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    doobie reacted to southie THE BANGA in Looking for YFW on Lure Chasers....   
    Just a quick update. 
    Been trying my best to pump a few out over the last week... 
    Works been a pain in the arse. Will pump a few more out before i start to give a couple out.... but heres some I've done so far..

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    doobie reacted to Plectropomus in Palm Cove info wanted   
    Hi there,
     
    Palm Cove jetty produces some great fish -- especially on live herring/sardines castnetted underneath it off the ramp. Huge GT's and spanish mackerel have been caught there. The trouble is the (cursed) sou-easter mid-year that re-suspends the muddy sediments and keeps the pelagics offshore.  So your fishing will be governed by the wind and water clarity. The sou-easter blows for weeks on end (and makes the climate bearable) between about late March and late October. The various mackerel species come right inshore when it clears up in winter.
    Here is article for starters: http://www.fishandboat.com.au/articles/item/193-palm-cove-jetty-dan-kaggelis?fbclid=IwAR1gCmDzBEMNR34a88KBKL4BaEGD7bbYRhELv7iPQ4AV8Eqj4o7bBAhU59w
    Here are some pics from the young jetty rat who features in the article. Barra school up underneath the jetty but are no easy capture. Suspending unweighted live baits under the lights at night is a proven method used by the locals. Barra don't mind your Murray-River type murkiness at all.



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    doobie got a reaction from SurfcaztR in Palm Cove info wanted   
    It's a good video too
    We stayed in Trinity Beach (just down the road) in June and the whole area is just so nice.
    When we went up to Palm Cove it was blowing a gale and no-one was fishing on the jetty or beach - so can't help with any info.
    Trinity had some people fishing the rocks (south of beach), but the short time we walked along there didn't see anyone catching anything - but it was a good sheltered spot from any Easterlies.
    The beaches seem to have a good drop away, especially at Trinity, only metres out from the beach.  At Trinity I saw fish jumping out the water from something chasing them - looked good size too.
    Apparently you can get a bucket of prawns for $10 at Palm Cove although not on the day we were there
    But plenty of eateries along there so I'm sure some locals could help out too. 
    Sorry can't be too helpful for your question but enjoy the trip though  
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    doobie reacted to SurfcaztR in Palm Cove info wanted   
    Planing to fish Palm Cove beach mid next year,has anyone fished there and what species have you caught.Will mainly fish the beach as seen in this video.
     
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    doobie got a reaction from southie THE BANGA in World Fly Fishing Championships 2019 Tasmania. (shocking conditions).   
    Geez they are dedicated !!  A bit like me, bit of wind in the air doesn't stop me  🤥
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    doobie got a reaction from Meppstas in World Fly Fishing Championships 2019 Tasmania. (shocking conditions).   
    Geez they are dedicated !!  A bit like me, bit of wind in the air doesn't stop me  🤥
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    doobie got a reaction from Softy in World Fly Fishing Championships 2019 Tasmania. (shocking conditions).   
    Geez they are dedicated !!  A bit like me, bit of wind in the air doesn't stop me  🤥
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    doobie reacted to Softy in World Fly Fishing Championships 2019 Tasmania. (shocking conditions).   
    That looks like fun.........  
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    doobie reacted to Meppstas in World Fly Fishing Championships 2019 Tasmania. (shocking conditions).   
    Here's a few photos from the WFFC, a few fishing in some very poor conditions on Penstock Lagoon & Little Pine Lake in the Central Highlands yesterday in snow & 35-45 kph winds that were also gusting up to 60 kph.. Today is much worse with snow down to 500 meters and gale force winds of 90-100+ kph.. not sure if today's event was on or not, checked the web cams of both waters and didn't see any boats on them..
    Not sure if the river fishing was on either.. I was going for a drive to the Upper Mersey River today to take a few photos but decided to stay home in the warm..
    The air temp here in Sheffield at the moment is 2.3 degrees..
    cheers
    Adrian..




