jsbergen

Bob Hahn ID please

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First please excuse my ignorance as I am still learning about his plugs. I believe this to be the atom40 with a Surfster lip?  Can anyone please confirm or correct me if I’m wrong.  Thanks. 

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22 hours ago, jsbergen said:

First please excuse my ignorance as I am still learning about his plugs. I believe this to be the atom40 with a Surfster lip?  Can anyone please confirm or correct me if I’m wrong.  Thanks. 

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Paint, eyes, lip and shape made by Hahn

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Yup, geat calm water catchers, swam like they were in the Olympics. First ones I bought were in Bradley Beach, $6.00ea your choice of Pikie-Surfster or Atom bodies, all same lip.

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They are "Surfster" style lips, cupped. Pikies had Z Lips. Hahn made a nice plug but they waterlogged and didn't swim the same after. Just my remembrance. 

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that piece,my friend is called and Adams!

to be safe,I sealed[submerged in polyurethane] all of the plugs I bought from Bob,not sure how he sealed them but,sometimes they would get "heavy" as H-1 said.

Bob also gave me a few free ones since I bought direct from him.
he was a really nice guy too,he even sent me my order without money because I sent his wife an email with what I wanted and what colors,she gave it to him and he made them then sent them.

she told me that he told her I would come through with the payment and not to worry.

when the money got to them,he said to her "see,I told you he'd come through".

 too bad he has passed quite some time ago now,he was a nice guy.

HH

 

 

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25 mins ago, Highlander1 said:

They are "Surfster" style lips, cupped. Pikies had Z Lips. Han made a nice plug but they waterlogged and didn't swim the same after. Just my remembrance. 

H-1,,did he use various lips on all designs he made?

HH

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9 hours ago, Drew C. said:

I wouldn't say 'surfster' lip. Bob used spinner blades for his lips early on. imho - those were(are) the good ones.

One thing I’m sure of is that is surely a Surfster style lip.  I was confused because I’m not used to seeing a pikie with that style lip. 

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You can call it whatever style you want - it's a bent spinner blade. That's what was on the originals regardless of the body type. Later run lures used stainless lips.

 

The earlier plugs are the best ones. They definitely had a tendency to soak up water but they usually worked better when that happened. 

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That plug looks like one his later models, just by giving it the eye test.  Couple years ago you could have bought them by the truck load.  Looks like whoever had it removed the bucktail flag and replaced it with a huge split ring and treble probably to help cast it a little further.  What exactly is the question?  It's an atom plug with a peened coloroado blade.  Guess you can call it a surfster lip if you want to, except this is not a surfster plug.  As far as value is concerned...not much if anything at all. 

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11 hours ago, Fly By Nite said:

That plug looks like one his later models, just by giving it the eye test.  Couple years ago you could have bought them by the truck load.  Looks like whoever had it removed the bucktail flag and replaced it with a huge split ring and treble probably to help cast it a little further.  What exactly is the question?  It's an atom plug with a peened coloroado blade.  Guess you can call it a surfster lip if you want to, except this is not a surfster plug.  As far as value is concerned...not much if anything at all. 

Oh I wasn’t looking for anything value related. As I stated I wasn’t certain of all Bob produced and wanted to know what style body it was. 

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