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yellow door 1

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  1. Went with the hose clamp in the end - It allows you to orientate the torch for single handed button access
  2. 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
  3. may aswell leave this here aswell - could be handy for more than just reddies
  4. A mate sent me this dehooker - interesting set up
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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.
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. They are some Mighty tasty looking recipes Des - thanks for passing them on
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. after mucking around with those slimey mullet the other night - the time has come for a dedicated fishing rag with caribeena
  15. Heres a little snippet where they are more panicked
  16. 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
  17. Not as many suffered as I’d hoped but it was a bit of fun working them out. Ended up covering about a km and polaroiding new schools when the bight slowed I could only pull 2 or 3 from a school before they shut down. And they didn’t respond to burley for long before leaving. Even mullet can be tricky when they want to be but hopefully the snapper recognise these and know what to do with them
  18. Yeah something was off. I expected much more interest on the yabbies. Other guys have had success on them - I just couldnt make them work Even the salting process didn’t spice up the reddy chunks enough to make them tasty I’ve just got back from scoping a mullet spot. Plenty there but I didn’t have my gear just salted up a batch of chicken to try to secure a few for snapper baits. The local creek is still too mozzy infested to consider going for carp. Even during the day So the mullet will have to suffer
  19. Nah we found a few schools but they were all tiny pinkies - So I I just ripped the tails off and used those with the shells still on - they might have been a bit big for the little pinkies to swallow. But they werent getting anywhere near the amount of bights as the pilchard cubes. I gave them about an hour to prove themselves as my mates were pulling in little pinks consistently on the pilly cubes. I had cut up redfin cubes the same size as the pillies, out on another rod and they were basically getting ignored aswell. Withing seconds of my first pilly cube hitting the bottom I
  20. yabbies and reddies couldnt compete with the Pilchards on the undersized/just size pinky schools we tried them on. They got convincingly beaten - I wont try them again
  21. Got a window in the weather tomorrow morning - and Ive added another freshwater bait for the snappers consideration
  22. Haha - I genuinely thought I was coming down with some mystery illness - turns out i was just cold and hadnt checked the forecast for a few days
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