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  1. MAH

    Squid Rod

    Or if anyone would like a longer rod I have brand new 8'9" Daiwa Emeraldas S 89MH-AF. Asking $180.
  2. Did anyone receive a fishing related Fathers Day Gift? My son (9 years old) gave me a selection of squid jigs. Amazingly they are all jigs I would have selected . My wife knows I'm a hard person to buy gifts for, so we have a simple arrangement; I buy what I want and store items away in a cupboard, then whether its my birthday, Christmas, etc,. and people ask her what to buy me, she can just go to the cupboard and grab an item. It's a win win, she doesn't have to shop for me and I get what I really want . The jigs are a mix of rattle, UV, and different weights for different sink ra
  3. I've got several jigs with a rattle. Can't say for certain if they make a difference. I normally put a rattle jig on at the start of a session and on several occasions I had a hit on the first couple of casts, then nothing else for the whole session. This suggests to me, if a squid is about the rattle jig gets their attention. I like the rattle jigs by Duel and Daiwa. I have one by Rui that I'm yet to try. I've noticed that jigs are getting a little scarce. The place in Japan I normally buy jigs from has run out of most popular jigs.
  4. MAH

    New Nasci

    Snap! I have an Emeraldas I'm just about to re-spool with 12lb Duel Hardcore Pro X4 And I have a new Sephia BB C3000SDH that I'm going to spool with 10lb Platypus P8
  5. MAH

    New Nasci

    I don't think there is any specific benefit, but nor do I think there is any specific negative. It's just a matter of preference. I think that preference stems from a preference for style of fishing. It's something that people who fish small reels, in a finesse fashion, or squid fishos may prefer. I'm never going to lose a big fish by being spooled, because I rarely fish those situations. If I am throwing soft plastics or hard bodies that might get picked up by something bigger, I'm using a different reel with a standard depth spool. Just as I don't have just one rod, I don't have one
  6. MAH

    New Nasci

    I like shallow spool reels, but most of my fishing is finese or squid. Even with a shallow spool reel I fit 150m to 200m of braid, as it's mainly 6lb or maybe 8lb, except for 12lb for squid. I just prefer not to have backing line. And I'm not worried that YFW is going to spool me.
  7. Certainly worth it if you buy some braid and some lures, plus maybe a cheap reel. Last order I did I picked up a double handle Shimano Sephia reel for $176 vs the $300 in Australia.
  8. Depends on exchange rate and which jigs you want. Last lot I bought were just Daiwa and YoZuri and they ranged from $8.91 to $10.70. Other times it might be about $12. It works out to be around the same price as the Rui jigs, but you get the higher quality jigs.
  9. The jigs I've posted are all pretty pricey in Australia and I wouldn't buy them if I couldn't get a really good price from Japanese online stores. Problem is you need to buy in bulk to get the shipping free, normally about US$100/AUD$135. It's a lot of money upfront but OK if you have mates or if you are buying a few squid jigs, a couple of poppers, some minnows, vibes and some soft plastics. This is what I do, stock up on a range of items, buying doubles of a few favourites as you know you will lose some to snags. Then when I need to replace some jigs one or two at a time, I buy Rui jigs, unt
  10. Last one is a Yamashita jig. This is from the OH K range. It's an excellent quality jig. Really nice fine cloth which supposedly holds heat better and is more attractive to squid. It doesn't show up in the photo but it has a reflective lateral line, much a fish. At the rear you can see a small clear plastic "keel" or hydro-fin as YoZuri call it. Supposedly this helps stabilise the fall and point the jig into any current. Other subtle elements are the additional balance weights at the top of the barbs and the holes in the keel weight which give additional points for attaching sinkers and allow
  11. The jigs below are Diawa jigs and they are superb. The attention to detail is probably the best in the jigs I own. The quality of the cloth, the excellent paint jobs underneath, the variation in colour of the feathers and flush set eyes all add up to a high quality jig. Both of these jigs are rattle jigs. The green jig is a glow in the dark jig, but its a bit muted compared to the Rui red head. The Daiwa jigs have their tow point set horizontally compared to vertically for most jigs and I find it's a bit harder to put on and take of a snap like a Breaden snap. The jigs have a really nice fall
  12. When compared to other brands higher end models, the Rui jigs are not to the same standard. Below is a YoZuri jig. I think the basic YoZuri jigs are very overpriced, but some of the other jigs like the one below are excellent. It doesn't show in the photo, but this jig has a very sparkly shimmer that I haven't seen in the Rui jigs I've bought. It also has a rattle. There is a wire that goes around the sinker, which YoZuri calls a snagless sinker. Unlike most jigs it doesn't have feather like fins, but rather solid rubber like fins that glow in the dark. This particular jig is phosphorescent (g
  13. Thought I would clarify, that when I was talking about the quality of Rui jigs in comparison to other brands I should have been clear that I was comparing with the basic models from these companies. So when I think of Rui vs Yamashita it's the Yamashita Egi Sutte R I have in mind, and in my opinion Rui is the better product. These are a couple of the Rui jigs I have. The cloth on them is very good, if it it has a foil underneath they are nice and vibrant, the double crown hooks are a good quality and don't rust (I wash my jigs in fresh water after every outing), the attachment point is so
  14. I stick with 3 and 3.5 jigs. I've got some in both sizes that a specifically for shallow water which have a slower sink rate. But for heavier jigs I just add weight to a standard jig. You can do this simply by putting a 3gm or 5gm ball sinker on your leader just above the swivel. Or better use specific sinkers that you can clip to the front of the jig. I use Nakazima sinkers. Rui sells sinkers for his jigs. I like adding weight rather than heavier jigs, so I can use any of the jigs I already have.
  15. No, I haven't used those. I haven't found that you need to match the hatch with too much with squid.
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