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King Codder Lures - Anyone got info???

Posted: Thu Sep 02, 2010 5:51 pm
by MXB
Hi all . . .

I've been trying to find information on Australian made 'King Codder' lures; where they were made, model names etc.

I was talking to fishaholics a while back and he believed there were up to 5 models/sizes (correct me if I've got that wrong Brad)

Any info or photos of King Codder lures much appreciated ??? ???

MXB

howdy

Re: King Codder Lures - Anyone got info???

Posted: Thu Sep 02, 2010 7:52 pm
by aussiebasser
I can remember using the largest one when I was a kid. The poplular model was coloured the same as a redfin. It was jointed and had a flappy red tail off the back. Very shallow runner. I'll ring my brother down south and see if he knows where there is one.

Re: King Codder Lures - Anyone got info???

Posted: Thu Sep 02, 2010 8:12 pm
by oog663
Guys I don't know much about them, but can supply a couple of Pics
Steve
King Codder [800x600].jpg
King Codder Australian Sold Ebay $162.50 April 2009.jpg

Re: King Codder Lures - Anyone got info???

Posted: Thu Sep 02, 2010 9:14 pm
by fishaholiclures
have these sizes listed>>>>
LENGTH OF 18 CM INCLUDING TAIL.
Length 85mm approx.
Body of lure measures 11cm long
Measures approx 135mm across both body sections

these were the lengths given in various auction listings, some with and without ruler.

Made in Victoria by Union Tackle
king codder box.JPG

Cheers Brad

Re: King Codder Lures - Anyone got info???

Posted: Thu Sep 02, 2010 9:37 pm
by oldfish
Only 4 to collect.Two sizes and two colours (Redfin and Trout)

Cheers,Jim

Re: King Codder Lures - Anyone got info???

Posted: Thu Sep 02, 2010 10:24 pm
by aussiebasser
Brother in Victoria doesn't have one. He thinks our big brother has it up here. I'll have to visit his shed soon and have a poke around. Never know what I might find.

Re: King Codder Lures - Anyone got info???

Posted: Fri Sep 03, 2010 9:46 am
by MXB
oldfish wrote:Only 4 to collect.Two sizes and two colours (Redfin and Trout)

Cheers,Jim
Thanks for that . . . must have been thinking of something else earlier?? -duh

Here's mine - with no red tail bit but remnants of something on the rear treble.
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@fishaholics . . .

Great info. I wonder if Union Tackle had a whole range of products??

MXB

howdy

Re: King Codder Lures - Anyone got info???

Posted: Fri Sep 03, 2010 3:03 pm
by oldfish
DK Union Tackle Co made the King Codders but there were up to a dozen metal DK lures available around the

60s and 70s.Two which spring straight to mind are Redfin Bobber and Krazy Boy.

Cheers,Jim

Re: King Codder Lures - Anyone got info???

Posted: Fri Sep 03, 2010 4:31 pm
by Capt.Seaweed
Guys,
I picked one up here in Darwin years ago in a junk shop, the large 18cm model with red plastic tag on rear treble.
Someone must have brought it up to fish for barra, I'd say it would work good too, as it's solid allround, have never seen another
since until on here.
Regards, Tony (Darwin,NT).

Re: King Codder Lures - Anyone got info???

Posted: Wed Sep 15, 2010 2:45 pm
by bdowdy
great old lure i have 1..i like them if i was 2 see another good one id grab it droolsmilie