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    Breeding maggots without meat

    I've only done a few batches of maggots over the years and stopped because it was such a filthy stinkin business. And as I was using lamb hearts - it was almost as expensive as buying the maggots from the shop. Has anyone played around with the milk powder and bran method https://www.naturallyforbirds.com.au/flies-without-tears-a-personal-approach-to-maggots
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    Breeding maggots without meat

    Yeah I'm sure there are blokes who reckon dirty stinking young maggots, with their stomachs full of meat, are the ultimate bait. And I wouldnt take much convincing to believe that. But you cant argue with the effectiveness of clean maggots in bran either. So - as I only have one fridge - a clean maggot is my chosen path
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    Breeding maggots without meat

    Thanks Doobie Nah not yet - after a few dud sessions with lures , I usually recharge my batteries with a livie session - but I've still got a couple of dud lure sessions up my sleeve before I hit the livies again
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    Setting up a trout pond

    This bloke has decided to turn a farm pond into a trout pond. Its very early days in the process but he usually moves quite quickly on his projects. Could be one to watch if you have an interest in this stuff. The vid above is more of a trout hatchery tour
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    Setting up a trout pond

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    $200 head torch versus $20 head torch - Brief test in garage

    Just tested how long the batteries last on full power - "After a 90 min constant battery test on full power - it seriously weakened the beam to the point where it sucks after 3 hours you could still tie knots with it but not much else. after 4 hours you'd have to squint to tie knots
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    $200 head torch versus $20 head torch - Brief test in garage

    Yeah the reason I prefer a "focus-able" beam is - there is no single "factory setting" that can match all the different scenarios I come up against in an evening. With the way I use torches........ a torch that cant focus, is similar to camera that cant focus.
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    $200 head torch versus $20 head torch - Brief test in garage

    Yeah - in the wrong hands - even a spoon becomes a deadly weapon
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    $200 head torch versus $20 head torch - Brief test in garage

    I'm reluctant to share this Vid, as my camera sucks in low light - but there might be something in it. White light tends to illuminate the hell out of an area - but yellow light gives a truer representation of the colours you would see in day light - and for what its worth - I find when I'm spot lighting fish - they are much more likely to spook on a white light than a yellow light
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    $200 head torch versus $20 head torch - Brief test in garage

    Yeah I bought the "knock off" version of the Night Core and trialed it for a while - (mainly just to see if it was going to work with the way I searched rivers at night) - The version I bought was super bright and worked off 4 x 18650's but it didnt have a focus-able beam. The spread of light was too wide for what I was trying to achieve - lights with much lower lumens could focus in on my target in a more effective way I can attest to how hot these things get - but without a focus-able beam, I was always wishing it had one. Because when you want to isolate one particular object in your field of vision - a focus-able beam is indispensable - I need a light that can put a "tight spot" on an underwater object that might be a meter plus Jewie or a white garbage bag. When the light is spread too evenly over a large area - it can make your eye focus on details you dont want it to. Thats why I love a "tight spot" But I understand my requirements are fairly unique to spotting fish in the dark - but thats is the sole governing criteria that my lights have to meet, before any other criteria is taken into consideration. Then comes battery life - then comes durability - then comes comfort... etc I want to be able to focus all available lumens onto a particular spot no bigger than 1 meter, to make sure my eyes arent playing tricks on me. So while a light could be far superior in 100 different ways - if it doesnt meet the one particular way I want it to perform - it becomes a dud light. p.s. the weight is without 4 x 18650;s in it - I wouldnt even want to get punched in the face with an empty one
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    $200 head torch versus $20 head torch - Brief test in garage

    Yeah head torches arent for everyone - I used to do alot of river exploration at night. A push bike was the chosen method of transportation - finding concentrations of predator attracting bait was the mission - I tried hand held torches but riding and hand held torches dont mix - so thats why I got so interested in head torches. The biggest draw back of head torches is their lack of power (unless you want to carry a large battery pack and burn your forehead due to the heat produced from powerful lights - but there biggest advantage is I can comfortably use them hands free. So its all about compromise - head torches often dont have the power I want - but they often have the power and stamina I need
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    $200 head torch versus $20 head torch - Brief test in garage

