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yellow door 1

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  1. Great write up MAH - An old successful bait dog, can become a dangerous beast with a lure in his hands
  2. Awesome tips and insights there Des.
  3. I made up a few last night and it renewed my hatred of working with tiny split rings So I made up these rings. Too weak for attaching a hook to but plenty strong for the spinning blades
  4. And the beauty of diy is - if you lose the prototype to a snag - you just need 10 mins to whip up a few more when you get home.
  5. Guys have been getting some big reddies on jig spinners recently so I thought Id give them a crack. Obviously Im not going to pay "TT" prices for them - so I bent up some wire and gave them a swim. No huge ones yet but I lost it to a snag a couple of casts after this one
  6. last update on the torch handle - I nailed it - a fully enclosed handle is the most ergonomic for a variety of different angles
  7. Went with the hose clamp in the end - It allows you to orientate the torch for single handed button access
  8. Was wondering how hard it would be to make a handle for a torch that gets hot - turns out its not that hard Can either drill through and use a 1/4 inch bolt to screw into the hole provided on the torch. Or just duct tape of velcro it on
  9. may aswell leave this here aswell - could be handy for more than just reddies
  10. A mate sent me this dehooker - interesting set up
  11. Ive never used a real one - just vice grips or free hand for flasher style rigs on 1/0 to 5/0. I have heard its difficult to find a vice that handles both tiny fly hooks and large saltwater hooks. Im all about diy and multi use items - so the vice grips are great for uncomplicated flies like flashers. but none of the tools are completely necessary for flashers - please excuse the overly cropped footage - But you'll get the idea of a free hand attempt
  12. Just an update - more for myself than anything - I scattered tuna oil soaked, mushed up chook pellets around the trap - just a couple of teaspoons - (I didnt want tuna oil in my traps because they would stink out the car) - I figured the oil slick would help the mullet find it, as it was too windy for me to wade around and spot them. I think this really hurt my chances - the oil slick made the traps very visible from the air - both seagulls and terns have evolved over thousands of years to look for slicks - and I reckon that helped them find the traps much quicker than they would
  13. Bit of a learning curve on the new mullet trap- only thing that likes these traps more than mullet is seagulls - if you walk more than 10ms away - the seagulls swarm them and stick their heads in for the bread. Even had a few terns grabbing the mullet before they could get in. But the fact that 2 found their way past the flock of birds guarding the entrance, was very encouraging - . Had to leave early as a gale was steaming in -but now that I know I have to shoe the birds away - it could be a goer
  14. Out of the hundreds of mullet that saw it tonight - only a few let me know that my lure choice and retrieves were interesting enough to hit but not enough to inhale.
  15. No worries - yeah it seems no retrieve could be too violent when the prawns are in full panic mode. Fish are much better at tracking stuff through the air than I first thought. I remember being on a 3 story boat that takes tourist snorkeling up north - my mate left her camera on the second story, near where I was and asked me to get it. It was a cheap disposable with a float - so I threw it near her, off the balcony - she got swamped by all sorts of reef fish. I could see them tracking the camera as soon as it left my hands. The staff on those boats throw fish scraps off th
  16. Yeah in the past, Ive tended to keep things simple and I was mainly catch and release for alot of years. So I didnt have a chance to get bored of my recipes. But since discovering redfin are delicious, Ive been thinking of branching out
  17. They are some Mighty tasty looking recipes Des - thanks for passing them on
  18. I’m having a bit of a crackdown on my hands getting unnecessarily stinky at the moment and my fingers now have a faint whiff of rubber instead of fish
  19. Very Nice - Yeah I think I'll add a loop- I was just going to chuck the whole thing in the washing machine but the carbeena might hook on to something in there and wreak havoc. Worked out really well tonight - didnt have to touch a mullet - no more stinky hands on the steering wheel. And no more slime wiped on my clothes Ended up just rinsing it under the tap and I'll give it a sniff test to morrow to see what extra needs to be done - Thanks for the tips on cleaning and separate towels for different jobs - makes alot of sense
  20. after mucking around with those slimey mullet the other night - the time has come for a dedicated fishing rag with caribeena
  21. Heres a little snippet where they are more panicked
  22. Maybe try prawning vids - where guys go at night with lights and underwater cameras - you'd see a variety of fleeing I imagine Or a night wade over the flats would give you a first hand view and maybe get a tasty feed of gars and prawns
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