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#31 crazy4oldcars

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Posted 14 March 2015 - 10:16 PM

Kirk,

Looking at the price sticker, I wondered if the "84" might have been a date code for the store that sold it.  Who knows, lol.  I don't even know when Accardo bought the Peck's name.

BFBob,

No idea, but that is a good looking popper.

 

Kirk B.



#32 Kirk Dietrich

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Posted 14 March 2015 - 11:24 PM

Kirk,

At the top of the second page of the thread Tidewater mentions in his post that Accordo bought Peck's in 1980 so that would be about right. You got one in the early days of Accardo's ownership. Later, he started using the rigid plastic on the cardboard backing (can't think of what they call that - blister packaging maybe).

 

Bob, I think you may have a Lloyd's bug! Nice, very nice - not many of those around. See the pic here that I took of a friend of mine's Lloyd's Lucky Lures that he lent me to photograph. The eyes on his and yours look pretty close to the same???

Your's also looks to have the same cupped face that you may not be able to see to well in my pic but I can see from your pic and the bug in my hand. Also, appears to have that flattened bottom and paint extending all the way over the thread wraps where the skirt was tied off.

 

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#33 Big Fly Bob

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Posted 15 March 2015 - 02:49 PM

I believe your right Kirk, they are very similar. This one was given to me by Brooks Bouldin. He used to own the Angler's Edge in Houston and sold these for years.



#34 Kirk Dietrich

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Posted 15 March 2015 - 08:10 PM

Really cool Big Fly! I used to sell flies to Brooks when he had his shop. He actually helped me perfect the action of my Rattle Rouser by suggesting I put in a keel weight.

My friend that lent me those two Lucky Lloyds bugs told me his friend that gave them to him knew Lloyd and that when he tied at a show, he would demonstrate how tough his poppers were by tossing one on the floor and stepping on it. Ted told me that Lloyd painted those bugs with Herter's lacquer paint.

I'd sure like to get hold of one or two of those for my collection.


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#35 Big Fly Bob

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Posted 16 March 2015 - 12:21 AM

Brooks is a true gentleman of fly fishing, an excellent tier and caster. He lives only a couple miles from me and is a member of my fly fishing club, the San Gabriel Flyfishers. I fish almost exclusively for largemouth and use really big flies. While he has a certain disdain for my flies, he has been great for helping me get some to work like I want them to. I'm lucky to have him for a friend.



#36 ditz2

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Posted 16 March 2015 - 10:02 AM

BigFlyBob......I am sure that many of us would enjoy seeing some of your flies..

 

Tidewater I believe has hit it on the head when he said that the thought in the 40's was one hook was good so lots of hooks had to be better. The double salmon fly hook was used because it made the fly keel better in the heavy water that salmon are fished for. They commonly went to a single hook in low water conditions. That is my story and I am sticking to it.



#37 Kirk Dietrich

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Posted 16 March 2015 - 12:03 PM

Bob, I never did meet Brooks but I would have liked to, he was very nice to me.

 

Ditz, that is true for the Salmon streamers. I fished the #6 with the hair wing on my 5wt the other day but didn't get any takes. Didn't fish long either though.

 

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#38 ditz2

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Posted 17 March 2015 - 10:07 AM

Hey Kirk...I have found it very interesting that there has been so much activity about an old pattern or lure. Must be a lot of history buffs out there or maybe a lot of old farts that, like me, like to reminisce.



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Posted 17 March 2015 - 08:39 PM

 

 

 Must be a lot of history buffs out there or maybe a lot of old farts that, like me, like to reminisce.

 

Ditz, maybe a bit of both! laugh.png

 

As I get older, I find this type of post & the old items that I remember as a kid, very interesting. It may be a way to get back to a better, or happier or easier time for many of us as we look at such items. I remember some of these products advertised in magazines as I grew up.

I'm sure much of these things we all took for granted, and now they're simply part of history. It's such a shame that flies such as have been posted here are no longer made. It's like a craft has been lost, even though we all tie flies ourselves and could probably reproduce most such flies. Still, it's not the same. 

 

I wish I could go back to when I was 13 & start my life over, knowing then what I know now. wink.png