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  1. How did you go? I haven't fished the Torrens for a few years, but I used to fish near the zoo and the uni. Some years there are heaps but not always. Heaps of carp everywhere in the Murray river at the moment. I usually go to Goolwa or Murray Bridge as they are close to Adelaide. Fresh is better. Stinky bait will work but not necessarily better and avoiding smell keeps the family happy as well as those fishing around you.
  2. Seamartin Wood reel Page 10 | Vintage old collectable fishing reels (reelmanaustralia.com) Looking at the darker foot and oscillator guide made of teflon, I would guess you have a Model 4,
  3. Several Hundred to over $1000+ depending on condition. Is yours working? There is one on facebook asking for $1000 at the moment.
  4. SHIMANO STELLA SW. THESE STELLA REELS ARE NOT THE SAME AS THE STELLAS PRICED OVER $1000.00 THEY ARE A LOWER MODEL TO SUIT THOSE WITH A LOWER BUDGET. - Easy Fishing Tackle Same $35 reel sold from a WA store for $226
  5. You can get anything printed on a reel in China These are the same as almost all the other silver sub $50 reels and likely from the same OEM factories with just minor cosmetic changes. One of the clues is the Daiwa air rotor style design. BEARKING Brand LT series Stainless steel bearing 5.5:1 Fishing Reel Drag System 15Kg Max Power Spinning Wheel Fishing Coil - AliExpress Johncoo Anti Corrosion Treatment Spinning Fishing Reel Carbon Washer Drag 10Bb Saltwater Spinning Reel Metal Body - AliExpress MEREDITH VANPES Series Rust Free And Smooth Bearing 5.0:1 Fishing Reel
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    Savage reels

    Reel servicing is getting expensive. Daiwa is currently $40 a service for standard reels and $70 for high end. They usually drop in new bearings at the first sign of wear at $10+ a bearing. I've paid over $100 a service each reel for my fancy reels. Recently I've been dabbling in the cheaper end of the market, especially for wading and kayak fishing. I've got 5+ years out of a pair of Kast King Sharky reels. They are not as smooth as Shimano or Daiwa but they have survived the saltwater and are still reasonably smooth. Ali Express also has some bargains and I'm sure the s
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    Savage reels

    BCF stock them. I've only had a play instore and a look online. Similar to the low end Daiwa and Shimano. Solidly built but heavy. As entry level gear it will be fine. For high end ultralight lure fishing they might be abit heavy
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    Savage reels

    Savage Gear reels?
  9. I don't have the bag anymore as the material eventually broke down. The zip still held up with a freshwater rinse after each trip and some inox spray I got the zip from spotlight from memory and used a large sewing needle and pliers. It looked really ugly but did the job
  10. I've previously used a large zip and stitched it on with some light mono. Did the job ok.
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    3lb brown

    You'll love the Snowies. I used to fish Lake Eucumbene a bit. Favourite spot was Old Adaminaby. Had some great sessions with upto a dozen trout a trip all around the 50cm mark.
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    3lb brown

    Nice fish What part of NSW? Great trout fishing in the snowy mountains
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    David

    Welcome David Trout in Adelaide is very niche as the populations are so small and the waterways are tiny. I don't think there are any fly fishing guides locally. There are a few small streams that hold populations of trout, some private dams that are stocked with trout and a rivers up North (several hours by car) that will hold trout. If you are interested in Freshwater natives and redfin then there are alot more options. The trout fishing in SA is nothing compared to the Alpine streams and lakes of NSW or NZ or Victoria. A few questions How long are you in A
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    SCAM STORES

    You can also type the website into scamadviser and they will give you a trust score shimanostore.com Reviews | scam, legit or safe check | Scamadviser
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    SCAM STORES

    If I'm not sure I usually do a whois check of the URL and also check that the company is registered shimanostore.com whois lookup - who.is
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    SCAM STORES

    The Otto's combos tab is interesting. Looks like they have lifted their data from Otto's Tackleworld website. Hard to stay on top of all the scam sites as it is just too easy to register a website these days. Once they are caught out they just start another website. Other than price, the first thing I do if I'm suspicious is check the about us section and see if there is a name, contact detail, history of the brand and location, then check if they have a social media presence.
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    Best 3 Jigs

    Here is the jig wall under UV and then with the lights off Interestingly UV does not equal glow UV And You | Northland Fishing Tackle (northlandtackle.com) UV is not a bad thing but I've done well on Tuna lures that did not light up under UV and alot of really good squid jigs have minimal UV.
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    Best 3 Jigs

    UV light and then with the lights off and glowing Bottom right is the brightest and works great off the jetties at night.
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    Best 3 Jigs

    No worries Des Squid are much easier than Yellowfin whiting At night any jig that glows works well for squid. The brighter the jig the better it seems. I just have a play with my UV light and pick the brightest glow Here is my current selection in my kayak tackle box
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    Best 3 Jigs

    Honorable mention and if I could have a fourth pick it would be a light or white colored jig. I like to throw this if it is bright or if there are alot of baitfish around. I would include the white with redhead in the same group. I haven't done that well with the red head but have seen my mate clean up fishing next to me with the white and redhead jig. Finally at night I like a glow jig, lots of options here.
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    Best 3 Jigs

    No 3 has to be a bright orange or pink jig. Any of the good brands work. This is a searching jig for overcast, dirty water or rough conditions. The key is to cover lots of water quickly and find the squid
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    Best 3 Jigs

    No 2 pick, especially in the Brighton area would have to be a fluoro green yellow My favourite is the size 3 Yo Zuri on the top, but the Evergreen, DJP, Yamashita and original Yozuri Aurie Q in the same color all work. This jig will work most conditions, low light or full sun, but it depends on the day.
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    Best 3 Jigs

    Thats a hard one. I rotate jigs every trip and have different favorites each season and also as the season changes. The last 12 months this jig has dominated with 40 of the last 50 squid caught on a size 3 Shimano Sephia clinch flash boost. Color seems to matter as I've run this jig head to head with the same size and style jig in a slightly darker pink and all the squid have gone for the favourite
  24. The storm twitching nipper looks like a good imitation but I've thrown it a few times as well for yellowfin and haven't got a bite
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