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  1. yellow door 1

    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
  2. Its a long vid but its interesting to watch how often the lures are ignored in favour of hitting the camera and the sinker https://youtu.be/Lh8RtB_x1dc
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    Interesting Camera and Sinkers that get hit as much as lures

    Yeah I wouldnt mind seeing that bream footage - seems like noone likes the paparazzi getting in their face
  4. yellow door 1

    Get your line on tight

    I'm predominantly light line user - so I never really though about how much tension -"running the line through my fingers" while spooling - was putting on the line I imagine its well under a kilo - but I havent tested it. But it is something I will be thinking about in the future on all reels. If I'm going to be running 3kg of drag on an outfit - the line should be spooled on with 3kg of tension.
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    Get your line on tight

    Just ran 150m of 30lb braid through the book with 1.1kg of force. I was reeling as fast as I could and the line barely got to "luke warm" - by the time I touched the book - I couldnt notice any rise in temp on the paper
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    Interesting Camera and Sinkers that get hit as much as lures

    Yeah makes me want to see footage of someone using that camera on local reefs
  7. yellow door 1

    Get your line on tight

    For some people catching a fish is a bonus - for me - it just gets in the way of my true passion - testing things noone else cares about p.s. - if you think your bored now - wait til you see the video
  8. yellow door 1

    Get your line on tight

    forgot to add - with 8lb braid and 8kg of weight - about 680g
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    Get your line on tight

    Ok so the results are in - results may differ depending on whose cook book you use Couldnt find any phone books, so I had to use a heavy cook book With 8lb braid and no weight - dragging the line through took about 115g of pull with a 4kg weight - about 320g with 40lb braid and no weight - about 240g with 4kg of weight - about 660g with 8kg of weight - abut 1kg
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    Get your line on tight

    Yeah theres every chance of that - but it is rare to find a manufacturer that doesnt recommend the pump and wind technique when retrieving line. If you try to use a reel as a "recovery winch" against heavy drags - it going to age many times faster than one that is used correctly - thats what I was referring to when I mentioned "damage to gears". Maybe I should have said "Premature aging" You could do a few years worth of wear and tear just spooling up against a heavy drag - because if you pump and wind while fishing - your gears would never see that sort of pressure in the field Obviously the pressures you're using dont make this a problem - but the heavier the setting - the more potential for wear and tare while spooling up
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    Get your line on tight

    Yeah the reason I swallowed everything being said in that vid is because it was being said by Peter Pakula - he's always struck me as a thinking angler with many years of experience. It would be interesting to see how much drag is added by the yellow pages method - I might just give it a crack - thanks Pakula did mention you can turn 8kg mono line into 5.5kg line through friction during the spooling process. I usually use wet gloves to counteract this - I also used to submerge my braid spools in water while spooling but I've been told this can cause problems with spool corrosion - I've never experienced any - but some blokes recommend against it
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    Get your line on tight

    I use digital luggage scales to set mine - then just dont touch the dial for that session. After a while - you get to know what certain drag settings feel like with different braids - You just pull line off the spool against the drag - I know I've gone too far if my fingers start bleeding
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    Get your line on tight

    One issue I can see is - if you dont have a spooling machine - getting that sort of tension by winding line on with the reel might do some damage to the reels gears - because you never real it on that tight while fighting a fish ie - you dont wind line on while the drag is running
  14. This just came up in my facebook feed - those are some pretty scary numbers
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    What going on with your the Snappers?

    https://podcasts.apple.com/au/podcast/al-mcglashan-ep9-aussie-snapper-tricks/id1450231254?i=1000443181526 If you fast forward to the 13min mark he talks about the SA snapper fishery and the importance of microorganisms to snapper recruitment
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    Biggest Mully...

