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  1. Aff

    Scoots

    I watched the episode of Big Angry Fish when Nathan, one of the shows presenters, introduced his scoots. Apart from the the fun of making his own lure he said he made the scoots because he was fed up with the Leather Jackets destroying his soft plastics. I've never used them so can't attest to their effectiveness but I can see that they would probably hold up better to a mauling by a Leathery.
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    Reel Servicing

    Going by those prices I'm thinking its more economical to buy mid priced quality reels, work them hard, but with care. Obviously avoid water and sand intrusion. Wash them down etc. after use and replace them with new ones when they no longer perform to acceptable levels. Seems wasteful though....such a throw away society we live in now days. I guess the cost is wrapped in the service person's pay. The value of those reels listed above would however justify their servicing costs.
  3. Not real keen on the concept of a fishing license. I can see the merits in them but I don't want to be taxed for something that I'm doing for fun, whether I'm catching fish or getting donuts, it just doesn't feel right.
  4. Did that just burst outa someone's guts as in the Alien movie?
  5. I feel your pain....stores in this town often don't stock what we want. No wonder online shopping is taking over.
  6. Could be a reverse thread Micky. I'd check with a reputable tackle store someone should know, if not contact Daiwa Australia for advice.
  7. @Hunter69, he's on the money regarding fish cooking weights.
  8. Hi all, I was watching a new fishing show on the TV on Sunday, I think it was called 'Fish of the Day', and the host was saying that in NZ recreational fishing connected to snapper species provides around $88/kg (of the fish) to the country's economy. This would take in tourism connected with fishing, charters,tackle/bait sold etc. I'm assuming. Compared to $9/kg of snapper that the commercial catch contributes to the NZ local economy. Of which 70% is estimated to be shipped off overseas. I know stats can be presented in ways to support a particular position, but those two numbers really jump right out at you. I wonder if there are similarities in Australia's fisheries? If there is, you've really got ask if we're getting the most out of our fish stocks given the current priorities and approaches to fish management? I found this information interesting anyway thought I'd pass it on. Aff
  9. Nice wading tub TL, very neat looking job. You've inspired me to have a go at making one. Am just wondering if any water seeps in through the bolt holes at the bottom and sides? Did you put in some silicone or some kind of water proofing around the bolt/nut? Or are the tightened bolts water proof enough? Cheers, Aff
  10. Cue the voice over for the first photo......"Space...the final frontier...." Wicked photo DethCal
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    Single Hooks

    Cheers Plankton, Are those circle hooks designed for lures or do you use regular circle hooks that would be used bait fishing? Would like to give that a try sometime in the future too.
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    Single Hooks

    Thanks for the replies. What you've both said makes a lot of sense. I want to look after the fish if I decide to return them plus also not put a treble in my hand (fishing Karma ), actually only had that happen so far with small hard body lure trebles....Ouch! I'm making use of the shitty windy weather to do all the tackle and gear prep that I've put off for a while now. Tight lines!
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    Single Hooks

    Hi all, I'm in the process of changing my treble hooks on my salmon metal lures over to single inline hooks. Is it best to face the gape of the hook outwards/up, or facing back towards the lure (shape of a J )? I've seen both hook placements in fishing mags so both options must catch fish but which way do you think is better? Keeping in mind I'm only talking about metal type salmon lures. Cheers
  14. Strange how the LIBLABS (Tweedledumb & Tweedledumber) both stayed quiet on this issue during the election campaign given it had been mooted some time ago. No thorough environmental impact study has been carried out just rubber stamped by the EPA, what's "reasonable" mean anyway?.......I think it's "reasonable" to assume they're gunna fnck up the local marine environment.
  15. Congratulations on the new job Southie. I recognised you in the store from your online S&H avatar and the times I've been in store and were served by you,you were always patient, helpful and informative with my multitude of questions. I'm sure you'll be sorely missed by the store and customers. Thanks mate and good luck for your future work endeavours. Look forward to those reports.
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