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  1. 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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    Is glue necessary on Zman Grubs

    I recently went through a rather exhaustive search on what superglue people use to attached ZMANS to jigheads. The glue is to stop fish yanking your plastic off the hook or pulling it off the keeper - or "Getting Pantsed". This is a serious issue when getting 100's of hits that dont hook up, while chasing small snapper. Here's what I learnt 1 - most people have never heard of using superglue with ZMANS 2 - those that had, like loctite gel super glue 3 - Most people use TT Headlock jigheads with ZMANS and claim getting "pantsed" isnt an issue 4 - Some claim getting pansted is still an issue with TT head locks but the biggest revelation was this method that doesnt require glue and will work with any jighead - even those that arent specifically designed for Zmans. They run a hook through the zman and pull it over the eye of the hook. https://m.facebook.com/video_redirect/?src=https%3A%2F%2Fvideo.fsyd3-1.fna.fbcdn.net%2Fv%2Ft42.9040-2%2F53220768_2026084804170678_2193141491113656320_n.mp4%3F_nc_cat%3D109%26efg%3DeyJ2ZW5jb2RlX3RhZyI6InN2ZV9zZCJ9%26_nc_eui2%3DAeFzUhCiWECAqVuxy576_WYjCcdczq_tmVXDc1979xsV6_Lj1AmC4iKAyQMaIo67-UcQwOO2gm8qbSwWSR2IRYrKxlTk0I82OAhWSev7DhtLkw%26_nc_ht%3Dvideo.fsyd3-1.fna%26oh%3Def80a7b29be7264ad2892f2d00276a1f%26oe%3D5C84B305&source=misc&id=579318495873707&refid=52&__tn__=FH-R
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    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
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    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
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    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.
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    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
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    Is glue necessary on Zman Grubs

    Do you reckon a thicker band over the eye would stop it snapping
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    Why don't I catch fish?

    ARe you wearing orange undies when you fish? - that could be the problem.
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    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
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    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
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    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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    Is glue necessary on Zman Grubs

    Yeah I'm the opposite when it comes to colours - I just pick one and stick with it. It takes a fair bit for me to change these days - I used to be mad for it but now I just cant be stuffed If they arent hitting little bait fish profiles I will switched to a worm if I'm near some worm beds but usually I just put my faith in bait fish imitations. When I do change plastics its usually to a different weight head, profile or hook size. But I do carry a few pre-rigged in a little tackle box in my pocket in case the toadies move in.
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    Is glue necessary on Zman Grubs

    Yeah I gave it my first try the other night and was very impressed with the results
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    Catching Mullet info wanted

    I've never tried squid but I have got them on small squares of limpet, so I can imagine squid working well. My techniques rely on working them into a frenzy and getting them to compete over a small bit of berley with my bait in the middle - so they may be more open to less desirable baits. If I wasnt using burley, I would probably pay more attention to the quality of my bait. If I had to guess - I'd say live sandworm would be the ultimate bait - but they will eat red meat, chicken and dough pretty readily when fished in a burley trail. Hook size and bait size are 2 things I pay serious attention to, as yellow eye mullet - especially the little ones I want - have small mouths
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    Catching Mullet info wanted

    Good call on the toughness of the bait - the mullet I chase are very good at taking bait off hooks - So I get a chicken drumsticks, peel back the white flappy skin and there is a outer coating of tough skin underneath (like silverside) - I make sure my baits have a silver side backing. If I use the normal flesh from inside the drumstick they find it much easier to rip off. I spose its a bigger issue for me because I chase small mullet on tiny 3mm by 3mm baits There can be many different sizes within the same school - the ones under 4 inch can be a real pain and waste alot of precious seconds dragging my bait around and keeping it out of the mouth of the bigger ones - they're also great at ripping off soft baits The days when they are so fired up they will take "white flappy" chicken skin are the best - they find it very difficult to rip that off and you can catch heaps of the one bait - but they do show a preference for the flesh over the skin. And a piece of flesh thats been sucked on a few times isnt as attractive as a fresh piece. Prawn and Live worm are a bit exotic for me to use all the time - but if I have had a tough session recently - I will grab a couple of big prawns from the supermarket just in cases they arent smashing the chicken - but the dirty old chook usually gets me what I need quick enough
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    Catching Mullet info wanted

    This is for rivers and still water scenarios I do 99% of my mullet fish from an elevated position, like a jetty. I Berley them up to the surface so I can watch them eat the bait I use them for livies, so I want to get 20 really quick. Small 3mm squares of chicken or prawn on a size 12 long shank hook. And I use a "Flatty Flicker" or just hold the hook upside down really firmly and 9 times out of 10, the mullet will wriggle off the hook, so I dont have to touch them and mess with their slime coat. I wouldnt catch many at all without a bread crumb and canned cat food berley - I mix it with water in a bucket so its just sloppy - And add a 1/4 of a teaspoon at a time, once I've got the school to my feet. I try to time my bait landing just after the half teaspoon of berley hits the water. I keep it unweighted so it sinks at the same rate as the berley. If there is no wind - I dont use a float but if the wind gets up, the float is mainly there to add casting distance and stop my unweighted bait being dragged around by the wind. I have found a gently sinking bait is much more effective in an active berley trail - A static bait sitting under a float, can be all but ignored, while a moving bait will be doing all the damage - So I keep my bait moving by raising it up and letting it sink. The mullet I chase love a moving bait. Even pulsing it back like a soft plastic, can help get the schools attention. They seems really keyed into movement and when one chases it, it fires up the school and they compete much harder for the bait. Finding a spot where they naturally hang out is also very important to my methods - If I get things right - I can have the school at my feet in under 2 mins - some days it seems like they were watching the first spoon of berley flying through the air
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    Whats you Favourite scaling tool for fish over 3kg?

    Yeah I'm not really set up for keeping large quantities of fish - it holds up ok in the freezer bags but I tend to give away excess on the odd occasion I have to keep a big fella. So it gets used pretty quick (its only happened twice when I couldnt revive the fish) The one in the photo was 1m long on the dot - but legal size is 60cm and you can keep 5 of them in Vic
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    Whats you Favourite scaling tool for fish over 3kg?

    Yeah with the Jewies I tend to fillet on the spot - skin when I get home - and freeze what I cant use in the next couple of days. But I only kill the odd one that doesnt swim off after attempts to revive - the Yarra isnt the most pristine river to eat apex predators from But if they are going to die - they dont go to waste - they still taste great but the Government suggests you only eat a max of 400g of fish from Melbourne rivers a week.
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    Whats you Favourite scaling tool for fish over 3kg?

    I had to google that one
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    Clickers

    No worries - And heres a vid by a professional bait collector, on trouble shooting pump problems and how to make a replacement plunger out of silicone and old gumboots - He talks about dings in the metal tubing - bent plunger rods - and lubing your pump every 15-20 pumps with vegetable oil
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    Clickers

    Heres a close up view of how the Alvey bait pumps are put together
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    Clickers

    Some guys just use a circle cut from a rubber thong to the replace the plunger - just press your bait pump down on the thong and it will leave an imprint - or you can buy a replacement kit. One thing I learnt too late, was turning the wing nut fine tunes the suction the pump delivers
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    Small Daiwa spin reels Vs Shimano?

    Here you go mate - the BG handled him no worries
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