Article:- History of Lures in Australia

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Article:- History of Lures in Australia

Post by Marrakai » Fri Jul 09, 2010 3:43 pm

After posting up the "History of Aussie Lures" according to McSea, in which the world as we know it commenced in the 1960s, I thought it might be useful to provide a broader overview of lures in Australia commencing some time prior, in the mid-1800s in fact!

This is not to say that we had a domestic lure industry as such a century and a half ago, but there was certainly at least a limited use of lures by the cognoscente!

This article is from the North Australian Fishing Annual (NAFA No.6, 1999).
Read and enjoy....

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Re: Article:- History of Lures in Australia

Post by Capt.Seaweed » Sat Jul 10, 2010 4:02 pm

Thanks Marrakai, another great read. The rubber barra frog shown on page2 has always been my holy grail of lures. Been looking in junk shops for 30yrs. and never found one. Was told they were produced in Townsville in the 50/60's don't know anything more, if anyone here has one I'd love to see a pic and history if possible.
Regards, Tony (Wulagi, NT).
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