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Gamefisher 04-05-2013 03:50 PM

Need help with an identification?
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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.


Nebe 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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Gamefisher 04-06-2013 10:12 AM

Any info is greatly appreciated. At least I can try and start somewhere!

Nebe 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.
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piemma 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.

vineyardblues 04-07-2013 06:19 AM

You should try the lure makers forum..... custom Not Vintage :)

Gamefisher 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!

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