Unknown European Spoons?

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Unknown European Spoons?

Post by Mzuri3 » Thu Aug 26, 2010 9:44 pm

These spoons were a gift from a mate, he can't recall where he got them from, wouldn't have a clue where they are from, am guessing Russia, or some other European country??

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Re: Unknown European Spoons?

Post by diemai » Sat Aug 28, 2010 6:13 am

@ Mzuri3

Sorry , mate , I cannot read the Kyrillic writing as well , but because of it I am also sure that these are from Russia .

I have never seen these models , but 20 years back , about the time when the Iron Curtain fell here in Europe , I have bought a few spoons pretty much like this style on fleamarkets from Polish vendors .

They had different shapes , but also had these strange old-fashioned swivels attached ,..... I also recall this kinda plastic box and the logo on it .

The lures are of very poor quality(not sure , whether they still make them nowadays or they are a non-competative product of the old Soviet Union ?) ,...... if you look at the hooks , you will find the hook points to be created by just snipping the wire off at a sharp angle , ........hold a magnet onto the spoons and they'll stick !

If you swim them , your tackle box is going to be rust-stained very soon(been there , done that) !

BTW ,.......the three spoons on the right seemingly are knock-offs of the old German "EffZett" spoon , actually one of the most famous spoons over here .

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Re: Unknown European Spoons?

Post by Mzuri3 » Sun Aug 29, 2010 4:42 pm

Thankyou Diemai,

You are a wealth of knowledge. You are totally right about the swivels being a bit crude, but I suppose the design is a great way to prevent dirt build up. I haven't used them on fish yet, thankyou for the advice regarding the rust possibilities, as they are showing signs of it already on the hooks.

You mentioned they have a similar pattern to the German "EffZett" spoon, what type of fish species were these spoons designed to target?

Thankyou once again,

Robin

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Re: Unknown European Spoons?

Post by diemai » Sun Aug 29, 2010 10:16 pm

Mzuri3 wrote: You mentioned they have a similar pattern to the German "EffZett" spoon, what type of fish species were these spoons designed to target?

Thankyou once again,

Robin

A while agoI have posted a few pics of a few different "EffZetts" and a little write-up about them in either this particular section of the site or in the European section , can't remember exactly where .........in the "books" section I have also posted pictures of an 1961 DAM (the manufacturer of the "EffZett") tackle catalog .

Here is a link to the actual DAM catalog :

http://dam.tpk6.de/en/ please check pages 104 to 106

These spoons are around for about 100 years now and are made in six sizes in total nowadays , a meaty 60 grams version has been added to the line a couple of years ago to target the big European silure and also big salmon , .........the smallest size is 6 grams , so this famous spoon line covers all native species from smaller reddies down to asp , trout and finally the main of it's target fish , the European pike ,............. also local zander(walleye) fall for them ocassionally , when slowly jigging them along the bottom , ..........surely the "EffZett" line would come in useful for heaps of predatory species worldwide as well .

A lot of different color designs and even surface textures came out through the years , but the plain metal standard colors silver , copper and gold were always available , also the spoon weights and grade of cupping did not change , at least not during the past 50 years , maybe even more(as far , as I'm concerned) .

Through the decades countless numbers of knock-offs were thrown on the market by different companies , ........but only the DAM originals sport this kinda unmatched swimming motion and also excellent castability .

They are suitable for stillwater and moderate currents , cast pretty well and run quite deep , .....thus are not that much suited for very shallow waters , ......but in this case one could tinker on the "EffZett Twin" model , and rig only one of it's two parts with hook and swivel , so the lure weight gets minored by 50% !

The "EffZett" became extremely famous and popular over here , so that some native anglers even substitute the German term for spoon by just calling ANY casting spoon "EffZett" ,...... virtually EVERY lure angler over here has a few in his tackle box or at least has fished them before sometime during his carreer , prior to all the fancy plastics and Japan lures swept in .

greetz , Dieter howdy
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