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  1. Underpants

    Anyone used a FG Wizz?

    Are you finishing the FG wraps first with some half hitches and then tying he Rissuto to finish it all off? The finished knot in the vid looks to have 1/2 doz half hitches in there too....
  2. Underpants

    Anyone used a FG Wizz?

    Cheers K. Will definitely be giving that one a crack. Sick of nearly cutting my fingers with 4lb braid!
  3. Underpants

    Anyone used a FG Wizz?

    As per title...has anyone used the FG Wizz an aussie made FG knot tying tool? https://www.fgwizz.com.au I stumbled upon it online whist looking for a cheaper version of the Knot Assist 2.0. It looks to be elegantly simple and i like the way it leaves both hands free.
  4. Only just noticed this as i've been away.....fishing...not necessarily catching. Looks like a fine crumbing mix there. Was going to ask if one of the ingredients was the 'love of good man' ? but as its all done, I gather it's not?!
  5. Underpants

    Small Daiwa spin reels Vs Shimano?

    Daiwa Freams LT 2000S. Kuerschie ran me thru a range of reels and i was able to have a play with the Freams LT 3000 (marginally heavier) and an Aird 2000 (same size). The Daiwa 2000 fitted right in the size i wanted, between a Shimano 1000-2500. The LT nice and light for balance but still seems solid. Not held locally so purchased online, at 20% off and free postage. Would had to of gone to Tackle World as well to try the Fuego 3000 and still have to buy the 2000 online anyway! Setup below, Just need to load up the spool and break in properly. (HB may recognise the rod) WTF is the go with Daiwa's instructions? Is it just me or are they usually supplied in Japanese only!? Everything on the box is English but the instructions arnt !
  6. Underpants

    Catching Mullet info wanted

    As others have noted mullet is honest 'simple' fishing. They respond particularly well to burley. Nothing fancy required, a simple bread/pellet base is fine with a bit of tuna oil...minced fish bits ect. The challenge is the consistent distribution of said burley to bring and hold them in which really depends on the scenario. Im a big fan of a onion bag jammed full of all old saved bits an pieces. I have fond memories of an April mullet session over near Pt Turton, where i waded out on the incoming tide and dropped my onion bag jammed full of goodies. 1 end tied to a brick the other end a ball float and a large glow stick. Hight tide was an hour after sunset. The mullet came in and were a fish-a-cast. Then a heap of smooth rays came in and it was all over...crazy as they would take anything and were almost fighting to get to the burly bag. Rig wise : basic double patternoster with #8-10 hooks and a burley spring sinker (depending on your 'burly' scenario/method). I do like mrfish's suggestion: That would work well in the surf. Bait wise i like to use small pieces of red meat!! They hold on the hook really well unlike the 'old school' mince & semolina mullet mixes. I usually use heart (deer, saved from another pastime ). Lamb heart would be fine. Have also had good success years ago on rabbit roadkill . Kangaroo is great and a mate swears by fillet steak
  7. Underpants

    Catching Mullet info wanted

    Our sea run mullet are a predominately autumn scenario. You will hear the report of the odd mullet here and there, but the schools wont be around fore a while yet. Mullet are good bait for mulloway
  8. Underpants

    Catching Mullet info wanted

    The last hr of the rising tide. Nfi re West lakes as tides are essentially artificially controlled Probably got around a month or so until the mullet swing in fully too.
  9. Underpants

    Small Daiwa spin reels Vs Shimano?

    Dunno, appears that Fuego LT may be a Tackle World exclusive with Daiwa? Still cant tell the difference tho!! Freams LT 2000 $183 (BCF online coz they dont stock it locally!?) or Fuego LT 2000 $169 (also online as Tackleworld Adelaide don't stock it ) To be superficial....as much as i don't like red...... the black and red Fuego looks way sexxxxier than the gold and silver Freams !!!
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    Small Daiwa spin reels Vs Shimano?

    Thanks for the input folks. Had a feeling Kuerschie might have been working today so dropped in for a chin-wag and have a play few a few reels. Helped that my son was fast asleep in the car (all windows down and he's 6 so well capable of getting out!) so i could actually focus on the importand reel hardware. Hands-on is certainly the best approach and pretty easy choice of a Daiwa LT model in 2000. Roughly between a Shimano 1000 & 2500, which was what i need. Just need to decide between a Freams LT or Fuego LT....? Doesn't help that Fuego isn't on Daiwa Australia for comparison !
  11. I'm considering purchasing a BG as my first Diawa reel, to replace my clunky Shimano Symetre 1000 on my light 1-3kg spin setup. I'm looking at the BG as it has a good rep and is currently going for $155 & $159. I understand it's Al construction will make it a bit heavier than composite reels. I have found the Shimano 1000 size just a tad small, being cumbersome at times, for my 'man hands’. I find their 2500 oversized for the 1-3kg rod - unnecessary capacity and out of balance. Any advice on how Daiwa's 2000&2500s compare with Shimano 1000/2500, size wise? Will probably 'try one on' tomorrow. Just need to purchase online to use PayPal and 'slip beneath the radar' .
  12. Underpants

    Smoked Tommies/Gar.

    What you smoked gar fillets? Shame on you !!
  13. Underpants

    webcam upgrade

    There's a page of links, top right. Pages>SA fishing webcams
  14. Underpants

    Buying live worms?

    Ive never studied any biology so don't understand how the whole 'species' thing works! Your common garden worms live in a non-salty environment...your garden. Seaweed worms have evolved to live in, eat, etc composting seagrass at the high tide line = rather salty. Sure you could probably catch yfw on garden worms however they will die almost instantly in salt water and turn to mush as the salt passes thru their skin.
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    Buying live worms?

    Setup a worm farm with your own tigers is pretty simple. I've even got a healthy population in my compost bins. Then when you want some bait turn the bin over a bit til you find them. Even easier to collect if its a worm farm. Store in a little plastic tub with a bit of compost or moistened coir fibre. Sheldon's Bait does "Catchall Crawlers" which are available locally i think these appear to be bigger than tigers.
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