McSea's First Barra

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McSea's First Barra

Post by Marrakai » Thu Jul 29, 2010 12:57 pm

Pop Quiz:

On what lure did Vic McCristal catch his first ever barrramundi?

Hint: if it was first made this side of 1963, that’s not it!!

Answer to follow soon; meanwhile any guesses?
Any angling history buffs know this one?

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Re: McSea's First Barra

Post by oldfish » Thu Jul 29, 2010 7:18 pm

No idea,but that early I'll guess Bellbrook.

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Re: McSea's First Barra

Post by Rupe » Thu Jul 29, 2010 7:25 pm

heddon tiger
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Nothing makes a fish bigger than almost being caught...

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Re: McSea's First Barra

Post by Mully » Thu Jul 29, 2010 7:37 pm

an old hand made rubber frog and a wood handline "Sids Barra frog"

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Re: McSea's First Barra

Post by OLDMAN » Thu Jul 29, 2010 7:47 pm

First guess would have been bellbrook swayback, but Jim beat me.
so I will say Abu Killer.
Laurie.

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Re: McSea's First Barra

Post by oldfish » Thu Jul 29, 2010 8:05 pm

I bet we've got it between the 4 of us but I'm leaning towards Mully now.

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Post by fishaholiclures » Thu Jul 29, 2010 8:09 pm

Phantom Minnow
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Re: McSea's First Barra

Post by oldfish » Thu Jul 29, 2010 8:29 pm

Brad,

Didn't they stop making them in 1920???

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Re: McSea's First Barra

Post by fishaholiclures » Thu Jul 29, 2010 9:45 pm

Jim, there were still some brands made after that overseas as well as local copies, but captures of fish on Phantoms have been recorded up until the early 1940's.

Anyway it was just my WAG seeing everyone else had more plausible answers lol
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Re: McSea's First Barra

Post by Marrakai » Thu Jul 29, 2010 11:00 pm

Ok, maybe it was a bit of a hard one!
Who could have guessed a small Arbogast Hula Dancer????????? Image
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Vic was on his so-called "Year of Bliss" tour of the north, which kicked-off his book career.
FWIW Jim & Laurie, Vic's mate Clive Tulk was using a Bellbrook Sway-Back!

I should scan the whole article, its an interesting read!
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