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Everything posted by rocknev

  1. this was a bit better result than the last chase was.. drove 400kms from whyall to wilpena pound and back for zero photos.. nailed a roo though causing a lot of damage.. but the terrano still lives to fight another day..
  2. just happened to be my 47th birthday.. mum and dad couldnt be with me, so they sent me a present from heaven.. (R.I.P.)
  3. cheers all..enjoyed doing this..
  4. im hearing wilson now make the new snyderglas rods.. im just hoping they are up to the quality of the old babies.. ive got a two piece snyder and that will bend just like the one piece without showing signs of letting go.. gotta love being hooked up so solid you can play smoke on the water on the line if you pluck it
  5. if you decide to go with the alvey reel, i would be hooking it up with a snyderglas set up for an alvey..has a short butt, so the reel can sit low.. ive seen the alvey rod, but im not really a fan of it to be honest.. the rod should have a large oversized eye as the first eye, and pretty much in the middle of the rod... an alvey rod bucket strapped around waist is a great idea.. they help a lot with winding in, keeping the reel in a great comfy position.. another plus with the alvey is the star drag, not a fan of the lever drag or the B series alveys.. 650c, 700c, alvey..with the star drag is
  6. reel? is there anything other than an alvey? not for me for a surf rod anyway....
  7. im biased.. but M12/144 snyderglas is a great rod..
  8. not in adelaide but swear by my alveys for rock and beach fishing.. tough as nails...
  9. always a pleasure to fish with del and softy,,,, had a fish with samrota last night... just on dusk, sam seen that snyder bend double and that alvey scream its bazookas off... missed that fish but got the little one that ate what was left of the bait 5 seconds later..
  10. well done mr and mrs scaleytom.. the pics you have sent me are great... can see the proudness you all have of a beutiful lad.
  11. each to their own ausea....i use a spinner from boat or chasing squid land based, sometimes an abu7000 from boat... and the alvey for rocks and beaches... been using alveys for 20+ yrs, and for me they are the reel of choice... ive got 4 brothers... 3 who fish... all of us use alveys, snyderglas' or butterworth rods.. not one rod is under 20yrs old.. i can strip an alvey down on the rocks/sand/ even the moon.. they just that simple.ive got 4 alveys... 650C, 650C5, a deep spool 651C which holds 1000mtrs of 20lb, and got given a rare beast the other day... thought it was identical to my deep spo
  12. nice video... but are you trying to tell me that reel doesnt get a full clean down and lube afterwards? doubt it
  13. alvey make a 2 speed alvey.... never seen one, but theres a video on youtibe of it in action ... remember the time one of jimmies mates turned up with a brand name big spinner del? all bright and shiny in gold and black.. wont mention the brand name... first cast, retrieve, snagged... couldnt shift it, so walk backwards as normal holding the spool to break the line without bending the rod.. almighty expensive sounding noise... and end of 500 doller spin reel.. we pulled apart for a look and ball bearings falling out from everywhere... this was a brand new virgin reel... used for all of one cas
  14. have a 144 8 wrap snyderglas.... but also use a 153 7 wrap snyderglas as well.. thats my C'MERE rod... dont use it often, can cast about the same as the 12ft, but its not as whippy to sail a bait out with.. damn i love that big snyder though....
  15. well done sam... was thining of heading out last night.. but after spending all day putting up a veranda i was pretty much dead by 4pm... still got carport to do as well
  16. yeah nothing exciting about them... like pulling a sack of wheat in
  17. nothing from the rocks sat night cept 8 doggies... the rip fired for the boaties though i heard
  18. friday night was looking good.. headed out with a couple of buddies, and ended up at kimba chasing a storm.. round trip of 400kms but what an epic night it was...couple of photos you can see the highway.. gives a great scale of just how big the bolts werehttp://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i7/nifty_2006/11-2.jpgwas getting a bit too close, so bailed into car.. turned camera to air, but it swivelled on side.. pity.. this was a crackerhttp://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i7/nifty_2006/12-2.jpgnext night we got slammed by a big storm.. knocking down power lines, ripping roofs off and blowing over tree
  19. very nice indeed... well done
  20. love the power of nature... chasing it is addictive for surenormally mate and myself head out, this time he stayed in town and left me too it.. hes not happy now... he mostly got rained out and didnt get a lot of pics
  21. hey samrota... the daytime shots are from black point... two aimed at shacks in false bay, the other looking over where you fish... the water was dead calm.. that changed 20 minutes later and had 2mtr waves.. just like that when the change came
  22. yeah i read today, that S.A. had 57,000 strikes... in ONE hour... and people say more chance of getting hit by lightning than eaten by a shark... no wonder.. if there was 57,000 sharks in one hour im sure the odds would change a tad
  23. i know i can flick a metal lure out a damn sight further than i can with a spinner...but its that sound.. damn that sound is incredible when it sings its merry tune on a run
  24. what a great night it was.. loved it
  25. surprising how many people are killed by lightning.. pretty low odds... ive got some photos to chuck up from the storm in whyalla... i will start a new thread
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