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    Posted: 07 Aug 2017 at 4:18pm
Hi, would love some help with identifying these two lures - the fatter / tiger one in particular. I've only got the one and it fishes like a champ. The day will come when I lose it - so want to know what it is so I can hopefully fine more.

The flatter lure doesn't get fished much at all. Just interested to see what it is. From memory think I may have even found this one on a snag in the Daly River.
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The one pulled from the bib has a Southern Cross type paint pattern, could the other one be an early RMG?
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Thanks. Not familiar with Southern Cross lures - I can see what you mean by the pattern though - looking at some of their paint jobs. I've had this lure since late 90's early 2000's.

The 'scorpion' shaped lure - I don't know. The images I've seen of the early timber RMG scorpions seem to have flat bibs. This one has a slight curve in the ally bib. The eyes are quite small as well.

The below lures are early Lees - with ally bibs. Got these early 90's. Pretty sure I got the 'scorpion' type around the same era - but can't see any sticker marks under the bib. I used to think it was a Lees - but don't really know.

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DMC, Not one of mine ,the Scorpion. Other two are mine, as you say early `90s. Cheers Richard
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top right one almost looks like an Rmg but a little fat?,i dont think the other is a southern cross although the scale pattern is similar to some on a southern cross,the body shape is almost Bennett isnt it?

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thanks people. I've got a bit of time on my hands at the moment - so will keep researching. The flatter lure does have the Bennett Merlin shape and bib - but not sure about the eyes.

Richard - your ally bib 5" Lees above are my remaining survivors of at least 30 Cape York trips. I probably had a dozen or more in the early days - when have since been donated to the barra gods. These one's still get a swim every year and still match it with anything on the market.
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