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  1. rocknev

    Alvey reels

    alvey all the way from rocks and beach for me.. spinner from boat
  2. rocknev

    Alvey reels

    have seen the seamartins in action.. freaky and neat idea for sure.. love the way it lays the line on when retrieved... beg to differ with the casting sorry.. i will sail a bait and a lure a long way past what i can do with a spinner of overhead ..spent a good 4 hrs at sheringa tossing a lure out time after time... gets a bit tiring, but it can be done... arms like arnold that night.. have had the side wind peel line off maybe 3 times ever... those that know me and have fished with me will know the best time i like to fish is in that very strong wind..you get used to it.... one of the biggest tips i will say on the alvey is if spooling it up, make sure the line goes on tight.. i wrap my line from spool in a bucket of water, line wrapped around the rainwater tank downpipe a couple of times to make sure it goes on tight.. when i bust a rig off,( thousands of times on the rocks) i will wind in the slack line with line interwoven around my fingers to keep it tight...
  3. rocknev

    Alvey reels

    the rod to match an alvey should have the first eye about the middle of the rod.. its usually an oversized eye, or a low mounted 40... a little clip on side of rod near butt to clip line into... and should be a short butt.... i find using an alvey gimble is a great idea .. especially for lure retrieving.. as mentioned, after using for a while its becomes second nature to just finger the line onto the spool...try an oval for casting practice... thats how we learnt ...most people hold the line with their thumb to cast, i prefer to use left index finger ... can hurt a bit especially when cold fingers if it snaps as softy mentioned.. but that sound.. hell goose bumps everytime it goes off.. has been a while though since ive heard it... snapper not playing the gamemy 651C with 1000mtrs matched to my 7 wrap 153 will never let me down.. i will break before that rod will.. my C'MERE rod of choice if i ever went chasing sharks , kingies or mullies...
  4. rocknev

    Alvey reels

    the slow retrieve can be a pain when flicking lures around.. especially when you can sail a lure to oblivian... but one turn is still a fair bit of line coming back on... you can buy a two speed alvey as well.. never seen one, but theres a video on youtube of one in action... feeling tired? have a nap... something takes your bait, that screaming sweet sound will wake you from the deepest of sleeps... love my alveys.. keep an eye out for a coming issue of the mag MODERN FISHING.. theres going to be a story on the alvey... check out the fat ugly dude hooked on to an eagle ray... bent all the way 153 snyderglas... i got beat up bad that day..rubbed a rock and bust me off after a good half hr of running me all over the ocean....
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    Alvey reels

    brother lost his alvey and snyderglas to a rouge wave at sheringa... we stood on the beach swearing and were ready to just give it away and head home... 20 mins later, up pops the last eye of the 12ft snyder....tried 3 times to reach it, but waves crashing in and not that dumb.. some woman next to us didnt seem to care, in she went, grabbed the tip and somehow got dumped on the dune we were standing on, with the rod... rebaited and fished the rest of day... pulled apart 4 hrs later for a proper rinse in running water.. but its an alvey.. working like clockwork like it should...
  6. watch for the wooden chair?
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    Alvey reels

