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  1. vogon

    Knot help please

    I too practiced the Yucatan knot & am fairly confidant that I pulled the knot down really tight so will give it a test in the next couple of days. Anaconda had some cheap metals so I won't be loosing too many $ if the knot fails I tied a few atrocious Kaneit knots so more practice is required. Thanks to everyone for your help.
  2. vogon

    Knot help please

    I had a look at this one & thought it may be a good option. Which loop knot do you use to get the double in the braid? If it actually rains tomorrow I may have to stay home & practice
  3. vogon

    Knot help please

    I don't think I am doing this but will check. I've never had a knot unravel on lighter line though. How do you put enough tension on the knots when you pull them tight?
  4. vogon

    Knot help please

    Yes, its line to line knots. I use a swivel on the rare occasions I bait fish. Salmon mostly, hope to head west for the Elliston comp but anything that lives in the surf. I'll throw a mix of metals & big plastics
  5. vogon

    Knot help please

    G'day all, I normally fish with fairly lightweight line & leader, 6 to 10lb but have recently bought an 11' beach/surf rod with a 5500 reel which has 30lb braid, Daiwa bulk & 40 lb leader, Daiwa J thread. My problem is that the knots I had previously been using, Albright or Alberto keep unravelling when casting,. I tried a double uni knot for the same result, looked horrible though, I may have mis-tied it. I don't really want to learn how to tie a FG not so I am after suggestions on what I may be doing wrong or other knots I could possibly try. I will say that the k
  6. Maybe a Rec fishing "permit" could help with that
  7. I like both the Ned rig & the worm hook ideas. I'd probably cut the plastic so that the hook point is closer to the head, that way the YFW or Flattie doesn't need to suck in as much of the bait & should result in more hook ups. Theory only Interested to hear how you go
  8. Maybe, the headlockz one kept rolling over, which it mightn't do with line attached. I haven't had much success with the Crawz as yet but it is early days. Had more luck with the creaturez & crusteaz
  9. Where did you get the last 2, I haven't seen them before? They look the business
  10. Dear science, where the F*** is my hoverboard (apologies to older readers ) Hopefully the pics are clear enough. LHS Nedrig 1/6 oz, RHS Headlockz 1/8 oz
  11. It wasn't a KG but it shows that the Turtleback on a Nedrig works. Now for something bigger
  12. A couple of years ago i got a feed from Henley South , They were all on the float. I used my fishing net to grab em but a crab rake would have been easier, less water resistance. I was wading around the flat near the Torrens outlet flicking plastics so I guess it was run out then run in tides, probably with a large variation between high & low. I've seen people with BBQ tongs in the gutter that runs or ran pretty much from the Torrens to Tennyson. Good luck & let us know if you get any.
  13. Nice office. Can't wait for some warmer weather to get back into it
  14. The packaging suggests 140 yards but the spool isn't full anymore. Whatever it was certainly steamed off
  15. just read dogtooths report, eerily similar
  16. it was great fun but the not knowing........ i thought a kingie of any size would have fought more?
  17. G'day all, I got caught up in the hype around the new Bait Junkie lures, watched all the vids I could find then went & bought 8 different packs, 4 grub & 4 minnow. I usually use the Zmans with some success so was keen to try the newcomer. My plan was to fish the Junkies around Vincent next week, in areas that i have had success with the Zmans. But like a kid with a new toy, I just couldn't wait. Headed down the Port yesterday, low tide, to Snowdens, which I was hoping was out of the strong SW winds. It was windy but i took the chance. 2-4kg rod with 4lb mono on a 1000 r
  18. They were quite common back in the day. I bought a new one a couple of years ago at the Vincent sports store, sadly closed now but it lives over there
  19. G'day all, That time is nearly upon us when the days are longer, the sun shines brightly & months have an R in them. Lets go CRABBING . I'm looking to buy a new rake of a similar design to the pic but haven't been able to find one. I've had this one since the 80's & I don't think it'll last much longer The round head catches less weed & disturbs the bottom less so I think it is a better rake than the more common variety. Cheers, in advance
  20. Heading to Victor. The house overlooks the Hindmarsh River mouth so far enough away from the town centre to have some peace. Was hoping to do some Mullet fishing but my available time has been reduced due to "social" activities Might find an opportunity for a quick flick at the Salmon. I'll head to Chiton Rocks & see if Doobies report is accurate
  21. Indeed it is, race & ethnicity have nothing to do with it. I was hoping that it was clear that i wasn't singling out any one or other sector of the community
  22. G'day all, I'm wondering how we educate the general public as to size limits of various local & frequently caught species. I spent a couple of hours having a flick today, firstly off the Largs jetty & then at Birkenhead for a few follows but nothing else. At Largs were a group of people, early 20's, fishing & crabbing. They caught a couple of ST, small looking to me, which they were going to keep. I asked them if they knew what they had caught & the minimum length, which they did. So how did you measure them? Oh, I put them up against my phone? WTF? H
  23. G'day Larry & welcome. Vincent has a very, very short jetty, maybe 10 metres at low tide, popular with kids. The wharf runs parallel to the water & is a popular spot for the kids, oldies & jumpers, a few crabs & lots of trumpeters. Decent amount of squid at times on a late high tide. There are squid, snook, small salmon, flatties etc from the breakwater in & out of the marina. The local gar guys walk out on the spit at low tide & seem to do well, make sure you wear something on your feet as the Razor fish will cut them to pieces, old runners are
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