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LIK LIK

Post by colsel » Sat Aug 11, 2012 12:44 pm

To date I've only come across one of these lures and unfortunately it does not belong to me. As I have not seen any other "LIK LIK's" listed anywhere I thought that it might be good to have a photo of this one posted for reference purposes.
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Col

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Re: LIK LIK

Post by Rupe » Sat Aug 11, 2012 6:55 pm

The lik lik is a lot lik lik a scorpion...

Are there any differences we can't see?

From the pics the only change is whats written in texta
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Re: LIK LIK

Post by colsel » Sat Aug 11, 2012 11:29 pm

Rupe, there is no obvious difference that I could see. The lure was signed "P NEWELL" on the other side in the usual handwriting.
I was hoping that someone more knowledgeable than me regarding Peter's lures might be able to shed some light on it. Will have to wait and see.

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Re: LIK LIK

Post by Powelly » Sat Jan 12, 2013 12:53 pm

Col, a couple of years ago a bloke asked if I could make him some Scorpions and a Lik Lik. I can't remember Peter referring to the Lik Lik, so I hadn't heard of the Lik Lik prior to that request.

The Modern Fishing article, from Nov 1986, certainly suggests that it wasn't a myth. I wonder if Peter stopped making the Lik Lik before I moved to Tenterfield (1989), or if it was just a 'pet' name that Peter put on a few lures for Rod Harrison?
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In the boxes of Scorpion blanks, that Peter gave me, there were 2 different 3" Scorpion blanks. One of those 3" blanks looks like the Lik Lik (the bottom 2 blanks in the photo below).
Scorpions june2011 3 inch.jpg
May Scorpions 3 & 3.5 inch.jpg
Would be good to get some more info on the Lik Lik.

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Re: LIK LIK

Post by colsel » Sat Jan 12, 2013 4:33 pm

Hi Travers,

Great to finally get some details about this lure. Thank you for sharing.
Unfortunately, I don't have any idea of when it was made by Peter but will ask the owner and see if they can help with this.

Regards,
Col

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Re: LIK LIK

Post by neb » Tue Jan 15, 2013 11:37 am

Great info, the Lik Lik looks to have a skinnier head..Nev

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Post by aussiebasser » Tue Jun 11, 2013 12:55 pm

Lik Lik is Pidgin English for Little Bit or Small. They may have been for Harro, fluent in Pidgin, to fish in PNG

(Edit) ignore that. I just read the article above. Doh!
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Post by aussiebasser » Thu Jun 13, 2013 12:09 pm

I just spoke to Harro and he told me the story. The original big Scorpions were a bit big for PNG, so Harro asked Peter to make some smaller ones. Peter called them the Lik Lik.
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