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Territory Lad

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  1. Such a great idea Adrian. It's come up fantastic!!
  2. Given how good your pics normally are, I cant wait to see that lure hanging out of one of your trouts snouts.
  3. Loving the progress in your finishes mate. Looking great!
  4. I am not one for crowds and as much as I want to get out and about, I'll save it for a few weeks and do it when the initial rush is over.
  5. Cant comment on the reel, sorry mate - but drone fishing? That is going to open up some interesting experiences. I've seen some footage of unreal catches from drones. Best of luck with it!
  6. Dont forget the little people when Banga Baits goes global! Any plans on doing larger 90mm - 100mm stickbaits for YFW and the like?
  7. Got yourself a fair amount of stuff to keep you busy for a while there mate. Will be good to see what you do with these. Hope to see them hanging from a fish's mouth in the not to distant future
  8. Colour me giddy with excitement. I cant wait to see what you do - especially if you manage to get a hold of some larger 90mm blanks.
  9. My 1st thought were for Flatties. Super keen to see future interations. Keep up the good work mate - your patterns and finishes are looking the goods
  10. Well done mate. Awesome! Those jerk baits look solid. What length they come in at?
  11. Unlucky not to have something bigger swallow both....
  12. Interesting topic. This ^^^ People learn through consequence, plain and simple. You either educate people so they know the consequence ahead of time, by learning from others' mistakes, or you let them experience it 1st hand. The only way any of the above is possible is with appropriate resourcing, which costs money. Licences would provide money for greater education and more fisheries officers to enforce it. With time, greater resourcing would see a shift in mindsets.
  13. Sorry to hear about all your situations lads, truely a harsh time for a significant number of people. Hopefully, everyone can hang in there long enough for things to turn around again
  14. Im sure there are some dusty lures around people would happily donate for a refurbish.
  15. Glad to hear it. Your progress has been impressive. Magnif!!! Cant wait to see your progress in this area, especially if you managed to get your hands on some of the larger 95mm blanks. Keep the updates coming, always exciting to see.
  16. Your finishes have really improved sBT! Some cracking looking lures there
  17. Looks great! Its the small touches and finishes that make all the difference.
  18. Some good finishes there mate. That top one looks good hey
  19. @MIKECATTS How do you find the FG Knot Tool to use?
  20. @doobie no dramas. Everyone has been quite helpful to me in the past, so happy to return the favour when I can.
  21. The main thing is to be organised. Less is more and what you have you need to be able to access easily. When I first started I had a small, standard backpack and I found it quite difficult to access my gear and get the lure I wanted whilst wading. I soon moved to a "sling bag" (there are a few out there, I went with the rapala version). This allowed me to easily slide/swing the bag from my back, round in front of me without having to take it off. Other options would be bum-bags (black magics come to mind), small satchel bags (Diawa), the Alvey wading bags, and even fly vests @Meppstas gave me that one when I was first looking around and I later found it is also what Bushy uses when wading. I then upgraded to a tub (blatantly stole this from @Underpants) - which makes things easier again. It also allows me to cheat by having 3 different rods, all rigged with different lures which means Im changing less lures on the water. Regarding changing of lures and frequency. When I first started, I changed as often as possible as I wanted to speed up my learning - which lures/patterns/retrieves worked best in which scenarios. The biggest problem I ran into wasn't actually changing the lure, it was running out of leader. Changing a lure on the water is easy. Tying on a new leader whilst on the water is a pain in the a$$, especially when its windy!! Once I moved to a tub with multiple rods, I had 3 times as much leader to play with - cheating really . If I had my time again, or I was advising someone just starting out. My advice would be this. 1. Less is more. No need to take the kitchen sink. A small tackle tray that holds a handful of lures is more than enough. 2-3 stickbaits and 2-3 poppers will provide enough variance but still allow you to focus of nailing their retrieves. 2. Get a small bum-bag (just because they are cheaper) that can hold the tackle tray, scissors, a spool of leader, small pliers, suncreen and your car keys. Bum-bag goes over one shoulder and under the arm of the other. Creates a "sling" action and you have everything at the ready. 3. Pick a braid-leader knot and direct leader to tow point knot and practice them at home. I dont mean sitting down with the rod over there and your leader spool beside you. I mean practice as you would on the water. Rod tucked under one arm, standing, gear bag on. Otherwise its a long walk back to the bank to deal with it each and everytime. 4. Just keep casting. Persist, persist, persist. Like anything, once you crack the code its sooooo much fun.
  22. Yes Doobs, your over complicating it. Haha Each of the methods, as with the others outlined, will work - its just some work better than others depending on the species your targeting. With YFW you can use swivels and clips / loop knots and still catch fish. But your strike rate will increase significantly if you ditch them, instead tying your braid directly to the leader and your leader directly to the tow point of the lure with a tight knot. This is because it improves the presentation of the lure in the water. Personally I run the below: Braid > FG Knot > Mono Leader > Uni knot > tow point of lure. I've run other options and settled on the above. I have also fished along others who run clips / swivels and the disparity between the success rates of each option is highly visible. At the end of the day, choose an option that works for you.
  23. Happens regularly unfortunately. Always pays to double check.