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Post by fishaholiclures » Wed May 27, 2009 6:05 pm

Been a few references to Flick Lures lately.

Heres some Flicks, the big 'un at the back is one of his original 20ft+ ones nigh on 25 years old now, as is the lil popper at the front right called a 'Gopher'
Flicks 270509.jpg
The 2 Blue ones are a 15ft diver (middle one) and 10ft diver and the one at front left is a Keyring made expressly as a keyring for a local tackle shop in Kingaroy.

Flick's lure also sparked some copies from a couple of makers in SE Qld.
Flicks Cobra & NFI-Blitz bagga.jpg
1 was the Blitz Baga and the other is more recent and is called a NFI..No F censored Idea. The NFI is VERY similar, right down to the black paint over the glue line of the bib, the eyes are bigger though and the profile is slightly higher at the shoulder.
A lot of people know of the NFI, but no one will tell who makes it or where they are made -duh

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Post by simon bruce » Wed May 27, 2009 6:12 pm

Fair bit of NFI, maybe its like FYPB?

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Post by fishaholiclures » Wed May 27, 2009 6:16 pm

Simon, hehehehehehe

We call it Blind Bambi disease over here in Qld

Blind Bambi....NO EYE DEAR yay

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Post by fishaholiclures » Thu May 28, 2009 8:23 pm

Dave,
I stuffed up and put in the wrong pic, thats the original Flicks Cobra 20 and the NFI....

Heres the pics showing all three
Blitz NFI Flicks compar headon.jpg
from left Blitz Baga, NFI and Flicks Cobra 15
and from above
Blitz NFI Flicks compar top.jpg
and the side profiles
Blitz NFI Flicks compar sideon.jpg
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Post by Lure-Nut » Sun Aug 16, 2009 4:25 pm

Q. Were the Flicks Cobras ever moulded or always made from timber ???
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Post by fishaholiclures » Sun Aug 16, 2009 5:11 pm

Rob,
They always have been timber (Red Cedar), and thats why Neil bought the business off Flick, to stop someone else producing them in polyurethane. If you have a moulded lure of similar dimensions, it probably is a Blitz Baga, which is now owned by Smak Lures and they do mould them. The original Blitz Baga was made in timber by Murray Sugden.

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Post by Lure-Nut » Sun Aug 16, 2009 5:21 pm

Mate, thanks for the info .... have quite a few Cobras but never really knew if they ultimately went the moulded way - with Blitz have both timber and moulded but really don't like the moulded ones, just spoilt an awesome lure -duh -duh

Nice to see some lure manufacturers not tempted by the volume, ease of manufacture option thumbsupsmilie
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Post by fishaholiclures » Sun Aug 16, 2009 5:32 pm

Rob,
Flick is too much of an 'old school' bushie to do that. He liked playing with timber. He also was smart enough to make only 3 versions + a couple of special lures, that gave him time to satisfy his orders. Having a fairly straight forward shape that was easy to reproduce would have been a big help as well.
If you ever fished any of the ANSA bashes up at Boondooma, you probably would have seen Flick, he was normally hard at work producing meals off the BBQ at the mess tent lol

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Post by brolly » Sun Aug 16, 2009 9:18 pm

G'day Brad not sure about Flick's Cobra's only been available in timber check these out that i got from a tackle shop on the same day hanging on the same hook.
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Post by fishaholiclures » Sun Aug 16, 2009 9:25 pm

Mike,
They look Kosher to me, packaging says red cedar as it should, these are the newer models with the 2 colour eyes he went to a few years ago. I know that Neil bought the lathe, mandrels and a shite load of red cedar in the transaction, and he said to me that he didn't want to see the cobra's go to moulded the way the Blitz Baga's did. Neil like a lot of the SEQ bass guys I knocked around with were rather fond of Cobra's and for good reason...the damn things just seem to attract bass lol

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