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  1. Congratulations Adrian. What an impressive, colourful and very personal way to represent your trout season. Nicely done. Regards, HBt.
  2. Very nice. Even as a diehard hb'er I can appreciate great work. Regards, HBt.
  3. Which one is the lure? Regards, HBt.
  4. Great photos ... and some lovely fish. Nicely done. Regards, HBt.
  5. Grandkid's reels? Regards, HBt.
  6. ^^^ What he said +1. Regards, HBt.
  7. At present happy with the results I get with the Improved Albright (alias Alberto) for strength and glide through the guides. Certainly much better than the Surgeons knot (3 turn) I was using. I tie my braid/leaders at home and carry 2-3 spare spools (1 is straight through fluro) which helps as much as possible to negate tying on the run. Regards HBt.
  8. For me the following works well with surface lures for bream: Lure > clip > loop knot on fluorocarbon leader > improved Albright knot > braid. Depending on what you are chasing the fluoro can be swapped out for mono. I use these but remove the swivel. Snaps are easy to use with short fingers and fading eyesight . Good luck with this. Be interested to see what others suggest. Regards, HBt.
  9. Great read and photographs. Thanks for sharing. Regards, HBt.
  10. I can help keep this thread going. A number of years ago was there on a Saturday morning and landed a 42 on a daiwa dc. Was so excited went back on the Sunday morning and landed a 43 again on a dc just a different colour. This is still my pb from the Lake. Regards HBt.
  11. Reports sound promising sTB. Would like to purchase one with the pink head/orange tail and a green one please. Would like to try these colours on the bream . Regards HBt
  12. More than happy to help out if/when you want to trial these on bream ... like now . Regards HBt.
  13. ... and could bring in some lure money as well . Regards HBt.
  14. Looking very impressive. Cant wait till you start offering to pimp other style hb's . It would be nice to have someone local who does this. Regards HBt.
  15. Hi TL. In a word NO but having said that I have used clips for most of my bream fishing so not sure if my catch rate has been hindered by them. Only notice a decline in my bream captures if I havent put on the right lure . Regards HBt
  16. Because I like to be able to change hbs easily I use a clip to the split ring and then a loop knot to the clip. Works well for me though you do need to check the clip after each fish landed to ensure that the clip is still closed properly. Regards, HBt.
  17. As the name suggests my passion is hard bodies generally using minnow/shad/surface style lures. Lure brand/style/colour purchase has been determined by amount of success with each lure. Again I am not adverse to purchasing second hand if it is what I am after. Just a simple matter of changing out the hardware for new. Generally this means Owner trebles. Have tried many brands over the years with some being successful and some not so for me . If I had to name brands preferred they would be in no particular order: Daiwa, Ecogear, Bassday and Zipbaits. Good luck with your endeavour sTB. regards, HBt.
  18. It has been a long time since I purchased any new gear. I tend to purchase second hand these days as I have found that by shopping around my dollars can go further on better quality gear. Up to this point in time I have stuck with either Daiwa or Shimano for reels and a few brands for rods . Regards, HBt.
  19. ^^^ What he said . Regards HBt
  20. There are a few good videos on YouTube re fishing the Onkaparinga that are worth watching. Will give you an idea of possibly where, when and with what you might use. Alexsfishin's Onk vidoes are a great place to start. Good fishing. Will look forward to your future successful reports. Regards HBt.
  21. The simple answer is yes I can but where I am fishing will determine this risk. I tend to use the 60's for this style of fishing them. Regards HBt.
  22. Have had good success with twitching and pausing as well as a slow constant retrieve. Also scored some good fish kicking up plumes while bouncing them off the bottom. While they are rated to around 2-3 metres depending on the size you use I have also used them in shallow water with high sticking my rod. A great lure with potential to catch numerous species . Good luck with using them. Regards HBt.