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  2. The whiting werent firing as hard as last time but we still got a few - Freshly caught squid was effective early on but by the end - if you didnt have a pippie squid cocktail - they werent interested. We had to pack up just as the current started and the fish were coming on the chew - but you'll never miss a nibble on a nibble tip. That Whippy yellow tip leaves no doubt as to whether you've had a nudge or not. You get alot more tip movement from the same bight. Its not a huge game changer, if you are already watching you tips like a hawk - it just really accentuates nibbles which
  3. Last week
  4. Obviously bleed and get straight on ice when you catch one. Knock the fillets off ribs and all no need to scale, then cut the ribs away completely, like straight down pin bones and all, that part is just packed with bones, good berley though, or crab bait but not worth even trying to save to eat in fact it can mess with the next bit. The fillet you have left will be almost diamond shaped, skin from the tail end, start it with the knife but once started you should be able to just pull the skin off, it will also pull away any pin bones you missed making a mess if you tried to get greed
  5. Also slipped some a scrubbies in to see how they like em
  6. If weather permits this weekend. I’ll give the old Jarvis walker fibreglass nibble tip -a head to head challenge with the daiwa scratchy graphite stick
  7. Yeah we used to catch 40 pinkies for every snook on lures. The standard snook take was a noticeable single take - no warnings with missed hits - then a bit more weight than normal - then they would come to boat quite easily in a slow arc. Then when you pulled there heads up to the surface, they would shake their heads and slice through 8lb leader and steal your lure. But occasionally you would get one that put on the after burners and went nuts - usually the bigger than average units. I watched them getting air bourne while smashing gars, so they do have the ability to generate power
  8. I'd love some tips on filleting snook. I'm not happy with the way I am doing it myself. As for eating, fresh snook is on par with KGW IMO. In both cases this of course varies with how they were treated/processed and the size of the fish and where they were caught. And whilst we're talking snook, why is it some snook fight like hell and some give up after 5s?
  9. Tackleworld Adelaide have another 20% off atm, obviously to match SFS. I'd happily buy from SFS but *every* rod I was interested in was out of stock even before the sale. Anyway, enough head scratching, time to buy, and the winner was; 21 TIERRA 702LXS Light 2-10g 7'0"/213cm 1.5-3kg 2 section ,Extra Fast taper, ~90g Wasn't actually on my list, but the same grip as the Infeet won me over everything else I handled. I also liked the extra fast taper, more backbone than the Infeet but pretty much the same tip from the last 2 guides. Somehow 20% off $179 came to $119, could not say n
  10. This should shave a few seconds off the braid reversing process
  11. Yeah if I break up a 300m spool - a 100m top shot of 8lb braid currently costs me $3.16. But when I think of all the extra effort I go to save $6 by not just using the whole 300m of braid per reel - Its bordering on my limits for effort vs money saved But it all stems back to my bream on plastic days, when I used to buy 120 yard top shots of braid, for up to 10 times the price I pay now. Using top shots is how Ive always done it - so Ive just continued doing it. Back in the day - top shotting would save me $60 a reel - so there was really no questions to be asked - but the
  12. Makes sense to me. If you have only one or two reels it may not be worth it, but I have 6 reels and use 3 different diameter/strength lines. If I save $10 per reel it's worth the effort.
  13. Yeah my braid shopping is all online these days - and I tend to buy bulk spools and break them up into 100m top shots to stretch the dollars a bit further. So all my spooling is done at home - the lengths Ill go to, to save a few bucks, sometimes doesnt even make sense to me.
  14. it is all about looking after fish is you are eating them
  15. Alot of tackle shops do the unspooling & spooling for free...Once you've bought the line from them...Well they have for me.
  16. I'm terrible with over-researching gear, but it keeps me amused when I can't go fishing. I'm ignoring anything butt section or 1 piece. Possible candidates still in the running with some of the suggestions above; Murasame 722M - very lightweight and I like the look of the grip, but can't find it locally. I bought the 632ULS for my wife as I'd been looking for a super light rod for her for a while and found it at near half price, it's 70g, 1-6lb 1-12g. Daiwa Rebellion 742ML+FS, 4-8lb 2.7-14g, on clearance in some places, rating seems heavy but reports are it's very light and sensitive
  17. As you can see by the title, this trip was on April fools day.. it turned out to be a reasonable fast water spin session too.. * video is 1080HD too, you may have to change your settings to suit. * cheers Adrian
  18. Earlier
  19. Purely for bait fishing my favourite whiting rod over the years was a Jarvis Walker fibreglass rod. The 'Tooradin' model. At 188cm it was a great little rod in the boat and loaded up very nicely with any KGW on the other end.
  20. Yeah if I wasnt a tight arse using 100m top shots of braid - life would be a lot simpler when it comes to respooling - Just slap on a a few hundred metres of straight braid and then the jobs done But these line spoolers came about because I would often do up to 4 reels at a time - so my fingers would be nearly falling off if I tried to do that manually. Reel on Braid first, then the mono backing to fill out the spool then unspool then reverse then respool Completing that process once in row is not something I look forward to - but doing it 4 times in a row manually would
  21. I find a pencil float and my toes does the job beautifully for spooling up. For reversing a few minutes with a couple of old handlines, then getting it back on with the old pencil float and toes is a simple task I actually find relaxing, actually handling the line during this process also has the added advantage of letting you potentially feel any imperfections you might miss doing it mechanically. Then when the line is dead (which can be many years after purchase with quality braid) the old cut job per above or just pulling it off works fine. I'd spend less than an hour on this
  22. Had to google what Mud guard washers were - Nice. Yeah I wasnt quite sure what Diameter washers I would need for the variety of different spools I had - and the standard washer looked a bit little. But I do have a shed full of ply offcuts and a hole saw kit - Dodgy mudflap washers of all sizes on tap
  23. Although I use a bottle top with a drill attachment and 2 litre bottle to take old line off.( Stuff that’s going in the bin.) a guy on face book just mentioned he cuts knife grooves into a spool and then just cuts it off over a bin so now I have a back up plan if I can’t find my bottle top
  24. free style was a mix of hand winding - dodgy "knocked up on the spot" drill attachments that kept malfunctioning - and alot of swearing I kept trying to do the bare minimum to get it to work and it ended up taking forever with all sorts of complications. Everything was just a smidge out of whack but I only had one reel to do - so I thought Id just try to get it done with the wrong tools - huge mistake The tension wasnt there - and the spool kept slipping on the drill - I hadnt been that frustrated in a while
  25. 2 tennis balls and a stick are another option
  26. That's pretty much how I do it, though I use a M8x50 machine screw with 2 mudguard washers. I'm curious what "freestyle" was. What I do need to make is a spool holder that keeps light tension.
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