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  1. Hamo1234

    New rod

    Yeah, Im using a 3500 certate on this rod from memory - the combo weighs next to knix. I didnt get the boat out Im afraid. Was actually pretty blowy when I got up Saturday. In fact, I probably only saw a couple of boats out all day. Good luck tomorrow at Foul if you go!
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    New rod

    This is the Samaki Hunter - I note its rated for jigs to 120 grams, but Ive been using much larger jigs without a problem. In fact, I used a much lighter rod on the 40 kg samson in my profile picture!
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    New rod

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  4. Hamo1234

    New rod

    Hmmm - Im not sure Hunter - will check on the weekend!
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    New rod

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    New rod

    Hey - Ive got a Samaki that Ive been using with little jigs - its pretty awesome. Ill have to get the model number when Im at the shack on the weekend. Im very partial to very skinny, light weight and deceptively powerful rods....................... this sums up the Samaki! Loomis use to be excellent - life time warranty, however, I think that has changed now. I was fishing out at Channel Point for barra with a guy that had too much money..................... Im not sure if its because he lost his lure or that I caught the biggest barra - but he snapped the Loomis over his knee. Couldn't believe it - and they replaced it no questions. Again - this was back in the composite days............
  7. Ha! Are these things worth anything these days? I still have a near mint Butterworth OH 4120 (spent most of its life sitting on the wharfs of Port Adelaide waiting for mullies) - from memory, it was one of the last made in Australia. Might have been mid to late 80's. And I think its a composite (black blank). It is lying next to one of my all time favorite rods from my early fishing career - a snyder glass Mag Bream - which looks antiquated and pre-historic compared to the rods in the rack these days. Sorry - none of this answers the question however.
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    Brag Board

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    Brag Board

    Best snaps!
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    Brag Board

    40 kgs of hurt!
  11. Hamo1234

    Picked this up any idea what it is?

    Looks like it might be a Supa Barra. Butterworth were a prolific and decent brand. I still have one of there last graphite 4120s in mint condition.If you had that and an ABU 7000 you were doing well!
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    Disappointing KG Bag Out!

    Youd think the first bag out for the winter season would bring a smile to your face. With most of the fish over 40cm I was feeling pretty good, with still enough light in the sky to get back in time to wash the boat down. I kicked the motor into gear and threw the scaling bag out. As the rope came up tense it suddenly went tense - it had snapped. No end of circling could find them. Im almost positive they would have floated. Alas, a waste of beautiful fish. Ill attempt a search and rescue in the morning.
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    One of my Favourites!

    Pt Vincent on the way home from the shack............
  14. Hamo1234

    Marion bay deep sea charter tackle advice

    Ive fished with Herbie a number of times now, from bottom bashing to tuna. They are a very good charter operator. Gear wise - they have some pretty decent stuff - in fact, they often have some higher end gear in amongst the typical penn charter stuff.If youre taking your own gear then I wouldnt bother with the terminal tackle - theyll be happy to rig you up. If youve booked a bottom bashing trip then its likely youll be fishing in up to 100 metres and depending on the tide - some strong current. I once took an overhead but found that it fatigued me (rod butt under the arm) - youre better off with an egg beater.From memory, they also recommend a wind on leader up to around 80 lbs.There is an enormous diversity of fish on the bottom trips - so much so that Ive even caught a 40kg Samson amongst the Nannys!Have a great time.
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    YFW - they REALLY DO like lures!

    So, I thought Id back it up today given the weather was almost perfect (until the very moment I decided to go fishing). Whilst the wind had picked up, and it was raining, I headed down to my trusty beach once more with a greater degree of confidence.I got smashed by a monster YFW - I hesitated quite a bit given its been a long time since I fished so light. The hooks pulled. This happened another 4 or so times. All on the sugapen.I changed lures late in the game and whilst it didnt produce a YFW, I successfully caught two massive tommies.Whats people's experience - do you change the trebles on the sugapens and to what (singles or smaller trebles?).Or, is it simply my technique and I need to have more confidence in setting the hooks?Finally, my fishing was fairly random - do people ever attempt to burley to hod a school whilst fishing in this manner?