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  1. What would your best all round combo be?

    Of my rods, the most versatile would be the 9ft livefibre trophy, with a 4000 daiwa BG. Purely because it chucks lures and baits well, sensitive for small stuff but gutsy enough to really load up on bigger stuff. 9ft gets me a bit of distance if I need it, and I've used it with a smaller reel for redfin even. In saying that, I'm always one for taking multiple combos.
  2. Rod and reel combo for tuna and kingfish

    I guess it depends how serious you are and under what circumstances you're chasing them. Taking small tuna like that you'll be able to use 20lb braid on snapper gear if you've got enough capacity. If the kings are by catch in surface skirts in deep you should be alright also; although it'll be a hell of a fight on a 10+kg model. If you're targeting kings near the reefs with Jigs and live baits etc though, you'll want at least 50lb. 10kg + kings over reef will turf you in an instant if you hook them within 15 meters of the reef itself on snapper gear.
  3. Daiwa TD Minnow 95SP

    Damn didn't even know they made 90's. Hopefully there is a stock pile somewhere
  4. Ecooda Mini wasp lure

    If that's a ball bearing attached to a magnet, Micky, that lure should cast well. Sliding weights and magnet cast chambers really allow your lure to fly through the air
  5. 2018 Footy Tipping Comp

    You poor bastard
  6. Show us your Squid Jag Collection!

    That's more or less them. The ones I use are on the left, but even then there are only really the 4 that I have any confidence in. Red head Yozuri white I use off boats Firetiger Daiwa I use land based Yorke's Little brown Yamashita I use landbased metro and when squid are finicky as Big 4.0 Salmon coloured Daiwa when the water is deep or there are a heap of bigger baitfish around. I don't really squid for the sake of squidding; only for bait or if they are around while I'm fishing. So a lot of my jigs are cheapies of years gone by, and I'll lend them to anyone who wants to just catch squid while I fish.
  7. Replacing Double Clutch trebles

    Yeah those 'SASQWA' or something to that effect are sticky sharp but bend easily. I've always gone to owners and haven't found it affects action too much. However, the owners I used (size 10 ST36 BC) still bent out after a good session. So if you're changing hooks on the 75mm or less lures, maybe keep an eye on it after you get a lot of decent fish. Particularly the front treble; always seems to cop a hammering on mullys and such. (I know the treble was too small for the lure, it's just all I had one me at the time)
  8. New fishing camera test..

    Do you use water resistant cameras, Adrian? Or are you unlikely to get them wet in the process? Half considering a camera for the kayak, but it'll get splashed and knocked around.
  9. Cranka lures

    My mate has one and he prefers the double clutch, but I rate it as a lure. Never seen it used on bream but big dam trout don't mind it.
  10. Dicky Anti reverse

    Cheers Fellas. I've had a play with the roller bearing (was a bit sticky) and also found a part which looks to have been damaged at some point but is doing the job. Not sure what it is just looks pretty rough. Will give the anti reverse itself a suss and go from there. @snapperhead I agree, it's a bloody small portion of the market that wants to wind backwards; should be custom models for that feature just like some bait runners.
  11. Dicky Anti reverse

    Long story short, the anti reverse on my little Aird 2500 is playing around. Some times it is fine, then it will have maybe a cm of play on occasion. It was worse at 1 point this weekend but it semi-righted itself. In my little brain it doesn't make sense for an anti reverse to work instantly sometimes and not others. Any ideas? It has been thrashed lately so maybe I should just take it into a shop for a service. At this rate it'll be clapped out by year's end.
  12. Good Camping/Fishing Spots

    Barker rocks, mint squidding off there. Had squid cannibalising hooked squid for a good couple of hours a year or so ago.
  13. Photo Theft

    Had a lot of fun with one of them the other day. Couldn't believe my luck that the board decided to give me 200 powerball tickets for only 45 euros. Couldnt convert it to South Australian Murray's though, our republican currency, so I ended up missing out.
  14. What are you using now

    Really depends. Nylon in the smaller stuff, but I have question marks over its' abrasion resistance, flouro in 15lb (just a happy medium, happy with abrasion resistance but still subtle) and in 30+lb stuff I just use whatever leader material (Black Magic, Jinkai etc) Might go back to maxima ultragreen if I don't like the Nylon.
  15. TD SOL III

    It'll be interesting, that's for sure. These super light, overpowered reels are great and all but will they last? Will the rods they match be able to perform to the same capacity as the reel? Will the frame hold up when someone cranks up the drag on a big fish? Give it 3 or 4 years and we should have an answer.