Some old lures and a eefego hook wallet

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Some old lures and a eefego hook wallet

Post by MarkG » Mon Jun 19, 2017 10:33 am

Had a good tidy up of my fishing store yesterday, it was a mess, things just get chucked into bags and boxes. I came across these two lures, I don't know how old they are. A hi-lo Abu plug, a <bete> Swedish Kilodil spinner. Both a bit bashed about. Plus this eefgeco wallet. I cannot quite make out the name on the Swedish lure, I think its Kilodil or something like it.
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Re: Some old lures and a eefego hook wallet

Post by Vole » Mon Jun 19, 2017 11:38 am

I suspect it's Krokodil. Plenty of images on Google.
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Re: Some old lures and a eefego hook wallet

Post by MarkG » Tue Jun 20, 2017 6:21 am

You right Vole with the spelling.

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Re: Some old lures and a eefego hook wallet

Post by Vole » Tue Jun 20, 2017 9:51 am

The fact they're still in production and selling at nine or ten Euros a pop suggests they're pretty good, doesn't it?

Nice hook wallet, too - were there any vintage hooks or packets inside? Eminently useable as well as collectable.

The Hi-lo poses lots of questions, doesn't it? The rear hook appears to be held on by a twist of wire that I wouldn't trust at all, while the home-made hook anchor for the belly hook seems to be deliberately offset from the body by quite a distance - why replace trebles with such long-shanked singles? Was the owner inspired by the "Baited spoon" idea, and trying to fish a natural or jelly worm on them? And if so, did it work?
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Re: Some old lures and a eefego hook wallet

Post by MarkG » Tue Jun 20, 2017 11:13 am

I think the sublime hook configuration on the hi-lo was down to me. I found this when sorting out my gear, first time for years and it was at the bottom of a box. I guess I found it without trebles originally and decided to put these on as I had no trebles; initiative with a small i. The screws have gone rusty, I don't know whether to attempt to remove them and clean them and put trebles on.
The wallet had some old sea hooks in them and they have gone a bit rusty so I have taken them out and not sure whether to try to clean the wallet with some white spirit.
The hi-lo and the krokodill need a repaint but that would be stretching my initiative a bit far!.

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Re: Some old lures and a eefego hook wallet

Post by Vole » Tue Jun 20, 2017 11:48 am

I'm not sure about attacking aged plastic with white spirit - my instinct would be that anything that didn't come off with warm, soapy water and a gentle wipe was "part of its history". Then again, I am a slob.
In similar vein, I'd just brasso the inside curve of the Krok and see if it still works!
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Re: Some old lures and a eefego hook wallet

Post by Reedling » Tue Jun 20, 2017 12:28 pm

Re your Efgeeco wallet, Mr Muscle (Orange spray bottle) is ok to use for a clean if you have some. Just tried mine again to make sure and all was OK...nothing turned sticky or dissolved!

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Re: Some old lures and a eefego hook wallet

Post by MarkG » Tue Jun 20, 2017 2:05 pm

I dont have Mr Muscle or much cleaning stuff so, I think I will give it a go with some soapy water-sounds the safest bet.

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Re: Some old lures and a eefego hook wallet

Post by Reedling » Tue Jun 20, 2017 2:08 pm

MarkG wrote:
Tue Jun 20, 2017 2:05 pm
I dont have Mr Muscle or much cleaning stuff so, I think I will give it a go with some soapy water-sounds the safest bet.
:Thumb: Sounds good. :Hat:

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