Early Pakula Sprocket (...almost vintage!)

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Early Pakula Sprocket (...almost vintage!)

Post by Marrakai » Wed Nov 11, 2009 11:42 pm

I see Peter still checks this forum occasionally, although apparently the zealous pursuit of Aussie timber lures and cod/yellas doesn't leave the patrons much spare time for trolling skirted lures!

So to tide us over, here are a couple of pics of what I'm pretty sure is a Pakula Sprocket from the late 1980s.

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This example is rigged with an original 2-hook shackle-rig developed by Peter at the time: it was a very practical rig and quickly gained a huge following. This one is 90-degrees but I remember Peter promoted a 60-degree off-set as being more successful in the long run.

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The Sprocket was a pretty serious small-boat billfish lure and racked up a long list of game-fishing achievements during the 1980s and '90s.
The current lumo softease version is probably even more effective but lacks a bit of character IMHO without those big eyes!

BTW I have a lone lumo Cockroach that has swum alongside my home-made resin pushers behind the 14-footer, but out of Darwin there are a million mackerel for every billfish so it doesn't get wet very often!
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Re: Early Pakula Sprocket (...almost vintage!)

Post by Mully » Thu Nov 12, 2009 1:09 am

you have some awesome game lures mate im going to have to grab me a few for posterity thumbsupsmilie

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