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  1. 4 points
    Hi mate. Marketing is a wonderful thing when it comes to fishing gear and we all get sucked in to it, and there's nothing wrong with that. If you are confident with the lures or SPs that's half the battle. For me these days I've always got my nose in the bargain bucket looking for what I think might work in any fishing situation I might find myself in. Cheapskate. So to answer your question I have a selection of go to's that I trust, and cheapies that I think and hope will work. I get a real buzz from catching fish on the bargain bucket lures. A few pics of bargain bucket catches. $5 lure which I hoped would work up North. First ever Barra! First Jack, same lure. Sooty, same lure. PB Barra, last year, same lure. $1 packet of SPs Same SPs Bargain bucket HB lure. Todays purchases 2 x $5 lures. One for up North and one for the local Bream etc... Hopefully get a successful pic with one of these in the near future.
  2. 2 points
    Lol PP a man after my own heart, i too search the bargain bins, and if your really lucky you find older lures out of manufacture that you wish you had heaps off. Yes marketing is a funny thing these lures will catch you these says the sales rep! Hmm as you walk through the checkout he thinks "well that lure sure catches a lot of people, not sure about fish though" lol, when im in a tackle store and the sales person tells me "oh this lure looks real nice" i just say yeah but what do the fish think about it? I went into bfc (killing time) and was looking at jigheads and sp's for tuna and kings but i wanted something in the 50-75mm sp range (a match the hatch sort of thing) so i was looking at the jigheads pondering if the hook would be strong enough to hold a 15-25kg fish, a sales guy comes up and says can i help you? After a short partial explination of what i was doing he picked a 6/0 jighead of the shelf and said this is what you need, i just looked at him and laughed, he looked at me puzzled and i said, do you think you can get a 75mm sp to sit nicely on that jighead? Oh no you need to use a bigger sp hmmm. Although the term match the hatch is a good rule of thumb, I've found a better rule, don't be surprised, don't be surprised when you catch the fish of a lifetime on a lure meant for something else or a lure you thought will never work, I've been given lures that the person thought they would not work or didn't work only to put it on and catch a fish with them saying can i have them back now lol
  3. 2 points
    Would you believe before I used Zman grubs when I first ever touched a plastic I used it totally wrong . A $2 special out of the $2 bin at bcf very much like a grub dark green . Bream loved them my first 38cm fell to it using it wrong in the Pat . Only issue every small fish would strip it to the hook
  4. 1 point
    DirtyMicky

    Trip to Wallaroo/ Point Riley

    Hi Guys, Headed up to Wallaroo in Nov with the family and doing some land based fishing. Probable hit the Jetty once or twice, pretty sure I heard it was open all the way now. Wondering if anyone can offer some advice on Point Riley. I've been told to go off the rocks with a surf rod. What can be targeted there, rigs and bait. I've not really done a lot of rock fishing but I have heard for Sqiuid just run a Jig underneath a float. Any advice is greatly appreciated.
  5. 1 point
    Hunter69

    Trip to Wallaroo/ Point Riley

    Rileys shallow reef, good for squid, snapper maybe gar by novemeber. For the Reds- If its blowing an Easterly, balloon off with long trace, will save you loosing alot of rigs on the bottom. The snapper ban may be in place by then tho.
  6. 1 point
    540slinger

    Sabre

    Ay ppl, I got a question I have a custom built sabre eg196/6 currently match with a 400b Calcutta and was wondering what other overhead would be a.good match for the rod
  7. 1 point
    plankton

    Sabre

    Usually the Abu 5500 size doesn't have a ratchet, but all the 6500's will. Although for livebaiting I would also strongly recommend the Penn Squall 12 which is about the same size as the Abu but comes with magnetic braking which can be quite handy when casting lighter livebaits. It also does away with the levelwind which is unnecessary on a bait reel IMO. Both reels are excellent casters and have smooth, reliable drag systems. You can't go wrong either way!
  8. 1 point
    540slinger

    Sabre

    Actually what you said is what I was looking for as an answer, was seeing what other round style baitcaster is available that I could live bait with a rachet.
  9. 1 point
    plankton

    Sabre

    I'm unfamiliar with that rod, but if you're looking for a reel of similar size and function to the Calcutta then it's hard to beat an Abu Ambassadeur. Depending on what line capacity you need, either a 5500 or 6500. If you need a reel that is considerably different to the Calcutta then we would need more info about what you want.
  10. 1 point
    I understand that different occasions call for different styles of plastics. I was more going off what i feel comfortable using... Never really liked flick baits or what ever they call them, just feels like i'm throwing out a bit of plastic and towing it back in, Sure you can work them to get more/the action you want but just never done it for me. Same went for Paddles but i did enjoy using the Slim Swimz today.... Still not a Grubz tho.
  11. 1 point
    Different actions work on different species at times, try using all types, my collection of sp's although not wide does include many tail types, although i often feel i need more paddle tails, lol of course the action we provide is often the key to enticing the fish to bite, i watch many youtube videos on fishing and i often come across a method I've not seen before, colours are another thing you will struggle with, again try different colours, different shapes, i was given a few packets that included different coloured prawn/yabbi styles great for bream at a guess but why wouldn't a nice big red bite on them? They will be part of my sp arsenal over the next few months chasing snapper out in the channel Another youtuber uses a pink and white flick bait, he drops it down next to his yak and uses it like a jigging lure but not as fierce, he often hooks up in seconds, another was Nigal from AFN on a video used for promotion by zman using sp's to catch spotted/spanish Mackerel offshore, i love bait fishing, but sp's and hb's have come a long way over the years and im hooked
  12. 1 point
    Oh Boy!! I feel I have way too many lures & a large variety of brands as well.. I'll let the photos tell the story... And these are just the ones I've taken photos of... only use them on the trout.. cheers Adrian
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