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I was thinkin about using these lures tomorrow and was wondering who made them? They are from the late 80's, early 90's...

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They look like Stanford Balsa Baits to me.

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The top two look a lot like Tennessee Killers.

I've got a couple, but the body on yours looks a bit different.  I understand that Tnn Killers changed a bit over the years so that may account for it.  

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did poes make a flat sided crankbait then? they look kinda like the poes cedar baits judging by the way the paint craked on a few of em...  wanna sell em?

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They look like Poe lures to me.

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The top two look a lot like Tennessee Killers.

I've got a couple, but the body on yours looks a bit different. I understand that Tnn Killers changed a bit over the years so that may account for it.

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Can you see if those were made by a Company called Stanford or Staford, this is what I was thinking

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def look like the Tenn Killers to me, were my favorite cranks on Martin for several years. Norman started making them in the late 90's.

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Where is Zell when you need him?  ;)

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did poes make a flat sided crankbait then? they look kinda like the poes cedar baits judging by the way the paint craked on a few of em... wanna sell em?

Poe's made a flat-sided diver called the Elite 900's.  I have several and some are pretty decent.  However - the cranks the OP put up are most certainly NOT made by Poe's.  

I'm relatively sure they aren't Stanford Cedars, either.....judging from the body style, paint, and eye placement.  Eye placement and style are a big giveaway when trying to identify the maker.  

I'm pretty positive the upper baits are Tennessee Killers.....but there are a lot of smaller crank makers from those areas that copped that design and they could be made by any of those hobbyists (or as basshammer noted - - Norman made a short run of the Tenn Killer's design).

Look at the eye design and placement on the pic of the Tenn Killr I posted - and look at the original poster's baits....very similar.      

 

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Thanks Stringjam, I believe you nailed it. A buddy has a Tenn.Tuffy and right down to the lip they seem identical.

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I think they are Tennesse Tuffy's the bottom 2 are Identical to the lure I have seen .called a Tennesse Tuffy. Here is a link he just gave me; See what you fellas think;

http://tn-tuffy.com/tucoch.html

This is a good one, now I am really curious to just who makes them 8-)

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I appreciate all the replys, didnt have much luck with these today... To jfriendva or anyone else I do have extras, let me know if you are still interested- Thanks

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I have some - yes, they are the Tennesee lures.  They were given to me by Jay Yelas back in the day.  I think they were inspired by the Poe's RC lures.

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