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Lazy Ike

Posted: Mon Jun 20, 2011 6:30 am
by rivermandave
Lazy Ike started business in the late 1930's...but even so...there isn't much demand for their older lures.

That said...a much more modern lure they made is...called the Natural Ike.

These lures were the very 1st lures with "natural / photo-finish" paint patterns. Other companies like Heddon, Bagley, Bomber and others were scrambling afterwards to produce similar paint jobs lol crazysmilie

Russell Lewis states in the 8th Edition of Old Fishing Lure Collectables that Natural Ikes were only made from 1980-1982.

http://books.google.com/books?id=L8MMoz ... 80&f=false

I know this isn't correct...as I've seen mention of them in a November 1977 issue of Field & Stream...and in 2 more issues in early 1978.

I also purchased some directly from the company in 1986.

That said...see the attached pic yay

Re: Lazy Ike

Posted: Fri Dec 02, 2011 8:46 am
by rivermandave
Here's a little bit I've been able to figure out about Lazy Ike.

I have several lures of their's that have no markings on them...so I'm assuming they are the oldest ones.

In the pic below...you will see (left to right- oldest to newest) the progression of markings over the years.

1. Cardboard box with belly markings. Could this same box hold unmarked ones?

2. Plastic top box. At some point the markings went from the belly to the back.

3. Slide top box with long marking.

4. Plain black ink "Ike" on the back...the newest...and not collectible IMHO.

Thoughts / questions are welcome thumbsupsmilie howdy

Re: Lazy Ike

Posted: Sun Nov 04, 2012 3:03 pm
by Fizza.
Didn't the Natural Ike's come in 3 sizes and each was named individually? I used to have a bucket load of them but sent them packing back to the States several years ago.

Still have a heap of Lazies hanging around out in the shed, some in original boxes.

I'll get to fish them one day when I run out of flatfish & canadian wigglers