    ive got a new 650C5, a 25 yr old 650C, 25 yr old 651C which is a deep spool holding approx 1000mtrs of 25lb line.. and got given another 651C the other day... the bloke cant use it, and niether can i.. first time in using alveys for 25+yrs if actually seen a left handed alvey.. identical to look at but spins the other way... im going to try and keep the spool and swap it to another backing plate and see if will change it to a right handed modellove my alveys.. matched to an 8 144 snyderglas, or my C'MERE snyderglas 7 153... tough reels..
  8. http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i7/nifty_2006/dragslightning085.jpghttp://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i7/nifty_2006/edit-1.jpghttp://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i7/nifty_2006/edit-2.jpg
  9. with the bigger lens zoomed in.. this is one of the three ships at anchor
  10. mate has a spotlight dangling over each side of his tinny.. garfish love it..
  11. anybody notice that when possession limits were mentioned this week, not many people are talking about marine parks anymore? just shift the train of thought to something else... well done s.a. goverment... seems to have had the desired effect dont you think?
  12. as for line, trial an error wil soon show you whats good and whats so-so from the rocks.... dont just think expensive quality line is the go, ive learnt the hard ( read expensive ) way... briad is brilliant in a boat, but incredibly uesless on the rocks.. i wouldnt even use it to tie a sinker to be honest.. it doesnt like rocks at all.. one decent rub on a sharp reef and it just falls apart.. leave the good stuff for the boat..line i use is k mart cheapy,few bucks for 300mtrs or so of 25-30lb... it will rub them rocks no matter how hard you try, and mines changes around every 6-8 weeks... ive tried the expensive line, its great for low stretch, but again, the rocks will kill anything, and the cheap stuff IS holding up better.. soon gets expensive when 50bucks of line goes onto the alvey,and will chaff just as much as the cheap line. its a good thing i dont really use the 651 alvey i have much.. that holds 1000mtrs
  13. i wouldnt use anything less than a 12ft rod sorry... the key to snapper from the rocks, or big salmon from shore for me is rough dirty water.. when its rough, its hard to get a bait out into a blowing head on gale.. thats where the long rod comes in handy.. also when its rough, the longer rod will lift your line above the breakers... old school mt8144 snyderglas for me, with a 650c alvey... drop it, abuse it, never wash it, and never let you down.as for jamming the rod into the rocks, get a piece of plumbers pipe about 600mm long from hardware store.... cut it on an rough 45 degree angle at the bottom with a hacksaw, jamb that into the rocks. (the proper ones from fishing shop are a bit flimsy IMHO.. and overpriced for what they are imho ).not only does it protect the rod butt, its also a damn sight easier to get the rod out in a hurry if its bent double... many a fish has been lost when the rod spike has fell dropping the rod so make sure its solidly jammed in..good luck mate.. looking forward to reading about some rock fishing..
  14. this was from about 8-10pm last night.. so bright were the striles its almost daylight.. LOVED IT
  15. THIS is what happenes when you get a strike less than 80mtrs away.. ummm yeah... we packed up and got in car pretty quick.. http://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i7/nifty_2006/july2012038.jpghttp://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i7/nifty_2006/july2012039.jpghttp://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i7/nifty_2006/july2012040.jpghttp://i68.photobucket.com/albums/i7/nifty_2006/july2012036.jpg
  16. heard today this was the small school.. another much bigger school was also there.. today? not a fish was spotted.. guessing hiding under the wharf somewhere..
  17. this happened today.. they were just crusing around the harbour all day.. a seal got stuck into them a bit later... even had a few kingfish swimming with them.. i was at tafe and missed seeing them.. hopefully tomorrow i will get a look.. NO FISHING ALLOWED... admire only...sizes up to around 10kg or so
  18. rocknev

    another storm

    the one from last year is as it came from the camera.. no editing whatsoever.. decided to have a play around with editing one of the pics from last week.. can become this...
  19. rocknev

    another storm

    boyington,set the camera for M, ( should be a turnie thingie on top) use the roller to put it on bulb ( roller thingo near the shutter button) roll that until it says bulb, but then go back one.. should say 30, keep going back and that number will decrease.. them numbers is the timer... 30 is 30 seconds open, etc etc.. i generally use 15 - 30 seconds, depending on how close the lightning is... push the shutter button, and it will time down the seconds you have selected.. longer the shutter is open the more light it will capture.. ( if there are multibly strikes in that time frame, it will capture them all )MANUAL focus,on a WIDE angle lens.. ( there should be an infinity symbol on the lens, set it to that). if you cant find it, focus in on some lights in the distance.. then pan around to where you think the lightning might be coming from.. a tripod is a must, and i use a remote trigger on a cable, so i dont even touch the camera so lessoning vibrations... ( ebay has them for around 10 bucks )on top, there should be an iso setting.. set that to 100-200... again, depending on how far away it is. look for a button saying WB.. thats the white balance setting.. mine is set on flurescent.. thats how you get the blue/purple ting to it.. im by no means an expert, and havnt even read the book on my camera.. i just play around with it and it seems to work for me.try taking some photos, of the same object at night/day/ morning/ dusk etc etc, and play around with the iso.. the same photo, with different iso will capture a completly differnt result.may i suggest geting a filter for the front of the lens.. i use a uv filter mostly... cheap insurance from accidental scratches on the lens.. if it gets a scratch, its uch cheaper than a new lens.on front of lens, it should have the dimater of the lens.. if its like mine and direct from the shop it will more than likely be a 58mm lens.. thats the size of the filter you need.. just screws onto the lens
  20. rocknev

    another storm

    was the same boyington.. driving, and prob the best bolt ive seen flashed from left to right as far as i could see.. and camera was sitting on the seat next to me.. i was actually heading to port lincoln to chase it, but just that little too far... they got hammered pretty well i heard and seen a few pics from there.. jelous much
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