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Old 01-30-2009, 03:56 PM   #1
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Old Popper

Well my wife Karen was over one her clients houses talking about families and looking at pictures.They came across some pictures of some big bass caught along time ago.
So the woman also had shadow box with this in it ( attached pics)
I kind of figured some of you would like to see these, I have no other info about the Man or the plug and don't want to start anything.
Someone on the site might have some more info or even had a chance to meet the builder of this plug I know his name is on the small story hand written
I don't add much to the site hope you enjoy the pic's
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Old 01-30-2009, 05:28 PM   #2
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Thanks for posting
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Old 01-30-2009, 06:22 PM   #3
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Thumbs up why of course you do ML

you chime in always at the very right moment

that's a very interesting design actually because
it appears to be a spitter plug that sprays water
with the front curved piece. I like it.

thanks for posting the Unique find !

well done man !
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Old 01-30-2009, 07:46 PM   #4
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That reads like "sour grapes"???

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Old 01-30-2009, 08:00 PM   #5
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WHAT ?????????????????????

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Old 01-30-2009, 08:06 PM   #6
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That paragraph reads like they are somehow upset that Stan Gibbs made a name for himself and somehow stole the idea for a popper?? Thats how it reads to me??

After re-reading thats exactly what it says?

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Old 01-30-2009, 09:10 PM   #7
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OH JEEEZS CHRITS B FISH IT Was an old lady telling MY WIFE A story About HER DAD AS she new YOU R SUCH A TOOL-
ML, I TOLD YA SOME ONE YOULD chime in .
M Y LAST POST ON THIS F\" SITE JOHN U TAKE CARE OF THIS BUL:L%$%$%$%$
I JUST THOUGT IT MIGHT LIGHTEN THE WINTER SINCE I'VE BEEN HOLDING ON TO IT SINCE SEPT.
LARRY I CAN'T BELIVE YOU WERE SUCKED IN TO YOUR EGO OR SHORT FAMED LIFE
i THOUGHED TWICE ABOUT POSTING THIS NICE WOMANS LIFE WITH HER DAD BUT AS YOU SEE
i'M DONE
LINK IT'S BEEN A GOOD TIME UP TILL NOW

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Old 01-30-2009, 09:21 PM   #8
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ML....easy there. I think you are over reacting? Not stirring anything up. Just noting what was written on that note in the picture. I did enjoy the pics and what was in them. As I said I was just commenting on the content of the note. I did not make it up as its right there in black and white and I was simply making an observation. As for the personal slander towards me and my "short famed life" (too funny).....I think its a bit uncalled for. I have been nothing but cordial and friendly with you and yours and do not appreciate the comments but hey....you are entitled to your opinion I guess. If anyone here thinks that anything has ever gone to my head then they don't know me too well.

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Old 01-30-2009, 09:27 PM   #9
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Geez ML..Lighten up..And dont go to that other small site and continue to bad mouth this one...Be cool..You miss read what Bigfish meant...

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Old 01-30-2009, 09:31 PM   #10
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AS 4 one I have never Bad Mouthed S-B .com on any site
enjoy your life ML SR

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Old 01-30-2009, 09:33 PM   #11
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CONTINUE TO BADMOUTH THIS SITE WTF SEE YA

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Old 01-30-2009, 10:07 PM   #12
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I don't know ML. Not to take sides or anything, but it does kind of read like Larry observed.
What do I know though? It is a nice piece of fishing history and I'm sure it brings his family great pride and memories.

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Old 01-30-2009, 10:25 PM   #13
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Trying to send you PM message but it seems you dont want to accept any..oh well

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Old 01-31-2009, 06:54 AM   #14
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easy does it guys
let's not jump to conclusions about anything here, either of you.
Link, I'm glad you posted the popper, it's great to learn some more plug history. I've seen plugs that look similar.
I didn't read it like it was any kind of sour grapes guys, it read to me like the woman was proud of her dad. If someone like Stan Gibbs was inspired by something, she deserves to be proud.
Link, stick around, winter is almost around the corner, sun is coming up sooner every day
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Old 01-31-2009, 07:41 AM   #15
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This is a cool post that has taken an ugly turn. The popper may well antedate Gibbs. The hook hanger system and "crude" face shape seem older than the Gibbs version. Gibbs' first popper has the same color scheme as well. Everybody gets a start somewhere, and perhaps this is where Gibbs got his. It is also natural that a guy who felt he had the original idea might feel bitter that someone else became so successful developing it. Takes nothing away from Gibbs, however, since he obviously moved on to develop many great original designs of his own. Thanks for posting it.
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Old 01-31-2009, 09:49 AM   #16
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cool plug. I like the sheet metal idea.
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Old 01-31-2009, 11:58 AM   #17
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I don't know but that's not the way I took the writing

Sounds like she is proud that A plug her grandfather made became famous. and having a window box dedicated to him proves it. thanks for sharing Link

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Old 01-31-2009, 12:34 PM   #18
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The daughter is proud no doubt, but "made a bundle mass producing similar poppers" is not patting Stan Gibbs on the back and saying atta boy go get em. Thier is a negative connotation in those seven words. I think Linkie overreacted just a tad. Bigfish' interpretation is certainly innocent enough and wasn't meant to be sarcastic. Just his subjective response to something he read.

That being said I enjoyed seeing the picture. It is really unique using the sheet metal as a hood to push the water. Thank you for posting it.

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Old 01-31-2009, 01:16 PM   #19
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Thanks Frank! You hit the nail right on the head! I have no doubt the woman is proud, and rightfully so. Great pics! I love the old stuff! I have that same book that is in there....its called "Striper" The Story of Fish and Man written by John Cole from Maine....real great book if you can find it!

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Old 01-31-2009, 07:24 PM   #20
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cool history lesson. Again the machinist's are making their mark.

Sheet metal? , I see no sheet metal. The pins are for the hangers I would think but maybe just can't see em as it has a screw eye in front and none for belly hooks as it seems to have used hangers. I could be totally wrong though as I am at least once every day and haven't been today, yet.

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I kept looking at it many times too. I don't see any sheet metal.

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yeah I think the thru pins that look like nails held hangers for the hooks or the hooks themselves. Looks like something a machinist would concoct, friggin nit wits.

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As I own the first Gibbs plug ever made which is a slant faced popper and having been told by Stan of the story of it's development I was very excited to see your post. Thanks for sharing as it lends some more history to the Gibbs legacy. Stan readily admitted seeing something he thought had a lot of potential as well as some freshwater CCBco poppers which he took note of also.

Thats a bit of Striper fishing history she has there. Tell her to take good care of it.

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I saw the color and thought of Gibbs #1 immediately. Then waited for Flap's input..cool stuff thanks.

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I kept looking at it many times too. I don't see any sheet metal.
everything that is red is metal. the wood is just a tapered dowel. look closely.
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I have to disagree with you. looks like all wood to me. link go over there and check will you.

I stared at it a while longer and might see it being metal but I just don't know. I'm so confused

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hmmm. I think your right PM
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LOL. great I start to agree with you and now you are agreeing with my first observation. Reason I think it might be wood is it looks as if the screw eye has worn into the wood above it, maybe while screwing it into the plug. I don't think that would do that to metal.

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what changed my mind was the turning marks from the lathe show up in the area that looks like its metal.
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Also the natural wood color under the maroon paint too.

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