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Re: Australian Lure Expo July 28 & 29 2012
« Reply #90 on: July 29, 2012, 05:10:34 PM »
I went again today, and did my best to buy as many timber lures as I could.
A few of the exhibitors were running low. I think they may have been surprised by the turnout.
Great event. I agree more space needed for next year. :-)

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Re: Australian Lure Expo July 28 & 29 2012
« Reply #91 on: July 29, 2012, 06:12:22 PM »
Good onya Fitzy, glad it went well for you. Got some great lures & talked to some good people. :thanks
Looking foward to next year.

Cheers Andrew

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Re: Australian Lure Expo July 28 & 29 2012
« Reply #92 on: July 29, 2012, 06:40:42 PM »
Fitzy,
Be keen to know how many you ended up with through the door. I reckon it was a runaway success.

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Re: Australian Lure Expo July 28 & 29 2012
« Reply #93 on: July 29, 2012, 08:26:10 PM »
Dropped in on way home from brisbane yest. Was good checking out the stands and i bought a couple lures. Would bought more if it wasnt for just spending 9 grand in the bike shop!lol Big congrats to the organisers and everyone who displayed. :youbeauty

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Re: Australian Lure Expo July 28 & 29 2012
« Reply #94 on: July 29, 2012, 08:45:54 PM »
Fitzy, I went today and had a ball! Great to see many lures from yesteryear combined with the best from today. Picked myself up some nice little timber numbers to attack the Brizzy River bass with soon, as well as the parts for my first attempts at making my own jig spinners. Result - put a few together today, fished off the bank at Shines Rd to see how they swam, and nabbed a 26cm bass! Small, but absolutely rapt!

Top work Fitzy. Cant wait till next year (with a bit more cash!).  :thanks

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Re: Australian Lure Expo July 28 & 29 2012
« Reply #95 on: July 29, 2012, 09:04:22 PM »
Fitzy  :yourock

I was there to see Wood carving demo which was amazing and truly inspiring.  Maybe next year they can have blanks for people to buy and try at home???   It was very impressive to see such a huge turn out for the 2nd day.  There was an great variety of the new and old style of lures.  All the people where soo eager to answer my newb question and willing show/explain how it worked.  With  Some of the designs i would on never thought possible.  I'm sooo glad to see Australian brands where bought soo eagerly.  I didn't indeed to buy anything but walked away with a few lures ( whoopsee )

Rod Harrison demo gave me some excellant tips and advice on rigging.  Which will surely save me time and money and diffinetly reduce my chances of losing that trophy fish. 

Amazing Expo, can't wait for next years which hopefully will be bigger and just as awesome

Cheers Brad.

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Re: Australian Lure Expo July 28 & 29 2012
« Reply #96 on: July 30, 2012, 07:40:47 AM »
Full credit to you Fitzy on pulling together the Expo, the numbers there attest to it being another long term winner, and next time will be needing some more floor space if possible going by reaction this year.

The demo by Tom of Gidgee Lures was my highlight at the show, and of course like others left some money at the expo for lure buys.

 :Clap) :thanks

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Re: Australian Lure Expo July 28 & 29 2012
« Reply #97 on: July 30, 2012, 04:58:24 PM »
Fitzy, I went today and had a ball! Great to see many lures from yesteryear combined with the best from today. Picked myself up some nice little timber numbers to attack the Brizzy River bass with soon, as well as the parts for my first attempts at making my own jig spinners. Result - put a few together today, fished off the bank at Shines Rd to see how they swam, and nabbed a 26cm bass! Small, but absolutely rapt!

Top work Fitzy. Cant wait till next year (with a bit more cash!).  :thanks

Tim.

Just want to clarify, before I'm howled down for bass fishing out of season - I wasn't actually looking to catch a bass, I was just swimming the lures about 3ft from the edge, about 20cm down, to see if they swam true, when the little blighter took an interest. Rest assured he was quickly released in good nick  :)

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Re: Australian Lure Expo July 28 & 29 2012
« Reply #98 on: July 31, 2012, 06:42:59 AM »
I've just loaded some photos in the Gallery from the weekend. like this one of Pam's birthday present. Just click here: Lure Expo Photos


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Re: Australian Lure Expo July 28 & 29 2012
« Reply #99 on: July 31, 2012, 07:09:26 AM »
Kerry churns out some beautiful timber.

Placed an order for some modified lures with him on sunday. Cant wait for the call so I can go try them out.

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Re: Australian Lure Expo July 28 & 29 2012
« Reply #100 on: August 04, 2012, 04:39:50 PM »
Here's some video Nugget shot at the Australian Lure Expo last weekend



If anyone else has any video, I'd like to get my hands on it as I was too busy all weekend to get any video myself.

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Re: Australian Lure Expo July 28 & 29 2012
« Reply #101 on: August 10, 2012, 06:27:11 PM »
I very much appreciate the positive comments / feedback above.  :thumb

I have to say that there are alot of people that pulled that event together, people that worked very hard to showcase Aussie Lures.
First and foremost, Mike Brolly Gilbert who spend hundreds of dollars and hundreds of hours to make displays for his and other peoples lures. He seriously busted his butt to get this done and to help pull the collectors together.
Secondly, Brad (Fishaholic) Holman who also worked very hard to put displays together, coordinate collectors and help organise the excellent team who did seminars/workshops.
These two fellas did as much as anyone else so my personal gratitude goes to them.

Avid collectors like Barry Cross, Rob D, Thomo (and many others) who brought their collections from all over the country to share with the world at their own expense. And Tony Payne who actually paid for a site so he could share his much loved collection. I'm just blown away fellas.  :Clap)

Also the small army of workers: Felicity, Andrew, Lyn, Julie, Sandy, Gordon, Jason, Alan, Dave, Paul, Pam, Dale, Jenine, Harro who did their fair share of long hours to make sure it happened as smoothly as possible.

I'm pretty happy how it all came together for a first time effort. A few things to improve it have been noted for action.

A big thanks to everyone who stayed back to help back up / clean up. Those mentioned above + Craig, Taryn & lads from Charltons Fishing as well as Duncan, Janelle and kids (from FishHead Tackle).

If I missed anyone my appologies, too much done by too many people to remember it all, but thanks to everyone for your efforts.

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Re: Australian Lure Expo July 28 & 29 2012
« Reply #102 on: August 10, 2012, 06:57:23 PM »
I've got a heap of gopro footage Fitz.  Been to busy to stitch it together.  I'll give it to you tomorrow.

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Re: Australian Lure Expo July 28 & 29 2012
« Reply #103 on: August 10, 2012, 06:58:54 PM »
I've got a heap of gopro footage Fitz.  Been to busy to stitch it together.  I'll give it to you tomorrow.

I will edit it all over the weekend. Thanks mate.  :youbeauty

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Re: Australian Lure Expo July 28 & 29 2012
« Reply #104 on: August 15, 2012, 08:49:20 AM »
Another video from the expo shot by Aussiebasser.


 

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