My personal collection of ABU/Record lures is in the process of being displayed on a Swedish flag, with the five sections allocated to plugs, spoons, spinners, flies and perks. It will never be complete and hopefully being constantly added to. Sectioned view below.
Continued sequential development has occurred from 1940ís to the present. My experience is concentrating more on from the earliest to the 1980ís
A lure/spinner/bait/fly/plug is our attempt to deceive the fish and entice it into attacking it, either as a food source or purely out of territorial aggression.
The best discourse on Fish feeding habits I have ever read, is to be found in an ABU Tight Lines catalog (Napp och Nytt). When I re-locate it , it will be shared here.
Metal, plastic, wood, feathers or other synthetic materials are all utilized in the battle to attract a strike. More recent times has seen fishermen use smell, flavourings, taste in conjunction with artificals to increase the strike rate.
Trace the Scandinavian Pedegree / Lineage of
the ABU Killer here
Click the image of these beautiful 1940's lures !
Soon to appear here in parts, a quite definitive amount of highly detailed information on the huge variety of ABU lures courtesy of my good friend Mike Elsworth from the UK . He is a passionate researcher and contributer to expanding knowledge of ABU Baits/Lures all around the worth. I feel priveleged that he is so unselfish and willing to share the fruits of his labour of many years in unwrapping the riddles of the developement of ABU Lures.
ABU, being innovators in all areas, produced Prototypes of lures to be tested, evaluated and possibly marketed. Prototypes here were never for sale, and were shared by good friend Uffe Edefuhr, a one time serious ABU Collector.
See the hand finished Svangsta Spinnaren here!
More graphics courtesy of ABU catalogs to follow soon. The unusual expression Must lures were commonly referred to.
In the search for all the ABU plugs, I am still looking for a Kynoch, Rakan, bibbed Snorky (large size) and a jointed Killer of any colour or size, for my lure display. Old Record spinners/spoons are still very scarce and yet to be found in my collection also.
MY COLLECTION OF LURES started off very small. See pic
If you have any other lures, that are un-needed or doubles in your collection and are available for swapping or a reasonable fee, I would be very pleased to hear from you. I really cannot afford to collect Mint, in-box or unused lures at present, until my children have completed their education.