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Cordell Bluestriper

Post by Marrakai » Sat Jul 18, 2009 12:54 am

Anyone got one of these in their Cordell collection?

I've had this big boy for at least 25 years, maybe 30, caught a bunch of GTs on it in NQ at one point, thankfully retired before any spannos got to it!

It is quite heavy, casts like a brick and sinks like a stone, but skitters nicely on the surface with enough retrieve speed. My old Shimano Speedmaster 4 used to make it sing!

Not even sure if it was intended as a surface lure, anyone know more about these things?

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This is the only one I've ever seen incidentally, in the flesh or in fishing mags.
Pity, I'd like to swim one here in Darwin but won't risk this fellow amongst the macks.
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Re: Cordell Bluestriper

Post by MXB » Fri Aug 21, 2009 6:01 pm

@marrakai

I've got one new in the early red/clear Cordell plastic box . . . they are not common at all, in fact it was the first one I ever saw too and long discontinued.

You are right . . . they are heavy for their size and would work great

If I can find it I'll post for comparison . . . not sure where it is crazysmilie crazysmilie

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Re: Cordell Bluestriper

Post by Marrakai » Fri Aug 21, 2009 8:40 pm

Look forward to seeing a pic when you find it, MXB.

Looks like yours is the only other one to surface! Image
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Re: Cordell Bluestriper

Post by MXB » Sat Oct 03, 2009 10:23 am

@marrakai . . .

As promised . . . the blue striper has 'surfaced'
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Re: Cordell Bluestriper

Post by Marrakai » Sun Oct 04, 2009 1:44 pm

Thanks for the confirm, MXB. Nice pics. Original box, too: special!

Your Blue-Striper at least has a blue stripe!!

Although not too obvious these days, mine was black mackerel-pattern stripes over blue/silver when new.
Also had the Cordell trade-mark black spot near the tail, of course.

Great lures, like so many others sadly relegated to history....
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Re: Cordell Bluestriper

Post by MXB » Sun Oct 04, 2009 3:57 pm

@marrakai. . . .

From a fishing perspective I've always rated Liveliest Lures/Cordell/Cotton Cordell to be one of the best, hardworking lures that actually work which is why I collect them . . . they had a great range/style of lures with my faves being the 'Redfin', 'Big-O', 'Cordell Crab' 'Boy Howdy' and of course the 'Wally Diver' and some of the early poppers like the 'Near Nuthin'.

Top lures and the 'Blue Striper' is actually manufactured for use in salt water . . . love the early plastic boxes thumbsupsmilie thumbsupsmilie

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