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    Meppstas reacted to gregtech in Small stream surprise.   
    Good work Adrian. That second one was a cracker! Strange injury on its back for a freshwater stream? An angry eel maybe?
    Cheers, 
    Greg.
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    Meppstas got a reaction from gregtech in Small stream surprise.   
    This trip to a small tannin stream gave up a couple of surprise size trout, something that doesn't happen all that often in small tannin waters.
    cheers
    Adrian
     
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    Meppstas got a reaction from Wert in Small stream surprise.   
    This trip to a small tannin stream gave up a couple of surprise size trout, something that doesn't happen all that often in small tannin waters.
    cheers
    Adrian
     
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    Meppstas got a reaction from Yorky in Small stream surprise.   
    This trip to a small tannin stream gave up a couple of surprise size trout, something that doesn't happen all that often in small tannin waters.
    cheers
    Adrian
     
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    Meppstas reacted to gregtech in Snapper rod   
    Your Saragosa has good and not so good impact on your rod choice I think. At around 700 grams it narrows down your options which is good in a way. No overthinking required! Its a big reel and is right at home knocking off a heap of larger models. It is overkill for snapper but like you said, you have it already. Doobs mentioned catching his first snapper on my gear and it was a nice fish but it was a tuna outfit and he made short work of it!!! That was a 6000 Shimano on a T curve Deep Jig 200.  Again, huge overkill for snapper but it is a brilliant allrounder for offshore work. Troll the tuna in the morning and bottom bash for nannies and whatever comes along in the arvo. Still sensitive enough to feel the bites on bait. The Terez range has a heap of rods in that 7 foot ish range in 1 and 2 piece. The TZS70M might be worth a look.  I'd head to a loaded tackle shop with reel in hand and try a few.
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    Meppstas reacted to lofty64 in 1-3 kilo rod   
    Hi Micky , I have a Savage 6'6 1-3 , which I use for KGW , great rod , light and have pulled 52cm KGW , my PB , but handled it no worries .
     
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    Meppstas reacted to HB tragic in 1-3 kilo rod   
    Hi Micky. If you were prepared to go secondhand check the local Adelaide TackleBox secondhand site. Every now and then a great rod comes up at an even greater price. Regards, HBt.
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    Meppstas got a reaction from keenfisho in 1-3 kilo rod   
    I'm using the new TTR Red Belly Fast action, ultra light 7' 2 piece 1-3kg rod for trout fishing the larger rivers and found it to be a beautifully well balanced rod.
    Features of the Red Belly Series include premium 30T Toray carbon blanks with fast and responsive actions, Fuji Tangle Free K Guides with Alconite rings, Fuji reel seat and split hard EVA grips. Premium components, power and performance at an incredible price.
    Available in both 1 and 2-piece models
    Premium 30T Toray carbon blanks
    Fast and responsive actions
    Fuji Tangle Free K Guides with Alconite rings
    Fuji reel seat and split hard EVA grips
    TT Rods come with a 1 Year Warranty against manufacturer defect (Proof of purchase required).

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    Meppstas got a reaction from keenfisho in Doing the hard yards for trout.   
    This was certainly one trip that I did the hard yards to get onto a few trout.. pretty long spin session in the upper Mersey River..
    cheers
    Adrian
     
     
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    Meppstas got a reaction from Yorky in Doing the hard yards for trout.   
    This was certainly one trip that I did the hard yards to get onto a few trout.. pretty long spin session in the upper Mersey River..
    cheers
    Adrian
     
     
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    Meppstas reacted to Mickyj in Doing the hard yards for trout.   
    Wow just wow 
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    Meppstas reacted to doobie in Doing the hard yards for trout.   
    That was quite a distance you ventured Adrian.
    Nice to look back of some fishing adventures, especially when you remember how much it can take out of you 😃
    Nothing ventured, nothing gained 😉
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    Meppstas got a reaction from doobie in Doing the hard yards for trout.   
    This was certainly one trip that I did the hard yards to get onto a few trout.. pretty long spin session in the upper Mersey River..
    cheers
    Adrian
     
