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    dmck got a reaction from Des in Snelled Ganged Hooks   
    post a close up pic of your knots.... I suspect you are tying them incorrectly.
    Do you use a tool?  such as flyfishermen use to tie flies?
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    dmck got a reaction from Meppstas in Left hand (not handed) winding   
    I'm RH... but I cast with my LH and wind with my RH.  I've noticed some people hold the rod on their RHS and still wind RH.  My LH holds the rod on my left hip.
    I think I'm normal so you must be ....................... ????
     
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    dmck reacted to Soobz in Left hand (not handed) winding   
    Normal is another word for average  @dmck I'm supernormal* 🤣
    *(it's a real word, I won that argument with my wife, and winning an argument with your wife proves you're supernormal)
     
    @Des yeah that's a concern I have too, thumbs are more a problem, I look for reels with big round/EVA grips now.
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    dmck reacted to Kelvin in GLISS fishing line   
    Follow up on Gliss. I've still got it on 1 reel. Abrasion resistance got really bad over time to the point of constant breakages.
     
    It looks like most people have found the same and it is going really cheap.
    WFT Gliss Hybrid Line 150m Yellow Bulk - DINGA Online — DINGA Fishing
    At $3 a spool I am still giving it a miss.
     
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    dmck got a reaction from Meppstas in What would you do to get back your fishing gear?   
    Not these days........ !!!
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    dmck got a reaction from doobie in What would you do to get back your fishing gear?   
    Not these days........ !!!
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    dmck reacted to Wert in What would you do to get back your fishing gear?   
    I've stupidly jumped in after a few things, stupidly for me is pretty much when you can't see the bottom due to dirty or deep water,  or jumping in the Torrens lake, that's plain nasty 🤣.
    The only one that compares to you though Mah for plain fear factor and temporary insanity was one night at the end of Wallaroo Jetty something big took my favourite light combo, poor thing, drag was set right and screaming, I nearly got there too but the tiny 1500 spool just couldn't keep up.
    Instinctively went straight after it, probably wasn't halfway down when I realised what an idiot I was, we'd been catching bronzies and hammerheads, the rod had disappeared already and I had a fresh deck of PJ supers in my pocket.
    Pretty sure I briefly became Aquaman, somehow, no idea how, don't even remember doing it, I clambered up a pylon and onto one of cross supports from there I was able to climb back up.
    Easily the most terrified I've been in my life, genuinely can't remember hitting the water or getting out, just fear and adrenaline.
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    dmck reacted to MAH in What would you do to get back your fishing gear?   
    Monday night I decided to head out for a fish, so I packed my squid outfit and a soft plastics outfit for some tommies. I packed it into my bicycle bags and headed off to Glenelg jetty. Got to Glenelg about 7pm and fished for squid till last light, then switched over to soft plastics for tommies. No joy with the squid but plenty of tommies about for a feed and to stock up on bait for crab nets.
    The jetty was pretty empty with only two other people, which was surprising because the conditions were excellent. Then about 10.30pm the wind started to pick up with increasingly strong gusts. Just after 11pm a really big gust came through and I turned to see my bicycle being blown over. All my gear was secure in the bike bags, except my box of squid jigs, which went over the edge of the jetty. There was no moon, so quite dark but with a torch I could see the box of jigs partially floating and heading out to see. Well, 10 quality jigs and the lure box sinking to the bottom was not something I was happy about, and I quickly said to myself "F*** it!", stripped off to my boxer shorts, climbed the railing and took the plunge into the inky brine. One of the other fishos shone a torch on the lure box and I swam out to get it, then back along the jetty and underneath to the opposite side to climb the ladder.
    By this stage my heart my heart was pounding pretty hard, not from jumping in (I was a regular jetty jumper as a kid), not from the swim, but from the thoughts racing through my head. With no moon, it was bloody dark down in the water and the fear of the unknown lurking below certainly put me on edge as I swam back to the ladder.
    Would I do it again? F*** yeah! I'm not letting $150+ of jigs and lure box get away that easy.
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    dmck reacted to Soobz in West Beach Boat Ramp Upgrade   
    What is really needed is just 1 independent that genuinely supports rec fishing. There's a reasonable chance independents will hold the balance.
    Regardless, most of us agree the 2 majors are self serving lying pond scum, but unless you have personally contacted them about your rec fishing concerns then you're just rubber stamping what they do. Particularly at election time.
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    dmck reacted to SurfcaztR in West Beach Boat Ramp Upgrade   
    Labor's Peter Malinauskas says he has all the answers sorted for rec fisherman,i beleive him and trusted ex union organisation staffer.
     
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    dmck reacted to doobie in Fish, last rites....   
    Nope, think again.
     

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    dmck reacted to doobie in Fish, last rites....   
    You are blessed my son  
    Kill as many fish as you can.

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    dmck got a reaction from doobie in Fish, last rites....   
    Father Doobie and Father Softy, please partake of the 'holy water' before administering...

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    dmck reacted to Soobz in West Beach Boat Ramp Upgrade   
    🤣
    Neither major party gives a toss, but if they think they can buy some votes they will. It's just the commercials make way more noise than the recs.
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    dmck reacted to Rybak in West Beach Boat Ramp Upgrade   
    Not only do commercials make more noise, they provide funds to the political parties......& are in cahoots with the whole corrupt system which includes PIRSA. Money talks, decisions made in stealth without any transparency and you just get told - these are the new rules....All just BS & totally wrong.    
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    dmck reacted to SurfcaztR in realistic worm movement   
    Yep if something is wriggling in the water it must be alive,i made another one same length but thinner works better.More worm like.
     
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    dmck reacted to MAH in Bait Pump Plunger Washer Replacement - Simple Solution   
    The washers on the plunger of bait pumps deteriorate pretty quickly. But no need to rush off to the tackle shop, just pull out that old pair of thongs you kept for DIY projects.
    Put the thong on the ground and place the end of the bait pump on top, then twist back and forth while pushing down. It will soon cut a perfectly sized circle, which you can use as a replacement washer.

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    dmck got a reaction from doobie in Innovative Ideas Man   
    I think Wolverine is giving us the 'middle finger'....


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    dmck got a reaction from yellow door 1 in Innovative Ideas Man   
    I think Wolverine is giving us the 'middle finger'....


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    dmck got a reaction from Plectropomus in Chicken Smasher has landed   
    batteries not included..?
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    dmck got a reaction from yellow door 1 in Chicken Smasher has landed   
    batteries not included..?
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    dmck got a reaction from yellow door 1 in An “arch” you don’t want to see on the sounder   
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    dmck got a reaction from yellow door 1 in An “arch” you don’t want to see on the sounder   
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    dmck got a reaction from yellow door 1 in An “arch” you don’t want to see on the sounder   
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    dmck reacted to doobie in BOOBY TRAP   
    I was hoping for a little bit more considering the title
     
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