    My Mullas are small compared to alot of the ones in this thread - Some of those beasts are scary big But I dont subscribe to the theory of "Rig for the fish of a life time - everytime" - Its because I lack the discipline to endure nights without runs. Where I fish - leader thickness can mean the difference between 10 runs and none - so hats off to you blokes with the tenacity to fish with appropriate tackle I bumped into a trophy hunter with 100lb braid and 100lb leaders - I landed 6 Jews in his presence and he didnt bat an eyelid - He was chasing a completely different animal to the ones I was landing. He hunted "APEX Jewies" - the ones most people confuse with those ginormous Black Sting Rays when they start stripping mono off a reel. The fish he was chasing, have no fear of leaders, because since they got to 20kg, they've been able to bust every leader they taken into their mouth.
  17. yellow door 1

    Breeding maggots without meat

    Yeah I reckon your calculations are about right I'll give the coconut fibre a go next
  18. yellow door 1

    Breeding maggots without meat

    Ok so here the final installment - 70 days in the fridge
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    What going on with your the Snappers?

    Yeah S.A. still has to deal with the the effing disgraceful flows coming out of the Murray to prop up the cotton industry up stream. I'd hate to see the traditional flows out the Murray mouth -compared to the trickle is receives due to the mega dams upstream. And those flows are 100% DECIDED BY POLITICIANS IN BED WITH THE COTTON INDUSTRY - THEY DONT EVEN DISPUTE IT - there are taped phone calls with the deputy director of the DPI which show him so far under the doona - I cant undertand why he wasnt immediately sacked then put in jail But he wasnt The problem with politicians being watch dogs over a resource is - the only resource they want to protect is the "Cash Cow" - so even if it is being exploited in an unsavory manor - the "cow" must survive - just in a more palatable form. And accusing a fellow politician of taking too much "milk" may land you in hot water later when it comes time for your cup to be filled
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    What going on with your the Snappers?

    Dont get me wrong - I know environmental factors can have a huge influence on the presence of weed beds - and if you're looking for a villain - its easy to get political about it - but at the same time these grass beds disappeared - it happened to coincide with the dredging at the mouth of the bay. Suddenly one of our most iconic beaches - Portsea front Beach - a 100 year old icon - (that had been the crown in Victoria's foreshore)- got sucked away and had to be reinforced with huge sand bags The beach was gone and the sand bags were put in place, not to restore the beach - it was to stop the buildings 50m from the water being sucked into the bay. But to be fair - alot of ocean back beaches, lost a heap of sand over the same period - some of my child hood beaches lost so much sand they were down to bed-rock that used to have 3m of sand ontop of it. So who knows whos to blame for what
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    What going on with your the Snappers?

    What I cant work out about S.A. is - Melbourne is more densely populated - and the pollution running off our streets should be massive - and getting worse every year - but our recruitment - according to media - has had some very positive years in the last 20 - our dud years coincide with huge rains hitting around spawning time - the EPA says you shouldnt even get your feet wet after a big rain - as our sewerage pipes over flow into the bay - I've seen the brown coming out of our rock groins after a big dump Dont get me wrong - I used to fish whiting grass beds at the mouth of Port Phillip Bay in winter - we'd hit them every year - then I took a 15 year break to chase bream on lures - then went back down to hit those grass beds for whiting. The first thing that struck me as odd was - over a 15 year period - cockles/pippies had become about 15 times more expensive, at the same old bait shop, we used to stop in on the way to Queenscliff. I put that down to inflation and traveled the 40kms to the ramp - we launched- and headed out the mouth with nostalgia entering every receptive pore - the sights - the old smells of the docks and decaying weed were still there - this is what a coastal town smells like. But once we got out the front - things got a little weird - we went to our never fail whiting mark and almost automatically anchored up on the leading edge of a grass bed that ran for 30kms all the way back to Geelong. But we couldnt find the leading edge. So we motored down looking for it It wasnt there - there used to be a km wide strip of sea grass running the entire length of the peninsula - but it had vanished We went out deeper looking for it in crystal clear water and it didnt exist - the whole basis of a whiting fishery had vanished. - we caught no whiting that day
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    What going on with your the Snappers?

    Yeah when the NSW DPI did their research into threats to coastal and estuarine areas - pollution was a factor I didnt realise was such a big issue. I spose if you kill the grass beds the snapper fry rely on - you are going to have some big issues in recruitment
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    Breeding maggots without meat

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