Southcoastphil

IDs for dark needlefish, please

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I recently bought a lot of needlefish which I’d like to ID before deciding whether to keep/fish/sell any of them.  

Weights:
1.     1.8 oz
2.    2.4 oz
3.    1.8 oz
4.    1.1 oz

As always, many TIA for your help!


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5 mins ago, Sevenstripes said:

The 2nd down reminds me of a very early John Habs needlefish I once saw 

Seller said he thought it was an old Habs.  Those eyes???

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The eyes, shape, weight location all make me believe it’s a Habs. I have seen another like it that was positively identified as a Habs, so that is what I would assume it is but it could very well also be a homemade. I still would lean towards it being an early John Habs

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1 hour ago, Sevenstripes said:

The eyes, shape, weight location all make me believe it’s a Habs. I have seen another like it that was positively identified as a Habs, so that is what I would assume it is but it could very well also be a homemade. I still would lean towards it being an early John Habs

Thanks for your help.

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On 8/28/2019 at 9:32 PM, IslandSurf said:

Its not its a Saltys

Now that you mention it, it sure looks like this one from Salty's:

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Wonder if the bottom one is also a Salty's?

Here's a pic from Salty's of their "1 oz stubby" needle:

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In any case, thanks for the help.

 

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On 8/28/2019 at 9:32 PM, IslandSurf said:

Its not its a Saltys

Agreed, 1 and 4 definately look like Salty’s. Great needles.

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5 hours ago, Jameson said:

I think the third one down is an old Habs night n gale , someone added stick on eyes and changed tail hook.

 

 

Thanks, Jameson.  What's the "normal" tail hook on that plug?

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