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Everything posted by gregtech

  1. Glad you're on the mend mate. I guess we're lucky to have wives that worry about us. Our small male brains think they're being mean but that's not always the case! Iv'e adopted the 'beg forgiveness rather than ask permission' approach and it's going ok so far!!!!
  2. Hi Adrian. Nothing worse than a bad back. Unless you've got a crook hip and a dodgy knee as well!!! Bad jokes aside, hope you're back in the river asap and posting the usual stories of great fishing in Tassie!!! Cheers, Greg.
  3. Good work Adrian. That second one was a cracker! Strange injury on its back for a freshwater stream? An angry eel maybe? Cheers, Greg.
  4. gregtech

    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
  5. 100% agree mate. Fresh, bled and skinned snook with the bloodline removed are spot on for eating. On the bbq for a couple of minutes and wacked on fresh buttered bread with salt & pepper or a dash of sweet chilli sauce. Bliss
  6. I don't think even Doobs can cast that far
  7. Haven't you got a new 'quietner' to deal with those things
  8. Got my 'quietner' today as well! A lot heavier than it looks
  9. Mate, I'll grab one of the large 'quietners'. Perfect for the rowdy Makos etc. PM your details. Cheers, Greg.
  10. That's a fair arsenal of weapons you've got there YD1.
  11. That Hook'em spike looks like the allrounder . And that bend would do just as you said. Might upgrade before the season starts! SBTs on light outfits are a bag of fun for the angler but the crew/other fishos get cranky when you're on one fish for 20 minutes. Knock em' off quick for best eating or chance of survival if releasing. It would be a blast if you're fishing for snapper and hook up to one but!!!!
  12. On the bigger SBTs, the Ikigun is useless. T spike is the go there as you come in from the top and there is no bone to deal with.
  13. Iv'e found the limits of the Ikigun a few times, mainly on bigger Snapper. The blunt end of the bolt is the problem. I was going to linish it to a point but the thing is dangerous as it is! It is powered by the mother of all rubber bands that seem to lose a bit of power over time. We tend to use the 'T' spike a lot more lately.
  14. YD1, you are obviously retired and have waaaaaay too much time on your hands. I've got the 'real' thing but it does too much damage. To the boat floor that is! The thing is a beast. They banned gel blasters but these are legal????
  15. Flash! Another option for lazy fisho (me) is part of a tyre plug repair kit.
  16. The word 'massacre' comes to mind watching that. But I guess Barney Bills squid rings have to come from somewhere
  17. I've gone from cooking whole crab to backing them (removing shell and guts/lungs) before cooking. Way cleaner process and drops cook time by 1 min. 7min after return to boil and mandatory plunge in iced seawater to set meat as Jackmac said
  18. A Greek guy I used to work with years ago used nail clippers to remove them. Both for whiting baits and cooking. He reckoned whiting wouldn't touch tentacle baits with suction cups on them.
  19. No....really? That rarely happens. Hows the size of that snook!!!! Friggin horse!!!! Agree that the snapper are a 'pest' at the moment and hopefully it isn't an outright slaughter on opening day Still looks like a great trip even without the SBTs
  20. Practice your braid to leader knots Doobs.......
  21. No surprises there David. Fishing and politics were never going to mix well.........
  22. Mate, another job will be there when this crap blows over and we all have donut days.........But to lose your doggo is a very deep cut. Sharing your pain.
  23. Geez mate. If that's your 'thrown together' effort, what's the polished version gunna be like?? Well done
  24. Ripper pics mate. What make/model drone? I would love to take one offshore in filthy conditions and film how nasty it can get. Seeing what Ash Smith does to spot the tuna schools does get the blood pumping. Any video?
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