: Paul Bunyan lures

Posted: Sat Jun 13, 2009 5:17 pm
by Mully
very nice indeed thanks for the look i think the redfin would like to chew on them

Re: Paul Bunyan lures

Posted: Sat Jun 13, 2009 5:19 pm
by MXB
Spot on Mully . . . I've actually caught Redfin on the small red version . . . not the one in the box!!!

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Re: Paul Bunyan lures

Posted: Sat Jun 13, 2009 7:22 pm
by Jigmaster
Paul Bunyan was a giant sized lumberjack who could harvest entire forests wih one swing of his mighty axe. His companion was a giant blue ox. They are prominent in folklore in Minnesota and its region which also made many different lures.

My favourite is the Weever - one of the Runt type lures with a series of ridges across the back.

Very nice lures and the packaging is great too!!

Re: Paul Bunyan lures

Posted: Wed Jul 08, 2009 9:05 pm
by MXB
Jigmaster wrote:Paul Bunyan was a giant sized lumberjack who could harvest entire forests wih one swing of his mighty axe. His companion was a giant blue ox. They are prominent in folklore in Minnesota and its region which also made many different lures.

My favourite is the Weever - one of the Runt type lures with a series of ridges across the back.

Very nice lures and the packaging is great too!!
Yeh you are right they do look good the Weevers. It was funny the other night on a Simpsons re-run (and I never watch the Simpsons), there was an episode that caught my eye where Homer Simpson was a big dumb Paul Bunyan and had his companian blue ox which destroyed forests with one foul swoop. It was a tale recalled by a homeless man stowaway on the train and they referred to Minnesota!!

Paul Bunyan was bigger than I ever imagined!!

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Re: Paul Bunyan lures

Posted: Tue Oct 26, 2010 7:10 am
by rivermandave
Back in the mid 1960's my parents took me to a small park in Brainerd Minnesota that was dedicated to Paul and Babe.

Since then the park got moved to east of Brainerd...and here's the website for the park...

http://www.paulbunyanland.com/

I have a bunch of Paul Bunyan lure stuff...if you are interested send me a PM with and email addy...and I'll send you pics of what I have ???

Re: Paul Bunyan lures

Posted: Tue Dec 21, 2010 2:54 pm
by MXB
Here's another type of Paul Bunyan lure that Jigmaster mentioned earlier in this thread;

The Weever - a ripple backed runt style lure in a very attractive yellow pattern w/ correct box;

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And the belly markings;

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Hope you like because I do thumbsupsmilie

MXB

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Re: Paul Bunyan lures

Posted: Tue Dec 21, 2010 2:59 pm
by MXB
And another coloured 66 spinner;

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Re: Paul Bunyan lures

Posted: Tue Jan 04, 2011 8:23 am
by MXB
And a Paul Bunyan ' Dodger' . . . another quality lure from the 1950's complete with sparkling rhinestone eyes;

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MXB

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