    Haha - trust me, I understand your pain. I would have to be the most considerate head torch user known to man. I always ask for permission from fellow anglers before turning it on and I'm extremely mindful of where the beam is pointing. The guys I fish with are veteran head torch users, so the "rookie errors", alot of people make, do not occur in my circle. I have introduced alot of people to the joys of head torches but after a few years I started giving safety briefings before handing them out. For instance - If I was going camping with a new crew I'd always buy some cheapies from bunnings. (Mainly so they would stop asking to borrow mine) Watching a newb use one for the first time, is a night mare. Direct blasts to your eyes - Shining them over the water at inopportune times and "over use" are the major crimes. But on the head of a considerate gentleman - A head torch is a weapon that has greatly increased my catches - my head torch has been responsible for unlocking angling secrets that would never have been discovered otherwise. - this fish would not have been caught if I hadn't "Head Torched" the area the night before
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    $200 head torch versus $20 head torch - Brief test in garage

    Just got some feed back from a bloke whose been using a similar unit for 5 years without problem I must have been too rough with mine and dislodged the wiring by pulling to hard on the light to get it out of a bag - (the soldering job on the wiring was dodgy though) so If you look after these lights - they could be a real option. not saying there arent better lights out there - just saying these might be a legitimate option based on intended use
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    $200 head torch versus $20 head torch - Brief test in garage

    Yeah I use my head torch to spot fish at night so they need to be super bright, with a single handed focus-able beam. My main gripe with the Led Lenser I bought is it doesnt focus all the way down to a really tight spot like the old ones used to. I've bought these cheap lights before and I've experienced the problems you mentioned. Thats why I splurged on the Led Lenser. I dont expect the ebay one to last too long but I was just too curious about the 13,000 lumens they offered - and for $20 I am no longer wondering (p.s. I dont think its quite 13.000 lumens)
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    $200 head torch versus $20 head torch - Brief test in garage

    Yeah the build quality,longevity and battery life are yet to be tested - but as far as brightness goes - those cheap Leds can put out some serious light
  16. 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
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    How to break bulk spools of braid into 100m topshots

    Crocs have got to be one of the most versatile shoes in the business
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    Setting up a trout pond

    Actually - heres his mates video which talks alot more about the pond set up
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    Breeding maggots without meat

    Curiosity got the better of me
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    Breeding maggots without meat

    Yeah part of me is worried that the holes are too big - but I'm hoping with a vigorous sifting style, the maggots will be too busy bouncing around to be able to find their way down the holes. I had every intention of going to the 2 dollar shop to look for baskets - but I've had a severe case of the sniffles - so it was easier to let my fingers do the walking I'll let you know how the 3mm holes go
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    Breeding maggots without meat

    The holes, in my improvised mesh sieve for separating maggots from bran, were too small. (2mm max) So I googled Maggots sieves/riddle and they were a bit expensive. Cheapest I found on ebay was about $36 if you include postage charges. So I googled popular mesh sizes. Seems 3mm is about right. The purpose built ones are made from wire, which I imagine is more efficient (first photo) - but this plastic garden sieve will be better than what I had. https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Plastic-Garden-Sieve-Riddle-Green-For-Composy-Soil-Stone-Mesh-Tool-Gardening/401413014489?_trkparms=aid%3D111001%26algo%3DREC.SEED%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D20160908105057%26meid%3D6b8745d0557f4abaaf1a597c4b748582%26pid%3D100675%26rk%3D2%26rkt%3D15%26sd%3D163594536186%26itm%3D401413014489&_trksid=p2481888.c100675.m4236&_trkparms=pageci%3Ade2f77f2-727a-11e9-b257-74dbd1802e2b|parentrq%3A9d82ef4116a0a9cc71d86d43ffe44104|iid%3A1
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    Breeding maggots without meat

    Yeah I've been taking them out for a wriggle every few days
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