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yellow door 1

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  1. Yeah I practiced with shit knives and I'm glad I did - the spinning motion can suck the blade into the machine when you came at it from the left had side. I managed to put a couple of divots on a 20 year old bait knife while honing my technique. All I own are cheapish knives, that are easily replaced, so I'm willing to risk them on these machines. The electric sharpener is by no means a finely tuned instrument - but in the hands of a skilled operator - you could probably get some acceptable results - If I ever find one - I'll get him to have a go and let you know But as it stands - I'm happy with it - but I'd only recommend it to someone who hates sharpening - and is happy with lightning quick, mediocre results
  2. Yeah I've had mixed results with stones - I lack the patience and the skills to get the best out of them - these, "almost idiot proof" electric units, are more my speed. I dont want to cut my fingers off when reaching into a soapy sink full of water - so "almost razor" is where I like my knives to be
  3. I can imagine with todays sounders and a vigorous jig - you wouldnt even have to wait for the fish to be hungry
  4. Yeah nothing worse than casting a mile then coming up solid to a clump of weed as soon as you turn the handle. I’ve switched some of my metals trebles over to singles to help minimise this problem
  5. Yeah I’ve had limited experience with alveys but I do remember them casting a mile......but bringing the line back in wasn’t much fun yeah I’ve never understood aniseed scent in the salt. I know there are plants that grow along the creeks that smell a lot like aniseed so it wouldn’t be too “foreign” a scent there - and would probably mask some human odours but I wonder why it works well out in the salt. i occasionally think some people catch fish in spite of the scents they are using, not because of them like wd40 - a lot of people used to use because they believed it was made from fish oil but the website says that isn’t true. But i spose when the fish you are targeting mistakes golf balls for duck eggs - you aren’t dealing with the most discerning palate
  6. Yeah when I was loooking at the profile of these old lures they looked like they could do with a bit of bending to get some action out of them
  7. Ahh I spose retrieving with an alvey ensures you arent brining it in that quick. I've got them on blades before but I havent thought to use metal slug type lures
  8. Thanks for all the info Plec - I spose ID-ing a lure was alot easier back then - as they were only 5 of them How did you retrieve these metals for Mulloway - Hop hop pause or straight retrieve?
  9. Yeah they look like some “mullet lures” I’ve seen basically a lump of metal to jag with
  10. No worries Dave. could achieve a very similar result with duct tape and a dab of super glue on the end of the tape to stop it unraveling
  11. My negative fishing experiences with contaminates like sunscreen and petrol on my hands have shapeD they way I look at metho soaked baits and my experiences with the salting down of fish flesh have me wondering why guys use metho have you tried just putting the worms in a bag full of salt and draining the juice after a couple of days this method turns fish flesh, to some where between fresh and jerky, with no metho required - and it lasts forever
  12. Do your hooks snap? This could be why, Metal fabricator has a simple hack that may improve the life of your hooks
  13. If you cant find any info on sores or bruises on Mulloway - search google for sores and bruises on other fish - "Red spot" seems to crop up a bit on a variety of different species around the world - Any bruising on Species like carp or bass will have been thoroughly discussed and may offer clues to why it happens in Mulloway
  14. If you'll excuse the french - here's an bit of the convo "Some fish just let themselves get run down during spawn time - not eating, just fighting and fucking so open to infection"
  15. I've had a look - and a chat to a fella thats caught more Jewies than me - and our river fish, landed in nets, dont seem to have sores or bruises - But they arent suppossed to spawn in our rivers either. I'm still waiting on a bloke who has 100's of Melbourne river Mulloway photos, to get back to me. But so far, all we can remember, are clean skins (The Bream - which do spawn in our rivers - get beat up and exhibit sores during spawning time - not so much bruises - but their tails get bloody and they will have bloody sores on their bodies aswell )
  16. I'll have a rumage through some old photos and see what I can find
  17. I've got a couple of special dates that I class as my opening days for certain spots - I've already missed April 14th And my May the 5th, looks like its not going to happen either What dates are your season openers. (p.s. circular saw is viewed as and "essential travel" accessory)
  18. Another theory ties back to the Mulloway emitting a scent to attract beach worms - they might be rubbing their slime coat on the sand to leave a stink spot - then going back to suck up the worms. That area is open to infection? Again - I'm not saying thats whats happening - just throwing some possibilities out there that match the location of your photos
  19. Ive watched carp spawn and they are super aggressive bashing into rocks, even beaching themselves for the chance to be the guy that gets his sperm on the eggs the males also relentlessly head butt the females in the guts to get her to release her eggs im not saying that’s what these bruises are as I have seen similar bloody bruised areas on bream around spawn time and carp for that matter - but I’ve heard them also described as fungal in fections
  20. Yeah it was more for my Mental health than anything I go fishing to unwind and relax and theres very little relaxing to be done in some spots. Getting into a blue would ruin the vibe
  21. When it comes to people taking undersized fish - I took the cowards way out and just stopped fishing where other people were - no more crowded piers - no more crowed jetties - no more crowded hot water outlets for me. Melbourne has hotspots where huge amounts of people gather and behave poorly - I just avoid those spots now. In one spot you would have no time to fish, if you confronted every one shoving undersized fish into safeway bags between the rocks. It used to be infuriating and having a word, only stops the problem while you're there. In alot of the spots I fish - I've never seen anyone else fish - its much more relaxing - no more people casting over the top of you - no more getting snagged on other people snagged lines - no more sitting in a tip of rotting bait in discarded bait bags - while I do miss the social aspect and camaraderie between fellow enthusiasts who do the right thing - in some spots the righteous are in short supply. I do have a couple of spots where I'll see the same faces and although we dont speak the same language - we communicate through nods smiles and hand gestures. What we do have in common, is a respect for the water were fishing. And sharing the water with those who respect it - is now a prerequisite for me casting out a line
  22. Yeah I’m the same for my most often used but the others get broken down so they take up less space
  23. Yeah a lot of blokes seemed to be concerned that you’d have to take the reels out to get to the one you wanted. so i rigged one up quick to make sure it worked the way I thought it would the finished project will look a bit neater but it will still be made from wood I’ve found and with dodgy work practices