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  1. I have a 'fishing chalet' at Port Moorowie. Heading there and hoping for good weather. I'll try to do 2 shifts in Edithburgh Sea Rescue Radio Room, to make up for recent unavailability due to broken leg....
  2. If you just flip the spool over the rotation will tighten the nut. THing of the # you will save !!
  3. Use it as backing. Looks like you have some useable lengths there. buy smaller reels and use them for squid etc I have a few Shimano IX4000 and they catch everything... even big snapper. If all else fails ... sent it all to me...
  4. FG put a loop in the end of the braid and then put the loop over the eye closest the reel. Wind in the reel until there is a bow in the rod and the braid is under tension. Now make the FG. When crimping, PRACTICE PRACTISE PRACTISE....never use just one, sometimes they do slip Cheap crimps... they used to be half this price... but still cheaper than anywhere else I've found.. https://www.wellsystackle.com.au/_products//TerminalTackle/FishingCRIMPSSLEEVES/WellsysOvalAluminiumMiniSleeves-8083-1715-.aspx
  5. I wonder why its not available in SA...?
  6. This is the 'beast' that catches my attention (not that tiddler fish).... I'll have a 100kg!!
  7. I'll try to remember to collect my wifes corks for you blokes.... A months collection should supply you for a couple of years.....
  8. Try some bamboo skewers (shaslick skewers). They are thinner and lighter than dowel. Usually very cheap at Coles/Woolworths If you want to go really light go to a craft shop and get styrene foam balls. They are dirt cheap. Hot glue the skewers in to position. After you bind the eyes/swivels/whatever in place, seal with the hot glue. (wood glue may not be waterproof).. 'a course...... you seem to have enuff floats now......... maybe just go fishing!!
  9. Spot on Yellow. I have already re-rigged my whiting, gar, tommies and shark gear. My usual snapper spot carries all these from time to time, as well as snook, squid, sweep, trevally and on one occasion sampson fish. Its not a bad spot, close to shore and 7m deep. Mind you on at least 6 outings I have hooked legal snapper on my gar hooks!!! Guess I'll have to throw them back -- but at least there will be no barotrauma.
  10. C'mon Wadey............ you know the govt expects the Snapper to obey the rules and not take your bait if your fishing for another species! Are the snapps in your area rebels who wont obey the rules?? I recall seeing 'somewhere' that we are expected to have a suitable means to return them to the water to the depth at which they were caught, to reduce barotrauma ie a release hook with weights. https://pir.sa.gov.au/fishing/community_engagement/snapper_management_review_2019
  11. I'm quite happy to use cheaper reels for smaller fish but I generally use known 'brands'. For larger fish it has be a good quality reel --- usually known. ABU and Penn mostly. I do have a couple of unknowns that perform-- but I only got them coz they were bloody cheap and were worth the risk. I gave up buying home brand combos after a bad experience with 2 x 'snake brand' outfits. Similarly 'snake' hooks and swivels have a short 'in use' life..... but I still have a lot in reserve... I have a lot (yes... a lot!!) of ebay braid..... and have never had it let me down. I'm happy to buy cheaper 'un known' rods as long as I like the feel and they are VERY cheap. So far-- so good... but if a 'name' comes up at a good price I get it. A few years ago I bought a lot of used reels from a Qld deceased estate.... mostly game reels. I'll never use all these... but gee--- they look good when I hang them off the rod racks on the boat!!! THe 'finance officer' is always vigilant about the fishing gear she sees... so I have 3 lots.... 1 at the chalet-- a large collection coz " I have to cater for visitors without their own gear'..... and 2 places at home... " I need that in case I go out locally"... and " dont go in there... its full of rats and spiders ......"
  12. my 4th guess...122...? my PC is running a couple of days slow......
  13. .... and I have my secret salted carp launcher ready for action...
  14. I made one years ago out of steel flat bar. It was so out of balance you couldnt hold it steady. I now use an electric mulcher and/or BIG mincer. If these fail my fishing buddy has a commercial plastics granulator modified to do fish..... nothing stops that!
  15. What is the big disk that you sharpen?