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Old 03-30-2009, 08:01 PM   #1
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George Carlezon

Simple but effective plugs made for the outer beach fisherman frequenting Race Point and points south. Many were knock-offs of Gibbs and others some were original design that were very intriguing.
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Old 03-30-2009, 08:02 PM   #2
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Double ended needles
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Old 03-30-2009, 08:04 PM   #3
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A bottle and two Roman popper knock-offs
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Old 03-30-2009, 08:06 PM   #4
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Slant faced poppers
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Old 03-31-2009, 05:19 PM   #5
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Nice collection, all screw eyes?

those double ended needles would be great for teasers

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Old 04-01-2009, 06:48 PM   #6
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I have a small Carlezon chartreus over white needle thast I bought when Nelson's was upstairs across the parking lot. Wicked fish catcher! I also have a yellow pencil that will never be fished. Never knew the needle was one of Georges until I asked years later.
George dug worms at the same spot I did when I was a very young kid. We exchanged "wisdom" and compared the size of our finds. Great guy, sorely missed...

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Old 04-01-2009, 06:58 PM   #7
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Is this maybe a Carlezon Pencil? Supposedly from the Lower Cape area..Same basic shape as the Pencil shown...
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Old 04-05-2009, 08:25 PM   #8
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A treasured morning at Race Point came one morning when a friend named John Haberek introduced me to Old Geoerge Carlezone.I picked through some containers in the back of his buggy and we settled upon a price for the goods.George presented me with the items and then asked if I would like hooks to go with my purchase,he proceded to fasten them to the plugs while bs ing with the Hab Man. I was a pup on the beach and had nothing to show for my efforts this particular morning and George offerred me a fish to take back to the campground which I took him up on.He reached into his cooler and gave me a nice lean 25 pound specimen which was devoured that evening at site 19B.

Nice memories to close your eyes and remember a warm morning in June at The Race, when fishing was great and the company even better.

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Old 04-08-2009, 03:59 PM   #9
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Good stuff Flap ... guys ,,friend ,, thanks for sharing ..
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Old 04-15-2009, 12:44 PM   #10
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too funny Steve - it didn't take you a long to to post those up!

Mag, that is correct, that is one of his large pencils.

Sea, that's a typical Carlezon story. I can't believe he gave a fish to anyone, but the part about the hooks is classic George. Did he charge you extra?? He was a close friend of mine, I was fortunate enough to have many of those mornings.

Tattoo, the vast majority of Carlezon's plugs were zinc/steel screw eyes, but he did through wire some, darters and jointed pikies. (I kept a supply of stainless eyes, and just about the 1st thing I would do with every one of his plugs was to remove the zinc eyes or they would get rustylike the one Mag has.) When Steve came by to grab those a few weeks back I was telling him a story about how George would make his own eyes out of copper from electrical wire. He was a machinist by trade, so he had made up a jig that he would put a short piece of wire into then pull a lever, and the lever action would engage the wire, make a loop for the eye then twist. He would then epoxy those into the plug - the jointed darter at the top of Steve's 1st pic looks like it has at least one to tie to. He was a Depression era kid, so he didn't let much go to waste.

Jake, I owe you for that beatiful plug from the fest - I have a pencil and another needle for ya. See you on the beach!

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Old 04-15-2009, 06:28 PM   #11
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Needle...

Here's one of those Chartreuse Needles he did.

Pretty sure at least...
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Old 09-18-2009, 08:30 AM   #12
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I fished next to George in an absolute crazy blitz in July of 94 at the Second Rip. It was one of those nights where you couldn't do anything wrong....except George couldn't catch a fish to save his life.

I was putting back a fish as I didn't have a comm license anymore. George grabbed me by the hood of my Grunden and took my fish away from me. I ended up fishing the rest of the night for him as he was still selling at the time.

Great guy and good friend. I too miss him.

One year he made 500 plugs for Emilo at Nelsons.

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