Unique Aussie Lures
The Gidgee Lures Story
These days Tom resides in Brisbane. Of course growing up in Tenterfield did play an integral role in many of Tom’s designs, growing up with Trevor McFeeter’s (Tenterfield Lures) boys, Tom witnessed first hand Trevor at work in his lure making shed and him and the boys taking a couple of blanks to have a carve at.
Tom recently has been discussing the fine tuning of his lures with Lure Designer and Craftsman Brett Campbell, but credits his back yard neighbour John Geihe for introducing him to the craft of lure making.
Always willing to share what he has learnt Tom has conducted a few lure making workshops for various clubs and organisations, giving others an insight into his hobby that has slowly developed into a small scale backyard business.
The lure colours which anglers choose are wide and varied and all have their own personal preferences, as Tom does his favourite colour scheme/combination is purple with either yellow/black patterns or bars which have proven to be the most successful for him.
The “Sardinops” dives reasonably steeply when retrieved and can easily attain running depths in excess of 5 metres, trolling depths will be greater depending on line type and speed. There are currently15 models in the Gidgee Lure range, one of the smallest of which is dynamite on Bass, the Gidgee “Ripple Crank” a top water wake lure to the largest a bruiser for Murray Cod, the “Big Fella”.
Personally, my current Gidgee lures total 7 but it won't be long before this changes
Personally, my current Gidgee lures total 7, comprising red/white Jewmack, purple /silver Kelpie and its black and gold offspring called the Pup. The small poppers are known as Kidney Slappers, but it won't be long before this changes I'm sure.
The full range at present is below, details on the Gidgee website link below.