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  1. Amazing how far these flatties (duskies) will track down a lure. Some good lessons too -- fish sand patches in the seagrass at high tide, drainage channels as the tide drops, and weed/structure patches on the sand at low tide. Swap the school mackerel for salmon trout and one could be in nthn Gulf St Vincent!
  2. Excellent article!! They are very impressive catches. I'm itching to give it a try in the mangrove snags up here in FNQ. How do you work the lure under the float? "Popping cork" rigs are used with soft plastic (or bait) in the USA over seagrass beds, and a few folk up here have made their own to fish ultra-snaggy territory. One fellow in Cairns makes his with little "propellers" available at tackle stores, and various rattling beads from craft stores. Here are some of his catches. He says sometimes the fish hit the cork first!
  3. WOW! A picture tells a thousand words, and those crabs.....!!!!!
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    Wind Knots

    Thanks for the advice about shims...but could you be more specific with photos or a diagram of how you shim for different line lay problems? Where does the shim go for, say, line lay too close to the lip? It seems to me "wind knots" are more the norm than the exception in using new loads of light breaking strain braid.
  5. Unreal!! I can just imagine some smart alec trolling up tuna on these or jigging with them and "cleaning up". I wonder if they will "pop" on the surface??? The next "big thing" in lures??
  6. Your the gadgets man.....how about hanging this under your hull?? It could get the seal of approval from the pinkies? Or seal the fate of future hookups? https://www.mensjournal.com/adventure/shark-deterrent-mimcs-orcas/
  7. You are both most welcome!! I look forward to seeing some mako fillets from Greg Tech and marinated fur seal from YD. Yep, it is darn heavy wood. Old timers all tell me they made "shangais" out of it as kids, then used it as through-the-spokes brakeing when tipping cane bins
  8. PM'd you. Here are the images. Brown one goes off tomorrow. Can make plenty more to size. These are 540 mm long by about 50 mm at the business end
  9. Ooooh Yes!! I have never seen anyone smash chickens. What are you cooking " "Bin Chickens"?? I'll turn up one next week. There is a 3 day "Turnout" of 56 Qld woodturners being held up here next week and I'm going as a newbie to learn everything I can in the 3 day camp-over. Chicken smashers and fish dongers will be "de rigeur" to this mob!! Thanks for the drawing.
  10. the TiG rod end is sharpened to a hollow point, and the hole is drilled only into one side of the handle. Then line up the hole in the spike with the hole in the handle, poke the rod the in until it bites. Cut it with a cut-off disc or hacksaw to leave about 10mm length sticking out of the handle. Pull the little pin out, add some 24hr araldite to the little hole, then hammer the pin through the hole in the spike and into the handle on the other side...not so much that it emerges, though. Then grind off the pin flush with handle. That way everything is nice and tight. Pin is like a n
  11. see reply to gregtech. I will PM you the same images next to a ruler and you can decide on custom order if you wish?
  12. OK will do. Those two sold already, but I have some more (longer) ones in stock and can easily turn up some shorter ones next week. I will send pics of the ones I have next to a ruler, and you can decide what dimensions you are after. $20 plus postage
  13. I've been turning these up to raise money for the local Men's Shed. Trying to market them in Tassie for the tuna chasers down there who often just jam a flexible filleting knife into the head. Not good. All made from cherry guava -- an invasive tree taking over the rainforest in patches. Heavy, dense, tall straight trunks. Great for "fish dongers". Turns green like a dream and does not crack as it dries. I drill a hole in the blunt end of the stainless spike to pin it in the handle through the side with some 316 Stainless TiG rod
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