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Des

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  1. Metallic Gold Colours are exceptional in deeper and dirty water.
  2. Side colours more effective with sinking lures.
  3. IMO the bottom colours of lures are more important than the top for floating lures.
  4. Don't use any Decoy Snaps any more. I have lost some trophy fish with these snaps opening up ... whatever the reason. I now only use snaps that ... DON'T OPEN UP. Mustad "Fastach" Or "Norman Clips" Daiwa also offer a "non clip" Clip I think called super 8. I have not yet tried them. You DON'T need to trust a "clip". There are better options available. Cheers, Des
  5. I am sure you won't be disappointed for the job. if I bump into you again. You are welcome to have a flick of the 3 I have Cheers, Des
  6. I am not sure what exactly you are looking for T L However, these 3 rods are what I take out on a session. They are ALL PFLUEGERS !!! An Exceptional rod for YFW and available at a ridiculous price of $79.00 for a rod with such quality materials and components. $79.00. Review the details on the website below. https://www.motackle.com.au/pflueger-trion-rod-clearance.html Now they are all a bit different. 701UL 7ft 1-3Kg - Standard no modifications. That I use for the lightest of lures. 701L 7ft 2-4Kg - Butt extended by 9" to improve casting for Medium lures. 701L 7ft 2-4Kg - Butt extended by 9" ... & ... the tip shortened (broken) to the second guide for heavier lures. So I play around with 3 different options on any given day depending on the conditions and lures I want to use. Cheers, Des PS. I also have Samaki C12 Gen2 7ft 3-8Lb, Shimano Raider 721 7ft 1-4Kg, Shimano Bushy Lure Long cast 792SP 1-4Kg ... all also very good. Plus Samaki and Daiwa travel rods in 2-4Kg that work perfectly well at home. Yet ... I alaways take out the Pfluegers fo YFW
  7. Bigger ones always do. Just happened to me tonight. Bigger fish always have a different texture to their flesh. I stopped keeping flathead over 65cm for this reason. I too would love to know a solution. Never thought of scoring the fish. But will give it a try. Cheers, Des
  8. http://www.southozrods.com.au
  9. I have used stradic and rarenium Ci4 & Ci4+ for close to 10 years. And they are always getting abused and immersed as a wading fisherman. Never had a problem. Occasionally get them serviced every 3 years or so. Otherwise a quick spray over them before fishing is all they have needed. Highly recommend them. Cheers, Des
  10. Des

    SUNRISE & SUNSET

    Some of the joys of going fishing
  11. Q: How much does it cost to start fishing? A: Not much. .... But it will cost you a lot to stay fishing Cheers, Des
  12. BOM is the bomb! The "meteye" section is brilliant, for detailed long range forecasting. http://www.bom.gov.au/australia/meteye/ Zoom into the map for your area. Click on your spot and look at the 3 hourly detailed forecast for the next 7 days . Nobody beats that. Nobody beats their accuracy as they own the weather stations. They have first use of the freshest data. I use Seabreeze for a graphical overview. But if you are serious, then tunnel into the detail on BOM. Your life might depend on it one day! Cheers, Des
  13. Welcome to the aquatic wonderland of the Northern Sandflats. A good wind ripple produces better results ... Too rough and too stirred up is not good. Don't be afraid to fish very shallow water for YFW. Especially at the bottom of the tide and you can see nipper and cockle beds. Good luck Cheers, Des
  14. At BCF Great wading/ Bream Rod. A quality graphite rod with all fuji hardware Brilliant price @ $89 I have 2 of them !!!! Both 7 ft, 2 pce. A 1-3Kg & a 2-4Kg http://www.bcf.com.au/catalogue/out-now.aspx?utm_source=edm&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=MF_BCF_2016_WK15_SN_SC#view=catalogue2&saleId=10230&page=7 Cheers, Des
  15. Conditions were quite different to Saturday. However water temps are holding and the fish are around. Caught my bag today. Size a bit smaller than Saturday. I kept fish 30-37cm . Released plenty under 30cm. Plenty of Trouties around as well. You can still catch plenty on the dodge tides. Find the spots that they will hold on in a dodge. Cheers, Des
  16. YFW on the Northern Sandflats. Caught this bag on Saturday Good sizes too. Upto 40cm Cheers, Des
  17. Des

    Barkers Inlet

    Hey we have all been "Bjorn again"
  18. Give Rob Wilson from South Oz Rods a call on 8261 5455Very knowledgable and very helpful chap.
  19. I endorse all the above comments.I have had rods repaired, but not built, by Rob.He has always done all my reel services.Quick service, Incredibly cheap, Good bloke full of info.Cheers, Des
  20. @ ale; "Still getting the little bronzies whilst wading the flats Des?!" They are around most days.Dangling a keeper bag full of fish brings them in.Bleed some ST in a keeper bag and they are a certainty. Fun on light gear. Just need to have some ganged hooks on wire trace ready to use when they show.Cast out & draw it past their nose! All very entertaining on light YFW gear.Cheers, Des
  21. Got this for Christmas;Samaki C-12 Gen2. 7ft, 1pc 3-8lb (1.5 -4kg)Have not fished with any other of my 9 light rods yet! ... since ChristmasSo far: YFW 41cm, Bream 38cm, Flathead 62cm, Bronzie 3-4ft. Was fantastic with allCheers, Des
  22. Enter Shark! And see how quickly they get bunched up.It sure looks like a nice, relaxed, leisurely day for the salmon. An infrequent situation as the Predators are ever present. :ohmy: Cheers, Des
  23. NONE!Just don't spook them. And simply follow them. They mainly move in the direction of the water flow. Sometimes they back track from where they came.Berley only brings their competitors in that will strip your bait before the YFW!!! Cheers, Des
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