Vintage Konaheads are sweeet!

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Vintage Konaheads are sweeet!

Post by Marrakai » Wed Nov 11, 2009 10:20 pm

Picked this one up a while back, maker unknown.
Hell, even country of origin unknown! Maybe Hawaiian..?
1960s or early '70s at a guess.

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Including the bit under the skirt, that huge resin head is a full six inches long!! Image
Beautiful gold flitter insert is very effective, looks fantastic!
Small eyes typical of the period.

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If anyone has a clue as to this lure's identity or origins, don't be shy...!
Love to know more about it.
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Post by Marrakai » Sun Nov 29, 2009 8:19 pm

Just bought the current edition of "Blue Water" magazine:- Jim Rizzuto continues his historical article on skirted trolling lures, referring to these long-snouted Konaheads as "alligators". He includes a photo of a resin alligator head coming out of the mold at a full 12 inches in length!! Yes, just the head!! Image
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Post by MXB » Fri Dec 11, 2009 8:03 am

Fantastic old Konaheads . . . .

I would put them out on 37kg rig anytime for monster marlin

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