Firstly ......Shane , what an amazing piece of workmanship . Your talent may never be surpassed.
Vincent , for an idiot..... your are right on the money old boy with your classifying interpretation. I also agree with what you say , and would like to add to it if I can.
I think the attempt to classify by the self appointed expert was to put Shanes lures into a classification of "less valuable "& "Less collectable". Well that attempt was as childish as the author who started the thread and should be dismissed as such. If they think that any Newel ever made was in the class of this creation of Shanes , quote from the CASTLE.... tell em their dreaming !!
Back on topic , great lure/imitation/decoy/ art ETC .... I raise my hat to you Shane