     
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    doobie got a reaction from yellow door 1 in which Sunglasses to buy?   
    on the review YD1  
    I had basic polarized sunnies for sometime but find I still squint a bit when around water.
    So with some left over $ from last Chrissy/b-day I'm going splurge out and get some 'better' ones.  
    Quite a few good brands out there and obviously everyone suit/likes a special type and I've never seen the sense in spending so much on sunnies.
    Yes, you can get some much, much cheaper but I might as well that cost towards the dearer.
    For me atm, I've narrowed it down to an Oakley Split Shot Deep Water Prizm (was thinking the shallow water ones but may not do as I want). 
    Normally around $295 but with 30% off this Thursday brings them down to $206.
    Hope they will do the job for me lol
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    doobie reacted to Meppstas in Clear water wild trout...   
    Here's a video of one of my trips to the upper Mersey River chasing trout in clear water here in Tasmania..
    Perfect day for being in a river even though I would have preferred overcast conditions..
    cheers
    Adrian
     
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    doobie reacted to FLOATMAN in DIY FRESHWATER TACKLE   
    Hi fellas... As you know I am a float fisherman predominately, but not always, whenever I use a float and the majority of the times that I do, I  fish the bait just touching bottom, but not too much over depth, so I need to know exactly how deep my swim is.To measure this I use a PLUMMET , of course I make my own, as they are so easy and cost virtually nothing. As you can see by the photo I start with a sinker/bomb with a swivel in the end, the end is cut off with a hacksaw. I grab hold of a champagne cork (which I obtain from an alcoholic friend of ours) and cut a small section off from the reconstituted cork end (you can use the natural cork end but it's not so resilient). I stick this centrally to the end of the bomb with two part epoxy glue and wait till it goes off. Then it is a simple job to sand the cork to the contour of the bomb with sand paper or on the grinding wheel. Job finished... to use the PLUMMET go through the swivel ring with the hook and float (already attached to the line) and simply stick the hook into the cork, cast out and adjust the float until you get the required depth, take the PLUMMET off and add the final weights to the rig to make the float "cock" properly. Never seen them sold in Australia, but why would you buy one when they are so easy to make.
    If any one wants to know how to set a float to 25mm to the depth of the water let me know and I will explain...

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    doobie reacted to yellow door 1 in which Sunglasses to buy?   
    About 20 years ago I did a side by side test with spotters and my servo sunnies - my servo sunnies were much better at penetrating the waters depths in the Yarra - So I havent spent over $30 on a pair of sunnies Since.

    I'm currently using the KastKings which could be bought for between $25 and $12. But I cant find this model online anymore - Lucky I stocked up and got 3 spare pairs when the price dropped to $12.

     
     
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    doobie got a reaction from Hunter69 in which Sunglasses to buy?   
    FYI
    Sunglasses Hut has 20% off with their Black Friday sale to EoB Monday 2nd Dec .... but don't buy !!!
    Next Thursday 5th Dec they will be having a 30% off sale .... insider info  
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    doobie got a reaction from peatop in First attempt at homemade cork floats.   
    As some might know, I had a fishing float made up of some dowel with a foam indicator as my main float rig.  It did it's job very well although sometimes a tangle would occur which was always easy to undo.  However, after re-spooling my reel with lighter mono, I kept getting more and more tangles - some to the point of cutting the line and re-rigging.
    I decided to try something else and didn't really want to buy the stand shop float.  So a bit of look around on Google I saw a guy make some cork floats that looked quite good.   Problem was I didn't have any wine corks except 'champagne' corks courtesy of the missus.
    Being the cheap skate person I am lol, I FB'd my neighborhood for some and received a few - and free  
    Problem was that the rest of the materials for the way I wanted to make the floats was a bit expensive   But if I want to make more then the cheaper each one will become, plus the satisfaction of making my own.
    Here's what I did ....
    First - drilled holes through the cork and with some wood glue put a 6mm piece of dowel through it and let dry overnight.

     
    Second - put a couple bits of wood together with a hole to place the dowel to keep in place whilst sanding.
    I used 60 grit at first and down to 120 grit to get a smooth finish.  This one is a champagne cork.

