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    Quick Friday night / weekend comp!

    Congrats mate!
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    Reel Servicing

    From what i'm aware Most of the tackle stores send customers reels to get serviced by Rob Wilson at South Oz Rods. If it is a Shimano Reel or Daiwa Reel depending on whats needed they get sent back to the company and they service them.
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    Surf rods

    Only difference between the 2 rods are the prevail has "casting" K series guides and it has a gloss finish. same blank to my knowledge. I have the Allegiance and never had any dramas with it. I don't think the guides make to much of an difference, its more Wank factor look then anything. but If you can get a prevail for around the same price as the Allegiance you might aswell go for the prevail!
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    Landbased Fishing darwin

    cheers mate. Yeh will have a car for the duration of the trip
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    Landbased Fishing darwin

    So myself and the K man are heading off to Darwin early April. We have a full day charter planned for one of them but have 2 full days up our sleeves to do some Landbased fishing. Anyone one ever done any up there? Any hints and tips would be great. Hoping to smack a couple fish that pull drag. What should we expect up there apart from the obvious barra? Any help would be fantastic!
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    Landbased Fishing darwin

    Cheers mate had a suss of that before. Given me a couple ideas
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    Landbased Fishing darwin

    Already had a couple spots in mind fir them itson my bucket list
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    Aus/SA Abu Garcia reel parts suppliers

    Would be hard to find parts for that locally mate. Best bet would be to contact Rob wilson at south oz rods. He might has some bits and bobs layimg around. If not he might be able to adapt some other parts to make it work again too. Rob is located in Hampstead gardens
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    Buying live worms?

    yep still does.... Just changed careers...
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    Buying live worms?

    from memory it was around a dozen big Worms but dont quote me on that
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    Buying live worms?

    When i was working in the Tackle Shop a little while ago a customer purchased a packet and headed down to the onk. couple hours later he came back with a photo of him holding a an 115cm mully he caught in the first 20mins of fishing. Was his 1st ever mully too. Have seen people use them in the salt but have been more productive in the freshwater then then the saltwater
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    Small Daiwa spin reels Vs Shimano?

    I would personally look at the Daiwa LT range of Reels. for around that $150 price point you can get an Daiwa Exceler LT. Nice and smooth, light, look good and have nice drag systems on them. I mainly have higher end gear now. I lost the drag knob while out fishing a few weeks ago while up yorkes. so i needed a reel to get me by Picked up the exceler i was quite impressed by it. At the end of the day it is what feels comfortable and right for you. everybody is different and like different things best to try out a whole range of reels on your rod as Bratko mentioned and see what feels good.
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    Buying live worms?

    Fishing Wholesalers Stopped buying Live worms quite sometime ago... Long story.........
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    which Sunglasses to buy?

    knowing what I know now about sunglasses Maui Jim is my go to Sunglasses now.
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    Keeping sounder wires tidy

    Yep Split Corrugated is the way to go. Used it for my tinny years ago. looked clean and tidy. Got mine from Ebay. Was cheap and held up well.
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    Heavy Surf Rod

    As Dylbaa said most people use the grapnel sinkers down there. 6 oz is the general size they use. The allegiance will cast 6oz plus ya bait.
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    Heavy Surf Rod

    The Penn Prevail and Penn allegence in the 12ft 12-20kg models are a great surf rod for under $200. I have the allegence myself and have no issues with it. Have up to 200g cast weight aswell. They were the biggest selling surf rod in the tackle shop I was working at. Wilson mt8144 would be a nice stick aswell. Sent from my SM-G950F using Tapatalk
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    Nice weather !

    Myself and @Kuerschie went down south this morning chasing Carp on fly and bream. I had a few good looks on bream on fly but not committing and there were carp around but not really interested. Kuerschie had 3 good looks at carp but nothing committed either. Then off tomorrow morning to cook the bbq with other fellow Strike Hookers for the Onkastompa!
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    Upgrading hooks and rings

    It shouldn't affect it tooo much. Id just buy 1 pack and give it a try if it doesn't work out you've only outlaid 10 buxs and can use them for other lures. Sent from my SM-G950F using Tapatalk
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    Upgrading hooks and rings

    Hmmm thats weird. They were our biggest selling trebles at my old work and have never seen anything like that before. Bkk trebles are pretty good to for the price. Super sharp and seem well made and constructed. I believe the Nomad guys use them in Qld for all there big species with no dramas.
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    Anysink Sinkers

    http://anysink.com.au Just found this while browsing through gumtree looking for bargains.... Interesting concept.....
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    A good mono to mono knot please.

    Yamatoyo Famell spinning Fluoro is
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    A good mono to mono knot please.

    If using mono line no real need for a leader. I use 3lb straight through fluorocarbon and love it for flicking plastics and hardbodies. If you feel like you need a leader i use the albright knot. Its simple to tie and nice and strong. I prefer this knot as its easy to tie with my chunky fingers...
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    Rapala R type reel

    At my time working in the tackle shop i sold countless Daiwa BGs for guys wanting them for a range of species and had all positive feedback from them customers. Only issue i saw was the drag clicker broke but that was replaced. Have seen plenty of Snapper Tuna Kingfish even Sharks caught on them. Even Alan Hawk gives them a great reel! Only downside for me was i love power ball handle knobs. The Daiwa BGs handle knob is riveted. There are ways to get around it but other than that they are a great reel!
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    Rapala R type reel

    Value for Money you can't beat the Daiwa BG. Being non mag sealed you can service yourself. And being Daiwas Flagship reel parts will be readily available for the next 6 years which is piece of mind. Parts are fairly cheap aswell. They also come with carbon drag washers.