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  1. projoe

    Anyone used

    YGK one of the worlds leading quality line manufacturers i have used a couple of their products to date it is excellent stuff
  2. If we are lucky enough (IF) we might get a good start to the season but it will go to crap once the flood waters with the snow melt from further up get here
  3. projoe

    Snelled Ganged Hooks

    Bad knots? are you applying saliva to the knots before pulling snug? could be a bad batch of trace material & yes it happens
  4. About 3 decades ago when i used bait to catch a few fish for a meal or 2 in my boat i would look out local for snapper, salmon, drummer or some fish with a drag pulling capacity. Once i had caught a couple of these species I would move on to the appetisers like gar, tommies, or even a couple of good sized leatheries. Now for the garfish as i always had some pilchards left i would carefully fillet a couple of half frozen pillies & cut them in long slivers appox 40mm & about 5mm wide these would be carefully put on a size 8 longshank gamakatsu or diiachi hook with a half hitch holdi
  5. Just to keep the juices going ive put up some more picks of other species that have taken a liking to the vibe/blade
  6. They are one of my favorite & most successful lures for deep water use in my boat when chasing bream & schoolies. they are very good snag detectors & i've had a few find new homes in the onka when fishing them from the bank & tend to stick to hards & softs in there these days. my most successful method of use was a good long cast but you need to just feather the last bit of the cast to make the lure lands with out tangling up i'll let the lure sink to the bottom & even let it sit there for a few second have had bream pick them up on the first cast. after a few se
  7. if you use the the split ring on the tow eye of the lure that could be your problem i have found a lot of these split rings have sharp edges on the end of the wire the line of the knot slips into or is located at that point & will break off i have had it happen to me in the past all my lures now have no split ring on the tow eye & are now tied straight to the lures tow eye with a loop knot
  8. always take em off, tie or clip the go straight to nose or bib loop
  9. if your launching at the new ramp with the pontoons & stay with in the channel markers there should not be any problems remember tho its 7 knots speed limit
  10. it may be the tow eye is slightly cocked to one side if the lure is spinning clockwise try pulling the eye to left ever so gently & with a very minisule adjustment with a small pair of pliers retry lure & the reverse if the lure is spinning anticlockwise. also i would tie a loop knot rather than a blood knot it gives the lure a little more freedom of movement thru the water.
  11. I could not see any difference in the blanks or rods FT/FSU (i was in fishing retail thru 1970s up to 2009) in these models other than different manufacturers cosmetics placement of winches etc. there were some fluro models 1980s (fluro yellow, orange, blue, green etc) brought out at one stage did'nt last long tho.
  12. pretty much all the rod building/blank makers have had ago at this. Because it was such a popular rod /blank FT120 4w (4 wraps of fibreglass) & later the FT120 5 (5 wraps of fibreglass) there were also some graphites made (i think were actually composites) i owned one of these for a few years, good rods for there day. Back thru the 1970's 1980's butterworth i pretty sure were the first to bring out these fast tapers then rumors were it was sold on to snyder glass & from there just spread to china. wilson & juro still make rods from these blanks last time i looked
  13. just another tip keep your sounder transducer cable away from other wiring if possible ie run it it down the other side of the boat away from battery/power wires it will reduce electrical interferance
  14. self adhesive ziptie cable holder is one name i found on google i'm pretty sure i got some from jaycar it was some years ago now electrical outlets or bunnings mite stock them
  15. JAYCAR sell a stick on ziplock strap holder i have used these in the past & are bloody hard to remove with a properly prepared surface in fact i had to a screwdriver to pry some off when i needed to relocate some wiring
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