View Full Version : Need help with an identification?

04-05-2013, 03:50 PM
I am attaching pics of this fish slayer lol It's pretty heavy I would guess close to 3.5 oz. Its not that big but heavy wood, or possibly a ton of paint. I bought 2 of them a couple of years back at a fisherman flea market. They had dark yellow or orange paint (repainted many times) and google eyes the move in side the eye like those old doll eyes.

I lost one this past season after about 20 fish, and I am afriad to lose the last one I have. I repainted it myself into a blackfish pattern, I am not the greatest painter. But any help you can give in who made this lure would really help. One more thing, the guy I bought them from said he got them in the mid 80's and caught alot of fish on them.

Any help would be great, I do know that the google eyes were used back in the 80's by a couple of companies in New England.


04-05-2013, 04:23 PM
I'm gonna go out on a limb and say Bob Hahn made that. Not 100% sure though. Bob was from NJ if that helps.
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04-06-2013, 10:12 AM
Any info is greatly appreciated. At least I can try and start somewhere!

04-06-2013, 10:38 AM
It also looks like a big don lure. I'm not sure how long big don has been making them though. .1947.9j6j2.17.0.ckwqrh..0.0...1.1.8.img.5tFbCCt2t F0#biv=i%7C3%3Bd%7CN_eNqD6U0YBUSM%3A
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04-07-2013, 06:00 AM
Bob Guillitone, Scott Slocum and I met some guys from Long island on the Back Beaches in Truro in the Fall of 2000 who had a bunch of these LARGE body plugs. They were being made by another guy from LI but we never got his name. Not much but maybe a little help.

04-07-2013, 06:19 AM
You should try the lure makers forum..... custom Not Vintage :)

04-07-2013, 11:37 AM
I looked at the Big Don lures , these lures (you may not be able to tell by my pics) are much fatter and a narrower tail section that the BG's or any I have ever seen.

Like Piemma said, I also believe they are a Long Island plug. I will do some more research, I luv these plugs and I only have the one left. I need Thanks for the help guys, we are definitely getting close!