     
    A few different shapes and was also careful on a few not take away the wine 'emblem' on the cork so to give a bit of a different look.

     
    Then I cut some safety pins keeping the end ring part that will help attach a bit of weight for buoyancy and leader.   I originally used some standard sewing cotton (black) but felt it may not hold overtime, so used some braid on the rest.   Put some wood glue over it all to strengthen and let dry overnight.

     
    The fifth step was to give some primer to the ends ready for some enamel paint.  I used Gesso craft priming paint and let that dry for 3 hours.

    Then the other end and again let dry for 3 hours.

     
    Then some black gloss enamel paint on the bottom of the float.  Two coats given and will give a little extra to the braid/ring.

     
    The eighth step was giving two coating with a vibrant yellow enamel.

     
    Not too bad bad so far and could left without further painting, but decided to add a little decoration before giving three coats of Spar Marine vanish, by dipping the floats straight into the tin.  Let them dry well and light sand before next coating.  Pat the bottom tips to soak up the excess drips.

     
    Turned out reasonably ok for my first effort although a little 'rough around the edges' lol
    Took a bit of time and few dollars but 🤷‍♂️

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    doobie reacted to nters123 in Best Moons/Tides for Mulloway Fishing   
    So how did you go mate let's hear the report😉
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    doobie got a reaction from Squid Inc. in First attempt at homemade cork floats.   
    Well the new floats did their job today.

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    doobie reacted to bjorn2fish in First attempt at homemade cork floats.   
    Way to go mate 👍🏻
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    doobie got a reaction from FLOATMAN in First attempt at homemade cork floats.   
    Well the new floats did their job today.

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    doobie got a reaction from bjorn2fish in First attempt at homemade cork floats.   
    Well the new floats did their job today.

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    doobie got a reaction from Softy in First attempt at homemade cork floats.   
    Well the new floats did their job today.

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    doobie got a reaction from yellow door 1 in First attempt at homemade cork floats.   
    Well the new floats did their job today.

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    doobie reacted to Mickyj in Fishing reports   
    Just a quick post about fishing reports from tackle dealers . Not strike and hooks report I like them very general and great information.
    l will say firstly  after I told a couple of bait fishers at west lakes who were chasing mulleway. I have landed them years ago on minnow style lures in the Pat . I did mention a few weeks or couple of months ago mulleway broke my trebles off . So I read this weeks fishing report that mulleway are taking minnow lures in west lakes . I’m not certain they are or my big mouth got the talk going lol.
    And as a side note a worker at that dealer suggested I not use a mat black double clutch because I’m not fishing at night . And what colour double clutch did the mulleway take the treble off of mat black and last weeks 32 cm bream fell to a black lure . Funny what works lol 
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    doobie got a reaction from yellow door 1 in First attempt at homemade cork floats.   
    Pretty drawing Yellow Door  
    Yeah, that could have helped but it just seemed to be a random big tangle.   Previous to changing to a lighter line there was an odd very small tangle that usually came undone with a jerk of the rod.   But the lighter line caused big issues.
    Went to Bunnings today to get some clear tubing to hold line on float.  Tubing was either too small to fit on shaft or too big which would slip off.
    Purchased some electrical cable and took the wiring out - line still slips through too easily, so looks like I'll need to put a couple of half hitches of line to the shaft to hold on.
    Not my preferred way, but it will work.
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    doobie reacted to yellow door 1 in First attempt at homemade cork floats.   
    They look slick Doobie

    WHen you mention problems with tangles and light line it struck a chord with me.

    I had very similar problems when trying to cast really heavy floats on light tackle.

    I found that casting in a large loopy arc and 85% power really help get rid of tangles - this sort of cast wasnt possible on my light bream outfit so I started casting with 14lb pound braid and a snapper stick - that sorted it out.

    The overhead cast kept everything in alignment and sorted out my issues.

    This may not be relevant to your rigs but I thought it would be worth mentioning - the loopy cast at nearly full power was the answer to my problems

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