     
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    Meppstas reacted to Mickyj in 1-3 kilo rod   
    Thanks Adrian whichever rod I get is my Xmas present family giving me a gift card tackle shop have given me $10 off a $100 purchase . I’ll look at this rod and the other one 
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    Meppstas got a reaction from Mickyj in 1-3 kilo rod   
    It's a great lightweight rod Micky, my arms are never tired after three hours of continued casting light weight lures in the rivers.. actually the fishing video that I just put on the site is one that I used the Red Belly rod on..
    cheers
    Adrian
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    Meppstas reacted to Mickyj in 1-3 kilo rod   
    Thanks Adrian something to ponder looks great 
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    Meppstas got a reaction from Mickyj in 1-3 kilo rod   
    I'm using the new TTR Red Belly Fast action, ultra light 7' 2 piece 1-3kg rod for trout fishing the larger rivers and found it to be a beautifully well balanced rod.
    Features of the Red Belly Series include premium 30T Toray carbon blanks with fast and responsive actions, Fuji Tangle Free K Guides with Alconite rings, Fuji reel seat and split hard EVA grips. Premium components, power and performance at an incredible price.
    Available in both 1 and 2-piece models
    Premium 30T Toray carbon blanks
    Fast and responsive actions
    Fuji Tangle Free K Guides with Alconite rings
    Fuji reel seat and split hard EVA grips
    TT Rods come with a 1 Year Warranty against manufacturer defect (Proof of purchase required).

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    Meppstas got a reaction from Des in Small stream fishing, views from the camera.   
    This is just a nine minute musical photo slideshow video from a few trips I had to a small "no mans land" tannin stream.. I doubt anyone has ever fished this area apart from me..
    Sit back and relax while you watch it & hope you get some enjoyment from it..
    cheers
    Adrian
     
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    Meppstas got a reaction from Softy in Small stream fishing, views from the camera.   
    This is just a nine minute musical photo slideshow video from a few trips I had to a small "no mans land" tannin stream.. I doubt anyone has ever fished this area apart from me..
    Sit back and relax while you watch it & hope you get some enjoyment from it..
    cheers
    Adrian
     
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    Meppstas reacted to Yorky in Small stream fishing, views from the camera.   
    You truly are fishing some beautiful country, Thank you for sharing   
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    Meppstas reacted to doobie in Small stream fishing, views from the camera.   
    Although I don't like 'musicals', I think you have done a great job (yet again) in putting a great video together
    Well done.
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    Meppstas got a reaction from doobie in Small stream fishing, views from the camera.   
    This is just a nine minute musical photo slideshow video from a few trips I had to a small "no mans land" tannin stream.. I doubt anyone has ever fished this area apart from me..
    Sit back and relax while you watch it & hope you get some enjoyment from it..
    cheers
    Adrian
     
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    Meppstas got a reaction from SurfcaztR in Small stream fishing, views from the camera.   
    This is just a nine minute musical photo slideshow video from a few trips I had to a small "no mans land" tannin stream.. I doubt anyone has ever fished this area apart from me..
    Sit back and relax while you watch it & hope you get some enjoyment from it..
    cheers
    Adrian
     
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    Meppstas reacted to MIKECATTS in YFW today.. First of the season..   
    Hi all..
    Went out for a scout/cast today.. Tried some where new.. Walked the out going and incoming.. About 5 ks.. Not a biggy..
    Water temp was warmish, Getting there.. Water was clear but patches of tape weed about....
    Found a spot where they were.. Only were about where I found noodling holes... There wasnt too many of those either. They were concentrated in a few patches/areas only.. They were active, but fussy. Lure changers was the key. New lure = 1 fish, repeat.. Managed to get 6,, Not big ones but ok.. From 30-34cm.. Fat and healthy though.. Lost 3.. Weed tangles... At one spot they were hanging in the deeper gutter edge/run off area. I had to cast over some weed mounds to get them.. They were moving around that area.. I just stayed put and when they swan by Ide cast.. I was sight casting them.. Great fun.. They would hit the lure just as it hit the water and I started to retrieve.. Had to be quick as it was very close to the weed edge when they hit the lure..
    After a bit they wernt taking the lures, just follow and turn away.. I moved on and found some more in roughly same type of area.. Got 2, lost 1 there.
    It died down as the tide went low.. So I moved on and explored the area.. Mapped where I was and did some marks..
    Plenty of salmon trout about, again? There every where.. Mullet, and some baby King George whiting.. Little buggers were smashing the lure in one spot.. Plaques of them.. I moved on.. 
    I didnt see too many crabs.. Only in the one area.. Roughly the same area where the YFW were lingering about..
    Lost another lure to a salmon trout.. First fish of the day and drag was too tight and it went under some heavy floating weed... Im loosing a few this season.. I didnt loose any last season.. Lucky I buy 2 or 3 each time.. Dont tell the wife..
    Used 1 spool.. Snapp off.
    All in all it was a good day, very promising area which Ill go back to later..
    Mike









     






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    Meppstas got a reaction from doobie in Wild browns take the Mepps Aglia.   
    Thanks doobie, it's a tough river to fish at any time of the season, early season is when it's at it's worst, very slippery rocky river bottom and one mistake and you're gone.. I always finish the day with a Cadbury caramelo koala or a Freddo Frog and a can of Pepsi Max..😃😃
    cheers
    Adrian
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