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I just picked up a few metal lip swimmers that look to be a bit older, but unused. There is no artist trademark on them, but the weights are written under the clear coat and the eyes are raised (either glass or plastic). I'm not sure if these have been refinished, but I would doubt it by the looks of them. While I'd like to fish them, I'd like to know if they'd be better off on display.

Any help is appreciated. Thanks.

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30 mins ago, TimS said:

They have a very Bob Hahn’s feeling to me...but I’m not an authority  :) 

Thanks, Tim. What's really throwing me off is the way the eyes are not recessed into the body. I also had someone suggest that they look like Big Don's as well, which I have been having a little bit of a hard time finding any pics of. I figure I've got most of the winter to figure out whether or not to throw them, anyway ;)

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Beachcomber Lures...Around in the 80s i belive Tony Spina was involved with them to some degree...Later would become Driftwood Lures,then Lex lures.

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43 mins ago, IslandSurf said:

Beachcomber Lures...Around in the 80s i belive Tony Spina was involved with them to some degree...Later would become Driftwood Lures,then Lex lures.

Nice....you sound pretty certain. Thanks.

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If they are Beachcomber plugs ,Charlie K would know:howdy:

But with that lip I'm thinking Makati, maybe.

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18 hours ago, TimS said:

They have a very Bob Hahn’s feeling to me...but I’m not an authority  :) 

indeed true,first thing I thought as well.

perhaps it could be an early one.

heres some Bob Hahns from about 10 years ago.

top 2 are mediums and the bottoms are smalls.

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18 hours ago, MikeCurtin said:

Thanks, Tim. What's really throwing me off is the way the eyes are not recessed into the body. I also had someone suggest that they look like Big Don's as well, which I have been having a little bit of a hard time finding any pics of. I figure I've got most of the winter to figure out whether or not to throw them, anyway ;)

not feeling big Don on them at all,I have 2 of his and they don't look anything like them.

heres a shot of what I have from his hands.

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top one is a Hahn's surfster about 10-12 years old.

bottom one is big Don's,,,

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bottom one is big Don's,,,

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45 mins ago, jimmy z said:

If they are Beachcomber plugs ,Charlie K would know:howdy:

But with that lip I'm thinking Makati, maybe.

There beachcomber i have pics of them in the package let me find them

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Those are 100% Bob Hahn lures from late 1980's. Used to cost $6-8 each in all the Jersey Shore shops.

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4 hours ago, jimmy z said:

If they are Beachcomber plugs ,Charlie K would know:howdy:

But with that lip I'm thinking Makati, maybe.

Can’t be Makati. They still have paint on them. 

 

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1 hour ago, XBMX said:

Those are 100% Bob Hahn lures from late 1980's. Used to cost $6-8 each in all the Jersey Shore shops.

Except they are Beachcombers

 

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2 hours ago, IslandSurf said:

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Except they are Beachcombers

 

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Matching thread on flags, no grommets, shading of metallic paint, no red chin paint, you'll see

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