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yellow door 1

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  1. Yeah tend to lean towards the cheapest tool that will get the job done
  2. About 20 years ago I did a side by side test with spotters and my servo sunnies - my servo sunnies were much better at penetrating the waters depths in the Yarra - So I havent spent over $30 on a pair of sunnies Since. I'm currently using the KastKings which could be bought for between $25 and $12. But I cant find this model online anymore - Lucky I stocked up and got 3 spare pairs when the price dropped to $12.
  3. They look slick Doobie WHen you mention problems with tangles and light line it struck a chord with me. I had very similar problems when trying to cast really heavy floats on light tackle. I found that casting in a large loopy arc and 85% power really help get rid of tangles - this sort of cast wasnt possible on my light bream outfit so I started casting with 14lb pound braid and a snapper stick - that sorted it out. The overhead cast kept everything in alignment and sorted out my issues. This may not be relevant to your rigs but I thought it would be worth mentioning - the loopy cast at nearly full power was the answer to my problems
  4. Yeah It has its uses I originally bought it to glue lots of little rocks to PVC pipe in a fish tank - but it didnt work well in that application - there could have been some driver error but the rocks didnt hold onto the slick pvc - I ended up using silicon instead. Its elasticity was much better suited to gluing fairly smooth rocks to pvc pipe But I get the feeling there is a variety of different hot glue sticks you can buy, with different formulas and hardness's - and that roughing up the surfaces, is quite important while gluing slick surfaces together
  5. Yeah I was just exhausting the list of glues I already owned before purchasing any new stuff - thankfully the hot glue does the job in this particular application
  6. Thanks Doobie - if what I try fails - I definitely wont be stuck for options I'll give the sticks a bit of a rough up aswell
  7. Just to confirm - when you guys refer to sikaflex - is it the polyurethane adhesive you are referring to - and can it be used to stick wood to concrete? I've never used it before
  8. Thanks guys - I've had a few guys recommend Gorilla glue aswell - so I've got plenty of options fall back on if the first few dont work
  9. Thanks Rod - I've got both of those options at work - I'll give them a crack on monday - might rough up the plastic with 40 grit first
  10. I tried black silicone because thats the closest thing to "suitable" I had on me - I also tried super glue with very limited success. Does anyone have a suggestion thats water proof and gives a firm bond
  11. Yeah If I could weld - my dodgy bit of diy would be dangerous I'm all for multi use items - your plan sounds like a very good idea Heres a bullet proof version from a bloke who can weld - couldnt be to hard to weld half a chain link to a gaff if you had the skills
  12. Ahh so thats how they work - I always assumed you punched out enough for a session before fishing but the design makes sense now.
  13. Sinker stores neatly in the eye of the noodle
  14. Yeah when it comes to trying to making money from a device - it needs to have the cheapest components possible, while still offering 100% effectiveness and strength in a saltwater environment. Plastic and lead are the answer - but asking the right questions is the key to getting it right
  15. *read this - it will make sense in the end The best thing that ever happened to me in my fishing career, was when my boat broke and the repair took 5 weeks longer than expected. Up until then I was a 100% bait fisherman - I used to refer to myself as a "whiting specialist" - but that just meant, I targeted whiting more than anything else There was nothing particularly special about my results But with every phone call to the boat shop, to see when the repairs would be done - I got excuses and - "call us in a week" That happened more times than a patient man would consider fair. So I started chasing bream land based ................ If you are sending, unweighted live crabs down a pylon - that's one of the fastest learning curves in the business within 2 weeks, you're already an expert and all you have to do is work out what lb leader is required to stop bust offs. So then I tried to make things harder, by chasing them on lures.......... that definitely met the requirement of making an easy task, difficult. Where I fish - if a live crab is ignored - its coz there arent any bream on that pylon But when you put a lure down on a pylon, that you know has heaps of bream on it - and none of them take it - then the game gets interesting again. I spent 100's of hours trying to work those buggers out on lures - and just when I thought I had the game sussed - it would change - and more subtle techniques than I can muster were required. So heres where it all ties back to the snapper ban When I was a pippie/cockle drowner - that was my world - I used to get annoyed by "Fad Fisherman" who threw lures, for this and that, and tried to make themselves sound better than every one else. So I didnt want to try lures - because the most vocal group amoungst the people who used them, seemed to think they were better than other people. And that annoyed me enough, to not join their ranks. Same with music - I didnt even listen to "Metallica" for the first 35 years of my life because the knobs I met, seemed to be taking it way too seriously - as it turns out - Metallica crank out some great tunes, you dont have to be a weigh-anchor to enjoy. And I'm kicking myself for letting these knob ends, deprive me of tunes, I would eventually come to like for different reasons. So long story short - when one door closes - 100's can open - since my boat broke 20's ago - my fishing has changed drastically - while I still remember stalking a King George Whiting school, down a sand bar and re-anchoring 30m down stream, every 20 mins as the flat got flooded - My piscatorial world got 100 times bigger, when my boat broke and access to whiting was denied. When one door shuts - 100's can open
  16. Actually - what I saw probably was just a variation on what the English refer to as a "bait dropper" I just misinterpreted why the guy was yanking on the rope - it was actually so the steel rod would bounce on the bottom and trip the mechanism
  17. Then you've got the Chum King and the Secret Weapon
  18. This isnt the one I remember but its a variation on the theme
  19. Yeah I've seen a metal pot with a hinged bottom activated by a vertical steel rod - the rope you lower the pot with is attached to that verticle steel rod - you lower the hole thing gently - then give a sharp tug - the raising of rod, trips a latch that releases the hinged bottom. Ill try to find the vid - I think it was an English shark fisherman who used it - it looked pretty ancient
  20. I've added a lid after concerns were raised
  21. Yeah Unfortunately I'm a few years too late and a poor second cousin to the real deal. Fast forward to 2:15 for the "Secret weapon"
  22. Looking good Floatman - thanks for sharing
  23. oops - heres the vid (I've also cable tied the steel bar to the side so it tips better