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    Posted: 18 May 2011 at 11:41am
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The ORIGINAL Tassie winged lure!!!!!
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Brad is that how you tell them apart the wings.Do other brands have the little wings under the bottom of the lure.
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Were they produced before the Tassie Devils
 
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Bill Monk's were very early as well .... so what was the first ???
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Johnson Kobras seem to have a V top and bottom  will check all mine tommorrow
Were they from MOle Creek in Tassie?
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Barry, The Johnson Kobra has a distinctive forked tail. All Kobras have red eyes. Super Kobras are the latest model and have Super Kobra embossed on the wings.

I used to have some info on the origins of the winged lures of Tasmania, unfortunately it resides in the dead hard drive Cry
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What happened to the Johnson's? Are they still being made? I remember buying them in KMart way before I'd ever heard of Tassie Devils, I like them a lot. I also liked the wobblers they made.
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Hi
I have got this in a swap. Have offend wondered how old it cud be. Can any of you help i will be thankfully
Got some more old lures i will put on L.L. later, and hope to get some age ore other info on them.
By the way. I am catching almost all my Sea-trout at night on the little "Tassie" Have used it since 1985
And have caught hundreds on it. Is modifying the lure into a model that suits the Streams i fish in. 
 
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I think that is a Tillians lure made down the Tamar river in Tassie  (Deviot  ?  MXB , may know) aound late 70  /80 's I would have thought.
Not sure about the length of time the colour range ran for.
 
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Originally posted by p.j. p.j. wrote:

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I have got this in a swap. Have offend wondered how old it cud be. Can any of you help i will be thankfully
Got some more old lures i will put on L.L. later, and hope to get some age ore other info on them.
By the way. I am catching almost all my Sea-trout at night on the little "Tassie" Have used it since 1985
And have caught hundreds on it. Is modifying the lure into a model that suits the Streams i fish in. 
 
 
I'm interested in the 'not so careful' DIY paint job on the lure to the right of the photo. A bloke I know (Lynnie) was hand painting this exact pattern on old Tassies/Lofty's for Jindabyne & Eucumbene. Where did you come by that lure, if it's OK to ask?
 
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Originally posted by Screamingreel Screamingreel wrote:

Brad
 
Were they produced before the Tassie Devils
 
regards John
Brian Johnston produced the first cobra in 1949
Ted tillin /tillins cobra early 1950's
Marshall Johnson/Johnson super lures developed there cobra 1957
Wigston/Tassie devil developed 1963 but not mass produced for the Australian market until 1979
Hope this helps a little
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Thanks Trout tramp
I think I may posted those interesting articles up with Tony's help a little while ago
 
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can you say anything about age on the Cobra i have in the Pict.
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Johnsons are still made but in Qld now not Tassie. We carry a large range in our shop.  Chris.
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Originally posted by p.j. p.j. wrote:

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can you say anything about age on the Cobra i have in the Pict.
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Sorry Per can't help with the age of that one but I will keep trying to find out what I can for you
Did you re rig that lure in the photo as I cant remember them having that disc in between the lure body and the line tie like that and not sure when they started to print tillins on the lures either
As I say I will keep trying to see what I can find out for you
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Mine has that little plastic disk as well
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