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Mickyj

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  • Birthday 18/01/1963

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  1. Mickyj

    How to: Daiwa Double Clutch lures?

    Vertigo is a mongrel as is infected sinuses but I’ve suffered head spins in the past from my brain injury 6 fractures right side of my head it’s just the right side of my sinus which is improving. Hopefully I’ll get out tomorrow not to fish I’m afraid . now I think you bought the black one in the 75 size that’s a very good colour I’ve caught a fair few fish with that colour in the smaller size and something big broke that off I’ve replaced it in the smaller size hope you land a few salmon in this weather
  2. Mickyj

    How to: Daiwa Double Clutch lures?

    Ok seeing I was mentioned lol . I’m sick as a dog this week vertigo and infection so not leaving the house yet . Good question to ask simply the easiest way to use a double clutch that hardbody tragic reminded me once . Retrieve very slowly then slow it down even more . Yep so either one or two slow turns or retrieve of the reel then pause and a twitch . Twitches will sometimes work well and at sometime won’t attract the fish . I saw the post about moving the double clutch fast for salmon yes that works as does slowly but honestly if salmon are on the bite they will hit a lure once it hits the water . Like the slow retrieve a oldie I know from the Pat a bait fisher reminded me to always hit baitfish schools . Another thing I needed to remember after my injury . Now while it’s great not every bait school holds predators but they do . With double clutches I’ve landed more on the 65 used more of those but I now have 4 in the 75 m . None with red eyes for some reason lately red eyes are great but not always . what everyone tells you should work on all sinking lures . colours that’s been a thing I’ve been big on since I took up hardbodies some colours work everywhere some work great in west lakes some work great in the Pat as an example I bought an olive green DC 65 last winter as I was landing salmon on everything I chucked at them in west lakes . I bought it as it was like a plastic colour I was using in Zman slim swim . End result nothing would touch it in west lakes but bream and STs loved it in the Pat . And with that $10 voucher from anaconda a$15 dc cost me $5 . It’s grey and white iirc first four fish in the Pat bream then STs and mullet loved it go to west lakes one mullet . ok I guess I’ve rambled enough but you can use the things people have posted on all diving hardbodies cheers micky
  3. Mickyj

    First Fish on Fly

    Your a few years to late for me to help you . I was a crap fly tyer but my flies caught bream and salmon trout .. it took me two months to catch my first bream then better fly fishers helped me . Me I went and went and went and just went totally using flies. I never fly fished in the fresh . But if you live near West lakes try every beach that you can fish at that's what I did . You need sinking line for sinking flies . Or if you find Whiting Popper flies you need a floating line . Good luck Don't do any other Style of fishing when you fly fish and keep moving . And I was using a 6 wt .
  4. Mickyj

    ABU GARCIA REVO ALX SPINNING REEL

    That's way too big for me but coming up from a 1000 lots of line
  5. Mickyj

    ABU GARCIA REVO ALX SPINNING REEL

    I can back that up after using it . Into the wind was still better with the 300 metre spool. But with it very close to making it to the middle of the Pat. And I can't get over how smaller the LT 2500 is compared to the first 2500 I used All those years ago .
  6. Mickyj

    ABU GARCIA REVO ALX SPINNING REEL

    Cheers baitcaster it was hard mainly I went to use the right hand after casting .I have in two trips used it left and right . Left two fish right five fish . What I can say using it casts a lot further than a 1000 size reel thanks for the advice .
  7. Mickyj

    ABU GARCIA REVO ALX SPINNING REEL

    Thanks everyone HBT you were right . I just tried it on my Sienna then did it on the diawa . All fixed Homer Simpson moment
  8. Mickyj

    ABU GARCIA REVO ALX SPINNING REEL

    Can't get it to undo on the right side I can do it on every other reel
  9. Mickyj

    ABU GARCIA REVO ALX SPINNING REEL

    If it's not the best reel I've ever bought it should be . I can't change it from left to right handed but it's fantastic .
  10. Mickyj

    ABU GARCIA REVO ALX SPINNING REEL

    Thanks everyone I was like a kid in a candy store yesterday
  11. Mickyj

    ABU GARCIA REVO ALX SPINNING REEL

    Thanks lofty I was so excited waiting for them to spool the reel .I'm looking for those big bream hopefully they are back in the local . Seeing I wimped out today on my birthday got up it was raining so I thought Saturday will do
  12. Mickyj

    ABU GARCIA REVO ALX SPINNING REEL

    The diawa they didn't have in 2000 I could've got a 2000 in another reel more $$$$
  13. Mickyj

    ABU GARCIA REVO ALX SPINNING REEL

    Ok some will know I posted in a couple more places about this reel. Seeing it is my birthday I went into tackleworld and checked the Abu Garcia reel again compared it to shimano and diawa. I am no expert in everything what did I learn the Abu Garcia spool was too shallow . Comparing diawa and shimano the assistant didn't like the shimano handle over the diawa handle . I didn't like the look of the bail arm on the shimano purchased the diawa LT exceler 2500.Looks great spooled with 5 lb braid . Handle for a change will be on the left . Now those who don't know me this will be an extra upgrade after my brain injury this difference could be a help be harder once or twice or five minutes . I'll put up a crappy picture handle now on .
  14. Mickyj

    ABU GARCIA REVO ALX SPINNING REEL

    Anyone whose actually used this reel Thanks for the information so far seems no one has actually used one .
  15. Mickyj

    ABU GARCIA REVO ALX SPINNING REEL

    Thanks for the info
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