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Everything posted by AquaticResearch1

  1. I'd be happy to help, I'm always around them and chase them a bit further west than most. I'm in Adelaide until the 23rd and will come back again at Christmas, so if you're that way inclined, let me know and I'll sort something out. Happy to help.
  2. Top stuff Adrian, brilliant fishing and enviable determination in tallying every fish; I know I wouldn't have had the patience! Hopefully there's still plenty of trout seasons left in you yet.
  3. Personally, if it has a split ring, I don't bother tying a loop and instead use a uni knot. I find the split ring gives the lure enough freedom of movement that an extra loop of mono doesn't make a massive difference. However, if the ring is cruddy, I'll ditch it. Keeping in mind that with small lures, it may seriously effect the weighting and not let them dive as steep, as early, or to their full potential depth. Horses for courses though, if you want or require that extra freedom for a certain style of fishing, by all means ditch the ring and tie a loop knot right to the tow point.
  4. Made the freshwater equivalent on smaller jigheads for redfin; they killed it, but being redfin that isn't exactly a massive achievement
  5. Yeah I've definitely had that happen Micky, particularly with the smaller Daiwa lures. Mainly happens with either repeated jaring hits or suspected mulloway strikes on the stock terminals. Tend to upgrade any lure over 60mm for where I fish now to avoid losing good fish.
  6. Reels I tend to stick with Daiwa/Shimano/Penn/Finnor. I do have the odd no name reel for thrashing about but wouldn't buy them personally. Rods I'll have a play with in store, check out the components etc and if it feels like good value I'll take it.
  7. If it's cheap and looks genuinely good then I'll have a look; but I normally stick to what works. If I'm buying hardbodies with any forethought, I'm trying to look at the action on YouTube etc and get reviews or discussions if at all possible. Soft plastics I'm far more open minded with, again if the profile is nice and I can somewhat visualise the action, I'll have a shot with any plastic brand.
  8. Found a photo of the big girl. She may have seen even better days previously, judging by the size of her head, but what a beast it was.
  9. Only way I've enjoyed crab that hasn't been fresh is when it's pickled, personally. Even then it's on cheese and toast or something and taking away from what could have been; but at least it preserves it somewhat.
  10. Biggest I've weighed was 2.1kg and a touch over 50cm, but that wasnt caught on rod and line. Have seen a mate land a very healthy 49cm fish and have caught some mid to high 40's fish myself but no others have cracked that 2kg mark yet. All have been throughout the hills
  11. Are you wading the sandbar at the mouth to be needing such reels? Can't think of many other applications that require reels like this.
  12. Is there any way you know of to do it without a pressure cooker?
  13. How's the Fuego holding up after another 6 months? Had a play with one today and they are very light for a given size. Would mean I'm able to get away with a 2500 deep spool on a rod I'd previously have to fish are far smaller reel. Has me tempted for sure.
  14. I've used each size, for the two smaller ones I use these techniques for the following species. Snook: Constant roll with steady twitching and the occasional pause Bream: slow roll with lots of pauses Callop: slow roll with twitches and pauses Salmon: quick wind Mulloway: slow roll with intermittent pauses or hard fast cranks followed by a sharp pause if they are sitting mid water. Redfin: slow roll with pauses and twitches Trout: Steady wind with the odd change of pace thrown in Small cod: Similar to the callop retrieve They are a very versatile lure, I don't mind trolling them either but they aren't my first pick.
  15. Another alternative which I may throw out there, is to use a backpack with a length of cord to caribena clip to hold your fish. I do quite a bit of wading now and I've found it more than sufficient, normally can take my phone out with me and it hasn't drowned yet (touch wood) I've not tried a wading bag though, so they could be vastly superior.
  16. Looks good and all, but just like the back bay, will it be coming out in Aus at all? Being a bassmaster release, I highly doubt it'll be imported for the Australian market. You'll probably have to be keen enough to buy off Plat or similar to get one in. Regardless, I never used to rate Shimano rods overly highly but they have really stepped up lately imo. 2019 revolution feels a brilliant rod for the price.
  17. Can't help with id but the black lure looks a bit like a buzz bait (variation on typical spinnerbaits) and you're correct, it is pretty f'd up, quite frankly.
  18. Those clips work, I'm a fan. They'll crap themselves if dragged through structure though, think people bash them around and then whinge when they fall apart on a good fish.
  19. I use this fg knot method But may use the Rissuto finish from Kelvin's posted video, as I can follow it a bit better it seems. Shall test.
  20. The rizzuto finish is my downfall when it comes to the fg. In saying that, I'll only use the fg if I'm using heavy gear or casting heavy, long leaders through the guides. Most forms of fishing a well tied Albright will suffice.
  21. What kind of godless heathen wastes parmesan cheese in a bloody burley mix.
  22. I love them fresh, pretty average frozen imo but I'm picky when it comes to frozen fish. Probably would be picking sea run fish from a beach or the coorong, as opposed to port river or onkaparinga fish...
  23. Yeah as said a suga pen spinning is weird. Is it due to how you impart the action? Or does it also happen on a straight retrieve? Eyelet adjustment is handy but I'd imagine a suga pen would just track on an angle if the tow point was bent...
  24. I don't have any decent advice but there are exciting times ahead for you by the sounds. What are you chasing?
  25. Don't start another goddamn worm species debate... Anchovy will crack the shits