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  1. yellow door 1

    An arvo in the Swamp

    Yeah - when bait fishing, winding right handed is probably a good idea. Having your smart hand doing the winding is often taking care of the most complex part of the process But when it comes to accurately casting lures, Rex reckons you should have your most intelligent hand doing the casting - especially when casting single handed into tricky spots. The right hand should also be able to more intricately work the lure, as it spends most of a right handers life doing all the tricky stuff. I didnt find the switch super easy - but I just kept a rod next to the couch, with a left hand wind reel on it. After a weeks worth of winding during the ads - I didnt feel like I was trying to pat my head and rub my stomach any more.
  2. yellow door 1

    An arvo in the Swamp

    Yeah those bow and arrow casts can come in handy in dense cover - and they are pretty accurate over short distances
  3. yellow door 1

    An arvo in the Swamp

    Yeah when Rex Hunt said the dominant hand should be on the rod, I made the switch and havent regretted it. re the soundtrack - I first heard his skills the other day and thought it suited the Swampy feel I was going for
  4. How to break bulk spools of braid into 100m topshots 1. Measure it out on a rugby pitch (100m try line to try line) 2. jam 2 sticks in the ground 10m apart run the line around them 10 times 3. use your reel and the manufacturers guess as to how many cms of line is taken onto the spool in one turn of the handle. (this guessed distance will be for a full spools) 4. Buy a line counter and turn it around so it counts line coming onto the reel
  5. yellow door 1

    Is glue necessary on Zman Grubs

    Yeah those Norman speed clips look like they would be hard for a fishes mouth or a rock to open accidentally
  6. yellow door 1

    Is glue necessary on Zman Grubs

    The little clips are pretty strong but some people have said they have had trouble with them opening up - part of me thinks they didnt shut the clip correctly. - but their could be other factors at play. Rocks catching on the clip under strain and pushing the little keeper in and opening the snap could cause them to fail early. But its never happened to me
  7. yellow door 1

    Is glue necessary on Zman Grubs

    I started using clips when fishing for Jewies coz I like to throw 3 different lures at a spot before moving on to the next - and I dont like casting with long leaders - so after a few spots, my leader would be getting short after tying 3 uni knots at each. Then I started just using clips for all my lures - the only time I dont use them is on very delicate lures like 35mm plastic vibes and little stick minnows that need to flutter on the drop. And they do have a habit of catching weed in very weedy spots so I dont use them with little weedless presentations. I tend to chase everything but bream these days so i dont pay as much attention to finesse as I used to. But with that said - I still use them on 4cm bibbed minnows and blades. I'm no guru but making the switch to clips didnt effect my catch rates. And it made it a alot easier to change lures in a heart beat. If you are lazy like me - using clips can be the difference between changing a lure and sticking with a lure not ideally suited to the cast you are about to make.
  8. yellow door 1

    Is glue necessary on Zman Grubs

    yeah - if they're going to eat a fish with a lead head and a hook sticking out of its back - A slightly hunched back probably wont be the final straw
  9. yellow door 1

    Is glue necessary on Zman Grubs

    Do you reckon a thicker band over the eye would stop it snapping
  10. yellow door 1

    Why don't I catch fish?

    ARe you wearing orange undies when you fish? - that could be the problem.
  11. yellow door 1

    Is glue necessary on Zman Grubs

    Yeah the majority of people that replied elsewhere didnt seem to have that issue with zmans either - but it has been a real issue for me in the past with the old "snap-backs"|. I think it has alot to do with the skinny lead collar style keepers on the majority of my jigheads. Users of TT head locks jigheads were particularly surprised that some people find glue necessary As you can see from the photo below - the TT's offer a better chunk of lead to be pulled over and grip onto than my standard heads
  12. yellow door 1

    Is glue necessary on Zman Grubs

    Yeah we used to work the bay rockwalls with SX40's for the pinks which is alot of fun - but the versatility of plastics is hard to beat on the pinkies
  13. yellow door 1

    Is glue necessary on Zman Grubs

    Yeah getting pantsed is predominantly a micro pinkies on plastics problem. Heaps of aggressive hits that dont hook up when you strike is the issue. But I specifically bought the ZMANS to target pinkies that hang around bait schools so white is a half decent match - it could be better but it will do
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    Is glue necessary on Zman Grubs

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